Average Bench: 52.2% (673rd of 1272)

Based on 7,394 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3517U CPU @ 1.90GHz
Poor: 33%Average: 52.2% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3517U averaged 47.8% 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 77.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 61.9Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3517U is 28.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3517U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 161Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 160Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,394 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.8 Memory 77.5 89.6
19.6 1-Core 61.9 80.9
34.9 2-Core 106 142
52.8% 81.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
53.2 4-Core 158 199
55.1 8-Core 160 200
21.7% 159 Pts
Min Avg Max
55.4 64-Core 161 200
10.8% 161 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 89
1-Core 80.2
2-Core 141
65% 103 Pts
4-Core 198
8-Core 198
27% 198 Pts
64-Core 196
13% 196 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.1
1-Core 80.3
2-Core 143
63% 102 Pts
4-Core 197
8-Core 186
26% 191 Pts
64-Core 162
11% 162 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 69.2
2-Core 119
58% 90.6 Pts
4-Core 184
8-Core 187
25% 186 Pts
64-Core 185
12% 185 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.1
1-Core 62.3
2-Core 101
54% 82.2 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 172
24% 175 Pts
64-Core 165
11% 165 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.8
1-Core 79.3
2-Core 115
59% 91.7 Pts
4-Core 188
8-Core 185
26% 186 Pts
64-Core 193
13% 193 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.3
1-Core 35.2
2-Core 68.7
42% 60.1 Pts
4-Core 101
8-Core 99.9
14% 100 Pts
64-Core 98.8
7% 98.8 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,626,731 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-3517U Builds (Compare 746 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 5521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 23% - Poor Total price: $49

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-3517U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.00 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ2'12
Processor Numberi7-3517U
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed1.9 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP17 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 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 Revision2.0
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 TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
My WiFi TechYes
4G WiMAX Wireless TechYes

Package

Package Size31.0mm x 24.0mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1023

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

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