Average Bench: 65.3% (385th of 1276)

Based on 8,681 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: 65.3% Great: 74%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3720QM averaged 34.7% 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. Memory Latency 78.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 83.9Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3720QM is 33.8%. 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 414Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 409Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,681 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.1 Memory 78.7 88.4
30.9 1-Core 83.9 97.5
57.6 2-Core 161 190
64.9% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
97.5 4-Core 283 358
146 8-Core 409 485
44.7% 346 Pts
Min Avg Max
160 64-Core 414 488
27.8% 414 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.8
1-Core 96.7
2-Core 187
76% 125 Pts
4-Core 351
8-Core 457
53% 404 Pts
64-Core 447
30% 447 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.7
1-Core 95.5
2-Core 172
71% 117 Pts
4-Core 327
8-Core 478
52% 403 Pts
64-Core 488
33% 488 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
Memory 90.2
1-Core 89.8
2-Core 170
71% 117 Pts
4-Core 274
8-Core 427
45% 350 Pts
64-Core 449
30% 449 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.4
1-Core 92.5
2-Core 185
71% 120 Pts
4-Core 303
8-Core 466
49% 385 Pts
64-Core 446
30% 446 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.6
1-Core 95.2
2-Core 169
68% 113 Pts
4-Core 305
8-Core 479
50% 392 Pts
64-Core 476
32% 476 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.4
1-Core 74.1
2-Core 147
60% 98.6 Pts
4-Core 271
8-Core 383
42% 327 Pts
64-Core 386
26% 386 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.6
1-Core 73.9
2-Core 137
58% 95.2 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 261
34% 255 Pts
64-Core 262
18% 262 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,532,047 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i7-3720QM Builds (Compare 1,012 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

4 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 !


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