Average Bench: 52.1% (250th of 1182)

Based on 6,222 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: 30%Average: 52.1% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3720QM averaged 47.9% 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 86.5Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 167Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3720QM is 32.6%. 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 424Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 418Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,222 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.5 1-Core 86.5 97.8
102 2-Core 167 190
59.9% 127 Pts
Min Avg Max
134 4-Core 296 368
239 8-Core 418 485
46.3% 357 Pts
Min Avg Max
259 64-Core 424 488
28.4% 424 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U2E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97.4
2-Core 190
68% 144 Pts
4-Core 338
8-Core 486
53% 412 Pts
64-Core 483
32% 483 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 95.2
2-Core 166
63% 131 Pts
4-Core 336
8-Core 467
52% 401 Pts
64-Core 485
32% 485 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 91.9
2-Core 184
65% 138 Pts
4-Core 323
8-Core 468
51% 396 Pts
64-Core 467
31% 467 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
1-Core 97
2-Core 180
66% 139 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 495
51% 403 Pts
64-Core 485
32% 485 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 96.5
2-Core 190
67% 143 Pts
4-Core 309
8-Core 480
50% 394 Pts
64-Core 482
32% 482 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 91.3
2-Core 182
64% 136 Pts
4-Core 309
8-Core 425
48% 367 Pts
64-Core 428
29% 428 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 91
2-Core 182
64% 137 Pts
4-Core 302
8-Core 412
46% 357 Pts
64-Core 440
30% 440 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
1-Core 74.9
2-Core 123
48% 99 Pts
4-Core 169
8-Core 229
26% 199 Pts
64-Core 260
17% 260 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,345,661 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i7-3720QM Builds (Compare 2,372 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

System: HP EliteBook 8570w

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - 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

 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


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5 days ago.

the bro CPU


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