Average Bench: 66.7% (357th of 1272)

Based on 3,295 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00040661, 1FABFBFF00040661, BFEBFBFF000306C3, 0FABFBFF00040661 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4870HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4870HQ CPU @ 3.70GHz Turbo
Poor: 42%Average: 66.7% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4870HQ averaged 33.3% 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 78.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 93.9Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4870HQ is 34.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4870HQ performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 410Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 418Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,295 samples)
Min Avg Max
58 Memory 78.1 86.9
43.2 1-Core 93.9 109
76.5 2-Core 180 211
69.3% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
133 4-Core 303 395
174 8-Core 418 540
47% 361 Pts
Min Avg Max
168 64-Core 410 536
27.5% 410 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 2.5 GHz
Memory 83.4
1-Core 101
2-Core 189
74% 124 Pts
4-Core 347
8-Core 511
55% 429 Pts
64-Core 328
22% 328 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.3
1-Core 104
2-Core 207
74% 129 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 536
58% 448 Pts
64-Core 534
36% 534 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.3
1-Core 88.2
2-Core 199
71% 122 Pts
4-Core 335
8-Core 542
56% 439 Pts
64-Core 357
24% 357 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.3
1-Core 106
2-Core 200
74% 128 Pts
4-Core 330
8-Core 515
54% 423 Pts
64-Core 495
33% 495 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 78
1-Core 108
2-Core 212
76% 133 Pts
4-Core 336
8-Core 451
52% 394 Pts
64-Core 456
31% 456 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.7
1-Core 99.3
2-Core 178
70% 118 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 474
52% 399 Pts
64-Core 472
32% 472 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.4
1-Core 75.2
2-Core 169
65% 109 Pts
4-Core 290
8-Core 377
44% 334 Pts
64-Core 397
27% 397 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.9
1-Core 92
2-Core 141
66% 106 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 313
37% 278 Pts
64-Core 314
21% 314 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,819,796 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4870HQ Builds (Compare 142 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4870HQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)
Code NameCrystal Well
Launch DateQ3'14
Processor Numberi7-4870HQ
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache6 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$434.00
Clock Speed2.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.7 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP47 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200
Graphics Base Frequency200 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.2 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 or 2x8 or 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-NIYes
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 32mm x 1.65mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1364

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

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4 months ago.

My laptop is tiny and is faster than almost any other in its price range, too bad it has terrible battery life...


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