Intel Core i7-3520M Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-3520M has 2 cores with 4 threads and is based on the 3. gen of the Intel Core i7 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the BGA 1023 socket and was released in Q2/2012.
Intel Core i7-3520M

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i7-3520M. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i7-3520M.

Name: Intel Core i7-3520M
Family: Intel Core i7
CPU group: Intel Core i 3000M
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 3
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i7-3520M can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.90 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.60 GHz
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): 3.40 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i7-3520M has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 4000
GPU frequency: 0.65 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.25 GHz
Execution units: 16
Shader: 128
Max. GPU Memory: 2 GB
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 7
Direct X: 11.0
Technology: 22 nm
Release date: Q1/2011

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): No
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: No
VP9: No
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

Memory type: DDR3-1333
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1333 SO-DIMM
DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM
Max. Memory:
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
Bandwidth: --
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 16
AES-NI: Yes

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

TDP (PL1): 35 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i7-3520M as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

Technology: 22 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: BGA 1023
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 4.00 MB
Architecture: Ivy Bridge H
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
Release date: Q2/2012
Release price: 346 $
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-3520M have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3
14C 28T @ 3.60 GHz
640
Intel Core m3-7Y32 Intel Core m3-7Y32
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
629
Intel Core i7-2720QM Intel Core i7-2720QM
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
623
Intel Core i7-3520M Intel Core i7-3520M
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
621
Intel Celeron N5095A Intel Celeron N5095A
4C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
619
Intel Celeron N5095 Intel Celeron N5095
4C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
619
Intel Celeron N4505 Intel Celeron N4505
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
619
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i3-10100Y Intel Core i3-10100Y
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1311
AMD Athlon II X4 620e AMD Athlon II X4 620e
4C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1288
AMD Athlon II X4 620 AMD Athlon II X4 620
4C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1275
Intel Core i7-3520M Intel Core i7-3520M
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1273
Intel Core m3-7Y32 Intel Core m3-7Y32
2C 4T @ 1.10 GHz
1273
AMD Athlon II X4 615e AMD Athlon II X4 615e
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1239
AMD Athlon II X4 610e AMD Athlon II X4 610e
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1190
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Athlon II X4 860K AMD Athlon II X4 860K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
670
Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Intel Pentium Silver J5005
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
669
AMD A8-3870K AMD A8-3870K
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
666
Intel Core i7-3520M Intel Core i7-3520M
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
663
AMD A10-7800 AMD A10-7800
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
657
AMD A8-7600 AMD A8-7600
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
655
Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
652
Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-680 Intel Core i5-680
2C 4T @ 3.86 GHz
651
MediaTek Kompanio 820 MediaTek Kompanio 820
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
647
Samsung Exynos 880 Samsung Exynos 880
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
645
Intel Core i7-3520M Intel Core i7-3520M
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
644
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
644
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
643
HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G
8C 8T @ 2.36 GHz
641
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-4200M Intel Core i5-4200M
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1433
Intel Pentium G4400 Intel Pentium G4400
2C 2T @ 3.30 GHz
1432
Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Intel Pentium Silver J5005
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
1432
Intel Core i7-3520M Intel Core i7-3520M
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1431
Intel Core i7-2640M Intel Core i7-2640M
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
1431
AMD A10-6700 AMD A10-6700
4C 4T @ 4.30 GHz
1431
Intel Core i3-3225 Intel Core i3-3225
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1430
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i5-4300M Intel Core i5-4300M
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
855
AMD FX-6100 AMD FX-6100
6C 6T @ 3.30 GHz
853
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T AMD Phenom II X6 1075T
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
848
Intel Core i7-3520M Intel Core i7-3520M
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
835
Intel Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
835
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
834
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
832
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

AMD A9-9420 AMD A9-9420
AMD Radeon R5 - 192 (Stoney Ridge) @ 0.85 GHz
325
AMD A9-9425 AMD A9-9425
AMD Radeon R5 - 192 (Stoney Ridge) @ 0.85 GHz
325
AMD A8-7200P AMD A8-7200P
AMD Radeon R5 - 256 (Kaveri) @ 0.63 GHz
321
Intel Core i7-3520M Intel Core i7-3520M
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.25 GHz
320
Intel Xeon W-11155MRE Intel Xeon W-11155MRE
Intel UHD Graphics 11th Gen (16 EU) @ 1.25 GHz
320
Intel Xeon W-11155MLE Intel Xeon W-11155MLE
Intel UHD Graphics 11th Gen (16 EU) @ 1.25 GHz
320
Intel Core i7-3820QM Intel Core i7-3820QM
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.25 GHz
320
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

AMD Ryzen Embedded R1505G AMD Ryzen Embedded R1505G
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
4612
AMD Phenom II X4 980 AMD Phenom II X4 980
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
4610
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
4568
Intel Core i7-3520M Intel Core i7-3520M
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
4563
Intel Core i5-5257U Intel Core i5-5257U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
4560
Intel Core i5-4210H Intel Core i5-4210H
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
4546
Intel Core i3-4360T Intel Core i3-4360T
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
4544
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-4750HQ Intel Core i7-4750HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1.41
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2
6C 12T @ 3.10 GHz
1.41
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
1.41
Intel Core i7-3520M Intel Core i7-3520M
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
1.4
Intel Celeron G3930T Intel Celeron G3930T
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
1.4
Intel Celeron G3930 Intel Celeron G3930
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
1.4
Intel Celeron G3920 Intel Celeron G3920
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
1.4
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i3-3220 Intel Core i3-3220
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
3.31
Intel Core i3-3225 Intel Core i3-3225
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
3.31
Intel Core i5-4300M Intel Core i5-4300M
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
3.31
Intel Core i7-3520M Intel Core i7-3520M
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
3.3
Intel Core i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
3.3
Intel Pentium G4500 Intel Pentium G4500
2C 2T @ 3.50 GHz
3.3
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
3.29
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Leaderboards

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