Average Bench: 66.9% (378th of 1316)

Based on 5,053 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: 36%Average: 66.9% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4900MQ averaged 33.0% 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 77.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 94.2Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4900MQ is 42.2%. 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 441Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 438Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,053 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.5 Memory 77.9 89.6
22.8 1-Core 94.2 111
44.5 2-Core 179 216
69.2% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
75.3 4-Core 305 399
114 8-Core 438 554
48% 371 Pts
Min Avg Max
117 64-Core 441 554
29.6% 441 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.2
1-Core 108
2-Core 216
78% 135 Pts
4-Core 399
8-Core 526
61% 463 Pts
64-Core 436
29% 436 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Memory 83.8
1-Core 111
2-Core 215
80% 137 Pts
4-Core 366
8-Core 537
58% 452 Pts
64-Core 532
36% 532 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.9
1-Core 106
2-Core 209
75% 131 Pts
4-Core 366
8-Core 505
57% 435 Pts
64-Core 499
34% 499 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.9
1-Core 105
2-Core 200
72% 126 Pts
4-Core 328
8-Core 436
50% 382 Pts
64-Core 462
31% 462 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 59.2
1-Core 104
2-Core 119
58% 94.2 Pts
4-Core 284
8-Core 467
48% 375 Pts
64-Core 395
26% 395 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $435 @ launch in Mar '13
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Typical Core i7-4900MQ Builds (Compare 3,609 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision M4800

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - 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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