Average Bench: 69.7% (303rd of 1272)

Based on 4,673 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: 51%Average: 69.7% Great: 79%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4900MQ averaged 30.3% 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 80.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 97.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4900MQ is 28.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4900MQ performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 455Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 450Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,673 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.2 Memory 80.9 90.8
54.6 1-Core 97.6 112
89.6 2-Core 186 218
71.8% 122 Pts
Min Avg Max
138 4-Core 320 405
122 8-Core 450 558
50% 385 Pts
Min Avg Max
131 64-Core 455 560
30.5% 455 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 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.1
1-Core 102
2-Core 208
78% 132 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 515
57% 440 Pts
64-Core 514
34% 514 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.1
1-Core 106
2-Core 198
78% 131 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 435
53% 397 Pts
64-Core 433
29% 433 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.6
1-Core 111
2-Core 181
76% 126 Pts
4-Core 333
8-Core 508
54% 420 Pts
64-Core 510
34% 510 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.8
1-Core 108
2-Core 213
76% 133 Pts
4-Core 349
8-Core 503
55% 426 Pts
64-Core 496
33% 496 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.4
1-Core 96.1
2-Core 158
67% 110 Pts
4-Core 251
8-Core 360
40% 306 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $435 @ launch in Mar '13
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Typical Core i7-4900MQ Builds (Compare 2,048 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision M4800

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $541

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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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