Average Bench: 62.7% (440th of 1276)

Based on 3,286 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, 1FEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QM CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 34%Average: 62.7% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2860QM averaged 37.3% 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 81.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 76.2Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2860QM is 39.3%. 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 Mixed Speed 338Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 337Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,286 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.8 Memory 81.1 91.2
18.6 1-Core 76.2 93.5
33.9 2-Core 145 182
62% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
57.1 4-Core 245 337
78.9 8-Core 337 435
37.8% 291 Pts
Min Avg Max
85.1 64-Core 338 436
22.7% 338 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
Memory 89.2
1-Core 91.5
2-Core 180
72% 120 Pts
4-Core 345
8-Core 447
52% 396 Pts
64-Core 446
30% 446 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.9
1-Core 93.7
2-Core 183
72% 120 Pts
4-Core 338
8-Core 369
48% 353 Pts
64-Core 379
25% 379 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.5
1-Core 90
2-Core 163
66% 110 Pts
4-Core 314
8-Core 399
47% 356 Pts
64-Core 398
27% 398 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 81
1-Core 84.1
2-Core 142
64% 103 Pts
4-Core 260
8-Core 365
41% 312 Pts
64-Core 387
26% 387 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.6
1-Core 75.8
2-Core 158
64% 105 Pts
4-Core 245
8-Core 374
40% 309 Pts
64-Core 414
28% 414 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.9
1-Core 65.9
2-Core 132
58% 92.5 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 344
38% 296 Pts
64-Core 332
22% 332 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 0.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 98.3
1-Core 20.9
2-Core 42.1
43% 53.8 Pts
4-Core 162
8-Core 107
20% 134 Pts
64-Core 107
7% 107 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.5
1-Core 84.6
2-Core 141
63% 102 Pts
4-Core 198
8-Core 307
32% 253 Pts
64-Core 308
21% 308 Pts
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Typical Core i7-2860QM Builds (Compare 774 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision M4600

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - 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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