Average Bench: 58.6% (254th of 1144)

Based on 30,196 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: 58.6% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4700MQ averaged 41.3% 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 86.7Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 86.6Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4700MQ is 40.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4700MQ performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 425Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 416Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,196 samples)
Min Avg Max
51.5 SC Int 86.7 98.8
50.4 SC Float 86.6 101
48.8 SC Mixed 85.7 98.9
69.1% 86.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
152 QC Int 284 363
150 QC Float 289 361
129 QC Mixed 284 360
64.7% 285 Pts
Min Avg Max
192 MC Int 401 474
212 MC Float 425 507
130 MC Mixed 416 500
62% 414 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 89.9
SC Float 97.8
SC Mixed 95.2
75% 94.3 Pts
QC Int 326
QC Float 320
QC Mixed 331
74% 325 Pts
MC Int 474
MC Float 508
MC Mixed 501
74% 495 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.2
SC Float 82.4
SC Mixed 84
71% 88.2 Pts
QC Int 289
QC Float 304
QC Mixed 303
68% 299 Pts
MC Int 440
MC Float 460
MC Mixed 460
68% 453 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 65.6
SC Float 65
SC Mixed 64.6
52% 65.1 Pts
QC Int 193
QC Float 197
QC Mixed 184
43% 191 Pts
MC Int 302
MC Float 316
MC Mixed 309
46% 309 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,006,580 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $370 @ launch in Mar '13
AmazonUS $2092 years
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Typical Core i7-4700MQ Builds (Compare 3,002 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

System: Lenovo 20217

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $299

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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

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Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

28 days ago.

problably one of the worst CPUs to get on the market today. it runs way too slow, and i would never recommend it to anyone.


Excellent

1 month 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

8 months ago.

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


Average

4 years ago.


Terrible

16 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


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