Average Bench: 60.2% (189th of 985)

Based on 3,091 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: 28%Average: 60.2% 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 426Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 86.2Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3720QM is 43.4%. 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 428Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 431Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,091 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.1 SC Int 83.4 96.4
33.2 SC Float 86.2 99.1
32.7 SC Mixed 85.3 97.5
67.9% 85 Pts
Min Avg Max
118 QC Int 290 361
131 QC Float 299 376
128 QC Mixed 295 368
66.8% 295 Pts
Min Avg Max
235 MC Int 426 478
245 MC Float 428 480
228 MC Mixed 431 487
64.2% 428 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 96.6
SC Float 98.3
SC Mixed 97.5
78% 97.5 Pts
QC Int 353
QC Float 360
QC Mixed 368
82% 361 Pts
MC Int 475
MC Float 479
MC Mixed 487
72% 480 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
SC Int 91.9
SC Float 94.6
SC Mixed 93.7
75% 93.4 Pts
QC Int 329
QC Float 356
QC Mixed 335
77% 340 Pts
MC Int 475
MC Float 477
MC Mixed 482
72% 478 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.9
SC Float 94
SC Mixed 92.6
74% 92.8 Pts
QC Int 283
QC Float 234
QC Mixed 262
59% 260 Pts
MC Int 349
MC Float 356
MC Mixed 399
55% 368 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69.9
SC Float 72.1
SC Mixed 71
57% 71 Pts
QC Int 271
QC Float 274
QC Mixed 256
60% 267 Pts
MC Int 346
MC Float 359
MC Mixed 367
54% 357 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.2
SC Float 87.2
SC Mixed 88.5
68% 84.6 Pts
QC Int 216
QC Float 223
QC Mixed 222
50% 220 Pts
MC Int 409
MC Float 362
MC Mixed 387
58% 386 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
SC Int 69.8
SC Float 72.3
SC Mixed 70.9
57% 71 Pts
QC Int 224
QC Float 254
QC Mixed 240
54% 239 Pts
MC Int 363
MC Float 362
MC Mixed 368
55% 364 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70.2
SC Float 72.4
SC Mixed 71.4
57% 71.3 Pts
QC Int 230
QC Float 231
QC Mixed 233
52% 231 Pts
MC Int 348
MC Float 359
MC Mixed 363
53% 357 Pts
CPU Socket #0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.4
SC Float 82.5
SC Mixed 76.5
64% 79.5 Pts
QC Int 123
QC Float 143
QC Mixed 141
31% 136 Pts
MC Int 140
MC Float 141
MC Mixed 142
21% 141 Pts
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Typical Core i7-3720QM Builds (Compare 1,112 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

System: HP EliteBook 8570w

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $353

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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

 Comments

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Excellent

5 months ago.

working perfectly on 8570w


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