Average Bench: 58.8% (239th of 1110)

Based on 3,513 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: 34%Average: 58.8% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3720QM averaged 41.2% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 85.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 84.6Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3720QM is 37.2%. 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 413Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 414Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,513 samples)
Min Avg Max
36.1 SC Int 83 96
46.1 SC Float 85.8 99
40.5 SC Mixed 84.6 97.5
67.6% 84.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
143 QC Int 283 359
157 QC Float 291 371
143 QC Mixed 287 364
65.1% 287 Pts
Min Avg Max
174 MC Int 408 477
178 MC Float 413 479
178 MC Mixed 414 486
61.7% 412 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 92.3
SC Float 94.1
SC Mixed 92.3
74% 92.9 Pts
QC Int 302
QC Float 319
QC Mixed 336
72% 319 Pts
MC Int 471
MC Float 471
MC Mixed 479
71% 474 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.9
SC Float 92.1
SC Mixed 92.2
73% 91.4 Pts
QC Int 340
QC Float 333
QC Mixed 331
76% 335 Pts
MC Int 455
MC Float 456
MC Mixed 460
68% 457 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.5
SC Float 94.8
SC Mixed 93.6
74% 93 Pts
QC Int 296
QC Float 325
QC Mixed 322
71% 314 Pts
MC Int 465
MC Float 467
MC Mixed 462
70% 465 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.1
SC Float 97.8
SC Mixed 95.1
76% 95.3 Pts
QC Int 310
QC Float 309
QC Mixed 311
70% 310 Pts
MC Int 446
MC Float 452
MC Mixed 453
68% 450 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
SC Int 88.9
SC Float 92.8
SC Mixed 91.1
73% 90.9 Pts
QC Int 313
QC Float 309
QC Mixed 307
70% 310 Pts
MC Int 252
MC Float 442
MC Mixed 418
55% 371 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.5
SC Float 93.8
SC Mixed 91.5
74% 92.3 Pts
QC Int 305
QC Float 310
QC Mixed 296
69% 304 Pts
MC Int 455
MC Float 458
MC Mixed 431
67% 448 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.4
SC Float 81
SC Mixed 83
66% 82.5 Pts
QC Int 270
QC Float 230
QC Mixed 208
54% 236 Pts
MC Int 381
MC Float 354
MC Mixed 470
60% 402 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70.5
SC Float 72.6
SC Mixed 70.1
57% 71.1 Pts
QC Int 231
QC Float 234
QC Mixed 232
53% 232 Pts
MC Int 333
MC Float 340
MC Mixed 336
50% 336 Pts
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Typical Core i7-3720QM Builds (Compare 1,457 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

System: HP EliteBook 8570w

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - 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

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