Average Bench: 56.7% (262nd of 1137)

Based on 26,056 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: 26%Average: 56.7% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4700MQ averaged 43.2% 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

Single Core Integer Speed 84.1Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 84.4Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4700MQ is 45%. 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 415Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 403Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,056 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.3 SC Int 84.1 98.6
23.7 SC Float 84.4 101
23.4 SC Mixed 83.4 98.9
67.2% 84 Pts
Min Avg Max
84.1 QC Int 274 359
95 QC Float 280 364
99.8 QC Mixed 273 358
62.5% 276 Pts
Min Avg Max
116 MC Int 386 473
162 MC Float 415 506
127 MC Mixed 403 500
60.1% 402 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 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 92.9
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 334
QC Float 345
QC Mixed 342
77% 340 Pts
MC Int 503
MC Float 512
MC Mixed 513
76% 509 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96
SC Float 99.7
SC Mixed 94.5
77% 96.7 Pts
QC Int 286
QC Float 296
QC Mixed 282
65% 288 Pts
MC Int 397
MC Float 425
MC Mixed 421
62% 414 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.8
SC Float 98.4
SC Mixed 95.5
77% 96.6 Pts
QC Int 280
QC Float 292
QC Mixed 278
64% 284 Pts
MC Int 397
MC Float 420
MC Mixed 423
62% 413 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70.2
SC Float 68.3
SC Mixed 69.3
55% 69.3 Pts
QC Int 255
QC Float 252
QC Mixed 262
58% 256 Pts
MC Int 352
MC Float 373
MC Mixed 369
55% 365 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 1.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 23.1
SC Float 23.4
SC Mixed 23.8
19% 23.4 Pts
QC Int 72.8
QC Float 73.6
QC Mixed 96.4
18% 80.9 Pts
MC Int 459
MC Float 506
MC Mixed 495
73% 487 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $370 @ launch in Mar '13
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Gaming
Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
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Workstation
Workstation 35%
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System: Lenovo 20217

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $314

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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.

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3 days ago.

Considering the computer this CPU is in is now 5 years old, I'm not complaining. It's not blazing fast, but I can run VMWare and other software that taxes it without issue. I would not reco a new purchase, but if you come across an older system for sale, it's still a workhorse.


Terrible

6 months ago.

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


Average

4 years ago.


Terrible

13 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


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