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Intel Core i7-2720QM specifications

General information
TypeCPU / Microprocessor
Market segmentMobile
FamilyIntel Core i7 Mobile
Model number  ? i7-2720QM
CPU part numbers
  • FF8062700835817 is an OEM/tray microprocessor
  • BX80627I72720QM is a boxed microprocessor
Frequency  ? 2200 MHz
Turbo frequency3300 MHz (1 core)
3200 MHz (2 cores)
3000 MHz (3 or 4 cores)
Bus speed  ? 5 GT/s DMI
Clock multiplier  ? 22
Package988-pin micro-PGA (rPGA988B)
SocketSocket G2 / rPGA988B
Size1.48" x 1.48" / 3.75cm x 3.75cm
Weight0.2oz / 7g
Introduction dateJan 9, 2011
End-of-Life dateLast order date for tray processors is December 19, 2012
Last order date for boxed processors is Dec 28, 2012
Last shipment date for tray processors is June 19, 2013
Price at introduction$378
S-spec numbers
  ES/QS processors Production processors
Part number Q1CL Q1NN SR014
Architecture / Microarchitecture
MicroarchitectureSandy Bridge
Processor core  ? Sandy Bridge
Core steppings  ? D0 (Q1CL)
D2 (Q1NN, SR014)
CPUIDs206A5 (Q1CL)
206A7 (SR014)
Manufacturing process0.032 micron High-K metal gate process
Data width64 bit
The number of cores4
The number of threads8
Floating Point UnitIntegrated
Level 1 cache size  ? 4 x 32 KB instruction caches
4 x 32 KB data caches
Level 2 cache size  ? 4 x 256 KB
Level 3 cache size6 MB
Cache latency4 (L1 cache)
12 (L2 cache)
28 (L3 cache)
Physical memory8 GB
MultiprocessingNot supported
  • MMX instructions
  • SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
  • SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
  • SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4  ? 
  • AES / Advanced Encryption Standard instructions
  • AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions
  • EM64T / Extended Memory 64 technology / Intel 64  ? 
  • NX / XD / Execute disable bit  ? 
  • HT / Hyper-Threading technology  ? 
  • TBT 2.0 / Turbo Boost technology 2.0  ? 
  • VT-x / Virtualization technology  ? 
  • VT-d / Virtualization for directed I/O
  • TXT / Trusted Execution technology
Low power featuresEnhanced SpeedStep technology  ? 
Integrated peripherals / components
Integrated graphics
  • GPU Type: HD 3000
    Base frequency (MHz): 650
    Maximum frequency (MHz): 1300
    The number of supported displays: 2
Memory controller
  • The number of controllers: 1
    Memory channels: 2
    Supported memory: DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
    Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s): 25.6
Other peripherals
  • Direct Media Interface 2.0
  • PCI Express 2.0 interface
Electrical / Thermal parameters
Maximum operating temperature  ? 100°C
Thermal Design Power  ? 45 Watt
Notes on Intel Core i7-2720QM
  • The processor has the following security, data protection and/or software features: Intel vPro technology, Identity Protection technology and Anti-Theft technology.
  • The CPU is compatible with Shader Model 4.1, along with DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.1 APIs. OpenCL API is not supported.
  • The graphics unit has the following software features enabled: Intel Quick Sync Video, Wireless Display, Insider, InTru 3D technology and Clear Video HD technology.

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The chart below shows official prices of Intel Core i7 Mobile Extreme Edition i7-940XM, i7-2720QM, i7-2760QM and i7-2820QM processors:

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Q: I have an Intel i7-2720QM processor. Can I upgrade it?
A: Probably yes. CPU compatibility is determined by your motherboard. Please see resource for CPU support list for your board.

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Related news stories

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Aug 14, 2012: Intel plans to discontinue several Sandy Bridge core i7 microprocessors, including quad-cores for mainstream notebooks, and a few dual-core CPUs for thin-and-light mobile devices. Affected part and S-spec numbers, as well as end-of-life dates, were published in a Product Change Notification, that was released today.

