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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
Processor Number
i7-2920XM i7-2960XM
Launched Launched
Launch Date
Q1'11 Q4'11
32 nm 32 nm
Recommended Customer Price
# of Cores
4 4
# of Threads
8 8
Processor Base Frequency
2.50 GHz 2.70 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency
3.50 GHz 3.70 GHz
8 MB SmartCache 8 MB SmartCache
55 W 55 W
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI
Supplemental Information
Embedded Options Available
No No
Conflict Free
Yes Yes
Link Link
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
650.00 MHz 650.00 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.30 GHz 1.30 GHz
Graphics Output
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Yes Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
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
Sockets Supported
Max CPU Configuration
1 1
100 C 100 C
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm (rPGA998) 37.5mm x 37.5mm (rPGA998)
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
Instruction Set
64-bit 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions
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