Average Bench: 58.1% (500th of 1241)

Based on 13,005 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 0FABFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 44%Average: 58.1% Great: 65%
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3520M averaged 41.9% 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 80.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 81.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3520M is 21.1%. 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 212Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 212Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,005 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.3 Memory 80.5 89.7
36.3 1-Core 81.8 97.5
71 2-Core 140 172
62.6% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
109 4-Core 208 242
112 8-Core 212 243
28.6% 210 Pts
Min Avg Max
98.7 64-Core 212 245
14.2% 212 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.8
1-Core 91.5
2-Core 151
70% 111 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 235
32% 236 Pts
64-Core 240
16% 240 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
Memory 80.6
1-Core 96.6
2-Core 164
69% 114 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 242
33% 242 Pts
64-Core 243
16% 243 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
Memory 80.8
1-Core 95.1
2-Core 163
68% 113 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 236
32% 237 Pts
64-Core 238
16% 238 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.9
1-Core 77.6
2-Core 155
64% 105 Pts
4-Core 228
8-Core 232
31% 230 Pts
64-Core 231
16% 231 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.5
1-Core 92.3
2-Core 160
67% 111 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 225
32% 229 Pts
64-Core 233
16% 233 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.3
1-Core 92.8
2-Core 150
64% 105 Pts
4-Core 189
8-Core 197
26% 193 Pts
64-Core 172
12% 172 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,736,021 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-3520M Builds (Compare 5,533 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 21%
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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2 months ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

It works quite well. Does the job.


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