CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 720QM vs 705e 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

4.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 720QM 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 720QM  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 720QM

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 720QM

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More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 52.81W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
More threads 8 vs 3 5 more threads
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,379 vs 3,181 Around 40% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better performance per watt 2.85 pt/W vs 1.15 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
More cores 4 vs 3 1 more cores; run more applications at once
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,543 vs 1,290 Around 20% better geekbench 3 single core score
More l2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core vs 0.17 MB/core More than 50% more l2 cache per core
Lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Phenom II X3 705e

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom II X3 705e

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.57 GHz vs 2.52 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 720QM vs Phenom II X3 705e

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 720QM
105,600 MB/s
Phenom II X3 705e
99.6 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 720QM  vs
Phenom II X3 705e 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Tri core
Socket type
rPGA 988A
AM3
Is unlocked No No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 45W 65W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 2.85 pt/W 1.15 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 52.81W

details

Core i7 720QM  vs
Phenom II X3 705e 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 3
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.17 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.52 GHz 3.57 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.52 GHz 3.57 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
Intel Core i7 720QM
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