Average Bench: 56.7% (594th of 1335)

Based on 18,915 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 0FABFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 40%Average: 56.7% Great: 65%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3520M averaged 43.2% 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 77Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 82.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3520M is 25.1%. 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 217Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 215Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,915 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.5 Memory 77 89.4
32.6 1-Core 82.8 98.3
57.9 2-Core 143 175
61.9% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
87.8 4-Core 213 249
98 8-Core 215 250
29.1% 214 Pts
Min Avg Max
105 64-Core 217 250
14.5% 217 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.3
1-Core 52.3
2-Core 168
62% 103 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 240
33% 241 Pts
64-Core 238
16% 238 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
Memory 82.6
1-Core 82.3
2-Core 166
66% 110 Pts
4-Core 249
8-Core 248
34% 248 Pts
64-Core 247
17% 247 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 98.4
2-Core 164
70% 115 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 197
31% 220 Pts
64-Core 248
17% 248 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.5
1-Core 94.4
2-Core 168
69% 114 Pts
4-Core 235
8-Core 231
32% 233 Pts
64-Core 242
16% 242 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.7
1-Core 84.2
2-Core 162
66% 109 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 187
25% 182 Pts
64-Core 198
13% 198 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.8
1-Core 89
2-Core 153
63% 105 Pts
4-Core 211
8-Core 234
30% 222 Pts
64-Core 220
15% 220 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.2
1-Core 61.3
2-Core 45.2
42% 57.9 Pts
4-Core 86.9
8-Core 147
15% 117 Pts
64-Core 153
10% 153 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,674,144 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-3520M Builds (Compare 3,351 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteBook 8470p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Poor Total price: $30

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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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3 months ago.

Despite its age, it just keeps chugging along. Still handles tasks like rendering 1080p video without a hitch, even keeping up with newer generations of both the i7 and i5, not to mention AMD's offerings.


Terrible

9 months 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

3 months ago.

this is mine too its runs perfect in minecraft


Excellent

12 months ago.

Great for Desktop working, multitasking


Good

2 years ago.

It works quite well. Does the job.


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