Average Bench: 59.4% (229th of 1121)

more Based on 4,871 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: 21%Average: 59.4% 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

Multi Core Integer Speed 421Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 86Pts

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3740QM is 52.4%. 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 423Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 425Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,871 samples)
Min Avg Max
29 SC Int 83.5 98.7
29.8 SC Float 86 101
28.7 SC Mixed 85.1 99.9
67.9% 84.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
81.2 QC Int 286 367
84.8 QC Float 293 380
92.7 QC Mixed 290 375
65.6% 290 Pts
Min Avg Max
132 MC Int 421 492
146 MC Float 423 493
141 MC Mixed 425 500
63.5% 423 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 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.9
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 101
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 355
QC Mixed 337
79% 347 Pts
MC Int 464
MC Float 467
MC Mixed 484
71% 472 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
SC Int 94.4
SC Float 95
SC Mixed 95.7
76% 95 Pts
QC Int 311
QC Float 314
QC Mixed 345
73% 323 Pts
MC Int 476
MC Float 467
MC Mixed 474
71% 472 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.8
SC Float 96.4
SC Mixed 96.6
77% 96.3 Pts
QC Int 333
QC Float 337
QC Mixed 340
76% 337 Pts
MC Int 479
MC Float 481
MC Mixed 493
73% 484 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
SC Int 95
SC Float 97.4
SC Mixed 96.6
77% 96.3 Pts
QC Int 308
QC Float 328
QC Mixed 331
73% 322 Pts
MC Int 492
MC Float 490
MC Mixed 498
74% 493 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.2
SC Float 97.1
SC Mixed 96.1
77% 95.8 Pts
QC Int 300
QC Float 336
QC Mixed 322
72% 319 Pts
MC Int 474
MC Float 470
MC Mixed 469
71% 471 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.6
SC Float 96.5
SC Mixed 95.3
76% 95.5 Pts
QC Int 296
QC Float 324
QC Mixed 313
70% 311 Pts
MC Int 490
MC Float 492
MC Mixed 496
74% 492 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.1
SC Float 74.4
SC Mixed 74.4
59% 74 Pts
QC Int 288
QC Float 282
QC Mixed 243
61% 271 Pts
MC Int 373
MC Float 372
MC Mixed 382
56% 376 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 39.8
SC Float 33.3
SC Mixed 32.8
28% 35.3 Pts
QC Int 126
QC Float 130
QC Mixed 220
36% 158 Pts
MC Int 436
MC Float 411
MC Mixed 457
65% 435 Pts
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Typical Core i7-3740QM Builds (Compare 1,436 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

System: Dell Precision M4700

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $350

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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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2 months 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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