Average Bench: 53.2% (722nd of 1456)

Based on 19,660 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 0FABFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 38%Average: 53.2% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3520M averaged 46.7% 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 74Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 75.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3520M is 25.2%. 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 Speed 197Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 196Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,660 samples)
Min Avg Max
53 Memory 74 88.2
31.2 1-Core 75.8 94.8
54.3 2-Core 131 167
56.7% 93.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
82.8 4-Core 189 234
86.8 8-Core 196 234
25.6% 192 Pts
Min Avg Max
91.9 64-Core 197 234
12.2% 197 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.2
1-Core 91.3
2-Core 160
66% 111 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 224
30% 224 Pts
64-Core 224
14% 224 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 89.5
2-Core 156
66% 110 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 218
29% 218 Pts
64-Core 214
13% 214 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.8
1-Core 88.3
2-Core 155
64% 108 Pts
4-Core 218
8-Core 206
29% 212 Pts
64-Core 218
14% 218 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 84.5
2-Core 136
63% 102 Pts
4-Core 194
8-Core 191
26% 192 Pts
64-Core 189
12% 189 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.6
1-Core 52.1
2-Core 100
50% 78 Pts
4-Core 145
8-Core 151
20% 148 Pts
64-Core 181
11% 181 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.3
1-Core 67.1
2-Core 113
53% 85 Pts
4-Core 86.5
8-Core 185
16% 136 Pts
64-Core 209
13% 209 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.7
1-Core 41.5
2-Core 69.8
40% 60 Pts
4-Core 83.6
8-Core 98.3
12% 90.9 Pts
64-Core 94.3
6% 94.3 Pts
Onboard, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 46.3
1-Core 29.9
2-Core 54.7
28% 43.6 Pts
4-Core 71.9
8-Core 70.1
10% 71 Pts
64-Core 72.9
4% 72.9 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 68,098,012 CPUs tested

Typical Core i7-3520M Builds (Compare 1,414 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteBook 8470p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $28

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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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Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

9 days ago.

Still works great for basic tasks, multimedia consumption, and light programming, granted I'm running Linux.


Terrible

3 years ago.

Still holds up against far more modern processors like higher end 6th gen mobile processors. e.g. the i7 6500u (about same speed) and the i5 6300u (3520m is slightly faster). Gives a good online and office experience, as well as being suited to SD video editing / conversion and light raytracing.


Good

8 months ago.

this is mine too its runs perfect in minecraft


Excellent

3 years ago.

Great for Desktop working, multitasking


Good

4 years ago.

It works quite well. Does the job.


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