Legit Mobile Reviews
Intel Core i7-2820QM - Sandy Bridge For Notebook PCs
|Product:||Intel Core i7-2820QM CPU w/ Compal Notebook|
|Date:||Mon, Jan 03, 2011 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Intel Sandy Bridge Comes to Laptops!
Last year, Intel released all new 2010 Intel Core 'Arrandale' processors for their mobile platforms that brought forth better performance and some very nice power savings. In all honesty, last year's technology was basically their previous generation 45nm architecture that was enhanced and shrunk down to 32nm. This is part of Intel's 'tick-tock' model to continue rapid technology innovation. The first year Intel releases the 'tick' and that means a new silicon process technology or a die shrink of their existing microarchitecture. The second year is the 'tock' and that means an entirely new processor microarchitecture to fully utilize the manufacturing process learned in the previous 'tock'. Today, we are looking at 32nm processor called Sandy Bridge that is designed from the ground up to have more performance than any mobile processor that you have ever seen before!
The Sandy Bridge processor will be available in dual-core and quad-core solutions that are ready to replace Arrandale and Clarksfield mobile processors as we enter 2011.
Intel has six new processors for their standard-volt (SV) mobile processor series:
- Intel Core i7-2920XM - 2.50GHz - $1096
- Intel Core i7-2820QM - 2.30GHz - $568
- Intel Core i7-2720QM - 2.20GHz - $378
- Intel Core i7-2620M - 2.70GHz - $346
- Intel Core i5-2540M - 2.60GHz - $266
- Intel Core i5-2520M - 2.50GHz - $225
Intel also has some other mobile processors being announced today. In total, Intel has 15 mobile processors being released today!
To test out the Intel Core i7-2820QM processor the PR team over at Intel sent over a Compal notebook that was based off their reference mobile platform mainboard. We aren't sure if this exact notebook will ever make it to market, but Intel said a fully configured notebook like the one we have above would cost around $1999.
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Page 1 - Intel Sandy Bridge Comes to Laptops!
Page 2 - Intel HD Graphics 3000 Overview
Page 3 - Test Setup
Page 4 - Turbo Mode w/ CPU-Z & Windows Index Score
Page 5 - SiSoftware Sandra 2011c
Page 6 - wPrime v2.04
Page 7 - x264 HD Encoding
Page 8 - Cyberlink MediaEspresso 6
Page 9 - Cinebench R10
Page 10 - Cinebench R11.5
Page 11 - PCMark Vantage
Page 12 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 13 - Resident Evil 5
Page 14 - H.A.W.X. 2 Benchmark
Page 15 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 16 - Blu-ray Video Playback
Page 17 - Power Consumption
Page 18 - Battery Life Benchmark
Page 19 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions