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    I know this sounds stupid, but I upgraded my Lenovo ThinkPad T420 from an i5-2520M to an i7-2670QM and the PassMark CPU score is now 6916.9 much higher than the i7-2670QM is supposed to score. The old i5-2520M scored 4113 but again the CPU score for that chip is only 3584 on your list. Why would the score for the CPU be so much higher than the standard score for the i7-2670QM of 5893? Is this 42386J2 motherboard just that good?

    I know most folks would just be happy about this, but I am curious as to why this particular machine is showing the CPU to be so fast.

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    The average result is a bit deceiving.
    The average is 5857, but the most frequent result is 6690.

    Here's a distribution graph from PerformanceTest for the CPUMark for this CPU.
    (red dotted line is average, obviously pulled down by a lot of people with low results, likely from power control settings in laptops)

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    But your result is still high. Might be worth looking at the individual results to see if they are all high