Average Bench: 46.8% (309th of 980)

Based on 4,663 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 0FABFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 25%Average: 46.8% Great: 54%
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3520M averaged 53.2% 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 83.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3520M is 28.7%. 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 216Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 218Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,663 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.4 SC Int 81.9 96.5
32.8 SC Float 84.6 99
32.1 SC Mixed 83.4 97.7
66.6% 83.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
91.3 QC Int 207 238
107 QC Float 209 239
105 QC Mixed 212 242
47.4% 209 Pts
Min Avg Max
110 MC Int 214 239
123 MC Float 216 240
114 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%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.4
SC Float 99
SC Mixed 98.5
78% 97.3 Pts
QC Int 235
QC Float 237
QC Mixed 242
54% 238 Pts
MC Int 239
MC Float 241
MC Mixed 242
36% 241 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
SC Int 86.7
SC Float 92.5
SC Mixed 92.1
72% 90.4 Pts
QC Int 236
QC Float 237
QC Mixed 241
54% 238 Pts
MC Int 236
MC Float 237
MC Mixed 241
36% 238 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.3
SC Float 95.5
SC Mixed 90.8
74% 92.9 Pts
QC Int 226
QC Float 231
QC Mixed 232
52% 230 Pts
MC Int 231
MC Float 235
MC Mixed 232
35% 232 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80.2
SC Float 86.5
SC Mixed 75.1
64% 80.6 Pts
QC Int 184
QC Float 173
QC Mixed 170
40% 176 Pts
MC Int 168
MC Float 178
MC Mixed 171
26% 173 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 37.7
SC Float 41.1
SC Mixed 44.6
33% 41.1 Pts
QC Int 157
QC Float 220
QC Mixed 179
42% 185 Pts
MC Int 227
MC Float 230
MC Mixed 232
34% 230 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 49.3
SC Float 47.9
SC Mixed 54.2
40% 50.5 Pts
QC Int 128
QC Float 136
QC Mixed 119
29% 128 Pts
MC Int 154
MC Float 181
MC Mixed 176
26% 170 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
SC Int 23.8
SC Float 24.6
SC Mixed 24.1
19% 24.2 Pts
QC Int 61.2
QC Float 62
QC Mixed 62.8
14% 62 Pts
MC Int 62.6
MC Float 62.4
MC Mixed 63.1
9% 62.7 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,944,824 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-3520M Builds (Compare 1,293 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: HP EliteBook 8470p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - 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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