ProductCore i7-2710QECore i7-7660U
Brand Intel Intel
Street Price (Approx)
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~ $415
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# CPU Cores 42
Frequency (GHz) 2.1 GHz2.5 GHz
Cache (MB) 64
TDP (Watts) 45 W15 W
Product Segment MobileMobile
Status ReleasedReleased
Announced On 2011-01-012017-01-01
TechnicalsCore i7-2710QECore i7-7660U
Dimensions (2D) 37.5x37.5 mm42x42 mm
Conflict Free? 1
# CPU Cores 42
Threads/Core 84
Frequency (GHz) 2.1 GHz2.5 GHz
Turbo Frequency (GHz) 3 GHz4 GHz
Cache (MB) 64
Instructions Width (bits) 6464
Instructions Extensions AVXSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Lithography Process (nm) 32 nm14 nm
TDP (Watts) 45 W15 W
TDP Down (W) 9.5
Max RAM 16 GB32 GB
RAM Types DDR3 1066/1333/1600DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
# Memory Channels 22
Memory Bandwidth (GB/Sec) 34.1GB/s
Max CPU Temp. 100
Max CPU / Package 1
GPU Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640
PCI-E Version 23
PCI-E Configurations 1x16+1x4, 2x8+1x4, 1x8+3x4
PCI-E Max Lanes # 2012
Compatible Sockets FCPGA988FCBGA1356
Intel Turbo Boost Version 22
Intel V-Pro YesYes
Intel Hyper-Thread YesYes
Intel Virtualization (VTX) YesYes
Intel Directed I/O (VTD) YesYes
Intel Ext. Page Tables (EPT) YesYes
Intel TSX Sync. Extensions Yes
Intel 64 YesYes
Intel MyWiFi Yes
Idle States YesYes
Enhanced Speedstep Yes
Thermal MonitoringTech. YesYes
Flex Memory YesYes
Intel ID Protect YesYes
Intel SIPP Yes
Smart Response Technology Yes
Intel AES New Instructions YesYes
Intel Secure Key Yes
Intel SGX Yes
Intel MPX Yes
Intel OS Guard Yes
Trusted Execution YesYes
Execution Disable Yes


Intel Core i7-2710QE vs. Intel Core i7-7660U Specs & Speed Benchmarks

CPU Speed

These tests are designed to stress the CPU components of the processor

Geekbench 4 Multi, Higher is better

Geekbench 4 Single, Higher is better

Memory Bandwidth (GB/Sec), Higher is better


Performance/Price (Value)

Some of the same tests as above, but shown as a relation to the price. This shows what performance you get for each additional dollar spent. The higher the score, and the more value you get for your money

Geekbench 4 Multi / Price, Higher is better