Average Bench: 46.6% (298th of 970)

Based on 4,006 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 53.4% 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 84.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 82.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3520M is 26.6%. 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 219Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,006 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.9 SC Int 81.3 97.1
32.9 SC Float 84.1 98.8
32.8 SC Mixed 82.8 98.3
66.2% 82.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
103 QC Int 206 238
110 QC Float 207 238
118 QC Mixed 211 242
47.2% 208 Pts
Min Avg Max
143 MC Int 214 238
138 MC Float 215 239
142 MC Mixed 219 244
32.5% 216 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket BGA1023, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
SC Int 93.7
SC Float 99.3
SC Mixed 98.9
78% 97.3 Pts
QC Int 233
QC Float 240
QC Mixed 242
54% 238 Pts
MC Int 233
MC Float 232
MC Mixed 242
35% 236 Pts
Socket BGA1023, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
SC Int 92.1
SC Float 94.8
SC Mixed 93.5
75% 93.5 Pts
QC Int 237
QC Float 236
QC Mixed 242
54% 238 Pts
MC Int 238
MC Float 237
MC Mixed 242
36% 239 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
SC Int 92.7
SC Float 94.3
SC Mixed 91
74% 92.7 Pts
QC Int 235
QC Float 230
QC Mixed 235
53% 233 Pts
MC Int 226
MC Float 232
MC Mixed 239
35% 232 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
SC Int 96.8
SC Float 95.9
SC Mixed 96.4
77% 96.4 Pts
QC Int 213
QC Float 219
QC Mixed 218
49% 217 Pts
MC Int 238
MC Float 234
MC Mixed 243
36% 239 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
SC Int 92.8
SC Float 95.5
SC Mixed 95.8
76% 94.7 Pts
QC Int 141
QC Float 220
QC Mixed 194
42% 185 Pts
MC Int 182
MC Float 174
MC Mixed 188
27% 182 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
SC Int 76
SC Float 88.3
SC Mixed 85.4
67% 83.2 Pts
QC Int 187
QC Float 182
QC Mixed 193
42% 187 Pts
MC Int 192
MC Float 194
MC Mixed 196
29% 194 Pts
CPU Socket #0, 1 CPU, 1 cores, 1 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
SC Int 88.6
SC Float 90.9
SC Mixed 90.8
72% 90.1 Pts
QC Int 89.7
QC Float 91
QC Mixed 89.7
20% 90.1 Pts
MC Int 88.7
MC Float 90
MC Mixed 90.4
13% 89.7 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 18.8
SC Float 21.1
SC Mixed 18.9
16% 19.6 Pts
QC Int 48.7
QC Float 52.4
QC Mixed 58.8
12% 53.3 Pts
MC Int 66.9
MC Float 69.9
MC Mixed 71
10% 69.3 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,064,903 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-3520M Builds (Compare 1,403 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: HP EliteBook 8470p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $149

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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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