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Product Name
Intel® Core™ i7-2920XM Processor Extreme Edition (8M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz) Intel® Core™ i7-2960XM Processor Extreme Edition (8M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)
Code Name
Sandy Bridge Sandy Bridge
Launched Launched
Launch Date
Q1'11 Q4'11
Processor Number
i7-2920XM i7-2960XM
8 MB Intel® Smart Cache 8 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Instruction Set
64-bit 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions
Embedded Options Available
No No
32 nm 32 nm
Recommended Customer Price
Link Link
Bus Type
System Bus
5 GT/s
# of Cores
4 4
# of Threads
8 8
Processor Base Frequency
2.5 GHz 2.7 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency
3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz
55 W 55 W
Memory Specifications
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
DDR3 1066/1333/1600 DDR3 1066/1333/1600
Max # of Memory Channels
2 2
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
No No
Graphics Specifications
Processor Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz 650 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.3 GHz 1.3 GHz
Graphics Output
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Yes Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
Yes Yes
Intel® Insider™
Yes Yes
Intel® Wireless Display
Yes Yes
Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)
Yes Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
Yes Yes
Macrovision* License Required
No No
# of Displays Supported
2 2
Expansion Options
PCI Express Revision
2.0 2.0
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 1
Package Specifications
Max CPU Configuration
1 1
100 C 100 C
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm (rPGA998) 37.5mm x 37.5mm (rPGA998)
Graphics and IMC Lithography
32 nm 32 nm
Sockets Supported
Low Halogen Options Available
Advanced Technologies
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 2.0
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
Intel® My WiFi Technology
Yes Yes
4G WiMAX Wireless Technology
Yes Yes
Idle States
Yes Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Yes Yes
Intel® Demand Based Switching
No No
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Yes Yes
Intel® Fast Memory Access
Yes Yes
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Yes Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology
Yes Yes
Intel® Data Protection Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions
Yes Yes
Intel® Platform Protection Technology
Trusted Execution Technology
Yes Yes
Execute Disable Bit
Yes Yes
Anti-Theft Technology
Yes Yes