Average Bench: 30.9% (549th of 985)

Based on 3,846 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 55.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 52.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 Q 740 is 23.5%. 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 203Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 195Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,846 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.6 SC Int 49.9 66.3
22.4 SC Float 55.1 72.9
21.8 SC Mixed 52.5 69.7
42% 52.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
65.5 QC Int 131 168
74.7 QC Float 146 184
70.3 QC Mixed 139 175
31.4% 139 Pts
Min Avg Max
101 MC Int 185 217
110 MC Float 203 239
106 MC Mixed 195 232
29% 194 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 989, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 65.8
SC Float 72.2
SC Mixed 69.1
55% 69 Pts
QC Int 173
QC Float 188
QC Mixed 172
40% 178 Pts
MC Int 217
MC Float 237
MC Mixed 228
34% 227 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz
SC Int 64
SC Float 67.6
SC Mixed 66.9
53% 66.2 Pts
QC Int 148
QC Float 167
QC Mixed 160
36% 158 Pts
MC Int 217
MC Float 241
MC Mixed 234
34% 230 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz
SC Int 47.8
SC Float 66.9
SC Mixed 67.4
48% 60.7 Pts
QC Int 150
QC Float 156
QC Mixed 150
34% 152 Pts
MC Int 213
MC Float 237
MC Mixed 225
34% 225 Pts
Socket 989, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 66.8
SC Float 63.3
SC Mixed 55.5
50% 61.9 Pts
QC Int 155
QC Float 163
QC Mixed 168
37% 162 Pts
MC Int 203
MC Float 223
MC Mixed 214
32% 214 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 26.7
SC Float 32.3
SC Mixed 29.2
24% 29.4 Pts
QC Int 102
QC Float 117
QC Mixed 114
25% 111 Pts
MC Int 199
MC Float 223
MC Mixed 214
32% 212 Pts
Socket 989, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz
SC Int 21.5
SC Float 23.9
SC Mixed 21.4
18% 22.3 Pts
QC Int 65.2
QC Float 73.4
QC Mixed 68.7
16% 69.1 Pts
MC Int 107
MC Float 118
MC Mixed 114
17% 113 Pts
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Typical Core i7 Q 740 Builds (Compare 150 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: Asus G73Jw

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $320

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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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