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Intel Core i7-2720QM Sandy Bridge 2.2GHz (3.3GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket G2 45W Quad-Core BX80627i72720QM Mobile Processor

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  • 32 nm Sandy Bridge
  • 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache

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Whether it's HD or 3D, multitasking or multimedia, the 2nd generation Intel Core i7 mobile processor family for laptops can handle it all, with headroom to spare. Delivering top-of-the-line adaptable speed and responsiveness as well as Intel built-in visuals for stunning, seamless visual PC experiences, the 2nd generation Intel Core i7 mobile processor is your ideal choice for visibly smart performance at its best.

The 2nd generation Intel Core i7 mobile processors have Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 built in, adapting processor speed for greater performance when and where you need it. Including 4-way and 8-way multitask processing, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology allows each processor core to work on two tasks at the same time. Plus, the performance and larger cache size of 2nd generation Intel Core i7 mobile processors deliver even greater responsiveness for the serious multitasker.

  • newegg Built-in Visuals The 2nd generation Intel Core i7 mobile processor integrates a suite of technologies built right into the processor that deliver stunning visual experiences. Intel Quick Sync Video is breakthrough hardware acceleration that makes fast work of creating, editing, synchronizing, and sharing your videos at home and on the internet. Built-in Intel HD Graphics 3000 offers the needed performance for playing mainstream and casual games. Enjoy stunning visual quality and color fidelity for spectacular HD playback and immersive web browsing with Intel Clear Video HD Technology, plus stereoscopic full 1080p 3D Blu-ray playback with Intel InTru 3D Technology. Intel Wireless Display lets you enjoy all of your personal and online content on a big screen with a simple wireless connection between your laptop and TV.
  • newegg Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 More intelligent, energy-efficient, and dynamic than previous generation, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 gives you accelerating performance when you need it. It delivers an even greater automatic speed increase by allowing processor cores to run faster than the base operating frequency for demanding applications if the processor is operating below power, current, and temperature specification limits.
  • newegg Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (HT Technology) Intel Hyper-Threading Technology delivers thread-level parallelism on each processor resulting in more efficient use of processor resources—higher processing throughput—and improved performance on the multi-threaded software of today and tomorrow.
  • newegg Intel Anti-Theft Technology (Intel AT) Built into the Intel Core i7-2720QM processor, Intel Anti-Theft Technology is an intelligent way for you to help secure the mobile assets of your workforce. If a laptop is lost or stolen when the user is out of the office, the PC will be shut down and useless to thieves. It not only helps protect the intellectual property of your company at the pre-boot level, but also allows for fast reinstatement of a laptop without damage to information, should the laptop be recovered.
  • newegg Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) for Directed I/O (Intel VT-d) Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) extends Intel's Virtualization Technology (VT) roadmap by providing hardware assists for virtualization solution. VT-d continues from the existing support for IA-32 (VT-x) and Itanium processor (VT-i) virtualization adding new support for I/O-device virtualization. Intel VT-d can help end users improve security and reliability of the systems and also improve performance of I/O devices in virtualized environment. These inherently helps IT managers reduce the overall total cost of ownership by reducing potential down time and increasing productive throughput by better utilization of the data center resources.
  • newegg Intel Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT) Intel Trusted Execution Technology for safer computing is a versatile set of hardware extensions to Intel processors and chipsets that enhance the digital office platform with security capabilities such as measured launch and protected execution. Intel Trusted Execution Technology provides hardware-based mechanisms that help protect against software-based attacks and protects the confidentiality and integrity of data stored or created on the client PC. It does this by enabling an environment where applications can run within their own space, protected from all other software on the system. These capabilities provide the protection mechanisms, rooted in hardware, that are necessary to provide trust in the application's execution environment. In turn, this can help to protect vital data and processes from being compromised by malicious software running on the platform.

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5 out of 5 eggs2015

Pros: Well its 2015 now and with my laptop (XPS L702x) this processor has held up very well with all the new games, granted this laptop is about 4 maybe 5 years old so i need to keep everything at the lowest game settings to play them but the processor has held up for the entire trip.

Cons: only a few times i have encountered where i had my laptop on my well..... lap.... and my leg was right under the exhaust and the cpu and gpu would get pretty hot but if you make sure you dont cover those then it sets at a average temperature.

