Average Bench: 54% (312th of 1206)

Based on 27,854 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: 23%Average: 54% Great: 65%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4700HQ averaged 45.9% 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 86Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 165Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4700HQ is 42.5%. 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 420Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 416Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,854 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.5 1-Core 86 100
53.3 2-Core 165 193
59.4% 125 Pts
Min Avg Max
122 4-Core 284 361
187 8-Core 416 498
45.2% 350 Pts
Min Avg Max
196 64-Core 420 501
28.2% 420 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 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97.2
2-Core 190
68% 144 Pts
4-Core 334
8-Core 372
48% 353 Pts
64-Core 363
24% 363 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97.8
2-Core 188
68% 143 Pts
4-Core 314
8-Core 340
44% 327 Pts
64-Core 363
24% 363 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 92.9
2-Core 190
66% 142 Pts
4-Core 308
8-Core 492
51% 400 Pts
64-Core 373
25% 373 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 45.9
2-Core 185
49% 116 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 495
51% 402 Pts
64-Core 494
33% 494 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,610,001 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4700HQ Builds (Compare 1,913 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: $425

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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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14 days ago.

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


Good

11 months ago.

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


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

4 months ago.

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


Average

5 years ago.


Terrible

2 years 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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