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Product Name
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor (6M Cache, 1.60 GHz) Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor (3M Cache, 2.53 GHz)
Code Name
Clarksfield Arrandale
Processor Number
i7-720QM i5-540M
End of Interactive Support End of Interactive Support
Launch Date
Q3'09 Q1'10
45 nm 32 nm
Recommended Customer Price
$380.00 $269.00
# of Cores
4 2
# of Threads
8 4
Processor Base Frequency
1.60 GHz 2.53 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency
2.80 GHz 3.07 GHz
6 MB SmartCache 3 MB SmartCache
Bus Speed
2.5 GT/s DMI 2.5 GT/s DMI
45 W 35 W
Supplemental Information
Embedded Options Available
No No
Link Link
Memory Specifications
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
8 GB 8 GB
Memory Types
DDR3 1066/1333 DDR3 800/1066
Max # of Memory Channels
2 2
Max Memory Bandwidth
21 GB/s 17.1 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions
36-bit 36-bit
ECC Memory Supported
No No
Expansion Options
PCI Express Revision
2 2.0
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 2x8 1x16
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 16
Package Specifications
Sockets Supported
PGA988 BGA1288, PGA988
Max CPU Configuration
1 1
100°C 105°C
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm rPGA 37.5mmx 37.5mm, BGA 34mmx28mm
Processing Die Size
296 mm2 81 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors
774 million 382 million
Low Halogen Options Available
Advanced Technologies
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
1.0 1.0
Intel® vPro Technology
Yes Yes
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Yes Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Yes Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Yes Yes
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Yes Yes
Intel® 64
Yes Yes
Instruction Set
64-bit 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.2 SSE4.1/4.2
Idle States
Yes Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Yes Yes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Yes Yes
Intel® Fast Memory Access
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Intel® Data Protection Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions
No Yes
Intel® Platform Protection Technology
Trusted Execution Technology
Yes Yes
Execute Disable Bit
Yes Yes
Graphics Specifications
Processor Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency
500.00 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
766.00 MHz
Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
Intel® Clear Video Technology
Macrovision* License Required
# of Displays Supported