Average Bench: 58.8% (233rd of 1104)

Based on 16,642 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700HQ CPU @ 2.40GHz

The Intel Core i7-4700HQ is a fourth generation top-end mobile Haswell CPU. With a base clock of 2.4 GHz and a maximum turbo clock of 3.4 GHz. The 4700HQ has a maximum TDP of 47 Watts and is equipped with 4 cores and 8 threads so it's equally at ease with both single-core and multi-core workloads. Thanks to the 4700HQs relatively high turbo clock speed and its relatively new architecture it achieved an effective speed of 83.3 which is staggering for a mobile processor and actually only 15% below the average of the top nine group leaders which include both desktop and server CPUs. This mobile CPU will give older workstations a run for their money. [Oct '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 27%Average: 58.8% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4700HQ averaged 41.2% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 85.9Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 85.2Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4700HQ is 45.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4700HQ performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 427Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 419Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,642 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.2 SC Int 85.2 99.2
24.1 SC Float 86.2 100
24 SC Mixed 85.9 100
68.6% 85.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
99 QC Int 283 360
115 QC Float 288 365
113 QC Mixed 284 366
64.5% 285 Pts
Min Avg Max
155 MC Int 403 477
162 MC Float 427 508
165 MC Mixed 419 502
62.3% 416 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.4
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 99
79% 99.3 Pts
QC Int 353
QC Float 372
QC Mixed 380
84% 368 Pts
MC Int 478
MC Float 505
MC Mixed 501
74% 495 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.6
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 101
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 377
QC Float 362
QC Mixed 374
84% 371 Pts
MC Int 476
MC Float 510
MC Mixed 502
74% 496 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 63.5
SC Float 69.7
SC Mixed 70.4
54% 67.9 Pts
QC Int 241
QC Float 242
QC Mixed 235
54% 240 Pts
MC Int 350
MC Float 381
MC Mixed 377
55% 369 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,858,113 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4700HQ Builds (Compare 1,104 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

System: Asus N550JV

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $465

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4700HQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'13
Processor Numberi7-4700HQ
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$378.00
Clock Speed2.4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.4 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP47 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency400 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.2 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3L 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3
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
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 32mm x 1.6mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1364

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor...

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Poor (edit your comment) Add link

20 days ago.

This cpu is pretty decent, problem is overclocking but its a laptop cpu so I really overexpected what it could do.


Excellent

3 months ago.

4 years in a gaming laptop, no heat issues. processor is strong.


Liked

12 months ago.

Comment 

(i7 - 4710HQ) Good performance up to 3.5 GHz and minimum reach 0.8 GHz for power saving. Not bad for mobile usage... On battery, I always setup limit to 1.5 GHz and it still run smoothly for 2 hours battery live.. —Jan '16


Average

3 years ago.


Terrible

7 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

2 years ago.

Good at multitasking, but easily spikes instead of gradually increasing clock speeds when in use.


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