Intel Core i7-920XM

Intel 920XM

The Intel Core i7 920XM Extreme Edition is the currently (2009) fastest laptop processor. It features 4 cores (quad core CPU) and Hyperthreading. Therefore, 8 threads can be worked on simultaneously.

Because of the Turbo Mode, the CPU is clocked with up to 3.2 GHz and therefore fast for single core applications.

The Core i7 9xx line has an integrated memory controller for DDR3 bars (1066 or 1333).Therefore, the memory performance is very good (compared to older CPUs with external memory controllers). Still this also leads to the higher TDP of the whole chip.

Core architecture is still very similar to the one used in the Core 2 CPUs.

The power consumption of up to 55 Watt (TDP) is quite high for a laptop CPU and because of the Turbo Mode, the power consumption should reach these high values.

With a starting price of $1054 (when buying 1000 CPUs from Intel), the price tag is quite hefty.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameClarksfield
Clock Rate2000 - 3200 MHz
Front Side Bus2500 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Level 3 Cache8196 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)55 Watt
Transistor Count774 Million
Manufacturing Technology45 nm
Die Size296 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketRPGA989
Features2.5 GT/s DMI, Virtualization Technology, Execute Disable Bit, Enahnced Speedstep Technology, Enhanced Halt State (C1E), 64, Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, Trusted Execution Technology
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVt
Starting Price $1054 U.S.
Announcement Date09/23/2009
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 920XM

CPU Benchmarks

wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 312     avg: 790.7 (92.07%)     max: 1269.324 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 9.7     avg: 24.7 (95.9%)     max: 39.78 seconds*
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 11552     avg: 13318.3 (33.31%)     max: 14253 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 3591     avg: 3815.8 (41.81%)     max: 4078 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3.41     avg: 3.7 (20.18%)     max: 3.9 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 4197     avg: 4258.5 (17.08%)     max: 4320 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 13235     avg: 13312.5 (35.68%)     max: 13390 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4310     avg: 4322 (64.12%)     max: 4334 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 11792     avg: 11916 (34.27%)     max: 12040 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 13     avg: 13 (99.12%)     max: 13 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 31     avg: 31 (99.57%)     max: 31 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 719     avg: 719 (96.86%)     max: 719 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 48000     avg: 48000 (22.78%)     max: 48000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 43210     avg: 43210 (33.15%)     max: 43210 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 7.2     avg: 7.3 (91.53%)     max: 7.3 points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 750
11048 
Intel Core i5 4330M
11324 
Intel Core i7 940XM
11391 
Intel Core i7 920XM
11916 
Intel Core i7 2635QM
13521.4 
Intel Core i7 2630QM
13690.8 
Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 940
13888 
...
Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2697 v2 (max)
34776 

Reviews for the Intel Core i7 920XM processor

Asus G73J (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870, 17.3")
» Asus G73J - External Review

HP EliteBook 8740w-VG316AV (NVIDIA Quadro 5000M, 17.0")
» HP EliteBook 8740w-VG316AV - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds (NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M, 17.0")
» Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds - External Review

MALIBAL Lotus (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M, 15.4")
» Malibal Lotus - External Review

Schenker XMG8.c (GTX 285M SLI) (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M SLI, 18.4")
» Review mySN XMG8.c (Clevo X8100) Notebook - Review

» Mobile CPU Comparison
Comparison of all mobile CPU series

» Mobile Processors - Benchmarklist
Benchmarklist of all known CPUs that are used in laptops (desktop and laptop CPUs)

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 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 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 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 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 i5 (Desktop) 750
   2.66 GHz / 1 MB + 8 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 i5 4340M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core 2 Extreme (Desktop) QX6850
   3 GHz / 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 920XM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
+ Intel Core i5 4330M
   2.8 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i7 3540M
   3 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i7 4558U
   2.8 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ AMD A-Series (Desktop) A10-7850K
   3.7 GHz / 4096 KB
+ AMD A-Series (Desktop) AMD A10-6800K
   4.1 GHz / 4096 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum, 2009-11-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)