Average Bench: 65.3% (421st of 1317)

Based on 66,711 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]

Poor: 38%Average: 65.3% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4700MQ averaged 34.7% 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. Memory Latency 80.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 83.5Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4700MQ is 38.3%. 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 396Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 394Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 66,711 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.6 Memory 80.5 91.4
23.3 1-Core 83.5 98.5
47.2 2-Core 160 192
65.3% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
88.9 4-Core 274 364
140 8-Core 394 497
43.2% 334 Pts
Min Avg Max
126 64-Core 396 500
26.6% 396 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
Memory 86
1-Core 97.9
2-Core 193
74% 126 Pts
4-Core 345
8-Core 374
49% 360 Pts
64-Core 376
25% 376 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 82
1-Core 96.3
2-Core 191
72% 123 Pts
4-Core 294
8-Core 492
50% 393 Pts
64-Core 492
33% 492 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.5
1-Core 66.1
2-Core 137
61% 97.1 Pts
4-Core 252
8-Core 370
40% 311 Pts
64-Core 376
25% 376 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 94.4
2-Core 162
69% 114 Pts
4-Core 256
8-Core 398
42% 327 Pts
64-Core 420
28% 420 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.9
1-Core 69.7
2-Core 140
62% 99.2 Pts
4-Core 221
8-Core 342
36% 281 Pts
64-Core 356
24% 356 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,424,925 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $370 @ launch in Mar '13
AmazonUS $2095 years
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Typical Core i7-4700MQ Builds (Compare 2,252 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 20217

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $289

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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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6 months ago.

If this CPU was 50$ i would say its decent for price but for 200$ get an i5-9600k or a ryzen 5 3600


Excellent

21 months ago.

best ever price/value. even in 2020.


Poor

8 months ago.

All hail the glorious i7-4700MQ that powered my recently-dead laptop. It's a wonderful CPU, lots of power to spare. It heats so much that I got my CPU fan replaced twice in 8 years but man has it got power. Best laptop cpu for a good while.


Poor

13 months ago.

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


Average

6 years ago.


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


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