Intel Core i7-2760QM processor
The Intel Core i7-2760QM is a fastest quad core processor for the high end notebooks. This processor is based on the latest Sandy Bridge architecture comes with the 32nm manufacturing technology. Sandy Bridge architecture is famous for its Turbo Boost 2.0 technology and HyperThreading technology. The mentioned both technologies are successfully arranged for this processor. The HyperThredaing facility enables handling 8 threads at once for this fastest quad core processor. The base clock rate of the processor 2.4 GHz can be successfully overclocked up to 3.5 GHz through the arranged Turbo Boost Technology of the processor. This overclocking will be purely based on the cores usage and temperatures conditions.
As usual, the Sandy Bridge architecture arranged 265 Bit AVX instructions, integrated graphics card and Turbo Boost 2.0 for the processor as an improvement over the oldest Arrandale architecture. These special additions are making Sandy Bridge architecture a best choice for the latest notebooks.
The Intel Core i7-2760QM processor comes with the integrated graphics with the Intel HD Graphics 3000, which is powerful than the old Intel HD Graphics. There is an integrated dual-channel memory controller for this processor that can support for the DDR3-1333 memory with a maximum capacity up to 8 GB. The enabled Turbo Boost technology of the processor can overclock the graphics card performance from 650MHz to 1300MHz successfully.
The processor cores can access 6 MB of smart cache and 512 KB of L2 cache. Its transistor count is 995 million and comes with 45 watts TDP and 100C maximum temperature. The manufacturing technology of the processor is 32nm and its Die size is 216nm. It has 64-bit support successfully.
There are some of the special features bundled in this processor such as HD Graphics 3000, DDR3-1333 memory controller, HyperThreading, Turbo Boost 2.0, QuickSync, Virtualization and many more. Also, there are VT-x and VT-d as hardware virtualization facilities in it too. This processor was released into the market on the 9th March,2011 and it is priced little costly too.