3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 and Intel® Core™ i5 Processor

Platform brief
Intel® Core™ i7 and Core™ i5 Processors with
Mobile Intel® HM76 and QM77 Express Chipsets
Intelligent Systems
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 and Intel® Core™ i5
Processor-based Platforms for Intelligent Systems
Ideal for Intelligent Systems—context-aware, securely managed embedded devices that connect seamlessly
to networks, clouds and each other.
Product Overview
Manufactured on industry-leading 22nm
process technology with 3D Tri-Gate transistors, these 3rd generation Intel® Core™
i7 and Core™ i5 processors offer superior
performance, enhanced media and graphics
capabilities and flexibility, making them
ideal for a wide range of intelligent systems
including retail transaction terminals, digital
signage, digital security and surveillance,
gaming platforms, industrial automation
and medical equipment. As with the 2nd
generation Intel® Core™ processor family,
full integration of the CPU, media/graphics
capabilities and memory controller reduces
overall platform footprint and saves
on-board real estate.
These processors offer quad-core and
dual-core capabilities with performance
and thermal design power (TDP) options
ranging from 17 W to 45 W. Processors in
the BGA package support error correcting
code (ECC) memory.1 When paired with
either the Mobile Intel® HM76 or Mobile
Intel® QM77 Express chipset, this platform
offers faster connectivity with integrated
next-generation I/O technologies such as
PCI Express* Gen 3.0 and USB 3.0. Intel®
Rapid Start Technology2 provides increased
system responsiveness, while support for
DDR3L memory improves power efficiency.
Next-generation Intel® graphics engines
significantly improve graphics and media
performance compared to 2nd generation Intel Core processor-based platforms.
This platform supports three independent
displays, enabling one system to deliver
multiple displays without the need for
a discrete graphics card. Built-in visual
features, including Intel® Clear Video HD
technology and Intel® Quick Sync Video,
mean smoother visual quality, improved
ability to decode and transcode simultaneous video streams, and spectacular HD
media playback. Additionally, the platform
supports next-generation graphics APIs,
such as Microsoft DirectX* 11.
Intel® vPro™ technology,3 enabled when
processors are paired with the Mobile
Intel® QM77 Express chipset, delivers intelligent security, expanded management
capabilities and improved power management. The technology supports operating
system-absent manageability and downthe-wire security even when the system is
powered off, the operating system is unresponsive, or software agents are disabled.
While incorporating advanced technology,
these processors remain software-compatible with previous IA-32 processors.
This 3rd generation Intel Core processor
family and Intel® 7 Series chipsets are
pin and package compatible with the 2nd
generation Intel Core processor family
and Intel® 6 Series chipsets, allowing
developers to mix and match processors
and chipsets to better suit their design
needs. Developers can create one board
design and scale a product line, using the
same sockets to help cut design costs and
accelerate time-to-market.
Product Highlights
Intel® HD Graphics 4000: Enhanced,
high-end media and graphics capabilities
and performance.
Intel® Quick Sync Video 2.0: Significantly
improves decode and transcode performance and frees up the CPU for other
tasks.
ECC1: High level of data integrity, reliability,
and system uptime (select SKUs).
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions:
Accelerated floating-point compute
performance for signal and image
processing applications.
Intel® Intelligent Power Technology:
Reduced idle power consumption through
architectural improvements such as
integrated power gates and automated
low-power states.
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology4 2.0:
Runs applications faster by using
available thermal headroom to run
at a higher frequency.
Intel® vPro™ Technology3: Delivers
unprecedented hardware support for
vital security and management functions
with Intel® Active Management Technology,6 Intel® Virtualization Technology,7
and Intel® Trusted Execution Technology8
(enabled when processors are paired with
the Mobile Intel QM77 Express chipset).
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology5:
Simultaneous multi-threading helps
boost performance for parallel, multithreaded applications.
PCI Express* Gen 3.0 x16 (2x8)
3rd Generation
Intel® Core™ i7
or Core™ i5
Processor
PCI Express* Gen 2.0 x4a
Dual Channel DDR3
(1333/1600) or
Dual Channel DDR3L (1333)
FDI (Flexible
Display Interface)
DMI
Display Ports
HDMI/DVI/DisplayPort*/SDVO
Intel® High Definition Audio
2x SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4x SATA 3 Gbps Ports
Mobile Intel® HM76
or Mobile Intel® QM77
Express Chipset
PCI Express Gen 2.0 8x1
Integrated Gigabit Ethernet
Controller, compatible
with Intel® 82579LM
Gigabit Ethernet PHY
Up to 10 USB 2.0 Ports
4 USB 3.0 Ports
LPC or SPI
BIOS Support
a
Intel® Core™ i7-3610QE processor SKU only.
