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 30,430 user samples
22,632 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 34% Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 0.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 34% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 506th / 1420
Gaming 63%
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 51%
7,798 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 29% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 29% Great: 69%
SPEED RANK: 599th / 1420
Gaming 58%
Desktop 61%
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
63.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
57.7 %
Avg. Memory Latency
75 Pts 76.6 Pts +2%
Avg. Single Core Speed
86.1 Pts Faster single-core speed.
67 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed
164 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
127 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed
282 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
215 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed
408 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
296 Pts
OC Memory Latency
89.1 Pts +1% 88.6 Pts
OC Single Core Speed
105 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
85.1 Pts
OC Dual Core Speed
204 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
166 Pts
OC Quad Core Speed
375 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
301 Pts
OC Octa Core Speed
529 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
397 Pts
Market Share
Based on 64,396,118 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % Hugely higher market share.
0.01 %
Value For Money
88.9 % Much better value.
56.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % +2% 51 %
Price (score)
$81 Much cheaper.
116+ Months +1% 117+ Months
OC Multi Core Speed
528 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
397 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed
415 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
298 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
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
3.7 GHz 3.3 GHz
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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