Average Bench: 46.5% (398th of 1206)

Based on 2,613 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, 1FEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QM CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 10%Average: 46.5% Great: 60%
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2860QM 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 75.4Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 144Pts

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2860QM is 50.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-2860QM performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 338Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 337Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,613 samples)
Min Avg Max
14.8 1-Core 75.4 93.6
29.4 2-Core 144 182
51.8% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
51.6 4-Core 241 335
76.2 8-Core 337 435
37.6% 289 Pts
Min Avg Max
77.1 64-Core 338 436
22.7% 338 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 90.8
2-Core 172
62% 132 Pts
4-Core 293
8-Core 412
46% 353 Pts
64-Core 405
27% 405 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
1-Core 87.3
2-Core 170
61% 129 Pts
4-Core 299
8-Core 420
47% 359 Pts
64-Core 419
28% 419 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 94.2
2-Core 184
66% 139 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 338
39% 300 Pts
64-Core 339
23% 339 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 88.8
2-Core 160
60% 124 Pts
4-Core 265
8-Core 437
44% 351 Pts
64-Core 423
28% 423 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 65.8
2-Core 130
46% 98.1 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 330
38% 290 Pts
64-Core 329
22% 329 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 66
2-Core 128
46% 97.2 Pts
4-Core 209
8-Core 332
34% 270 Pts
64-Core 330
22% 330 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 43.1
2-Core 70
28% 56.5 Pts
4-Core 187
8-Core 369
34% 278 Pts
64-Core 336
23% 336 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Core i7-2860QM Builds (Compare 2,183 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

System: Dell Precision M4600

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $469

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-2860QM Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ4'11
Processor Numberi7-2860QM
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended Price$568.00
Clock Speed2.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.6 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 Frequency1.3 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 1066/1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 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)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 (BGA1224)
Graphics and IMC Lithography32 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1224, FCPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

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