Average Bench: 56.8% (543rd of 1265)

Based on 15,301 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 0FABFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 40%Average: 56.8% 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 78.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 81.6Pts

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 210Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 210Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,301 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.1 Memory 78.4 89.6
32.6 1-Core 81.6 97.7
62.3 2-Core 140 173
61.7% 99.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
95 4-Core 206 242
96.3 8-Core 210 243
28.3% 208 Pts
Min Avg Max
99.5 64-Core 210 245
14.1% 210 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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 82.9
1-Core 93.4
2-Core 155
68% 110 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 236
32% 236 Pts
64-Core 234
16% 234 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 79
1-Core 96.6
2-Core 169
69% 115 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 243
33% 242 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)
Memory 79.6
1-Core 94.4
2-Core 158
67% 111 Pts
4-Core 231
8-Core 232
32% 232 Pts
64-Core 230
15% 230 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.1
1-Core 79.5
2-Core 134
61% 98 Pts
4-Core 206
8-Core 206
28% 206 Pts
64-Core 205
14% 205 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.6
1-Core 55.6
2-Core 120
55% 86.3 Pts
4-Core 193
8-Core 143
24% 168 Pts
64-Core 189
13% 189 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.4
1-Core 35.4
2-Core 57.6
39% 54.8 Pts
4-Core 90.9
8-Core 88.8
12% 89.9 Pts
64-Core 91.8
6% 91.8 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,602,844 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-3520M Builds (Compare 1,802 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E6430

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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10 days ago.

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


Excellent

20 days 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

11 months ago.

It works quite well. Does the job.


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