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Intel Ivy Bridge Mobile Processors

In the mobile processor segment, XM parts denote Intel's highest-end parts - the Extreme models, while QM would denote a standard voltage quad-core mobile processor. M-parts are standard voltage dual-core processors while U-parts are ultra-low voltage models.

Mobile Segment (Standard Voltage)


Cores /


Turbo Boost

L3 Cache




Intel Core i7-3920XM

4 / 8

2.9 GHz

3.8 GHz

8 MB

HD Graphics 4000
(650-1300 MHz)

15-35 W

US$ 1096

Intel Core i7-3920QM

4 / 8

2.7 GHz

3.7 GHz

8 MB

HD Graphics 4000
(650-1250 MHz)

15-35 W

US$ 568

Intel Core i7-3720QM

4 / 8

2.6 GHz

3.6 GHz

6 MB

HD Graphics 4000
(650-1250 MHz)

15-35 W

US$ 378

For more specifications, please refer to the Mobile CPU Comparison Guide.

For the initial launch, Intel will only release three mobile processor parts - all quad-core standard voltage parts. All three parts support Intel Hyper-Threading Technology and HD Graphics 4000. The only difference (other than the obvious clock speed differences) is that the Core i7-3900 series have the full 8 MB L3 cache while the Core i7-3700 series will only have a 6 MB L3 cache.

All Ivy Bridge mobile processors will feature Intel's new variable TDP technology which limits the processor's TDP to 15 W while on battery power, but boosts it to 35 W when the notebook is plugged into a power source. This limits the Ivy Bridge mobile processor's Turbo Boost capabilities while on battery power in return for lower power consumption and consequently a longer battery life. Not a bad idea at all.

Note : The launch pricing for both desktop and mobile parts may be a bit off, but the rest of the specs are correct as far as our source is concerned. We will update this page with additional details when we get them. Do check back again!


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Date Revision Revision History



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Corrected the announcement date.
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Posted an update on the April 2012 launch.
Shifted 8 desktop processors to the June 2012 launch.

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