Average Bench: 22.3% (719th of 1182)

Based on 10,623 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106E5, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz
Poor: 11%Average: 22.3% Great: 28%
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core i7 Q 720 averaged 77.7% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 47.2Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 80.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 Q 720 is just 16.8%. 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 172Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 169Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,623 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.7 1-Core 47.2 65.3
35.8 2-Core 80.1 110
30.8% 63.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
62.6 4-Core 125 162
85.6 8-Core 169 209
19.2% 147 Pts
Min Avg Max
83.5 64-Core 172 210
11.6% 172 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 66.2
2-Core 114
43% 89.8 Pts
4-Core 167
8-Core 204
25% 186 Pts
64-Core 205
14% 205 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 63.1
2-Core 106
41% 84.3 Pts
4-Core 164
8-Core 196
24% 180 Pts
64-Core 183
12% 183 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 56.6
2-Core 92.2
36% 74.4 Pts
4-Core 134
8-Core 181
20% 158 Pts
64-Core 179
12% 179 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz
1-Core 41.6
2-Core 40.6
22% 41.1 Pts
4-Core 108
8-Core 143
16% 126 Pts
64-Core 145
10% 145 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 31.4
2-Core 60.9
22% 46.2 Pts
4-Core 98.6
8-Core 99.2
14% 98.9 Pts
64-Core 120
8% 120 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 0.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 22.1
2-Core 44
16% 33 Pts
4-Core 85.1
8-Core 111
13% 98.1 Pts
64-Core 114
8% 114 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 14.9
2-Core 28.2
10% 21.5 Pts
4-Core 52.7
8-Core 74.5
8% 63.6 Pts
64-Core 83.3
6% 83.3 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,343,830 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i7 Q 720 Builds (Compare 10,988 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 25% - Poor Total price: $170

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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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Good

21 months 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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