Average Bench: 66.3% (370th of 1288)

Based on 35,362 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: 44%Average: 66.3% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4700HQ averaged 33.6% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 80.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 85.6Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4700HQ is 32.6%. 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 Mixed Speed 422Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 415Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,362 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.4 Memory 80.8 91.3
27.9 1-Core 85.6 99.2
55.8 2-Core 162 193
66.1% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
127 4-Core 284 363
169 8-Core 415 498
45.1% 349 Pts
Min Avg Max
193 64-Core 422 501
28.3% 422 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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 86.9
1-Core 95.7
2-Core 188
74% 123 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 481
53% 412 Pts
64-Core 488
33% 488 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.5
1-Core 93
2-Core 189
70% 119 Pts
4-Core 308
8-Core 365
45% 337 Pts
64-Core 427
29% 427 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.8
1-Core 24.6
2-Core 54
34% 48.5 Pts
4-Core 86.4
8-Core 308
22% 197 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,522,955 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4700HQ Builds (Compare 937 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Asus N550JV

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $430

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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 6 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

It's my favourite Haswell CPU (to date) and it still works like a Lamborghini after 7 years.


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Liked

3 years 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


Excellent

12 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.


Excellent

13 months ago.

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


Average

6 years ago.


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

IT'S REAALLY GREAT PROTCESSOR


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

12 months ago.

This is just over-expensive crap from intel.


Good

4 years ago.

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


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