Average Bench: 45.9% (407th of 1158)

Based on 9,877 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 0FABFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 25%Average: 45.9% Great: 54%
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3520M averaged 54.1% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 82Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 81.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3520M is 28.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3520M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 212Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 215Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,877 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.4 SC Int 80 96.2
31.8 SC Float 82 98.7
31.4 SC Mixed 81.1 97.4
64.8% 81 Pts
Min Avg Max
83.2 QC Int 206 239
86.8 QC Float 206 238
89.3 QC Mixed 209 242
46.9% 207 Pts
Min Avg Max
112 MC Int 212 240
119 MC Float 212 239
107 MC Mixed 215 245
32% 213 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
SC Int 91
SC Float 95.6
SC Mixed 93.7
75% 93.4 Pts
QC Int 227
QC Float 232
QC Mixed 239
53% 233 Pts
MC Int 240
MC Float 234
MC Mixed 244
36% 239 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80
SC Float 87.8
SC Mixed 87.1
68% 85 Pts
QC Int 233
QC Float 232
QC Mixed 231
53% 232 Pts
MC Int 231
MC Float 233
MC Mixed 236
35% 233 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.9
SC Float 93.2
SC Mixed 92
73% 90.7 Pts
QC Int 217
QC Float 204
QC Mixed 220
48% 214 Pts
MC Int 223
MC Float 221
MC Mixed 225
34% 223 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 88.1
SC Float 92.3
SC Mixed 84.1
70% 88.2 Pts
QC Int 221
QC Float 213
QC Mixed 224
50% 220 Pts
MC Int 216
MC Float 216
MC Mixed 217
32% 216 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.7
SC Float 89.8
SC Mixed 87.1
70% 87.5 Pts
QC Int 212
QC Float 213
QC Mixed 212
48% 212 Pts
MC Int 212
MC Float 188
MC Mixed 196
30% 199 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 49.2
SC Float 59.8
SC Mixed 73.6
49% 60.9 Pts
QC Int 148
QC Float 165
QC Mixed 168
36% 160 Pts
MC Int 144
MC Float 172
MC Mixed 171
24% 162 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 31.1
SC Float 30.9
SC Mixed 31.6
25% 31.2 Pts
QC Int 136
QC Float 159
QC Mixed 201
37% 165 Pts
MC Int 236
MC Float 228
MC Mixed 235
35% 233 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 39.5
SC Float 44.9
SC Mixed 43.3
34% 42.6 Pts
QC Int 96.3
QC Float 102
QC Mixed 118
24% 105 Pts
MC Int 151
MC Float 197
MC Mixed 206
28% 185 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,039,991 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-3520M Builds (Compare 3,475 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: HP EliteBook 8470p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $149

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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

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


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