Intel Core i7-2760QM

Intel 2760QM

The Intel Core i7-2760QM is a fast high-end quad core processor for laptops and successor of the slower clocked Core i7-2720QM. It is based on the Sandy Bridge architecture and offers Hyperthreading to handle 8 threads at once (for a better usage of the pipeline). Compared to the previous Clarksdale quad-cores, the i7-2760QM is now manufactured in 32nm and offers an integrated graphics card and AES functions. Compared to the 2820QM, the 2760QM offers less level 3 cache (6 vs. 8MB) but should make this up due to the higher clock speed.

Sandy Bridge is the evolutionary successor of the Arrandale architecture. The most noteable improvements are the new 256Bit AVX instructions, the improved Turbo Boost and the integration of the graphics card into the 32nm CPU core. Furthermore, the integrated memory controller was improved and supports up to 8 GB DDR3-1333.

The i7-2760QM offers an integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics 3000) which proved to be clearly faster than the old Intel HD Graphics in the Arrandale CPUs and on a level with entry level dedicated graphics cards like the GeForce 310M. The HD Graphics 3000 also supports Turbo Boost and clocks between 650 MHz and 1300 MHz in the i7-2720QM (should be similar to the 2760QM). As the graphics card shares the fast last level cache, the processor is a bit slower with activated GPU.

The performance of the Core i7-2760QM is only slightly below the Core i7-2920XM (see benchmarks below). Therefore, the performance should be sufficient for modern 3D games and demanding applications. Thanks to the fast Turbo Boost 2.0 even single threaded applications run very fast.

The relative high TDP rating of the 2760QM of 45 Watt enables the usage of the quad core only in 15" laptops and up. However, compared to the previous generation of quad-cores, the TDP improved, as the integrated GPU is now included.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameSandy Bridge
Clock Rate2400 - 3500 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Level 3 Cache6144 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Transistor Count995 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size216 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketFCBGA1224, FCPGA988
FeaturesHD Graphics 3000, DDR-1333 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $378 U.S.
Announcement Date09/03/2011

CPU Benchmarks

TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.275     avg: 0.3 (15.18%)     max: 0.275 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.474     avg: 0.5 (28.28%)     max: 0.474 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 3     avg: 3 (34.1%)     max: 3 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 28     avg: 28 (31.36%)     max: 28 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 120.4     avg: 120.4 (67.03%)     max: 120.4 fps
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 4325     avg: 4325 (59.49%)     max: 4325 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 294.3     avg: 294.3 (98.03%)     max: 294.3 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 8.24     avg: 8.2 (99.25%)     max: 8.24 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 6050     avg: 6810.3 (51.52%)     max: 7068 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 16044     avg: 19256 (48.15%)     max: 20494 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 5677     avg: 5930 (66.28%)     max: 6042 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 5.49     avg: 5.6 (30.97%)     max: 5.66 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 5471     avg: 5509.3 (22.16%)     max: 5623 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 18048     avg: 19417 (53.36%)     max: 20126 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4451     avg: 4474.5 (66.46%)     max: 4499 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 14760     avg: 15868.8 (45.63%)     max: 16293 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 11     avg: 11 (99.55%)     max: 11.1 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 25     avg: 25.3 (99.81%)     max: 26 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 604     avg: 609.7 (97.35%)     max: 621 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 107700     avg: 107700 (51.11%)     max: 107700 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 72380     avg: 72380 (55.53%)     max: 72380 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 7.5     avg: 7.5 (95.24%)     max: 7.5 points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 950
15361.3 
Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 920
15575.5 
Intel Core i7 4710HQ
15811 
Intel Core i7 2760QM
15868.8 
Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 2500K
15956 
Intel Core i7 3632QM
16138.5 
Intel Core i7 4702HQ
16360.3 
...
Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2697 v2 (max)
34776 

Reviews for the Intel Core i7 2760QM processor

Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-10 MD322 (AMD Radeon HD 6770M, 15.6")
» Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Late 2011 (2.4 GHz, 6770M, glare) - Review
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-10 MD322 - External Review

Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2011-10 MD311LL/A (AMD Radeon HD 6770M, 17.0")
» Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2011-10 MD311LL/A - External Review

HawkForce Luna P150EM (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M, 15.6")
» HawkForce Luna P150EM - External Review

Novatech Nspire 2760 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M, 15.6")
» Novatech Nspire 2760 - External Review

Origin PC EON 15-S (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M, 15.6")
» Origin PC EON 15-S - External Review

Schenker XMG P511 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M, 15.6")
» Review Schenker XMG P511 Notebook - Review
» Schenker XMG P511 - External Review

Schenker XMG P701 PRO (AMD Radeon HD 6990M, 17.3")
» Review Schenker XMG P701 PRO Notebook - Review
» Schenker XMG P701 PRO - External Review

Schenker XMG P801 PRO (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M SLI, 18.4")
» Schenker XMG P801 PRO - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i7

» Intel Core i7 4940MX
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4930MX
   3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4980HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4910MQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3940XM
   3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4900MQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4960HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4810MQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4870HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3920XM
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4800MQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4950HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4860HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3840QM
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4850HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4710HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4710MQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4770HQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3820QM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3740QM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3720QM
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4700HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4700MQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4760HQ
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2960XM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4712HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4712MQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4750HQ
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3635QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3630QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4702HQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4702MQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2860QM
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 2920XM
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3615QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3610QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3632QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2760QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2820QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3612QM
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2720QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2675QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2670QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2635QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2630QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4610M
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 940XM
   2.13 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4600M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4578U
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 920XM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3540M
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4558U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3520M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 840QM
   1.86 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 2620M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4600U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4650U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3687U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4510U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 820QM
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3667U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4500U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4550U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 740QM
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3537U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3517U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 620M
   2.66 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 720QM
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2649M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4610Y
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2629M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2677M
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 660LM
   2.27 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2637M
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2657M
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3689Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2617M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 640LM
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 620LM
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 680UM
   1.47 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 660UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 640UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 620UM
   1.06 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i7 3610QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- AMD FX-Series (Desktop) FX-8350
   4 GHz / 8 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 975
   3.33 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 2500K
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 3632QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2760QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
+ Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 2400
   3.1 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 960
   3.2 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 950
   3.06 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 2820QM
   2.3 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 3612QM
   2.1 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum, 2011-08-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)