Average Bench: 46.6% (365th of 1110)

Based on 6,478 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 0FABFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 27%Average: 46.6% Great: 54%
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3520M averaged 53.3% 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 84.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 83.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3520M is 27%. 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 218Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,478 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.8 SC Int 81.3 96.4
33.2 SC Float 84.6 99.3
32.6 SC Mixed 83.1 97.9
66.4% 83 Pts
Min Avg Max
91.9 QC Int 207 238
107 QC Float 210 239
119 QC Mixed 212 242
47.5% 210 Pts
Min Avg Max
137 MC Int 214 239
147 MC Float 215 240
151 MC Mixed 218 245
32.4% 216 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.4
SC Float 96.7
SC Mixed 95.1
76% 95.1 Pts
QC Int 236
QC Float 237
QC Mixed 241
54% 238 Pts
MC Int 236
MC Float 236
MC Mixed 240
36% 237 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
SC Int 93.9
SC Float 96.7
SC Mixed 95.4
76% 95.3 Pts
QC Int 234
QC Float 230
QC Mixed 234
53% 233 Pts
MC Int 220
MC Float 234
MC Mixed 239
34% 231 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.6
SC Float 95.4
SC Mixed 95.2
76% 94.7 Pts
QC Int 218
QC Float 238
QC Mixed 222
51% 226 Pts
MC Int 196
MC Float 233
MC Mixed 238
33% 222 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.9
SC Float 95
SC Mixed 90.9
74% 92.6 Pts
QC Int 222
QC Float 225
QC Mixed 224
51% 224 Pts
MC Int 220
MC Float 226
MC Mixed 227
34% 224 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 55.3
SC Float 73.4
SC Mixed 81
56% 69.9 Pts
QC Int 240
QC Float 237
QC Mixed 233
54% 236 Pts
MC Int 226
MC Float 232
MC Mixed 234
35% 231 Pts
Socket BGA1023, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
SC Int 88.1
SC Float 92.7
SC Mixed 89.2
72% 90 Pts
QC Int 218
QC Float 221
QC Mixed 210
49% 216 Pts
MC Int 223
MC Float 218
MC Mixed 224
33% 221 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.6
SC Float 80.9
SC Mixed 79.1
64% 79.5 Pts
QC Int 201
QC Float 183
QC Mixed 205
44% 196 Pts
MC Int 201
MC Float 202
MC Mixed 206
30% 203 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 59.7
SC Float 68
SC Mixed 60.5
50% 62.7 Pts
QC Int 154
QC Float 132
QC Mixed 154
33% 146 Pts
MC Int 145
MC Float 149
MC Mixed 155
22% 150 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,333,533 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-3520M Builds (Compare 3,125 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: 87% - Excellent Total price: $104

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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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