4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.7 GHz, Haswell.
Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.2 GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 14,764 user samples
10,248 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% Base clock 2.7 GHz
Worst Bench: 22% Base clock 2.7 GHz
Poor: 22% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 239th / 1158
Gaming 61%
Desktop 63%
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
4,516 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 60% Base clock 2.2 GHz
Worst Bench: 13% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 13% Great: 60%
SPEED RANK: 426th / 1158
Gaming 45%
Desktop 47%
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
61.1 % Much faster effective speed.
45.1 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
89.5 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
67.2 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
295 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
217 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
437 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
308 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
85.6 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
387 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
306 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
542 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
406 Pts
Market Share
Based on 17,144,395 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.09 % Hugely higher market share.
0.02 %
Value For Money
49.9 % Slightly better value.
44.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % Slightly more popular.
52 %
Price (score)
$500 $299 Much cheaper.
64+ Months +2% 65+ Months
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
108 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
85.2 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
110 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
85.8 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
391 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
306 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
396 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
309 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
515 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
391 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
549 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
404 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'13 Q1'11
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 AVX
22 nm 32 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$378.00 - $380.00 N/A
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 5 GT/s DMI
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3L 1333/1600 DDR3 1066/1333/1600
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
400 MHz 650 MHz
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
# of Displays Supported
# of Displays Supported ‡
3 2
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm x 4.7mm 37.5 x 37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31.0 x 24.0mm (BGA1224)
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3 2.0

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I've just upgraded my Acer Aspire 5750/2414 laptop from its i5-2540M (that originally came with the i5-2410M) to the i7-2720QM, this processor runs allot cooler and is a faster processor with its 4 cores and 8 threads, it needs setting up to the 5750/2414 motherboard the Acer JE50_HR and HM65 chipset and the Insyde BIOS v1.21. All in all I'm very happy with this processor and its made a big difference to this laptop all cross the board to handle the current 64bit operating systems, especially windows 10 pro. [Nov '18 steveng]


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