Average Bench: 58.6% (512th of 1276)

Based on 7,355 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, 0FABFBFF000206A7, 1FABFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000206A6 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
Poor: 31%Average: 58.6% Great: 70%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2720QM averaged 41.4% 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 66.7Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2720QM is 39.5%. 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 301Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 301Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,355 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.5 Memory 77.8 89.3
18 1-Core 66.7 85.5
32.1 2-Core 127 166
56.6% 90.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
56.7 4-Core 217 305
82.7 8-Core 301 403
33.7% 259 Pts
Min Avg Max
86 64-Core 301 405
20.2% 301 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 87
1-Core 81.8
2-Core 154
66% 108 Pts
4-Core 275
8-Core 401
44% 338 Pts
64-Core 401
27% 401 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.2
1-Core 84.5
2-Core 165
66% 110 Pts
4-Core 304
8-Core 390
46% 347 Pts
64-Core 393
26% 393 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz
Memory 83.3
1-Core 79.4
2-Core 157
65% 106 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 402
43% 337 Pts
64-Core 403
27% 403 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.6
1-Core 82.3
2-Core 164
66% 109 Pts
4-Core 294
8-Core 292
40% 293 Pts
64-Core 381
26% 381 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.7
1-Core 37.5
2-Core 142
54% 88.2 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 381
40% 312 Pts
64-Core 379
25% 379 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.6
1-Core 55.5
2-Core 95.5
51% 76.9 Pts
4-Core 183
8-Core 212
26% 198 Pts
64-Core 184
12% 184 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 35,898,720 CPUs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $29913 months
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Typical Core i7-2720QM Builds (Compare 756 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision M4600

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - 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

Added n/a ago.

Excellent

4 days ago.

I own T420 with i7 2720QM and it runs fantastic


Poor

3 years ago.

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


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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