Average Bench: 61.9% (479th of 1316)

Based on 3,535 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, 1FEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QM CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 33%Average: 61.9% Great: 74%
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2860QM averaged 38.0% 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 80.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 75.7Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2860QM is 40.3%. 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 331Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 329Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,535 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.4 Memory 80.1 90.7
18.3 1-Core 75.7 93.4
32.2 2-Core 142 181
61.2% 99.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
55.7 4-Core 242 337
82 8-Core 329 436
37.2% 286 Pts
Min Avg Max
89 64-Core 331 435
22.2% 331 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 2.5 GHz
Memory 87.9
1-Core 93.7
2-Core 180
72% 120 Pts
4-Core 330
8-Core 424
50% 377 Pts
64-Core 424
28% 424 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.1
1-Core 91.5
2-Core 178
72% 119 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 431
50% 378 Pts
64-Core 432
29% 432 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.3
1-Core 89.6
2-Core 162
70% 114 Pts
4-Core 283
8-Core 422
45% 352 Pts
64-Core 429
29% 429 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 81
1-Core 93.7
2-Core 181
70% 119 Pts
4-Core 313
8-Core 422
48% 367 Pts
64-Core 424
28% 424 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.7
1-Core 90.3
2-Core 175
70% 117 Pts
4-Core 280
8-Core 377
43% 329 Pts
64-Core 305
20% 305 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 78
1-Core 85.7
2-Core 164
66% 109 Pts
4-Core 276
8-Core 401
44% 338 Pts
64-Core 403
27% 403 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.5
1-Core 89.7
2-Core 109
62% 94.3 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 341
35% 274 Pts
64-Core 333
22% 333 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.5
1-Core 84.5
2-Core 114
60% 93.4 Pts
4-Core 166
8-Core 328
30% 247 Pts
64-Core 331
22% 331 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 43,971,411 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i7-2860QM Builds (Compare 1,164 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: 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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