Average Bench: 65.9% (373rd of 1265)

Based on 8,130 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: 44%Average: 65.9% Great: 75%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3720QM averaged 34.0% 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 79.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 84.6Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3720QM is 30.9%. 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 418Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 413Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,130 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.5 Memory 79.4 88.7
32.6 1-Core 84.6 97.5
64.8 2-Core 163 190
65.5% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
123 4-Core 287 363
179 8-Core 413 484
45.2% 350 Pts
Min Avg Max
177 64-Core 418 487
28% 418 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 88.4
1-Core 97.3
2-Core 190
75% 125 Pts
4-Core 331
8-Core 489
53% 410 Pts
64-Core 486
33% 486 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.7
1-Core 97.2
2-Core 191
74% 124 Pts
4-Core 338
8-Core 342
46% 340 Pts
64-Core 366
25% 366 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
Memory 80.7
1-Core 90.7
2-Core 183
70% 118 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 451
49% 381 Pts
64-Core 455
30% 455 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.8
1-Core 85.3
2-Core 156
66% 109 Pts
4-Core 265
8-Core 402
43% 334 Pts
64-Core 403
27% 403 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.2
1-Core 85.4
2-Core 153
68% 109 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 334
38% 289 Pts
64-Core 375
25% 375 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.9
1-Core 71.3
2-Core 143
58% 96 Pts
4-Core 282
8-Core 370
43% 326 Pts
64-Core 373
25% 373 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.6
1-Core 35
2-Core 136
51% 83.5 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 343
36% 285 Pts
64-Core 346
23% 346 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.9
1-Core 65.6
2-Core 121
56% 88.4 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 229
30% 222 Pts
64-Core 302
20% 302 Pts
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Typical Core i7-3720QM Builds (Compare 748 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteBook 8570w

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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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1 month ago.

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


Excellent

15 days 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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