Intel discontinues Core i7 mobile processors
Jun 21, 2012: Intel yesterday published Product Change Notification (PCN), advising its customer about upcoming discontinuation of several mobile microprocessors from the second-generation Core i7 family. Specifically, the company will retire Core i7-2920XM Extreme Edition, PGA and BGA versions of quad-core i7-2820QM and i7-2720QM CPUs, as well as dual-core i7-2620M.

Intel launches new desktop and mobile CPUs
Jan 09, 2011: Earlier this week, at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Intel announced 2nd generation Core microprocessors, based on just introduced Sandy Bridge micro-architecture. Today, Intel officially launched these processors, as well as a few models built on older Nehalem and Core technology. Intel's price list was updated with prices and brief specifications of all new CPUs.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y460p to feature Sandy Bridge CPUs
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Intel i7-2720QM Benchmarks

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Benchmarked processor

CPU ID:206A7
CPU vendor string:GenuineIntel
CPU name string:Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz

Integer performance

Part number   Result
Intel Core i5-2400  ? 
Intel Core i5-2380P  ? 
Intel Core i5-3450S  ? 
Intel Core i5-3350P  ? 
Intel Core i5-3340  ? 
Intel Core i7-2720QM (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i7-2670QM  ? 
Intel Core i7-940  ? 
Intel Core i5-2320  ? 
Intel Core i5-3330  ? 
Intel Core i5-2310  ? 

Floating Point performance

Part number   Result
Intel Core i7-2600  ? 
Intel Core i7-2760QM (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i7-870  ? 
Intel Core i7-875K  ? 
Intel Core i7-940  ? 
Intel Core i7-2720QM (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i7-2600S  ? 
Intel Core i7-860  ? 
Intel Core i7-920  ? 
Intel Core i7-2670QM  ? 
Intel Core 1.8GHz FF8062700837000  ? 

MMX / SSE / SSE2 performance

Part number   Result
Intel Core i7-2700K  ? 
Intel Core i7-2600  ? 
Intel Core i7-2600K  ? 
Intel Core i7-2760QM (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i7-2600S  ? 
Intel Core i7-2720QM (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i7-875K  ? 
Intel Core i7-870  ? 
Intel Core i7-940  ? 
Intel Core i7-2670QM  ? 
Intel Core i5-3570K  ? 

Memory-intensive program performance

Part number   Result
Intel Core i5-2500S  ? 
Intel Core i7-2760QM (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i7-2600S  ? 
Intel Core i5-2310  ? 
Intel Core i5-2300  ? 
Intel Core i7-2720QM (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i5-3360M (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i5-2400S  ? 
Intel Core i5-2405S  ? 
Intel Core i7-870  ? 
Intel Core i5-2500T  ? 

CPU ID information for the Core i7-2720QM

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CPU Family:Core i7 Mobile
Processor Number:i7-2720QM
Frequency:2195 MHz
Part number:
S-Spec Number:SR014
Submitted by:Boris
General information
Processor name (BIOS): Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
Logical processors:8
Processor type:Original OEM Processor
CPUID signature:206A7
Family: 6 (06h)
Model:42 (02Ah)
Stepping: 7 (07h)
TLB/Cache details:64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB0: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
L2 TLB: 1-MB, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Shared 2nd-level TLB: 4 KB pages, 4-way set associative, 512 entries

Cache: L1 data L1 instruction L2 L3
Size: 4 x 32 KB 4 x 32 KB 4 x 256 KB 6 MB
Associativity: 8-way set
8-way set
8-way set
12-way set
Line size: 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes
Comments: Direct-mapped Direct-mapped Non-inclusive
Shared between all cores
Instruction set extensionsAdditional instructions
  XSETBV/XGETBV are enabled
Major featuresOther features
On-chip Floating Point Unit 36-bit page-size extensions
64-bit / Intel 64 64-bit debug store
NX bit/XD-bit Advanced programmable interrupt controller
Hyper-Threading Technology CPL qualified debug store
Intel Virtualization Debug store
Intel Trusted Execution technology Debugging extensions
Turbo Boost Digital Thermal Sensor capability
Enhanced SpeedStep Extended xAPIC support
  LAHF/SAHF support in 64-bit mode
  Machine check architecture
  Machine check exception
  Memory-type range registers
  Model-specific registers
  Page attribute table
  Page global extension
  Page-size extensions (4MB pages)
  Pending break enable
  Perfmon and Debug capability
  Physical address extensions
  Power Limit Notification capability
  Process context identifiers
  TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states
  Thermal monitor
  Thermal monitor 2
  Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities
  Time stamp counter
  Timestamp counter deadline
  Virtual 8086-mode enhancements
  xTPR Update Control

