Average Bench: 60% (510th of 1316)

Based on 4,672 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000206A6 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2820QM CPU @ 2.30GHz
Poor: 31%Average: 60% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 63%
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 78.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 71.6Pts

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 319Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,672 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.5 Memory 78.7 90
16.1 1-Core 71.6 88.3
30.9 2-Core 134 171
58.8% 94.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
58.5 4-Core 228 319
76.2 8-Core 319 418
35.5% 273 Pts
Min Avg Max
79.4 64-Core 321 420
21.6% 321 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 2.3 GHz
Memory 88.1
1-Core 88.2
2-Core 172
70% 116 Pts
4-Core 292
8-Core 417
46% 355 Pts
64-Core 420
28% 420 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.1
1-Core 88.4
2-Core 162
68% 111 Pts
4-Core 302
8-Core 405
46% 354 Pts
64-Core 410
28% 410 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.8
1-Core 84.1
2-Core 159
66% 108 Pts
4-Core 257
8-Core 394
42% 325 Pts
64-Core 391
26% 391 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.2
1-Core 80.8
2-Core 164
64% 107 Pts
4-Core 270
8-Core 385
42% 327 Pts
64-Core 387
26% 387 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.9
1-Core 82.2
2-Core 148
63% 103 Pts
4-Core 253
8-Core 386
41% 319 Pts
64-Core 407
27% 407 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.9
1-Core 60.6
2-Core 120
56% 87.5 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 309
36% 275 Pts
64-Core 308
21% 308 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.6
1-Core 78
2-Core 149
63% 102 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 258
34% 252 Pts
64-Core 303
20% 303 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.9
1-Core 82.9
2-Core 111
61% 92.7 Pts
4-Core 191
8-Core 271
30% 231 Pts
64-Core 323
22% 323 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.6
1-Core 85.2
2-Core 111
59% 91.6 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 310
34% 261 Pts
64-Core 313
21% 313 Pts
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Typical Core i7-2820QM Builds (Compare 1,218 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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