Average Bench: 46.5% (313th of 985)

Based on 5,316 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 0FABFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 27%Average: 46.5% Great: 54%
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3520M averaged 53.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Floating Point Speed 84.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 82.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3520M is 26.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3520M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 215Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 217Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,316 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.6 SC Int 81.3 96.5
33 SC Float 84.4 99
32.4 SC Mixed 82.8 98
66.3% 82.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
90.2 QC Int 206 238
108 QC Float 209 239
109 QC Mixed 211 242
47.3% 209 Pts
Min Avg Max
118 MC Int 213 239
124 MC Float 215 240
112 MC Mixed 217 245
32.3% 215 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.4
SC Float 98.2
SC Mixed 97.6
78% 97.4 Pts
QC Int 231
QC Float 236
QC Mixed 241
54% 236 Pts
MC Int 235
MC Float 234
MC Mixed 244
36% 238 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.8
SC Float 98.7
SC Mixed 97.7
78% 97.7 Pts
QC Int 233
QC Float 232
QC Mixed 237
53% 234 Pts
MC Int 234
MC Float 236
MC Mixed 241
36% 237 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.9
SC Float 95.5
SC Mixed 95
74% 92.5 Pts
QC Int 238
QC Float 223
QC Mixed 232
52% 231 Pts
MC Int 228
MC Float 237
MC Mixed 222
34% 229 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.1
SC Float 96.3
SC Mixed 96.2
76% 95.2 Pts
QC Int 201
QC Float 201
QC Mixed 201
46% 201 Pts
MC Int 200
MC Float 196
MC Mixed 201
30% 199 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 66.3
SC Float 72.5
SC Mixed 70.4
56% 69.7 Pts
QC Int 224
QC Float 230
QC Mixed 230
52% 228 Pts
MC Int 228
MC Float 228
MC Mixed 232
34% 229 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.9
SC Float 80.7
SC Mixed 79.5
64% 79.4 Pts
QC Int 201
QC Float 198
QC Mixed 204
46% 201 Pts
MC Int 198
MC Float 196
MC Mixed 197
30% 197 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
SC Int 78.6
SC Float 86.3
SC Mixed 81.1
66% 82 Pts
QC Int 185
QC Float 188
QC Mixed 186
42% 186 Pts
MC Int 212
MC Float 217
MC Mixed 219
32% 216 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 46.4
SC Float 40.9
SC Mixed 43.8
35% 43.7 Pts
QC Int 122
QC Float 122
QC Mixed 125
28% 123 Pts
MC Int 124
MC Float 122
MC Mixed 125
18% 124 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,432,611 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-3520M Builds (Compare 2,327 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

System: Dell Latitude E6430

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $88

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-3520M Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ2'12
Processor Numberi7-3520M
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$346.00
Clock Speed2.9 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.6 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP35 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.25 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
My WiFi TechYes
4G WiMAX Wireless TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5 x 37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31.0 x 24.0mm (BGA1023)
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1023, FCPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

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