Average Bench: 61.9% (551st of 1442)

Based on 42,062 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700HQ CPU @ 2.40GHz

The Intel Core i7-4700HQ is a fourth generation top-end mobile Haswell CPU. With a base clock of 2.4 GHz and a maximum turbo clock of 3.4 GHz. The 4700HQ has a maximum TDP of 47 Watts and is equipped with 4 cores and 8 threads so it's equally at ease with both single-core and multi-core workloads. Thanks to the 4700HQs relatively high turbo clock speed and its relatively new architecture it achieved an effective speed of 83.3 which is staggering for a mobile processor and actually only 15% below the average of the top nine group leaders which include both desktop and server CPUs. This mobile CPU will give older workstations a run for their money. [Oct '14 CPUPro]

Poor: 40%Average: 61.9% Great: 74%
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4700HQ averaged 38.0% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 75.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 82Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4700HQ is 34.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4700HQ performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 386Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 379Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 42,062 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.3 Memory 75.8 89.9
35.5 1-Core 82 95.3
59 2-Core 155 185
61.4% 104 Pts
Min Avg Max
110 4-Core 263 340
122 8-Core 379 489
40.2% 321 Pts
Min Avg Max
147 64-Core 386 490
23.9% 386 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.9
1-Core 87
2-Core 168
69% 115 Pts
4-Core 313
8-Core 444
48% 379 Pts
64-Core 445
28% 445 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.6
1-Core 88.5
2-Core 170
67% 114 Pts
4-Core 330
8-Core 455
50% 392 Pts
64-Core 465
29% 465 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.4
1-Core 80.5
2-Core 155
64% 107 Pts
4-Core 239
8-Core 338
36% 288 Pts
64-Core 344
21% 344 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.7
1-Core 82.9
2-Core 169
62% 108 Pts
4-Core 300
8-Core 457
47% 379 Pts
64-Core 72.3
4% 72.3 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.7
1-Core 78.2
2-Core 146
60% 99.9 Pts
4-Core 253
8-Core 366
39% 309 Pts
64-Core 349
22% 349 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,685,817 CPUs tested

Typical Core i7-4700HQ Builds (Compare 599 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Asus N550JV

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $450

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4700HQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'13
Processor Numberi7-4700HQ
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$378.00
Clock Speed2.4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.4 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP47 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency400 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.2 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3L 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3
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
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 32mm x 1.6mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1364

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor...

Added 9 years ago.

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2 months ago.

my Asus ROG G750JW is still running strong after 12 years of age with only 1 service call to replace hard drive!


Excellent

16 months ago.

Comment 

(i7 - 4710HQ) Good performance up to 3.5 GHz and minimum reach 0.8 GHz for power saving. Not bad for mobile usage... On battery, I always setup limit to 1.5 GHz and it still run smoothly for 2 hours battery live.. —Jan '16


Good

11 months ago.

It can handle workloads really well, also it ages extremely well too I've got a gaming machine with this exact CPU and it has never ever failed on me at all whenit comes to demands and work load.


Poor

2 years ago.

I used it a lot and did not have any problem with it


Excellent

3 years ago.

own my laptop with this CPU for many years, serves me well till those days


Average

9 years ago.


Good

2 years ago.

IT'S REAALLY GREAT PROTCESSOR


Terrible

4 years ago.

This is just over-expensive crap from intel.


Good

8 years ago.

Good at multitasking, but easily spikes instead of gradually increasing clock speeds when in use.


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