Software Overview
The following independent operating system and BIOS vendors provide support for these platforms.
Operating System
Contact
BIOS
Microsoft Windows* 7
Microsoft Windows* XP SP3
Microsoft Windows* 2008 Server
Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7
Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2009
Microsoft Windows Embedded POSReady 7
Microsoft Windows Embedded POSReady (WEPOS)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 6.1
SUSE SLE* 11 SP1
Wind River Linux* 3.0
Wind River VxWorks* 6.8
Intel provides drivers9
Intel provides drivers9
Intel provides drivers9
Intel provides drivers9
Intel provides drivers9
Intel provides drivers9
Intel provides drivers9
Red Hat
Novell
Wind River
Wind River
American Megatrends
Insyde Software
Phoenix Technologies
Byosoft
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Platform Features and Benefits
Features
Benefits
Key Embedded Support
Extended life cycle product support
• Protects system investment by enabling extended product availability for embedded customers.
Embedded ecosystem support
• Along with a strong ecosystem of hardware and software vendors, including members of the Intel®
Embedded Alliance (intel.com/go/eca), Intel helps to cost-effectively meet development challenges
and speed time-to-market.
Built-In Visuals
Intel® HD Graphics 4000
• Delivers enhanced visual experiences, including excellent 3D performance, for a broad range of
intelligent systems.
• Provides support for dual LVDS, three independent displays and hybrid multi-monitor configurations.
• Integrated processor graphics help minimize power consumption while maximizing performance for
decoding, encoding, and transcoding workloads with hardware acceleration of video codecs.
Intel® Quick Sync Video 2.0
• Improved ability to decode and transcode simultaneous video streams for intelligent systems that include
medical imaging and video surveillance functions.
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
• Provides visual quality and color fidelity enhancements for spectacular HD media playback for applications
such as digital signs and gaming platforms.
Security
Intel® AES New Instructions
(Intel® AES-NI)10 and Intel® Secure Key11
• Helps protect media, data and assets from loss.
Intel® OS Guard
• Helps detect and prevent malware.
• Intel AES-NI accelerates data encryption/decryption and improves performance.
Performance
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions
• Faster performance on digital signal and image processing workloads for compute-intensive applications
such as radar detection, hurricane command center, ruggedized navigation systems and remote medical
image processing.
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology4 2.0
• Boosts performance for specific workloads by increasing processor frequency.
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology5
• Enables simultaneous multi-threading within each processor core, up to two threads per core; reduces
computational latency, making optimal use of every clock cycle.
Intel® Smart Cache Technology
• Large on-die shared Last-Level Cache reduces latency to data, improving performance and power efficiency.
Error Correcting Code memory1 (select SKUs)
• Detects multiple-bit memory errors; locates and corrects single-bit errors to keep the system up and running.
Power Efficiency
Intel® Intelligent Power Technology
• Automated energy efficiency to reduce power consumption.
Automated low-power states
• Adjusts system power consumption based on real-time processor loads.
Intel® Rapid Start Technology2
• Improves OS boot time and wakes up from deep sleep state more quickly than previous generations for
better system responsiveness.
Intel® vPro™ Technology3 (platforms paired with Mobile Intel® QM77 Express chipset)
Intel® Active Management Technology6
Provides remote management and maintenance capabilities which enable vendors to roll back firmware
image; Remote host-based provisioning eases provisioning of end device.
Intel® Virtualization Technology7
Speeds transfer of platform control and movement of data between the virtual machine monitor (VMM)
and other platform agents (including guest OSs and I/O devices). By lowering the workload on the VMM, this
technology addresses many embedded system design challenges, like migrating legacy software, increasing
real-time performance, and making applications more secure.
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology8
Protects embedded devices and virtual environments against rootkit and other system-level attacks. Using
an industry-standard TPM 1.2 to store keys and other protected data, this portion of Intel® vPro™ technology
boots the BIOS, operating system, and software into a “trusted” execution state, verifying the integrity of
the virtual machine and protecting the platform from unauthorized access.
