Average Bench: 65.5% (411th of 1316)

Based on 9,178 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: 43%Average: 65.5% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3720QM averaged 34.4% 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 78.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 85Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3720QM is 32.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3720QM performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 421Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 416Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,178 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.2 Memory 78.2 89.4
32.8 1-Core 85 97.7
64.9 2-Core 164 191
65.3% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
116 4-Core 288 365
169 8-Core 416 485
45.5% 352 Pts
Min Avg Max
169 64-Core 421 488
28.3% 421 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.9
1-Core 96.9
2-Core 182
74% 123 Pts
4-Core 294
8-Core 478
49% 386 Pts
64-Core 477
32% 477 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.7
1-Core 96
2-Core 168
72% 117 Pts
4-Core 293
8-Core 479
49% 386 Pts
64-Core 479
32% 479 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.3
1-Core 95.2
2-Core 156
68% 111 Pts
4-Core 292
8-Core 479
49% 385 Pts
64-Core 482
32% 482 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 78
1-Core 90.7
2-Core 176
68% 115 Pts
4-Core 291
8-Core 491
49% 391 Pts
64-Core 488
33% 488 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.8
1-Core 68.3
2-Core 112
58% 88.9 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 304
33% 254 Pts
64-Core 365
24% 365 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.2
1-Core 70.2
2-Core 140
58% 95.6 Pts
4-Core 249
8-Core 356
39% 302 Pts
64-Core 349
23% 349 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.8
1-Core 86.2
2-Core 126
60% 95.4 Pts
4-Core 245
8-Core 378
40% 311 Pts
64-Core 440
30% 440 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
Memory 75.7
1-Core 62.4
2-Core 110
53% 82.8 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 394
38% 305 Pts
64-Core 434
29% 434 Pts
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Typical Core i7-3720QM Builds (Compare 1,393 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteBook 8570w

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $196

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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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4 months ago.

It is a third generation I core CPU that still to this day outperforms most of the latest CPUs


Excellent

9 months ago.

Perfom as well as a mobile third gen ryzen 7 which is outsanding considering the age of this chip ! The downfalls : heat and consume a lot of power !


Excellent

5 months ago.

Great value and many workstation laptops have it. Doesn't beat the new processors but you can get this at a much lower price and it only loses 10-20% to the new chips.


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