Other Thoughts: I dont think intel intended for this processor to last this long but since it did then i think people should have much more appreciation on the products they make.

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat overall package

Pros: Wow it is amazing, i did not purchase it from newegg, I got it built in my new HP dv7-6c95dx and it is amazing. I thought i would have to OC it to get what i wanted out of it but this is not the case. No matter what i through at it, it takes it all with no problem.

Cons: none, perfect as is.

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5 out of 5 eggsi7-2720qm

Pros: Excellent for the price. It's faster than my friends x6 1090t. The switchable graphics make battery life far more than expected.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Alienware m17x r3

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/1/2012 6:44:41 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsI love it!

Pros: 1. Intel HD Graphics 3000
2. Quad-Core
3. Upgradable from 2.2GHz to 3.3GHz
4. GREAT for a Laptop.

Cons: Price. Ouch.
Some Computers Might Not Have Step-Boost for 3.3GHz.

Other Thoughts: I bought this because I got a laptop that had a Pentium Dual-Core 2.10GHz Processor with Intel HD 2000 Graphics, and I wanted a boost in my gaming. I also bought 8GB to replace my slower Lenovo RAM. Now my Battlefield 3 and Crysis 2 look amazing! I can finally play America's Army 3 on highest graphics settings. Then again, I get another 5-10FPS boost for having a Dedicated Sound Card and laying all the Sound Processing on it the entire time.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/24/2011 7:28:34 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Processor!

Pros: Awesome speed. I haven't had the processor very long but what I've used it for hasn't put it over 50% load, even running my most intensive games on their highest settings. I really don't have much in the way of media on it though...

Cons: It feels like runs a little warm, but I haven't actually done a diagnosis so take that at face value.

Other Thoughts: System Specs:
Intel Core i7-2720QM @ 2.2 Ghz w/ 3.3 Turbo
8 GB DDR3 1333
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 2GB PCIe Video
500 GB 7200 SATA 300 HDD

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  • Daniel T.
  • 10/14/2011 12:35:15 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: I now have more Cores and its faster. Easy install booted right up no problems.

Cons: none

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  • Daniel R.
  • 7/8/2011 4:12:50 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcelent Processor

Pros: Had this CPU since launch and have been very happy with it. Better than any processor I have used, and easily chomps through my video and photo editing programs. Not all into benchmark programs, but it doesn't hiccup with lots of programs running, or playing games. Systems specs below.

Cons: Runs hot, but this is HP's fault for having a poor designed heat sink and small fan/ intake. Definitely helps running a cooling pad.

Other Thoughts: System Specs:
HP Quad Edition DV6 laptop. (15.6 inch model)
Intel 2720QM Sandy Bridge Processor 2.2 GHz (3.3 GHz turbo boost)
Idle temps 50-55 C (with laptop cooling pad)
Full load temps 80-85 C (with cooling pad)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6570 (1GB GDDR5)
6 GB DDR3 Ram

I took apart my laptop to apply some MX-4 Thermal paste and it definitely helped some since I applied it. Doesn't lower temps, but runs at higher clock speeds consistently when turbo boosting. (used prime 95 over 30 mins to test this) It seems the BIOS targets around 50-55 for idle. I can't seem to manually add a little more power to my fan with speedfan, or I would. Without my cooling pad, the temps are about 5 degrees higher than stated above. This HP laptop does not have a good heatsink design at all for a quad core. Might be good for dual cores, but pretty hot for quads, and one tiny fan. I have the teardown on youtube, seach user danman132x.

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5 out of 5 eggsi7 2720

Pros: Very nice speed for the price in a mobile processor. This is faster than my AMD 1090t six core in my desktop.
2720qm Passmark CPU Mark = 7388
Compare to
2820qm Passmark CPU Mark = 7544 for $200 more
2920qm Passmark CPU Mark = 8082 for $744 more
2600k Passmark CPU Mark = 9324 for -$85 Desktop
990x Passmark CPU Mark = 10736 for $600 Desktop

Cons: I purchased the HP dv6 quad edition, I do not recommend this model. I wish the case felt more solid, disk drive moves when grabbed underneath . Fingerprints show on outside and inside of the computer. Wish it had an aluminum case. Would rather not have numeric keyboard. Needs backlighting.

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