Average Bench: 65.7% (446th of 1355)

Based on 67,939 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: 65.7% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4700MQ averaged 34.3% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 80.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 83.2Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4700MQ is 37.8%. 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 415Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 410Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 67,939 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.2 Memory 80.4 91.6
22.9 1-Core 83.2 97.1
45.4 2-Core 159 189
65.1% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
84.3 4-Core 278 359
120 8-Core 410 513
44.4% 344 Pts
Min Avg Max
124 64-Core 415 514
27.8% 415 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.9
1-Core 94.6
2-Core 185
70% 119 Pts
4-Core 306
8-Core 430
48% 368 Pts
64-Core 416
28% 416 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.2
1-Core 95.3
2-Core 185
71% 120 Pts
4-Core 291
8-Core 498
50% 395 Pts
64-Core 383
26% 383 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.3
1-Core 92.1
2-Core 176
68% 115 Pts
4-Core 278
8-Core 477
48% 377 Pts
64-Core 497
33% 497 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.2
1-Core 96.8
2-Core 174
70% 117 Pts
4-Core 256
8-Core 375
41% 315 Pts
64-Core 369
25% 369 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 53.7
1-Core 23.1
2-Core 45.5
29% 40.8 Pts
4-Core 77.5
8-Core 123
13% 100 Pts
64-Core 117
8% 117 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 52,649,832 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $370 @ launch in Mar '13
AmazonUS $2095 years
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Typical Core i7-4700MQ Builds (Compare 2,603 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: 60% - Above average Total price: $284

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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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13 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


Poor

5 months ago.

best ever price/value. even in 2020.


Poor

15 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

20 months ago.

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


Average

7 years ago.


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


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