Average Bench: 57.4% (250th of 1128)

Based on 28,874 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, , 1FABFBFF000306C3, 1F8BFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz

The Intel Core i7-4700MQ is a high end mobile Haswell (2013) CPU. Despite sporting base and turbo clock speeds of 2.4/3.4 GHz, the 4700MQ has a maximum TDP of just 47 Watts. Although the 4700MQ is a quad core processor, hyperthreading technology allows the operation of eight virtual cores which enable the 4700MQ to deal with multi-core workloads with ease. The overall effective speed rating for the 4700MQ is 85.5 which is just 12% slower than the average of the current 9 group leaders. Since the group leaders include both desktop and server models this is a particularly impressive score for mobile processor with a TDP of just 47 Watts - it's almost as good as a reasonable desktop. [Oct '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 27%Average: 57.4% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4700MQ averaged 42.6% 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

Single Core Integer Speed 84.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 84.1Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4700MQ is 44.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4700MQ performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 416Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 407Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,874 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.5 SC Int 84.8 99
27.3 SC Float 84.6 100
23.6 SC Mixed 84.1 99.4
67.6% 84.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
86.7 QC Int 278 365
106 QC Float 282 364
101 QC Mixed 277 357
63.2% 279 Pts
Min Avg Max
116 MC Int 388 474
132 MC Float 416 506
143 MC Mixed 407 500
60.5% 404 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 92.8
SC Float 93.9
SC Mixed 91.8
74% 92.8 Pts
QC Int 331
QC Float 310
QC Mixed 319
73% 320 Pts
MC Int 457
MC Float 488
MC Mixed 470
71% 472 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.8
SC Float 92.3
SC Mixed 88.4
73% 91.5 Pts
QC Int 304
QC Float 310
QC Mixed 309
70% 308 Pts
MC Int 469
MC Float 502
MC Mixed 493
73% 488 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.6
SC Float 90.5
SC Mixed 93.5
74% 92.5 Pts
QC Int 279
QC Float 295
QC Mixed 289
65% 288 Pts
MC Int 348
MC Float 376
MC Mixed 367
54% 364 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $370 @ launch in Mar '13
AmazonUS $2092 years
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Typical Core i7-4700MQ Builds (Compare 3,038 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

System: Lenovo 20217

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $319

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4700MQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'13
Processor Numberi7-4700MQ
# 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 Frequency1.15 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)No
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 SupportedFCPGA946

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

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

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Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

4 months ago.

Considering the computer this CPU is in is now 5 years old, I'm not complaining. It's not blazing fast, but I can run VMWare and other software that taxes it without issue. I would not reco a new purchase, but if you come across an older system for sale, it's still a workhorse.


Terrible

4 months ago.

Excellent performance, pretty low power draw. Demolishes everyday tasks and can also handle the beefy programs.


Average

3 years ago.


Terrible

11 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


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