Average Bench: 59.4% (480th of 1265)

more Based on 39,515 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, , 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000206A7, 1FABFBFF000206A7, 40F3D6B28CFDB8C8 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 3.10GHz Turbo Boost

The Intel Core i7-2370QM is a 2009 Sandy Bridge laptop CPU. With four physical cores and eight threads the 2370QM is able to handle single, dual and multi-core workloads equally well. Comparing the 2670QM and the 3630QM, its Ivy Bridge counterpart, shows that the newer Ivy Bridge processor is approximately 30% faster, has the same TDP (45 Watts) and shares a common socket (FCPGA988) with the 2370QM. An interesting comparison is between the 2670QM and the 2600K, these processors share the same micro-architecture (Sandy Bridge) yet the desktop 2600K is over 50% faster. The gap between Laptop and Desktop processors has been significantly narrowed in newer generations. [Mar '14 CPUPro]

Poor: 37%Average: 59.4% Great: 69%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2670QM averaged 40.6% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 80.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 66.1Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2670QM is 31.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-2670QM performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 294Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 292Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 39,515 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.9 Memory 80.7 88.6
20.9 1-Core 66.1 80.6
40.6 2-Core 124 156
57.1% 90.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
70.4 4-Core 211 286
101 8-Core 292 378
32.7% 251 Pts
Min Avg Max
104 64-Core 294 381
19.7% 294 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 78.5
2-Core 150
64% 104 Pts
4-Core 266
8-Core 372
42% 319 Pts
64-Core 376
25% 376 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.4
1-Core 73.7
2-Core 157
63% 104 Pts
4-Core 289
8-Core 377
44% 333 Pts
64-Core 382
26% 382 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 48.8
1-Core 72
2-Core 90.3
44% 70.4 Pts
4-Core 57.5
8-Core 186
14% 122 Pts
64-Core 54.6
4% 54.6 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,602,844 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $218 @ launch in Sep '11
AmazonUS $2002 years
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Typical Core i7-2670QM Builds (Compare 3,663 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $228

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-2670QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ4'11
Processor Numberi7-2670QM
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.1 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP45 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Macrovision License RequiredNo

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21.3 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

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)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
My WiFi TechYes
4G WiMAX Wireless TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5 (rPGA998)
Graphics and IMC Lithography32 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

Intel Core i7 2670QM (Sandy Bridge)...

Added 6 years ago.

Excellent

7 months ago.

worked without any issues for 10 years


Good

9 months ago.

i have used this CPU in my laptop forever now and its still just fine


Poor

8 months ago.

Very good performance and reliable processor.


Poor

6 years ago.


Good

10 months ago.

I am using i7-2670QM on my asus laptop more than 7 years without any problems.


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

5 months ago.

Super bad thermals. It has 8 threads, but it won't hold 2.2 GHz because of thermal throttling on most mobile systems. An i3 from 2 years ago will still out perform it because of the higher IPC and much better thermals.


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