Average Bench: 46% (421st of 1173)

Based on 11,184 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 0FABFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 25%Average: 46% Great: 54%
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3520M averaged 54.0% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 82.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 81.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3520M is 28.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3520M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 212Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 214Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,184 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.1 SC Int 80.4 96.1
36.7 SC Float 82.9 98.7
36.6 SC Mixed 81.4 97.4
65.2% 81.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
102 QC Int 205 239
103 QC Float 207 238
112 QC Mixed 209 242
47% 207 Pts
Min Avg Max
117 MC Int 212 240
111 MC Float 212 239
108 MC Mixed 214 245
31.9% 213 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.1
SC Float 99
SC Mixed 98
78% 97.7 Pts
QC Int 235
QC Float 230
QC Mixed 243
54% 236 Pts
MC Int 241
MC Float 235
MC Mixed 244
36% 240 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.4
SC Float 98.7
SC Mixed 97.5
78% 97.5 Pts
QC Int 239
QC Float 238
QC Mixed 240
54% 239 Pts
MC Int 240
MC Float 238
MC Mixed 241
36% 240 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.1
SC Float 98.8
SC Mixed 95.9
78% 96.9 Pts
QC Int 238
QC Float 237
QC Mixed 240
54% 238 Pts
MC Int 240
MC Float 238
MC Mixed 243
36% 240 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.7
SC Float 92.5
SC Mixed 81.8
72% 90 Pts
QC Int 240
QC Float 235
QC Mixed 242
54% 239 Pts
MC Int 240
MC Float 237
MC Mixed 245
36% 241 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.6
SC Float 95
SC Mixed 93.4
74% 93 Pts
QC Int 211
QC Float 217
QC Mixed 217
49% 215 Pts
MC Int 214
MC Float 217
MC Mixed 218
32% 216 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.2
SC Float 80.4
SC Mixed 79.8
64% 79.5 Pts
QC Int 207
QC Float 202
QC Mixed 206
46% 205 Pts
MC Int 202
MC Float 201
MC Mixed 206
30% 203 Pts
Socket rPGA988B, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93
SC Float 94.4
SC Mixed 75.7
70% 87.7 Pts
QC Int 202
QC Float 211
QC Mixed 209
47% 207 Pts
MC Int 231
MC Float 229
MC Mixed 233
35% 231 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.7
SC Float 79.5
SC Mixed 65.5
62% 76.9 Pts
QC Int 201
QC Float 188
QC Mixed 226
46% 205 Pts
MC Int 230
MC Float 177
MC Mixed 175
29% 194 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 50.1
SC Float 52
SC Mixed 51.8
41% 51.3 Pts
QC Int 198
QC Float 192
QC Mixed 221
46% 204 Pts
MC Int 228
MC Float 216
MC Mixed 215
33% 220 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,517,725 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-3520M Builds (Compare 3,744 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: HP EliteBook 8470p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $149

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-3520M Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ2'12
Processor Numberi7-3520M
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$346.00
Clock Speed2.9 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.6 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP35 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.25 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

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 (BGA1023)
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1023, FCPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

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this processor gave me a full HD game experience with a HD 4000 with 1.5GB Vram


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