Average Bench: 55% (614th of 1316)

Based on 11,226 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2640M CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 39%Average: 55% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2640M averaged 45.0% 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 78.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 74.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2640M is 23.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-2640M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 185Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 185Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,226 samples)
Min Avg Max
56.4 Memory 78.8 90.5
20.9 1-Core 74.1 91
40.5 2-Core 125 160
58.4% 92.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
58.3 4-Core 183 222
55.3 8-Core 185 223
25% 184 Pts
Min Avg Max
57.7 64-Core 185 223
12.4% 185 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.8
1-Core 85.9
2-Core 99.8
63% 92.5 Pts
4-Core 185
8-Core 210
26% 197 Pts
64-Core 168
11% 168 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.2
1-Core 78.8
2-Core 127
62% 97.3 Pts
4-Core 219
8-Core 219
30% 219 Pts
64-Core 218
15% 218 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.6
1-Core 90.2
2-Core 121
65% 99.7 Pts
4-Core 189
8-Core 189
26% 189 Pts
64-Core 189
13% 189 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.7
1-Core 82.7
2-Core 140
64% 102 Pts
4-Core 207
8-Core 190
28% 199 Pts
64-Core 211
14% 211 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.2
1-Core 87.5
2-Core 163
66% 110 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 221
30% 219 Pts
64-Core 211
14% 211 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.7
1-Core 89.2
2-Core 143
67% 106 Pts
4-Core 169
8-Core 182
24% 175 Pts
64-Core 188
13% 188 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 76
2-Core 108
59% 89.5 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 185
24% 181 Pts
64-Core 191
13% 191 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 76
1-Core 87.1
2-Core 146
63% 103 Pts
4-Core 201
8-Core 202
28% 202 Pts
64-Core 204
14% 204 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,115,276 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-2640M Builds (Compare 3,851 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E6420

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $34

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-2640M Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ4'11
Processor Numberi7-2640M
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.8 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.5 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP35 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.3 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Macrovision License RequiredNo

Memory

Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21.3 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

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 Size37.5mm x 37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31mm x 24mm (BGA1023)
Graphics and IMC Lithography32 nm
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1023, PPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

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1 month ago.

Still decent for productivity in 2020, though graphical performance is rather poor by modern standards.


Good

6 months ago.

my old i7 3612qm is better !!!!


Good

1 day ago.

Better than most newer u-class mobile CPUs


Excellent

4 months ago.

awesome cpu, only if it would have 4 cores


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