CPUs, related to Intel Core i7-2720QM (PGA)

Model Cores /
Frequency Turbo
TDP Features Price  
Intel Core i7 Mobile family, Socket G2
   Core i7-3540M (PGA)2 / 43 GHz3.7 GHz4 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT$346>
   Core i7-2630QM4 / 82 GHz2.9 GHz6 MB45WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i7-3612QM (PGA)4 / 82.1 GHz3.1 GHz6 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i7-2670QM4 / 82.2 GHz3.1 GHz6 MB45WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i7-3632QM (PGA)4 / 82.2 GHz3.2 GHz6 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i7-2720QM (PGA)4 / 82.2 GHz3.3 GHz6 MB45WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT  
   Core i7-3610QM4 / 82.3 GHz3.3 GHz6 MB45WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i7-3630QM4 / 82.4 GHz3.4 GHz6 MB45WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i7-2820QM (PGA)4 / 82.3 GHz3.4 GHz8 MB45WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i7-2760QM (PGA)4 / 82.4 GHz3.5 GHz6 MB45WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i7-2860QM (PGA)4 / 82.5 GHz3.6 GHz8 MB45WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i7-3720QM (PGA)4 / 82.6 GHz3.6 GHz6 MB45WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT$378>
   Core i7-3740QM (PGA)4 / 82.7 GHz3.7 GHz6 MB45WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT$378>
   Core i7-3820QM (PGA)4 / 82.7 GHz3.7 GHz8 MB45WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT$568>
   Core i7-3840QM (PGA)4 / 82.8 GHz3.8 GHz8 MB45WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT$568>
Intel Core i7 Mobile family, Sandy Bridge micro-architecture, Other sockets
   Core i7-2820QM (BGA)4 / 82.3 GHz3.4 GHz8 MB45WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i7-2760QM (BGA)4 / 82.4 GHz3.5 GHz6 MB45WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i7-2860QM (BGA)4 / 82.5 GHz3.6 GHz8 MB45WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
Other families, Sandy Bridge micro-architecture, Socket G2
   Celeron B8402 / 21.9 GHz 2 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Pentium B9802 / 22.4 GHz 2 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i3-2370M (PGA)2 / 42.4 GHz 3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i5-2520M (PGA)2 / 42.5 GHz3.2 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i5-2540M (PGA)2 / 42.6 GHz3.3 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i7-2960XM4 / 82.7 GHz3.7 GHz8 MB55WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT, Unlock >
 • Within each category, the CPUs are sorted from slower (at the top) to faster (at the bottom)
 • Background color of specs and features indicate whether they are better or worse than similar spec/feature of the Core i7-2720QM (PGA)
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 • The 'Price' column shows official Intel prices as of Jun 2, 2014. Prices for obsolete and tray-only processors are not provided.
 • List of related CPUs is not complete.
 • Features abbreviations:
AES - AES instructions
AVX - AVX instructions
HT - Hyper-Threading
VT - Virtualization
TXT - Trusted Execution
TBT - Dynamic Acceleration / Turbo Boost
Unlock - Unlocked multiplier

Pictures (3)

2012-01-29 00:11:27
Posted by: gshv

CPU-Z screenshot
2012-02-21 18:28:43
Posted by: gshv

Top view. S-Spec code is SR014. The processor was manufactured in the second half of June 2011.
2012-02-21 18:29:05
Posted by: gshv

Bottom view.
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