Average Bench: 30.9% (606th of 1083)

Based on 4,092 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000106E5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz
Poor: 15%Average: 30.9% Great: 39%
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i7 Q 740 averaged 69.1% 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 54.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 52.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 Q 740 is 23.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 Q 740 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 204Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 196Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,092 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.8 SC Int 49.5 66.1
22.8 SC Float 54.9 72.7
21.9 SC Mixed 52.1 69.2
41.7% 52.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
66.6 QC Int 132 167
74.9 QC Float 146 184
69.9 QC Mixed 140 176
31.5% 139 Pts
Min Avg Max
99 MC Int 186 217
107 MC Float 204 239
103 MC Mixed 196 232
29.2% 195 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
N/A, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 65.4
SC Float 73.3
SC Mixed 69.1
55% 69.3 Pts
QC Int 157
QC Float 171
QC Mixed 172
38% 167 Pts
MC Int 218
MC Float 241
MC Mixed 235
35% 231 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 66.6
SC Float 71
SC Mixed 70.6
56% 69.4 Pts
QC Int 170
QC Float 183
QC Mixed 170
40% 174 Pts
MC Int 202
MC Float 223
MC Mixed 217
32% 214 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 65.5
SC Float 70.9
SC Mixed 68.4
55% 68.3 Pts
QC Int 149
QC Float 183
QC Mixed 168
38% 167 Pts
MC Int 212
MC Float 233
MC Mixed 225
33% 223 Pts
Socket 989, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz
SC Int 57.2
SC Float 65.3
SC Mixed 64
50% 62.2 Pts
QC Int 152
QC Float 168
QC Mixed 154
36% 158 Pts
MC Int 215
MC Float 229
MC Mixed 229
34% 224 Pts
Socket 989, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 62.6
SC Float 67
SC Mixed 53.9
49% 61.2 Pts
QC Int 166
QC Float 178
QC Mixed 170
39% 171 Pts
MC Int 214
MC Float 234
MC Mixed 231
34% 227 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 64.9
SC Float 70.1
SC Mixed 67.4
54% 67.5 Pts
QC Int 138
QC Float 154
QC Mixed 145
33% 146 Pts
MC Int 197
MC Float 222
MC Mixed 214
32% 211 Pts
Socket 989, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 54.5
SC Float 60.6
SC Mixed 61.8
47% 59 Pts
QC Int 135
QC Float 156
QC Mixed 153
34% 148 Pts
MC Int 211
MC Float 233
MC Mixed 222
33% 222 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 50.5
SC Float 46.6
SC Mixed 44.3
38% 47.1 Pts
QC Int 119
QC Float 130
QC Mixed 124
28% 124 Pts
MC Int 188
MC Float 210
MC Mixed 204
30% 201 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz
SC Int 11.7
SC Float 12.3
SC Mixed 8.4
9% 10.8 Pts
QC Int 28.5
QC Float 26.9
QC Mixed 33.7
7% 29.7 Pts
MC Int 50
MC Float 55.6
MC Mixed 54.8
8% 53.5 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 15%
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Desktop
Desktop 36%
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Workstation
Workstation 23%
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-740QM Processor (6M cache, 1.73 GHz)
Code NameClarksfield
Launch DateQ3'10
Processor Numberi7-740QM
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
Recommended Price$380.00
Clock Speed1.73 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency2.93 GHz
Bus Speed2.5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP45 W

Memory

Max Memory Size8 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech1.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedPGA988
Processing Die Size296 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors774 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

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