Average Bench: 61.5% (482nd of 1316)

Based on 3,591 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, 1FEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QM CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 32%Average: 61.5% 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 38.4% 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. Memory Latency 79.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 75.4Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2860QM is 40.9%. 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 329Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 328Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,591 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.4 Memory 79.7 90
18.3 1-Core 75.4 93.4
32.2 2-Core 142 181
60.9% 98.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
56.1 4-Core 240 333
87.6 8-Core 328 436
37% 284 Pts
Min Avg Max
90.2 64-Core 329 435
22.1% 329 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 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.9
1-Core 92.4
2-Core 180
72% 120 Pts
4-Core 289
8-Core 420
46% 354 Pts
64-Core 422
28% 422 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.7
1-Core 88.1
2-Core 173
69% 115 Pts
4-Core 302
8-Core 404
46% 353 Pts
64-Core 423
28% 423 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.3
1-Core 75.3
2-Core 120
61% 94 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 330
36% 282 Pts
64-Core 335
22% 335 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.5
1-Core 65.8
2-Core 128
59% 92.7 Pts
4-Core 235
8-Core 329
37% 282 Pts
64-Core 332
22% 332 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 19,003,722 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.1
1-Core 91.6
2-Core 150
69% 110 Pts
4-Core 197
8-Core 246
29% 222 Pts
64-Core 261
18% 261 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,344,557 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i7-2860QM Builds (Compare 1,279 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision M4600

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above 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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