Average Bench: 60.1% (263rd of 1173)

Based on 5,380 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: 28%Average: 60.1% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3720QM averaged 39.9% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 86.5Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 294Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3720QM is 43.2%. 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 416Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 419Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,380 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.5 SC Int 84.4 96.2
33.5 SC Float 86.5 99.3
32.9 SC Mixed 85.7 97.6
68.4% 85.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
122 QC Int 294 365
120 QC Float 299 374
127 QC Mixed 295 368
67.1% 296 Pts
Min Avg Max
170 MC Int 417 480
176 MC Float 416 479
167 MC Mixed 419 488
62.5% 417 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
SC Int 92.8
SC Float 95.4
SC Mixed 93.8
75% 94 Pts
QC Int 353
QC Float 365
QC Mixed 369
82% 362 Pts
MC Int 480
MC Float 478
MC Mixed 486
72% 481 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.9
SC Float 98.8
SC Mixed 97.2
77% 96 Pts
QC Int 336
QC Float 333
QC Mixed 331
76% 333 Pts
MC Int 479
MC Float 478
MC Mixed 487
72% 482 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 59
SC Float 72
SC Mixed 92.7
60% 74.6 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 311
QC Mixed 338
74% 325 Pts
MC Int 452
MC Float 468
MC Mixed 470
69% 463 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.6
SC Float 98.1
SC Mixed 85.1
75% 93.3 Pts
QC Int 319
QC Float 363
QC Mixed 333
77% 338 Pts
MC Int 479
MC Float 478
MC Mixed 482
72% 479 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.8
SC Float 93.2
SC Mixed 93.9
74% 93 Pts
QC Int 318
QC Float 323
QC Mixed 319
72% 320 Pts
MC Int 450
MC Float 440
MC Mixed 449
67% 446 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 57.9
SC Float 60.1
SC Mixed 91.7
56% 69.9 Pts
QC Int 187
QC Float 198
QC Mixed 301
52% 229 Pts
MC Int 432
MC Float 445
MC Mixed 445
66% 441 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 88.9
SC Float 95.1
SC Mixed 92.9
74% 92.3 Pts
QC Int 306
QC Float 304
QC Mixed 288
68% 300 Pts
MC Int 454
MC Float 462
MC Mixed 460
69% 458 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70.5
SC Float 71.3
SC Mixed 69.3
56% 70.4 Pts
QC Int 196
QC Float 280
QC Mixed 270
56% 249 Pts
MC Int 369
MC Float 366
MC Mixed 373
55% 369 Pts
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Typical Core i7-3720QM Builds (Compare 2,205 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

System: HP EliteBook 8570w

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - 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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