Average Bench: 59.5% (231st of 1110)

more Based on 4,616 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , 1F8BFBFF000306A9, 0FABFBFF000306A9, 0000000000000000, 1FABFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3740QM CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3740QM CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 18%Average: 59.5% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3740QM averaged 40.5% 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 Floating Point Speed 86.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 85.2Pts

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3740QM is 55.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3740QM performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 420Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 424Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,616 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.2 SC Int 83.2 98.9
25.1 SC Float 86.4 102
24.6 SC Mixed 85.2 100
68% 84.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
83.9 QC Int 286 367
85.2 QC Float 296 383
89.6 QC Mixed 291 373
65.9% 291 Pts
Min Avg Max
126 MC Int 418 491
126 MC Float 420 493
128 MC Mixed 424 500
63.1% 421 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 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.4
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 99.7
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 374
QC Mixed 373
83% 368 Pts
MC Int 492
MC Float 492
MC Mixed 501
74% 495 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.8
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 98.9
79% 98.9 Pts
QC Int 358
QC Float 343
QC Mixed 360
80% 354 Pts
MC Int 465
MC Float 470
MC Mixed 464
70% 466 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 99.1
80% 99.5 Pts
QC Int 365
QC Float 346
QC Mixed 352
80% 355 Pts
MC Int 490
MC Float 491
MC Mixed 495
74% 492 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 33.9
SC Float 33.3
SC Mixed 34.3
27% 33.8 Pts
QC Int 162
QC Float 197
QC Mixed 232
45% 197 Pts
MC Int 443
MC Float 445
MC Mixed 456
67% 448 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 24.5
SC Float 29.8
SC Mixed 27.2
22% 27.2 Pts
QC Int 76.3
QC Float 81.5
QC Mixed 79
18% 78.9 Pts
MC Int 80.2
MC Float 75.2
MC Mixed 81
12% 78.8 Pts
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Typical Core i7-3740QM Builds (Compare 1,322 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

System: Dell Precision M4700

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-3740QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ3'12
Processor Numberi7-3740QM
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$378.00 - $380.00
Clock Speed2.7 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.7 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP45 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
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

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
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
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
My WiFi TechYes
4G WiMAX Wireless TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5 x 37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31.0 x 24.0mm (BGA1224)
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

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Excellent

6 days ago.

Five years later, this chip still keeps up with current top end mainstream laptop processors. Great deal for someone looking for a fast budget laptop or mobile workstation.


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