Average Bench: 38.3% (404th of 1182)

Based on 5,281 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, 0FABFBFF000206A7, 1FABFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000206A6 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
Poor: 10%Average: 38.3% Great: 53%
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i7-2720QM averaged 61.6% 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 67Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 128Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2720QM is 42.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-2720QM performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 305Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 304Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,281 samples)
Min Avg Max
14.8 1-Core 67 85.7
29.4 2-Core 128 166
46.2% 97.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
54.5 4-Core 218 306
77.9 8-Core 304 404
33.9% 261 Pts
Min Avg Max
78.2 64-Core 305 404
20.5% 305 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 73.7
2-Core 152
53% 113 Pts
4-Core 307
8-Core 369
45% 338 Pts
64-Core 396
27% 396 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 78.9
2-Core 154
55% 116 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 343
38% 292 Pts
64-Core 349
23% 349 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz
1-Core 72.4
2-Core 140
50% 106 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 362
37% 294 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 74.8
2-Core 124
48% 99.3 Pts
4-Core 163
8-Core 263
27% 213 Pts
64-Core 222
15% 222 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 16.3
2-Core 32.7
12% 24.5 Pts
4-Core 49.7
8-Core 80.4
8% 65.1 Pts
64-Core 77.1
5% 77.1 Pts
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 Prices

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Typical Core i7-2720QM Builds (Compare 1,994 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

System: Dell Precision M4600

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $299

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-2720QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'11
Processor Numberi7-2720QM
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.3 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP45 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.3 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Macrovision License RequiredNo

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

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 Lithography32 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1224, FCPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

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Poor

23 months ago.

Spent $3500 got rorted on a Macbook pro 2014..


Good

10 months ago.

I've just upgraded my Acer Aspire 5750/2414 laptop from its i5-2540M (that originally came with the i5-2410M) to the i7-2720QM, this processor runs allot cooler and is a faster processor with its 4 cores and 8 threads, it needs setting up to the 5750/2414 motherboard the Acer JE50_HR and HM65 chipset and the Insyde BIOS v1.21. All in all I'm very happy with this processor and its made a big difference to this laptop all cross the board to handle the current 64bit operating systems, especially windows 10 pro.


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