Average Bench: 60.1% (235th of 1196)

Based on 3,381 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]

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Poor: 20%Average: 60.1% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4900MQ averaged 39.9% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 96.5Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 184Pts

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4900MQ is 53.2%. 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 454Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 451Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,381 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.4 1-Core 96.5 112
46.8 2-Core 184 218
66.5% 140 Pts
Min Avg Max
82.5 4-Core 314 403
120 8-Core 451 558
49.4% 382 Pts
Min Avg Max
121 64-Core 454 557
30.5% 454 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 105
2-Core 210
74% 157 Pts
4-Core 353
8-Core 532
57% 443 Pts
64-Core 531
36% 531 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 91.5
2-Core 182
64% 137 Pts
4-Core 302
8-Core 460
49% 381 Pts
64-Core 472
32% 472 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 85.3
2-Core 64.8
42% 75.1 Pts
4-Core 120
8-Core 152
18% 136 Pts
64-Core 245
16% 245 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $435 @ launch in Mar '13
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Gaming
Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
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Workstation
Workstation 36%
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System: Dell Precision M4800

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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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