Average Bench: 49.8% (275th of 1184)

Based on 41,059 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, , 1FABFBFF000306C3, 1F8BFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz

The Intel Core i7-4700MQ is a high end mobile Haswell (2013) CPU. Despite sporting base and turbo clock speeds of 2.4/3.4 GHz, the 4700MQ has a maximum TDP of just 47 Watts. Although the 4700MQ is a quad core processor, hyperthreading technology allows the operation of eight virtual cores which enable the 4700MQ to deal with multi-core workloads with ease. The overall effective speed rating for the 4700MQ is 85.5 which is just 12% slower than the average of the current 9 group leaders. Since the group leaders include both desktop and server models this is a particularly impressive score for mobile processor with a TDP of just 47 Watts - it's almost as good as a reasonable desktop. [Oct '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 21%Average: 49.8% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4700MQ averaged 50.2% 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 85.8Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 165Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4700MQ is 42.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4700MQ performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 408Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 401Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 41,059 samples)
Min Avg Max
37.4 1-Core 85.8 99.9
58 2-Core 165 193
59.2% 125 Pts
Min Avg Max
102 4-Core 282 362
123 8-Core 401 498
44.2% 342 Pts
Min Avg Max
128 64-Core 408 500
27.4% 408 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 100
2-Core 201
71% 150 Pts
4-Core 387
8-Core 368
52% 377 Pts
64-Core 367
25% 367 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
1-Core 94.8
2-Core 189
67% 142 Pts
4-Core 332
8-Core 484
53% 408 Pts
64-Core 478
32% 478 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98.3
2-Core 181
67% 140 Pts
4-Core 327
8-Core 496
53% 412 Pts
64-Core 494
33% 494 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 91.1
2-Core 136
56% 113 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 493
49% 390 Pts
64-Core 480
32% 480 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,953,136 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $370 @ launch in Mar '13
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Typical Core i7-4700MQ Builds (Compare 4,124 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
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Workstation
Workstation 32%
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System: Lenovo 20217

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $316

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4700MQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'13
Processor Numberi7-4700MQ
# 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 Frequency1.15 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)No
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 SupportedFCPGA946

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor...

Added 4 years ago.

Poor

7 months ago.

Great CPU, my Alienware 17 laptop has one, it's around 4-5 years old now and still surprises me with how well it performs, even with newer games.


Terrible

17 months ago.

Excellent performance, pretty low power draw. Demolishes everyday tasks and can also handle the beefy programs.


Average

4 years ago.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


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