Average Bench: 61.7% (556th of 1445)

Based on 4,317 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, 1FEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QM CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 31%Average: 61.7% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2860QM averaged 38.2% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 79.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 75.9Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2860QM is 41.3%. 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 Speed 338Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 337Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,317 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.5 Memory 79.4 90.2
18.7 1-Core 75.9 93.4
29.9 2-Core 144 182
59.9% 99.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
54.3 4-Core 243 332
78.5 8-Core 337 437
36.5% 290 Pts
Min Avg Max
79.5 64-Core 338 437
20.9% 338 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.3
1-Core 89
2-Core 174
69% 116 Pts
4-Core 335
8-Core 416
48% 376 Pts
64-Core 406
25% 406 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 87.6
2-Core 172
67% 114 Pts
4-Core 307
8-Core 400
45% 353 Pts
64-Core 398
25% 398 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 82
1-Core 87.6
2-Core 172
67% 114 Pts
4-Core 303
8-Core 406
45% 354 Pts
64-Core 407
25% 407 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.8
1-Core 83.7
2-Core 140
61% 101 Pts
4-Core 291
8-Core 408
44% 350 Pts
64-Core 385
24% 385 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.1
1-Core 86.7
2-Core 164
65% 111 Pts
4-Core 291
8-Core 301
39% 296 Pts
64-Core 91.7
6% 91.7 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.4
1-Core 67.7
2-Core 143
58% 96.6 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 368
38% 305 Pts
64-Core 398
25% 398 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.3
1-Core 67.6
2-Core 112
52% 83.7 Pts
4-Core 210
8-Core 328
33% 269 Pts
64-Core 341
21% 341 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Core i7-2860QM Builds (Compare 540 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision M6600

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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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