Average Bench: 60.6% (468th of 1276)

Based on 4,232 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000206A6 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2820QM CPU @ 2.30GHz
Poor: 32%Average: 60.6% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2820QM averaged 39.4% 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 80Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 71.8Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2820QM is 38.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-2820QM performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 317Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 315Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,232 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.5 Memory 80 90.3
16.5 1-Core 71.8 88.2
30.5 2-Core 135 171
59.4% 95.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
57 4-Core 227 317
75.9 8-Core 315 418
35.3% 271 Pts
Min Avg Max
77.3 64-Core 317 420
21.3% 317 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 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 86.7
2-Core 170
68% 113 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 420
49% 373 Pts
64-Core 422
28% 422 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.5
1-Core 88
2-Core 169
70% 116 Pts
4-Core 280
8-Core 354
42% 317 Pts
64-Core 359
24% 359 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.6
1-Core 80
2-Core 160
65% 107 Pts
4-Core 252
8-Core 343
39% 298 Pts
64-Core 374
25% 374 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.3
1-Core 60.3
2-Core 104
55% 83.7 Pts
4-Core 198
8-Core 309
32% 254 Pts
64-Core 289
19% 289 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.3
1-Core 63.2
2-Core 94
53% 79.2 Pts
4-Core 186
8-Core 281
30% 234 Pts
64-Core 324
22% 324 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 36,296,404 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i7-2820QM Builds (Compare 776 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision M4600

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $300

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-2820QM Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'11
Processor Numberi7-2820QM
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended Price$570.00
Clock Speed2.3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.4 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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