Average Bench: 65% (153rd of 985)

Based on 1,611 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, , 0FABFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4900MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz

The i7-4900MQ is a top end 2013 Haswell Laptop CPU. It sports Intel's standard i7 configuration of four physical cores with support for eight hyper-threads. Comparing the 4990MQ and the flagship desktop i7-4770 shows that the performance gap between Desktop and Laptop CPUs no longer exists amongst top end Haswell based CPUs. Looking at the 4900MQ and the 3630QM Ivy Bridge Laptop CPU shows that the 4900MQ is around 30% faster, which is a big jump considering the relatively narrow age gap between the two. Overall the 4900MQ is a superb Laptop CPU that is able to give even the latest top of the range Desktop CPUs a run for their money. [Mar '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 17%Average: 65% Great: 80%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4900MQ averaged 34.9% 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 94.7Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 95.8Pts

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4900MQ is 62.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4900MQ performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 459Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 455Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,611 samples)
Min Avg Max
23 SC Int 94.7 111
23.2 SC Float 95.8 113
22.9 SC Mixed 94.8 112
76.1% 95.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
78.4 QC Int 318 408
79.8 QC Float 321 413
80.8 QC Mixed 316 405
72.1% 318 Pts
Min Avg Max
105 MC Int 436 536
113 MC Float 459 570
112 MC Mixed 455 562
67.4% 450 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 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 113
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 300
QC Float 326
QC Mixed 313
71% 313 Pts
MC Int 380
MC Float 394
MC Mixed 393
58% 389 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 106
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 81.1
QC Mixed 84.9
38% 165 Pts
MC Int 469
MC Float 505
MC Mixed 488
73% 487 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 38.3
SC Float 42.2
SC Mixed 41.5
32% 40.7 Pts
QC Int 118
QC Float 127
QC Mixed 118
27% 121 Pts
MC Int 197
MC Float 218
MC Mixed 206
31% 207 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 23.4
SC Float 21.7
SC Mixed 21.5
18% 22.2 Pts
QC Int 70.4
QC Float 86.3
QC Mixed 102
20% 86.4 Pts
MC Int 340
MC Float 425
MC Mixed 540
65% 435 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $435 @ launch in Mar '13
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Typical Core i7-4900MQ Builds (Compare 1,503 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

System: Dell Precision M4800

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $541

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4900MQ Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'13
Processor Numberi7-4900MQ
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$568.00 - $570.00
Clock Speed2.8 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.8 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 Frequency1.3 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 TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm x 4.7mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCPGA946

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

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