Average Bench: 59.2% (262nd of 1158)

Based on 25,363 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: 59.2% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4700HQ averaged 40.7% 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 86.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 86.4Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4700HQ is 43.2%. 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 431Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 427Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,363 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.4 SC Int 86.6 98.7
30.8 SC Float 87.1 101
35.6 SC Mixed 86.4 99.1
69.4% 86.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
111 QC Int 285 364
122 QC Float 289 364
111 QC Mixed 286 358
65% 287 Pts
Min Avg Max
173 MC Int 407 474
169 MC Float 431 507
193 MC Mixed 427 500
63.2% 422 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 92.2
SC Float 93.2
SC Mixed 93.8
74% 93.1 Pts
QC Int 319
QC Float 330
QC Mixed 309
72% 319 Pts
MC Int 468
MC Float 496
MC Mixed 472
72% 479 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.1
SC Float 93.8
SC Mixed 88.6
73% 91.5 Pts
QC Int 291
QC Float 300
QC Mixed 282
66% 291 Pts
MC Int 414
MC Float 449
MC Mixed 443
65% 435 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 1.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 34.5
SC Float 34.5
SC Mixed 39.1
29% 36 Pts
QC Int 95.2
QC Float 92.8
QC Mixed 94.2
21% 94.1 Pts
MC Int 135
MC Float 149
MC Mixed 135
21% 140 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,051,104 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4700HQ Builds (Compare 1,548 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

System: Asus N550JV

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $462

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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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5 days ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

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


Terrible

1 month ago.

Overheats easily


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


Average

4 years ago.


Terrible

20 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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