Average Bench: 54.4% (306th of 1206)

Based on 31,050 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: 25%Average: 54.4% Great: 65%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4700HQ averaged 45.6% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 86.2Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 164Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4700HQ is 39.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4700HQ performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 423Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 417Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,050 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.9 1-Core 86.2 99.9
59.4 2-Core 164 193
59.4% 125 Pts
Min Avg Max
132 4-Core 287 365
180 8-Core 417 498
45.5% 352 Pts
Min Avg Max
215 64-Core 423 500
28.4% 423 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 96.6
2-Core 190
68% 143 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 394
46% 352 Pts
64-Core 483
32% 483 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 94.3
2-Core 180
65% 137 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 485
51% 398 Pts
64-Core 484
32% 484 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 64.3
2-Core 114
43% 89.2 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 260
30% 228 Pts
64-Core 263
18% 263 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 62.6
2-Core 115
42% 88.6 Pts
4-Core 185
8-Core 222
27% 204 Pts
64-Core 255
17% 255 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 20.5
2-Core 43.1
15% 31.8 Pts
4-Core 171
8-Core 443
36% 307 Pts
64-Core 466
31% 466 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 25,963,331 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4700HQ Builds (Compare 2,120 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

System: Asus N550JV

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $431

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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 5 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

4 months ago.

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


Good

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

21 days ago.

Cool processor


Liked

2 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

1 month 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.


Average

5 years ago.


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

1 month 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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