Average Bench: 68.2% (399th of 1358)

Based on 5,414 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, , 0FABFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4900MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz

The i7-4900MQ is a top end 2013 Haswell Laptop CPU. It sports Intel's standard i7 configuration of four physical cores with support for eight hyper-threads. Comparing the 4990MQ and the flagship desktop i7-4770 shows that the performance gap between Desktop and Laptop CPUs no longer exists amongst top end Haswell based CPUs. Looking at the 4900MQ and the 3630QM Ivy Bridge Laptop CPU shows that the 4900MQ is around 30% faster, which is a big jump considering the relatively narrow age gap between the two. Overall the 4900MQ is a superb Laptop CPU that is able to give even the latest top of the range Desktop CPUs a run for their money. [Mar '14 CPUPro]

Poor: 39%Average: 68.2% Great: 79%
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4900MQ averaged 31.7% 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 78.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 94.7Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4900MQ is 39.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4900MQ performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 463Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 465Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,414 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.9 Memory 78.3 88.9
25.9 1-Core 94.7 110
56.6 2-Core 182 215
69.7% 118 Pts
Min Avg Max
88.8 4-Core 316 401
127 8-Core 465 576
50.3% 390 Pts
Min Avg Max
126 64-Core 463 575
31.1% 463 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 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.7
1-Core 109
2-Core 211
77% 133 Pts
4-Core 376
8-Core 550
60% 463 Pts
64-Core 494
33% 494 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.3
1-Core 110
2-Core 216
78% 135 Pts
4-Core 376
8-Core 578
61% 477 Pts
64-Core 574
39% 574 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.7
1-Core 109
2-Core 210
75% 131 Pts
4-Core 343
8-Core 521
55% 432 Pts
64-Core 518
35% 518 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.7
1-Core 103
2-Core 176
72% 120 Pts
4-Core 298
8-Core 495
50% 397 Pts
64-Core 488
33% 488 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $435 @ launch in Mar '13
AmazonUS $5567 hrs
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Typical Core i7-4900MQ Builds (Compare 5,010 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision M4800

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $556

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4900MQ Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'13
Processor Numberi7-4900MQ
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$568.00 - $570.00
Clock Speed2.8 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.8 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 Frequency1.3 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)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm x 4.7mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCPGA946

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

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