Average Bench: 57.8% (242nd of 1105)

Based on 22,202 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: 21%Average: 57.8% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4700MQ averaged 42.2% 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

Single Core Integer Speed 83.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 84Pts

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4700MQ is 51.2%. 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 418Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 409Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,202 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.3 SC Int 83.5 99
23.5 SC Float 84.7 100
23.1 SC Mixed 84 100
67.2% 84.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
80 QC Int 277 361
88.5 QC Float 283 365
85.7 QC Mixed 280 365
63.5% 280 Pts
Min Avg Max
119 MC Int 392 476
126 MC Float 418 508
124 MC Mixed 409 502
60.8% 406 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.4
SC Float 97.8
SC Mixed 96.9
78% 97.4 Pts
QC Int 374
QC Float 369
QC Mixed 358
83% 367 Pts
MC Int 471
MC Float 501
MC Mixed 497
73% 490 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.1
SC Float 97
SC Mixed 96.2
77% 96.4 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 355
QC Mixed 340
79% 350 Pts
MC Int 469
MC Float 496
MC Mixed 495
73% 487 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.2
SC Float 98.1
SC Mixed 98
78% 98.1 Pts
QC Int 343
QC Float 344
QC Mixed 327
77% 338 Pts
MC Int 438
MC Float 447
MC Mixed 449
67% 445 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 45.9
SC Float 44.9
SC Mixed 40.7
35% 43.8 Pts
QC Int 137
QC Float 129
QC Mixed 131
30% 132 Pts
MC Int 278
MC Float 324
MC Mixed 316
46% 306 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,894,855 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $370 @ launch in Mar '13
AmazonUS $20921 months
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Gaming
Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 34%
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System: Lenovo 20217

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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

17 days 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.


Excellent

7 days ago.

cheaper


Terrible

13 days ago.

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


Average

3 years ago.


Terrible

8 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


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