Intel Core i7-2720QM Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-2720QM was released in Q1/2011 and has 4 cores. The processor can process 8 threads simultaneously and uses a mainboard with the socket PGA 988. In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the Intel Core i7-2720QM achieved a result of 668 points (single-core) or 2,438 points (multi-core).
Intel Core i7-2720QM

CPU lineage

In this classification you can see to which group of processors the Intel Core i7-2720QM belongs. We also show the direct predecessor and successor of Intel Core i7-2720QM.

Name: Intel Core i7-2720QM
Family: Intel Core i7 (293)
CPU group: Intel Core i 2000M (46)
Architecture: Sandy Bridge H
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 2
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-2720QM has 4 cores. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-2720QM is 2.20 GHz (3.30 GHz). An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

CPU Cores / Threads: 4 / 8
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 4x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.20 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.30 GHz
Turbo Frequency (4 Cores): --

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i7-2720QM has an integrated graphics that the system can use to efficiently play back videos. The Intel Core i7-2720QM has the Intel HD Graphics 3000 installed, which has 12 streaming multiprocessors (96 shaders).

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 3000
GPU frequency: 0.65 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.30 GHz
Compute units: 12
Shader: 96
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q1/2011
Max. displays: 2
Generation: 6
Direct X: 10.1
Technology: 32 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 2 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors with integrated graphics can process video codecs faster. Support for modern codecs can significantly increase system efficiency during video playback.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): No
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: No
VP9: No
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: No

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i7-2720QM supports a maximum of 32 GB memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of 25.6 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR3-1066
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1600
25.6 GB/s
21.3 GB/s
25.6 GB/s
Max. Memory: 32 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 2.0 x 16
PCIe Bandwidth: 8.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Core i7-2720QM has a TDP of 45 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 45 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The Intel Core i7-2720QM is made in 32 nm and has 6.00 MB cache.

Technology: 32 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: PGA 988
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 6.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
Release date: Q1/2011
Release price: 295 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-2720QM have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3
14C 28T @ 3.60 GHz
640
Intel Pentium G3220 Intel Pentium G3220
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
634
Intel Core m3-7Y32 Intel Core m3-7Y32
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
629
Intel Core i7-2720QM Intel Core i7-2720QM
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
623
Intel Core i7-3520M Intel Core i7-3520M
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
621
Intel Celeron N5095A Intel Celeron N5095A
4C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
619
Intel Celeron N5095 Intel Celeron N5095
4C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
619

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Celeron N5095 Intel Celeron N5095
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
2227
Intel Pentium G3258 Intel Pentium G3258
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
2173
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
2163
Intel Core i7-2720QM Intel Core i7-2720QM
4C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
2137
AMD Athlon Gold 3150C AMD Athlon Gold 3150C
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
2120
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
2120
Intel Celeron N5105 Intel Celeron N5105
4C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
2097

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Celeron N5095 Intel Celeron N5095
4C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
669
Intel Core M-5Y51 Intel Core M-5Y51
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
669
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
669
Intel Core i7-2720QM Intel Core i7-2720QM
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
668
Intel Xeon X3440 Intel Xeon X3440
4C 8T @ 2.93 GHz
668
Intel Core i3-2125 Intel Core i3-2125
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
668
Intel Core i3-2120 Intel Core i3-2120
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
668

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-6500T Intel Core i5-6500T
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
2449
Intel Core i7-2820QM Intel Core i7-2820QM
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
2449
Intel Core i5-1034G1 Intel Core i5-1034G1
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
2445
Intel Core i7-2720QM Intel Core i7-2720QM
4C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
2438
MediaTek Dimensity 820 MediaTek Dimensity 820
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
2432
MediaTek Dimensity 1000C MediaTek Dimensity 1000C
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
2431
AMD FX-8150 AMD FX-8150
8C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
2431

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
586
Intel Core i3-3245 Intel Core i3-3245
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
586
Intel Core i5-3610ME Intel Core i5-3610ME
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
585
Intel Core i7-2720QM Intel Core i7-2720QM
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
584
Intel Core i5-2380P Intel Core i5-2380P
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
583
Intel Core i5-2405S Intel Core i5-2405S
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
578
Intel Core i5-2400S Intel Core i5-2400S
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
578

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
MediaTek Helio G90T MediaTek Helio G90T
8C 8T @ 2.05 GHz
1792
Intel Core i3-10100Y Intel Core i3-10100Y
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1788
Intel Pentium Silver N6005 Intel Pentium Silver N6005
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1788
Intel Core i7-2720QM Intel Core i7-2720QM
4C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1781
Intel Core i7-2675QM Intel Core i7-2675QM
4C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1781
AMD Ryzen Embedded V1500B AMD Ryzen Embedded V1500B
4C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1780
Intel Core i5-2400 Intel Core i5-2400
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1778

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i5-2415M Intel Core i5-2415M
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.30 GHz
250
Intel Core i5-2435M Intel Core i5-2435M
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.30 GHz
250
Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.30 GHz
250
Intel Core i7-2720QM Intel Core i7-2720QM
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.30 GHz
250
AMD A6-5400K AMD A6-5400K
AMD Radeon HD 7540D @ 0.64 GHz
246
AMD A6-5400B AMD A6-5400B
AMD Radeon HD 7540D @ 0.64 GHz
246
HiSilicon Kirin 960S HiSilicon Kirin 960S
ARM Mali-G71 MP8 @ 0.90 GHz
245

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD Phenom II X4 B99 AMD Phenom II X4 B99
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
4112
AMD Athlon 200GE AMD Athlon 200GE
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
4100
Intel Core i5-3330 Intel Core i5-3330
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
4087
Intel Core i7-2720QM Intel Core i7-2720QM
4C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
4085
Intel Celeron N5105 Intel Celeron N5105
4C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
4077
AMD Athlon PRO 300U AMD Athlon PRO 300U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
4075
Intel Core i3-8145UE Intel Core i3-8145UE
2C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
4070

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i5-3350P Intel Core i5-3350P
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1237
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1235
Intel Core i5-2400 Intel Core i5-2400
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1230
Intel Core i7-2720QM Intel Core i7-2720QM
4C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1229
Intel Core i5-6300HQ Intel Core i5-6300HQ
4C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
1225
Intel Xeon X3440 Intel Xeon X3440
4C 8T @ 2.53 GHz
1219
Intel Core i7-2630QM Intel Core i7-2630QM
4C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
1212

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