Average Bench: 60.1% (512th of 1323)

Based on 5,148 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000206A6 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2820QM CPU @ 2.30GHz
Poor: 31%Average: 60.1% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2820QM averaged 39.9% 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 78.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 72.5Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2820QM is 39.8%. 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 321Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 320Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,148 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.1 Memory 78.8 90
18.6 1-Core 72.5 88.3
34.7 2-Core 135 171
59.2% 95.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
59.4 4-Core 228 319
78 8-Core 320 417
35.6% 274 Pts
Min Avg Max
82.8 64-Core 321 420
21.5% 321 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 87.2
1-Core 89.1
2-Core 173
70% 116 Pts
4-Core 292
8-Core 436
47% 364 Pts
64-Core 444
30% 444 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.3
1-Core 85.2
2-Core 153
65% 106 Pts
4-Core 263
8-Core 397
42% 330 Pts
64-Core 388
26% 388 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.7
1-Core 87.6
2-Core 159
64% 107 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 422
44% 347 Pts
64-Core 419
28% 419 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.5
1-Core 89.5
2-Core 162
66% 109 Pts
4-Core 249
8-Core 319
37% 284 Pts
64-Core 328
22% 328 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz
Memory 82.3
1-Core 66.2
2-Core 131
58% 93.3 Pts
4-Core 203
8-Core 335
34% 269 Pts
64-Core 349
23% 349 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz
Memory 82.2
1-Core 84.2
2-Core 144
64% 104 Pts
4-Core 177
8-Core 320
31% 248 Pts
64-Core 321
22% 321 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,532,901 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i7-2820QM Builds (Compare 1,381 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
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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