Average Bench: 58.8% (531st of 1316)

Based on 7,321 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, 0FABFBFF000206A7, 1FABFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000206A6 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
Poor: 31%Average: 58.8% Great: 70%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2720QM averaged 41.2% 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 77.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 68.5Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2720QM is 39.1%. 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 7,321 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.4 Memory 77.8 88.7
18.7 1-Core 68.5 85.9
35.1 2-Core 130 166
57.3% 92 Pts
Min Avg Max
61.2 4-Core 219 304
82.7 8-Core 304 404
34.1% 262 Pts
Min Avg Max
89.9 64-Core 305 407
20.5% 305 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz
Memory 88.5
1-Core 76.2
2-Core 158
66% 107 Pts
4-Core 277
8-Core 387
43% 332 Pts
64-Core 391
26% 391 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.4
1-Core 80
2-Core 156
64% 105 Pts
4-Core 273
8-Core 351
41% 312 Pts
64-Core 240
16% 240 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.9
1-Core 56.6
2-Core 107
54% 82.4 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 260
28% 218 Pts
64-Core 265
18% 265 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.5
1-Core 56.4
2-Core 109
53% 82.4 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 267
29% 223 Pts
64-Core 257
17% 257 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.4
1-Core 57.7
2-Core 115
52% 82.6 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 222
30% 221 Pts
64-Core 219
15% 219 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.8
1-Core 42
2-Core 84.2
46% 68.7 Pts
4-Core 165
8-Core 214
25% 190 Pts
64-Core 213
14% 213 Pts
Onboard, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz
Memory 60.2
1-Core 20.7
2-Core 40.7
30% 40.5 Pts
4-Core 145
8-Core 315
28% 230 Pts
64-Core 261
18% 261 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 44
1-Core 12.4
2-Core 24.2
20% 26.9 Pts
4-Core 41.6
8-Core 71.1
7% 56.3 Pts
64-Core 70.5
5% 70.5 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 42.1
1-Core 14.2
2-Core 27.3
21% 27.9 Pts
4-Core 45.5
8-Core 75.3
8% 60.4 Pts
64-Core 75.7
5% 75.7 Pts
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Typical Core i7-2720QM Builds (Compare 1,285 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision M4600

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above 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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Excellent

10 months ago.

I own T420 with i7 2720QM and it runs fantastic


Poor

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

I have a HP 8460w with i7 2720QM and its hella fast for a 2nd gen cpu, still rivals modern cpus


Good

2 years 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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