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Intel® Core™ i7 and Core™ i5 Processors for Intelligent Systems
Processor Number∆
Intel® Core™
i7-3615QE
Processor
Intel® Core™
i7-3612QE
Processor
Intel® Core™
i7-3610QE
Processor
Intel® Core™
i7-3555LE
Processor
Intel® Core™
i7-3517UE
Processor
Intel® Core™
i5-3610ME
Processor
Base Frequency
2.3
2.1
2.3
2.5
1.7
2.7
1 Core Turbo (Max)
3.3
3.1
3.3
3.2
2.8
3.3
2 Core Turbo (Max)
3.2
3.0
3.2
3.0
2.6
3.1
Core Frequency (GHz)
Cores/Threads
4/8
4/8
4/8
2/4
2/4
2/4
Last-Level Cache
6 MB
6 MB
6 MB
4 MB
4 MB
3 MB
Thermal Design Power
45 W
35 W
45 W
25 W
17 W
35 W
Package
FCBGA 1023
FCBGA 1023
FCPGA 988
FCBGA 1023
FCBGA 1023
FCPGA 988, FCBGA 1023
Error Correcting Code
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No (PGA), Yes (BGA)
Intel® AES-NI
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology
Intel® Active Management Technology
a
Intel® Trusted Execution Technologya
When paired with the Mobile Intel® QM77 Express chipset.
a
Mobile Intel® HM76 and QM77 Express Chipsets for Intelligent Systems
Product
Product
Code
Package
Features
Mobile Intel® BD82HM76 Platform Controller Hub
BD82HM76
FCBGA 989
4 SATA ports; 8 USB 2.0 ports; 4 USB 3.0 ports; 8 PCI Express* I/O ports
Mobile Intel® BD82QM77 Platform Controller Hub
BD82QM77
FCBGA 989
6 SATA ports; 10 USB2.0 ports; 4 USB 3.0 ports; 8 PCI Express I/O ports;
supports Intel® vPro™ Technology
Intel in Embedded and Communications: intel.com/embedded
∆Intel processor numbers are not a measure of performance. Processor numbers differentiate features within each processor family, not across different processor families: Go to: http://www.intel.com/products/processor_number.
1Error Correcting Code memory is available only on Intel® Core™ processors which come in a Ball Grid Array (BGA) package and these SKUs were specifically developed by the Intel® Intelligent Systems Group.
2Requires a select Intel® processor, Intel® software and BIOS update, and Intel® Solid-State Drive (SSD). Depending on system configuration, your results may vary. Contact your system manufacturer for more information.
3Intel® vPro™ Technology is sophisticated and requires setup and activation. Availability of features and results will depend upon the setup and configuration of your hardware, software and IT environment. To learn more visit: http://www.intel.com/
technology/vpro.
4Requires a system with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology. Intel Turbo Boost Technology and Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 are only available on select Intel® processors. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance varies depending on hardware, software, and system configuration. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/go/turbo.
5Available on select Intel® Core™ processors. Requires an Intel® HT Technology-enabled system. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. For more information including details
on which processors support HT Technology, visit http://www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading.
6Requires activation and a system with a corporate network connection, an Intel® AMT-enabled chipset, network hardware and software. For notebooks, Intel AMT may be unavailable or limited over a host OS-based VPN, when connecting wirelessly, on battery power, sleeping, hibernating or powered off. Results dependent upon hardware, setup and configuration. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/technology/platform-technology/intel-amt.
7Intel® Virtualization Technology requires a computer system with an enabled Intel® processor, BIOS, and virtual machine monitor (VMM). Functionality, performance or other benefits will vary depending on hardware and software configurations.
Software applications may not be compatible with all operating systems. Consult your PC manufacturer. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/go/virtualization.
8No computer system can provide absolute security under all conditions. Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) requires a computer with Intel® Virtualization Technology, an Intel TXT-enabled processor, chipset, BIOS, Authenticated
Code Modules and an Intel TXT-compatible measured launched environment (MLE). Intel TXT also requires the system to contain a TPM v1.s. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/technology/security.
9Drivers available at: downloadcenter.intel.com (enter chipset name).
10Intel® AES-NI requires a computer system with an AES-NI enabled processor, as well as non-Intel software to execute the instructions in the correct sequence. AES-NI is available on select Intel® processors. For availability, consult your reseller
or system manufacturer. For more information, see http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-advanced-encryption-standard-instructions-aes-ni/.
11No system can provide absolute security. Requires an Intel® Secure Key-enabled PC with a 3rd gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor and software optimized to support Intel Secure Key. Consult your system manufacturer for more information.
Performance results are based on certain tests measured on specific computer systems. Any difference in system hardware, software or configurations will affect actual performance. For more information go to http://www.intel.com/performance.
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