Average Bench: 57.7% (564th of 1385)

Based on 7,798 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, 0FABFBFF000206A7, 1FABFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000206A6 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
Poor: 29%Average: 57.7% Great: 69%
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2720QM averaged 42.2% 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 76.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 67Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2720QM is 40%. 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 Speed 298Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 296Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,798 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.1 Memory 76.6 88.6
15.3 1-Core 67 85.1
29.6 2-Core 127 166
55.2% 90.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
56.1 4-Core 215 301
76.3 8-Core 296 397
32.2% 256 Pts
Min Avg Max
77.6 64-Core 298 397
18.4% 298 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, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.1
1-Core 79.3
2-Core 156
63% 106 Pts
4-Core 252
8-Core 358
38% 305 Pts
64-Core 364
22% 364 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.9
1-Core 78.2
2-Core 140
59% 97.8 Pts
4-Core 265
8-Core 373
40% 319 Pts
64-Core 376
23% 376 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.1
1-Core 55.2
2-Core 91.4
49% 75.2 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 279
28% 225 Pts
64-Core 278
17% 278 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.4
1-Core 55.5
2-Core 113
49% 80 Pts
4-Core 190
8-Core 282
29% 236 Pts
64-Core 280
17% 280 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 59.5
1-Core 65.4
2-Core 149
52% 91.4 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 292
33% 258 Pts
64-Core 307
19% 307 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.7
1-Core 39.2
2-Core 74
41% 61.6 Pts
4-Core 115
8-Core 179
18% 147 Pts
64-Core 186
12% 186 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 44.8
1-Core 13.4
2-Core 29
21% 29.1 Pts
4-Core 54.9
8-Core 85.8
9% 70.4 Pts
64-Core 89.2
6% 89.2 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 18.2
1-Core 57
2-Core 109
31% 61.3 Pts
4-Core 200
8-Core 244
29% 222 Pts
64-Core 254
16% 254 Pts
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Typical Core i7-2720QM Builds (Compare 427 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: 49% - Average Total price: $439

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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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Good

6 months ago.

I own T420 with i7 2720QM and it runs fantastic


Poor

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

23 months ago.

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


Good

4 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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