Average Bench: 66.4% (385th of 1316)

Based on 3,538 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: 44%Average: 66.4% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4870HQ averaged 33.6% 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 76.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 94.6Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4870HQ is 31.4%. 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 421Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 428Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,538 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.8 Memory 76.9 84.4
46.5 1-Core 94.6 109
90.4 2-Core 181 211
69.1% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
138 4-Core 306 390
191 8-Core 428 540
47.7% 367 Pts
Min Avg Max
192 64-Core 421 538
28.3% 421 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 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 94.7
2-Core 183
72% 120 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 507
55% 428 Pts
64-Core 515
35% 515 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.5
1-Core 94.7
2-Core 197
73% 125 Pts
4-Core 349
8-Core 502
55% 426 Pts
64-Core 505
34% 505 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.3
1-Core 88.2
2-Core 206
69% 123 Pts
4-Core 356
8-Core 483
55% 420 Pts
64-Core 474
32% 474 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.8
1-Core 103
2-Core 204
72% 127 Pts
4-Core 337
8-Core 422
50% 379 Pts
64-Core 451
30% 451 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.4
1-Core 97.2
2-Core 175
65% 113 Pts
4-Core 308
8-Core 457
49% 382 Pts
64-Core 470
32% 470 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.2
1-Core 40.4
2-Core 81.8
41% 62.5 Pts
4-Core 126
8-Core 209
21% 168 Pts
64-Core 198
13% 198 Pts
CPU Socket #0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 52.8
1-Core 98
2-Core 194
63% 115 Pts
4-Core 189
8-Core 194
26% 192 Pts
64-Core 188
13% 188 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,527,953 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4870HQ Builds (Compare 254 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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15 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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