Average Bench: 57.9% (259th of 1147)

Based on 23,788 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]

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Poor: 28%Average: 57.9% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4700HQ averaged 42.1% 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 Integer Speed 85.6Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 85.8Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4700HQ is 43.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4700HQ performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 425Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 418Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,788 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.2 SC Int 85.6 98.9
26.4 SC Float 85.8 100
25.6 SC Mixed 85 99
68.4% 85.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
105 QC Int 279 363
117 QC Float 284 362
116 QC Mixed 279 359
63.6% 280 Pts
Min Avg Max
193 MC Int 402 474
171 MC Float 425 507
166 MC Mixed 418 500
62.2% 415 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 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.8
SC Float 96.2
SC Mixed 95.6
76% 95.5 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 373
QC Mixed 368
83% 366 Pts
MC Int 467
MC Float 454
MC Mixed 439
68% 453 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.6
SC Float 98.2
SC Mixed 94.3
76% 94.7 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 319
QC Mixed 358
76% 336 Pts
MC Int 469
MC Float 502
MC Mixed 493
73% 488 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.7
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 96.5
79% 98.8 Pts
QC Int 253
QC Float 330
QC Mixed 345
70% 309 Pts
MC Int 433
MC Float 494
MC Mixed 490
71% 472 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,597,579 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4700HQ Builds (Compare 1,424 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

System: Asus N550JV

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $435

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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...

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3 days ago.

way to slow to get anything done on. never in a million years would recommend.


Good

2 months ago.

4 years in a gaming laptop, no heat issues. processor is strong.


Liked

22 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


Average

4 years ago.


Terrible

18 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

3 years ago.

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


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