CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3720QM vs 1055T among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3720QM 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3720QM  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Intel Core i7 3720QM

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Front view of Intel Core i7 3720QM

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3720QM

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 3720QM

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per watt 11.87 pt/W vs 0.94 pt/W Around 12.8x better performance per watt
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 62 °C Around 70% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,820 vs 1,111 Around 65% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 54.4 $/year 5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 165.56 $/year 4.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better PassMark score 8,146 vs 5,004 Around 65% better PassMark score
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
More threads 8 vs 6 2 more threads
Newer Apr, 2012 vs May, 2010 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD Phenom II X6 1055T

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.95 GHz vs 3.47 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.02 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3720QM vs Phenom II X6 1055T

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3720QM
2,410,000 MB/s
Phenom II X6 1055T
133,900 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3720QM  vs
Phenom II X6 1055T 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
BGA 1224
rPGA 988B
AM3
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W 125W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 54.4 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 165.56 $/year
Performance per watt 11.87 pt/W 0.94 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3L-1333
DDR3RS-1600
DDR3RS-1333
DDR3
DDR2
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s

details

Core i7 3720QM  vs
Phenom II X6 1055T 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 6
L2 cache 1 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 1,400,000,000 904,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 26 14
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 62°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.47 GHz 3.95 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 4.02 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.47 GHz 3.95 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 N/A
Latest DirectX 10.x N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz N/A
3DMark06 5,344.5 N/A

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 4,000 MT/s
Intel Core i7 3720QM
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