Average Bench: 46.3% (315th of 980)

Based on 2,579 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, 0FABFBFF000206A7, 1FABFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000206A6 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
Poor: 13%Average: 46.3% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2720QM averaged 53.6% 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 Integer Speed 67.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 68.2Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2720QM is 47.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-2720QM performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 310Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 309Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,579 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.6 SC Int 67.8 85.1
18 SC Float 68.4 85.7
17.8 SC Mixed 68.2 85.6
54.5% 68.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
58.2 QC Int 226 308
59.9 QC Float 227 309
59.6 QC Mixed 225 309
51.3% 226 Pts
Min Avg Max
85.3 MC Int 303 391
89.3 MC Float 310 404
84 MC Mixed 309 406
46% 307 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U2E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz
SC Int 85.2
SC Float 84.8
SC Mixed 86
68% 85.3 Pts
QC Int 309
QC Float 295
QC Mixed 305
69% 303 Pts
MC Int 396
MC Float 406
MC Mixed 409
60% 404 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz
SC Int 77.6
SC Float 78.9
SC Mixed 77
62% 77.8 Pts
QC Int 314
QC Float 310
QC Mixed 305
70% 310 Pts
MC Int 392
MC Float 404
MC Mixed 407
60% 401 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 82.6
SC Float 81.3
SC Mixed 81.7
66% 81.9 Pts
QC Int 284
QC Float 286
QC Mixed 276
64% 282 Pts
MC Int 389
MC Float 401
MC Mixed 404
60% 398 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 82.8
SC Float 79.9
SC Mixed 80.6
65% 81.1 Pts
QC Int 232
QC Float 267
QC Mixed 251
57% 250 Pts
MC Int 276
MC Float 295
MC Mixed 298
43% 290 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.8
SC Float 77.7
SC Mixed 77.9
62% 77.5 Pts
QC Int 206
QC Float 206
QC Mixed 219
48% 211 Pts
MC Int 364
MC Float 361
MC Mixed 359
54% 361 Pts
Onboard, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 39.1
SC Float 39.7
SC Mixed 38.6
31% 39.1 Pts
QC Int 149
QC Float 153
QC Mixed 153
34% 152 Pts
MC Int 284
MC Float 288
MC Mixed 296
43% 289 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.8
SC Float 50.8
SC Mixed 46.6
46% 58.1 Pts
QC Int 153
QC Float 223
QC Mixed 157
40% 178 Pts
MC Int 380
MC Float 106
MC Mixed 105
31% 197 Pts
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Typical Core i7-2720QM Builds (Compare 765 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 41%
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Workstation
Workstation 27%
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System: Dell Precision M4600

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-2720QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'11
Processor Numberi7-2720QM
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.3 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP45 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.3 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Macrovision License RequiredNo

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

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 Lithography32 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1224, FCPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

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4 months ago.

5 years old and still fast.


Poor

1 month ago.

Spent $3500 got rorted on a Macbook pro 2014..


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