Average Bench: 44.6% (423rd of 1197)

Based on 10,552 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 0FABFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 25%Average: 44.6% Great: 52%
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3520M averaged 55.4% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 81.8Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 141Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3520M is 27.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3520M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 217Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 215Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,552 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.4 1-Core 81.8 97.5
67.4 2-Core 141 177
53.8% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
117 4-Core 210 242
121 8-Core 215 243
29% 212 Pts
Min Avg Max
142 64-Core 217 245
14.6% 217 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
1-Core 96.8
2-Core 167
64% 132 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 242
33% 242 Pts
64-Core 244
16% 244 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 93.2
2-Core 170
63% 131 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 230
32% 234 Pts
64-Core 228
15% 228 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 85.7
2-Core 139
55% 113 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 240
33% 241 Pts
64-Core 240
16% 240 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 84.7
2-Core 149
56% 117 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 236
32% 237 Pts
64-Core 238
16% 238 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
1-Core 57
2-Core 184
52% 120 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 240
33% 240 Pts
64-Core 241
16% 241 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 78.3
2-Core 129
50% 104 Pts
4-Core 194
8-Core 190
26% 192 Pts
64-Core 199
13% 199 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 67.9
2-Core 120
45% 93.9 Pts
4-Core 192
8-Core 191
26% 191 Pts
64-Core 192
13% 192 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
1-Core 64.5
2-Core 93.5
39% 79 Pts
4-Core 164
8-Core 203
24% 183 Pts
64-Core 227
15% 227 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,816,548 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-3520M Builds (Compare 4,365 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

System: HP EliteBook 8470p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 3% - Terrible Total price: $300

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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

 Comments

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9 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

It works quite well. Does the job.


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