Average Bench: 30.4% (645th of 1117)

Based on 4,586 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000106E5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz
Poor: 14%Average: 30.4% Great: 39%
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i7 Q 740 averaged 69.6% 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 53.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 51.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 Q 740 is 24.4%. 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 201Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 194Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,586 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.8 SC Int 48.8 65.8
21.8 SC Float 53.9 72.5
20.7 SC Mixed 51.1 69.2
41% 51.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
61.4 QC Int 130 168
68.5 QC Float 144 184
65.7 QC Mixed 138 175
31.1% 137 Pts
Min Avg Max
91.5 MC Int 183 216
104 MC Float 201 238
98.6 MC Mixed 194 231
28.8% 193 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 64.1
SC Float 72.6
SC Mixed 68.6
55% 68.4 Pts
QC Int 138
QC Float 170
QC Mixed 178
36% 162 Pts
MC Int 218
MC Float 230
MC Mixed 227
34% 225 Pts
Socket 989, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz
SC Int 55.7
SC Float 51.3
SC Mixed 66.7
46% 57.9 Pts
QC Int 120
QC Float 182
QC Mixed 168
35% 157 Pts
MC Int 216
MC Float 232
MC Mixed 222
33% 223 Pts
rPGA988A Socket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 64.5
SC Float 71.8
SC Mixed 67.2
54% 67.8 Pts
QC Int 137
QC Float 106
QC Mixed 165
31% 136 Pts
MC Int 202
MC Float 221
MC Mixed 213
32% 212 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 44.6
SC Float 54.6
SC Mixed 54.2
41% 51.1 Pts
QC Int 141
QC Float 154
QC Mixed 140
33% 145 Pts
MC Int 206
MC Float 218
MC Mixed 214
32% 213 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 46.5
SC Float 55
SC Mixed 50.6
41% 50.7 Pts
QC Int 127
QC Float 143
QC Mixed 136
31% 135 Pts
MC Int 192
MC Float 209
MC Mixed 203
30% 201 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 39
SC Float 43.7
SC Mixed 40.5
33% 41.1 Pts
QC Int 130
QC Float 158
QC Mixed 138
32% 142 Pts
MC Int 202
MC Float 220
MC Mixed 210
32% 211 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 16.1
SC Float 18.3
SC Mixed 17.7
14% 17.4 Pts
QC Int 48.2
QC Float 54.9
QC Mixed 52.8
12% 52 Pts
MC Int 77
MC Float 80.1
MC Mixed 74.7
12% 77.3 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 7.1
SC Float 7.8
SC Mixed 6.8
6% 7.23 Pts
QC Int 19.1
QC Float 19.6
QC Mixed 18.3
4% 19 Pts
MC Int 26.3
MC Float 28.1
MC Mixed 25.9
4% 26.8 Pts
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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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