Average Bench: 66.5% (361st of 1264)

Based on 50,427 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: 42%Average: 66.5% Great: 77%
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4700MQ averaged 33.4% 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. Memory Latency 82.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 85.3Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4700MQ is 35.3%. 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 400Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 396Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 50,427 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.3 Memory 82.1 91.4
24.9 1-Core 85.3 100
47 2-Core 163 194
66.6% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
93.8 4-Core 280 366
122 8-Core 396 498
43.9% 338 Pts
Min Avg Max
122 64-Core 400 500
26.9% 400 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, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.3
1-Core 92.4
2-Core 170
73% 119 Pts
4-Core 284
8-Core 438
46% 361 Pts
64-Core 439
29% 439 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.4
1-Core 99.5
2-Core 190
75% 126 Pts
4-Core 297
8-Core 367
44% 332 Pts
64-Core 370
25% 370 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.1
1-Core 100
2-Core 194
74% 126 Pts
4-Core 280
8-Core 372
43% 326 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,215,185 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $370 @ launch in Mar '13
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Typical Core i7-4700MQ Builds (Compare 1,026 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
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Desktop
Desktop 62%
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Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 20217

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $276

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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 5 years ago.

Excellent

7 months ago.

best ever price/value. even in 2020.


Poor

15 days ago.

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


Average

5 years ago.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


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