Average Bench: 59.5% (485th of 1276)

more Based on 42,783 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: 39%Average: 59.5% Great: 68%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2670QM averaged 40.5% 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 80.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 67.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2670QM is 29.8%. 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 302Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 299Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 42,783 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.8 Memory 80.5 89.1
21.1 1-Core 67.7 80.4
41.3 2-Core 128 156
57.8% 92 Pts
Min Avg Max
69.9 4-Core 213 286
102 8-Core 299 378
33.2% 256 Pts
Min Avg Max
103 64-Core 302 381
20.3% 302 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.7
1-Core 73.2
2-Core 143
61% 99 Pts
4-Core 245
8-Core 366
39% 305 Pts
64-Core 325
22% 325 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.5
1-Core 72.9
2-Core 126
58% 92.4 Pts
4-Core 218
8-Core 310
34% 264 Pts
64-Core 366
24% 366 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.4
1-Core 80.8
2-Core 156
64% 106 Pts
4-Core 127
8-Core 203
21% 165 Pts
64-Core 190
13% 190 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,533,614 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $218 @ launch in Sep '11
AmazonUS $2003 years
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Typical Core i7-2670QM Builds (Compare 5,047 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $232

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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.

Good

6 days ago.

worked without any issues for 10 years


Good

13 months ago.

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


Poor

12 months ago.

Very good performance and reliable processor.


Poor

6 years ago.


Good

13 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

9 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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