Average Bench: 65% (424th of 1316)

Based on 9,686 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: 41%Average: 65% Great: 75%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3720QM averaged 35.0% 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 78Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 84.2Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3720QM is 33.3%. 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 412Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 409Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,686 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.7 Memory 78 88.9
32.7 1-Core 84.2 97.7
62.9 2-Core 161 191
64.7% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
106 4-Core 284 366
164 8-Core 409 485
44.8% 346 Pts
Min Avg Max
164 64-Core 412 488
27.7% 412 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
Memory 85.3
1-Core 97.5
2-Core 191
74% 125 Pts
4-Core 324
8-Core 482
52% 403 Pts
64-Core 486
33% 486 Pts
Onboard, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.7
1-Core 97
2-Core 189
71% 121 Pts
4-Core 345
8-Core 481
54% 413 Pts
64-Core 486
33% 486 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.2
1-Core 94.6
2-Core 180
70% 119 Pts
4-Core 320
8-Core 469
51% 394 Pts
64-Core 485
33% 485 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.9
1-Core 95.5
2-Core 180
71% 119 Pts
4-Core 335
8-Core 357
47% 346 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.7
1-Core 93.6
2-Core 184
73% 122 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 469
40% 332 Pts
64-Core 470
32% 470 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.6
1-Core 92
2-Core 183
66% 114 Pts
4-Core 306
8-Core 349
44% 328 Pts
64-Core 402
27% 402 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.9
1-Core 97
2-Core 152
63% 106 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 441
46% 363 Pts
64-Core 479
32% 479 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 0.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 62
1-Core 24.4
2-Core 46.3
32% 44.2 Pts
4-Core 96
8-Core 125
14% 110 Pts
64-Core 123
8% 123 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 0.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 51.7
1-Core 20.1
2-Core 40.2
27% 37.3 Pts
4-Core 71.9
8-Core 92.2
11% 82.1 Pts
64-Core 99.7
7% 99.7 Pts
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Typical Core i7-3720QM Builds (Compare 1,535 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

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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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2 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 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

8 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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