Average Bench: 50.5% (280th of 1182)

Based on 40,282 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: 31%Average: 50.5% Great: 62%
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4700MQ averaged 49.4% 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 86.6Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 165Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4700MQ is 31%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4700MQ performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 412Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 407Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 40,282 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.6 1-Core 86.6 100
87.4 2-Core 165 194
59.6% 126 Pts
Min Avg Max
161 4-Core 285 366
195 8-Core 407 498
44.8% 346 Pts
Min Avg Max
217 64-Core 412 500
27.6% 412 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 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 100
2-Core 193
69% 147 Pts
4-Core 356
8-Core 500
56% 428 Pts
64-Core 501
34% 501 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
1-Core 97
2-Core 171
64% 134 Pts
4-Core 328
8-Core 488
52% 408 Pts
64-Core 486
33% 486 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
1-Core 95.4
2-Core 142
59% 119 Pts
4-Core 264
8-Core 372
41% 318 Pts
64-Core 371
25% 371 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 92.1
2-Core 178
64% 135 Pts
4-Core 280
8-Core 123
31% 201 Pts
64-Core 484
32% 484 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 71.8
2-Core 122
47% 96.7 Pts
4-Core 182
8-Core 235
27% 208 Pts
64-Core 252
17% 252 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,361,331 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $370 @ launch in Mar '13
AmazonUS $2092 years
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Typical Core i7-4700MQ Builds (Compare 3,905 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

System: Lenovo 20217

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $312

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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

5 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

15 months ago.

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


Average

4 years ago.


Terrible

23 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


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