Intel Core i7-3740QM is a high-end processor announced in the third quarter of 2012. It is part of the “Ivy Bridge” generation and operates at a base frequency of 2.7GHz. If a higher frequency is needed, its four cores can automatically overclock, and if they all operate in tandem, they can reach 3.5GHz. The frequency can go up to 3.6GHz for two cores or 3.7GHz for only one core.
The chip is equipped with 256KB of first level cache, 1MB of second level cache, and 6MB of third level cache. The Core i7-3740QM has been developed using a 22nm process, allowing for the integration of the Intel HD Graphics 4000 controller. It operates at a base frequency of 400MHz, while Turbo Boost can increase that to 1300MHz. Power consumption of the whole SoC (System on a Chip) amounts to 45 watts with a maximum operating temperature of 105C.
Intel Core i7-3740QM supports TurboBoost (increasing the clock frequency when necessary), HyperThreading (additional virtual core for every physical one), PCI Express 3.0, up to 32GB of DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600 memory and the SSE4 instruction set.
Intel Core i7-3740QM - technical specifications
|Core / Architecture||Ivy Bridge|
|Base CPU frequency||2.7 GHz|
|Number of cores||4|
|Integrated GPU||Intel HD Graphics 4000|
|Base GPU frequency||650 MHz|
|L1 cache||256 KB|
|L3 cache||6144 KB|
|Manufacturing process||22 nm|
|Max Memory||32 GB|
|Date of announcement||30 September 2012|
|Instructions type||64 bits|
|Max. CPU frequency||3.7 GHz|
|LL cache||6144 KB|
|Max. GPU frequency||1300 MHz|
|L2 cache||1024 KB|
|Max. operating temperature||105 °C|
|Memory Type||DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600|
|Max. speed memory bandwith||25.6 GB/s|
|Supported technologies||ntel® HD Graphics 4000, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync Virtualization, AES-NI.Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x), Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT), Intel® TSX-NI, Intel® 64, Idle States, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology, Thermal Monitoring Technologies, Intel® Identity Protection Technology.|