Intel Core i7 3720QM 

Released April, 2012
  • 2.6 GHz
  • Quad core
6.8 Out of 10

Explore 1 laptop with the Intel Core i7 3720QM

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i7 3720QM among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i7 3720QM
8.9
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i7 3720QM
8.4
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i7 3720QM
6.6
Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i7 3720QM
6.4
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i7 3720QM
5.3
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i7 3720QM
5.2
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i7 3720QM
6.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i7 3720QM

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3720QM
12.82 mHash/s
Core i7 3520M
6.34 mHash/s
Core i7 3740QM
13.55 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3720QM
1 fps
Core i7 3740QM
1.11 fps
Core i7 3520M
0.94 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i7 3720QM
2,908

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i7 3720QM
2,076

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i7 3720QM
6,087

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3720QM
11,494

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3720QM
2,960

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3720QM
2,410,000 MB/s
Core i7 3740QM
2,470,000 MB/s
Core i7 3520M
2,440,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type
  1. BGA 1224
  2. rPGA 988B
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. AES
  3. SSE
  4. SSE2
  5. SSE4.1
  6. SSE3
  7. Supplemental SSE3
  8. SSE4.2
  9. AVX
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year
Performance per watt 13.33 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3L-1600
  2. DDR3
  3. DDR3L-1333
  4. DDR3RS-1600
  5. DDR3RS-1333
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 8 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm
Transistor count 1,400,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 26
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.48 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX 10.x
Number of displays supported 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz
3DMark06 5,344.5

bus

Architecture DMI
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s
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