Average Bench: 58.5% (260th of 1206)

Based on 2,718 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: 29%Average: 58.5% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4870HQ averaged 41.4% 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 94Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 180Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4870HQ is 42.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4870HQ performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 418Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 423Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,718 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.6 1-Core 94 110
83.2 2-Core 180 211
64.9% 137 Pts
Min Avg Max
125 4-Core 306 400
167 8-Core 423 546
47.4% 364 Pts
Min Avg Max
153 64-Core 418 547
28% 418 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 110
2-Core 211
76% 160 Pts
4-Core 402
8-Core 497
60% 449 Pts
64-Core 495
33% 495 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 107
2-Core 208
74% 158 Pts
4-Core 387
8-Core 478
57% 433 Pts
64-Core 468
31% 468 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 101
2-Core 197
70% 149 Pts
4-Core 354
8-Core 522
56% 438 Pts
64-Core 518
35% 518 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 104
2-Core 206
73% 155 Pts
4-Core 339
8-Core 541
56% 440 Pts
64-Core 542
36% 542 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 104
2-Core 200
72% 152 Pts
4-Core 323
8-Core 520
54% 421 Pts
64-Core 520
35% 520 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 102
2-Core 205
72% 154 Pts
4-Core 323
8-Core 488
52% 406 Pts
64-Core 475
32% 475 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 99
2-Core 173
65% 136 Pts
4-Core 288
8-Core 396
45% 342 Pts
64-Core 394
26% 394 Pts
CPU Socket #0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 93.1
2-Core 160
61% 126 Pts
4-Core 307
8-Core 310
42% 308 Pts
64-Core 304
20% 304 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 73.3
2-Core 132
49% 103 Pts
4-Core 251
8-Core 258
35% 254 Pts
64-Core 327
22% 327 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,794,443 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4870HQ Builds (Compare 502 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
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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

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16 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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