Average Bench: 51.4% (709th of 1317)

Based on 16,400 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106E5, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz
Poor: 37%Average: 51.4% Great: 60%
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7 Q 720 averaged 48.5% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 80.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 47.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 Q 720 is 22.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 Q 720 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 174Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 172Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,400 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.8 Memory 80.4 92.7
20.8 1-Core 47.6 65.7
38.1 2-Core 81.2 111
47.5% 69.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
60.3 4-Core 126 160
85.5 8-Core 172 208
19.5% 149 Pts
Min Avg Max
83.7 64-Core 174 208
11.7% 174 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz
Memory 92.7
1-Core 48.7
2-Core 94.6
54% 78.7 Pts
4-Core 147
8-Core 199
22% 173 Pts
64-Core 193
13% 193 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz
Memory 91.3
1-Core 65.5
2-Core 105
58% 87.4 Pts
4-Core 153
8-Core 198
23% 175 Pts
64-Core 201
14% 201 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.7
1-Core 66.4
2-Core 110
57% 86.9 Pts
4-Core 161
8-Core 197
24% 179 Pts
64-Core 196
13% 196 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 57.5
2-Core 111
54% 83.8 Pts
4-Core 158
8-Core 197
23% 177 Pts
64-Core 196
13% 196 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz
Memory 86.5
1-Core 40.2
2-Core 71.8
47% 66.2 Pts
4-Core 124
8-Core 172
19% 148 Pts
64-Core 194
13% 194 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 56.4
2-Core 99.4
53% 79.6 Pts
4-Core 126
8-Core 175
20% 151 Pts
64-Core 177
12% 177 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.3
1-Core 32.1
2-Core 62.2
40% 56.2 Pts
4-Core 112
8-Core 161
18% 137 Pts
64-Core 175
12% 175 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 29.2
1-Core 56
2-Core 34.9
27% 40 Pts
4-Core 95.4
8-Core 54.2
11% 74.8 Pts
64-Core 55.2
4% 55.2 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,424,925 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i7 Q 720 Builds (Compare 7,483 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
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System: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $248

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor (6M Cache, 1.60 GHz)
Code NameClarksfield
Launch DateQ3'09
Processor Numberi7-720QM
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
Recommended Price$380.00
Clock Speed1.6 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency2.8 GHz
Bus Speed2.5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP45 W

Memory

Max Memory Size8 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech1.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedPGA988
Processing Die Size296 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors774 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

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6 days ago.

This CPU has served me a whopping 11 years and still is!! I haven't come across any major issues with it and it is kinda OK for basic editing and coding.


Good

3 years ago.

Very fast very stable and powerful. I am using in this year, in my laptop (2009) and have the performance of mid level


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