Core i7-3540M 2-Core 3.0GHz is a high-end mobile processor based on the 22nm, Ivy Bridge microarchitecture.
It offers 2 Physical Cores (4 Logical), initially clocked at 3.0GHz, which may go up to 3.7GHz and 4MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, HyperThreading, Turbo Boost and Virtualization are activated.
The processor integrates mildly powerful Graphics called Intel HD Graphics 4000, with 16 Execution Units, initially clocked at 650MHz and that go up to 1300MHz, in Turbo Mode which share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 35W.
It is a powerful processor whose performance is good. It's thus capable of running most applications smoothly without any problem.
That stupid 2 Cores thing is better than Core 2 Quad, which pissed me off :|
"cpu core: 42" alrighty then…