Average Bench: 55.5% (574th of 1276)

Based on 10,369 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2640M CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 39%Average: 55.5% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2640M averaged 44.4% 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 79.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 74.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2640M is 24.5%. 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 187Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 186Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,369 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.1 Memory 79.8 90.1
20.6 1-Core 74.1 90.9
35.9 2-Core 126 164
58.9% 93.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
52.1 4-Core 183 222
53.3 8-Core 186 223
25.2% 185 Pts
Min Avg Max
53.4 64-Core 187 223
12.5% 187 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.6
1-Core 90.6
2-Core 149
68% 109 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 222
30% 222 Pts
64-Core 222
15% 222 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.8
1-Core 91
2-Core 151
68% 109 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 224
30% 223 Pts
64-Core 221
15% 221 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.5
1-Core 83.8
2-Core 142
65% 104 Pts
4-Core 211
8-Core 216
29% 214 Pts
64-Core 160
11% 160 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Memory 86
1-Core 84.1
2-Core 128
64% 99.4 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 207
29% 209 Pts
64-Core 202
14% 202 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 88.7
2-Core 141
66% 105 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 217
30% 216 Pts
64-Core 217
15% 217 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.7
1-Core 84
2-Core 132
65% 102 Pts
4-Core 188
8-Core 188
26% 188 Pts
64-Core 191
13% 191 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.9
1-Core 89.3
2-Core 143
64% 104 Pts
4-Core 218
8-Core 218
30% 218 Pts
64-Core 221
15% 221 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.2
1-Core 88.3
2-Core 143
62% 101 Pts
4-Core 200
8-Core 214
28% 207 Pts
64-Core 205
14% 205 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.1
1-Core 64
2-Core 108
55% 84.5 Pts
4-Core 144
8-Core 162
20% 153 Pts
64-Core 142
10% 142 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,678,145 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-2640M Builds (Compare 2,741 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E6420

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Very poor Total price: $32

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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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20 days ago.

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


Good

1 day ago.

my old i7 3612qm is better !!!!


Excellent

2 months ago.

awesome cpu, only if it would have 4 cores


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