Intel Core i7-920XM vs Intel Core i7-720QM

Intel Core i7-920XM

► remove Intel 920XM

The Intel Core i7 920XM Extreme Edition is the currently (2009) fastest laptop processor. It features 4 cores (quad core CPU) and Hyperthreading. Therefore, 8 threads can be worked on simultaneously.

Because of the Turbo Mode, the CPU is clocked with up to 3.2 GHz and therefore fast for single core applications.

The Core i7 9xx line has an integrated memory controller for DDR3 bars (1066 or 1333).Therefore, the memory performance is very good (compared to older CPUs with external memory controllers). Still this also leads to the higher TDP of the whole chip.

Core architecture is still very similar to the one used in the Core 2 CPUs.

The power consumption of up to 55 Watt (TDP) is quite high for a laptop CPU and because of the Turbo Mode, the power consumption should reach these high values.

With a starting price of $1054 (when buying 1000 CPUs from Intel), the price tag is quite hefty.

Intel Core i7-720QM

► remove Intel 720QM

The Intel Core i7 720QM is a fast quad-core CPU and slowest Core i7 quad core in 2009. It features 4 cores (quad core CPU) and Hyperthreading. Therefore, 8 threads can be worked on simultaneously. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache (the faster ones 8 MB).

Because of the Turbo Mode, the CPU is clocked with up to 2.8 GHz and therefore fast for single core applications like older games. Thanks to the 4 cores (and 8 threads), modern multi-threaded applications also profit from this CPU greatly (altough when using all cores, the clock speed remains low).

The Core i7 7xx line has an integrated memory controller for DDR3 bars (1066 or 1333). Therefore, the memory performance is very good (compared to older CPUs with external memory controllers). Still this also leads to the higher TDP of the whole chip.

The power consumption of up to 45 Watt (TDP) is quite high for a laptop CPU and because of the Turbo Mode, the power consumption could reach these high values. Therefore, only large laptops with good cooling solutions can house this CPU.

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Intel Core i7-940XM (compare)2130 - 3333 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-920XM2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-840QM (compare)1860 - 3200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-820QM (compare)1730 - 3060 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-740QM (compare)1730 - 2930 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-720QM1600 - 2800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-940XM (compare)2130 - 3333 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-920XM2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-840QM (compare)1860 - 3200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-820QM (compare)1730 - 3060 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-740QM (compare)1730 - 2930 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-720QM1600 - 2800 MHz4 / 86 MB
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296 mm2296 mm2
100 °C
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2.5 GT/s DMI, Virtualization Technology, Execute Disable Bit, Enahnced Speedstep Technology, Enhanced Halt State (C1E), 64, Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, Trusted Execution Technology
$1054 U.S.$546 U.S.
Intel Core i7 920XMIntel Core i7 720QM

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3.41     avg: 3.7     median: 3.9 (10%)     max: 3.9 Points
min: 2.58     avg: 2.9     median: 2.9 (8%)     max: 2.99 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4310     avg: 4322     median: 4322 (44%)     max: 4334 Points
min: 2231     avg: 3109     median: 2995 (31%)     max: 3757 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 11792     avg: 11916     median: 11916 (20%)     max: 12040 Points
min: 7709     avg: 8760     median: 8357 (14%)     max: 10398 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 11420     avg: 12682     median: 13235 (17%)     max: 13390 Points
min: 9328     avg: 10025     median: 10161 (13%)     max: 10355 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 2633     avg: 3717     median: 4197 (39%)     max: 4320 Points
min: 3420     avg: 3682     median: 3714 (35%)     max: 3952 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 312     avg: 727     median: 600 (7%)     max: 1269.32 seconds
min: 463.38     avg: 804     median: 502.3 (6%)     max: 1526.44 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 9.7     avg: 22.8     median: 19 (4%)     max: 39.78 seconds
min: 14.84     avg: 24.9     median: 16.6 (3%)     max: 47.736 seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3591     avg: 3816     median: 3797 (25%)     max: 4078 Points
min: 2892     avg: 3106     median: 3115 (21%)     max: 3307 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU - Standard 1280x1024
min: 2927     avg: 3088     median: 3167 (76%)     max: 3169 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU - Standard 1280x768 1280x768
3046 Points (100%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - Standard 1280x720
min: 2952     avg: 3067     median: 3083.5 (97%)     max: 3181 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
13 Seconds (3%)
min: 15     avg: 15.7     median: 15.5 (3%)     max: 19 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
31 Seconds (1%)
min: 34     avg: 36.1     median: 36 (2%)     max: 38 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
719 Seconds (3%)
min: 824     avg: 868     median: 851 (4%)     max: 1026 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
48000 MIPS (23%)
min: 40000     avg: 43995     median: 43260 (21%)     max: 49460 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
43210 MFLOPS (33%)
min: 32380     avg: 32845     median: 33000 (25%)     max: 33000 MFLOPS
PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 6074     avg: 6957     median: 6910.5 (43%)     max: 7776 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - CPU
7 Points (100%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 7.2     avg: 7.3     median: 7.3 (94%)     max: 7.3 points
min: 6.9     avg: 7     median: 7 (90%)     max: 7.1 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 11552     avg: 13318     median: 14150 (20%)     max: 14253 Points
min: 5822     avg: 10413     median: 10663 (15%)     max: 11155 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
3936 points (19%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-920XM → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-720QM → 90%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)