Average Bench: 42.7% (467th of 1206)

Based on 5,730 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, 0FABFBFF000206A7, 1FABFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000206A6 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
Poor: 13%Average: 42.7% Great: 55%
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2720QM averaged 57.3% 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 68.5Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 132Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2720QM is 41.9%. 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 308Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 309Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,730 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.5 1-Core 68.5 85.5
39.7 2-Core 132 166
47.3% 100 Pts
Min Avg Max
68.4 4-Core 223 309
95.5 8-Core 309 405
34.6% 266 Pts
Min Avg Max
101 64-Core 308 407
20.7% 308 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 85.8
2-Core 165
59% 125 Pts
4-Core 303
8-Core 404
46% 354 Pts
64-Core 400
27% 400 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 85.4
2-Core 161
58% 123 Pts
4-Core 269
8-Core 403
43% 336 Pts
64-Core 401
27% 401 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 81.4
2-Core 159
57% 120 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 400
42% 330 Pts
64-Core 399
27% 399 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 29.2
2-Core 58.7
21% 44 Pts
4-Core 92.4
8-Core 150
15% 121 Pts
64-Core 149
10% 149 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,105,157 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i7-2720QM Builds (Compare 2,287 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

System: Dell Precision M4600

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $384

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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

2 years ago.

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


Good

15 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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