Average Bench: 57.9% (269th of 1158)

Based on 4,915 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: 23%Average: 57.9% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3720QM averaged 42.1% 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 84.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 83.8Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3720QM is 47.5%. 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 411Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 415Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,915 samples)
Min Avg Max
32 SC Int 82.7 96.1
33.1 SC Float 84.8 99
32.3 SC Mixed 83.8 97.3
67% 83.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
103 QC Int 281 359
104 QC Float 285 369
106 QC Mixed 281 364
64% 282 Pts
Min Avg Max
160 MC Int 412 480
163 MC Float 411 478
162 MC Mixed 415 488
61.9% 413 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 94.7
SC Float 98.8
SC Mixed 93
76% 95.5 Pts
QC Int 354
QC Float 364
QC Mixed 361
82% 360 Pts
MC Int 475
MC Float 467
MC Mixed 481
71% 475 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.7
SC Float 75.2
SC Mixed 92.8
69% 86.6 Pts
QC Int 327
QC Float 342
QC Mixed 332
76% 334 Pts
MC Int 437
MC Float 443
MC Mixed 447
66% 443 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 59.5
SC Float 73.9
SC Mixed 81.8
57% 71.7 Pts
QC Int 362
QC Float 350
QC Mixed 342
80% 352 Pts
MC Int 463
MC Float 461
MC Mixed 467
70% 464 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.2
SC Float 94.4
SC Mixed 94.2
75% 93.6 Pts
QC Int 333
QC Float 359
QC Mixed 308
76% 333 Pts
MC Int 477
MC Float 472
MC Mixed 479
71% 476 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.6
SC Float 96.1
SC Mixed 93.4
75% 94 Pts
QC Int 329
QC Float 318
QC Mixed 311
72% 319 Pts
MC Int 351
MC Float 361
MC Mixed 336
52% 349 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.2
SC Float 94.5
SC Mixed 92.8
74% 92.8 Pts
QC Int 298
QC Float 326
QC Mixed 291
69% 305 Pts
MC Int 476
MC Float 478
MC Mixed 485
72% 480 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.7
SC Float 87.5
SC Mixed 66.9
64% 80.7 Pts
QC Int 205
QC Float 190
QC Mixed 244
48% 213 Pts
MC Int 405
MC Float 266
MC Mixed 264
47% 311 Pts
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Typical Core i7-3720QM Builds (Compare 2,028 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: 54% - 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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