Average Bench: 60.1% (187th of 980)

Based on 2,755 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , 0FABFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3720QM CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3720QM @ 3.60GHz
Poor: 25%Average: 60.1% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3720QM averaged 39.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 423Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 292Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3720QM is 47.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3720QM performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 426Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 429Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,755 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.1 SC Int 83.2 97
32.9 SC Float 85.5 99.1
32.5 SC Mixed 84.8 98
67.6% 84.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
106 QC Int 292 366
118 QC Float 298 374
116 QC Mixed 296 370
67% 295 Pts
Min Avg Max
171 MC Int 423 478
171 MC Float 426 478
173 MC Mixed 429 487
63.9% 426 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.5
SC Float 99.1
SC Mixed 98.1
78% 97.9 Pts
QC Int 362
QC Float 377
QC Mixed 371
84% 370 Pts
MC Int 475
MC Float 478
MC Mixed 485
72% 479 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
SC Int 95.4
SC Float 98.7
SC Mixed 97.6
78% 97.2 Pts
QC Int 358
QC Float 378
QC Mixed 357
82% 364 Pts
MC Int 477
MC Float 479
MC Mixed 486
72% 481 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
SC Int 87.1
SC Float 87.9
SC Mixed 85.6
70% 86.9 Pts
QC Int 300
QC Float 311
QC Mixed 276
67% 296 Pts
MC Int 476
MC Float 478
MC Mixed 485
72% 480 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69.1
SC Float 71.5
SC Mixed 71.1
56% 70.6 Pts
QC Int 260
QC Float 274
QC Mixed 246
59% 260 Pts
MC Int 365
MC Float 366
MC Mixed 372
55% 368 Pts
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Typical Core i7-3720QM Builds (Compare 883 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
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System: HP EliteBook 8570w

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $349

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-3720QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ2'12
Processor Numberi7-3720QM
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$378.00
Clock Speed2.6 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.6 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP45 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.25 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
My WiFi TechYes
4G WiMAX Wireless TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5 x 37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31.0 x 24.0mm (BGA1224)
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1224, FCPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

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