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Essentials

Product Collection
Vertical Segment
Processor Number
Status
Launch Date
Lithography
Recommended Customer Price
Product Collection
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor (6M Cache, 1.60 GHz)Previous Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor (3M Cache, 2.53 GHz)Previous Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
Vertical Segment
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM ProcessorMobile Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorMobile
Processor Number
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processori7-720QM Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processori5-540M
Status
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM ProcessorEnd of Interactive Support Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorEnd of Interactive Support
Launch Date
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM ProcessorQ3'09 Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorQ1'10
Lithography
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor45 nm Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor32 nm
Recommended Customer Price
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor$380.00 Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor$269.00

Performance

# of Cores
# of Threads
Processor Base Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
Cache
Bus Speed
TDP
# of Cores
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor4 Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor2
# of Threads
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor8 Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor4
Processor Base Frequency
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor1.60 GHz Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor2.53 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor2.80 GHz Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor3.07 GHz
Cache
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor6 MB SmartCache Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor3 MB SmartCache
Bus Speed
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor2.5 GT/s DMI Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor2.5 GT/s DMI
TDP
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor45 W Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor35 W

Supplemental Information

Embedded Options Available
Datasheet
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM ProcessorNo Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorNo
Datasheet
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM ProcessorView now Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorView now

Memory Specifications

Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
Memory Types
Max # of Memory Channels
Max Memory Bandwidth
Physical Address Extensions
ECC Memory Supported
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor8 GB Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor8 GB
Memory Types
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM ProcessorDDR3 1066/1333 Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorDDR3 800/1066
Max # of Memory Channels
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor2 Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor2
Max Memory Bandwidth
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor21 GB/s Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor17.1 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor36-bit Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor36-bit
ECC Memory Supported
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM ProcessorNo Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Configurations
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
PCI Express Revision
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor2 Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor2.0
PCI Express Configurations
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor1x16, 2x8 Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor1x16
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor16 Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor16

Package Specifications

Sockets Supported
Max CPU Configuration
TJUNCTION
Package Size
Processing Die Size
# of Processing Die Transistors
Low Halogen Options Available
Sockets Supported
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM ProcessorPGA988 Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorBGA1288, PGA988
Max CPU Configuration
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor1 Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor1
TJUNCTION
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor100°C Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor105°C
Package Size
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor37.5mm x 37.5mm Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorrPGA 37.5mmx 37.5mm, BGA 34mmx28mm
Processing Die Size
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor296 mm2 Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor81 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor774 million Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor382 million
Low Halogen Options Available
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM ProcessorSee MDDS Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorSee MDDS

Advanced Technologies

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® vPro Technology
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® 64
Instruction Set
Instruction Set Extensions
Idle States
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel® Fast Memory Access
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor1.0 Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor1.0
Intel® vPro Technology
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM ProcessorYes Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorYes
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM ProcessorYes Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorYes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM ProcessorYes Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorYes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM ProcessorYes Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorYes
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM ProcessorYes Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorYes
Intel® 64
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM ProcessorYes Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorYes
Instruction Set
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor64-bit Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM ProcessorSSE4.2 Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorSSE4.1/4.2
Idle States
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM ProcessorYes Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM ProcessorYes Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorYes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM ProcessorYes Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorYes
Intel® Fast Memory Access
Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorYes
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorYes

Intel® Data Protection Technology

Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM ProcessorNo Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorYes

Intel® Platform Protection Technology

Trusted Execution Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Trusted Execution Technology
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM ProcessorYes Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorYes
Execute Disable Bit
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM ProcessorYes Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorYes

Graphics Specifications

Processor Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
Intel® Clear Video Technology
Macrovision* License Required
# of Displays Supported
Processor Graphics
Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorIntel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency
Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor500.00 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor766.00 MHz
Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)
Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorYes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorYes
Intel® Clear Video Technology
Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorYes
Macrovision* License Required
Intel® Core™ i5-540M ProcessorNo
# of Displays Supported
Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor2

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