Average Bench: 66.8% (421st of 1358)

Based on 78,220 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4720HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz
Poor: 47%Average: 66.8% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4720HQ averaged 33.2% 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 79.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 89.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4720HQ is 28.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4720HQ performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 440Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 438Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 78,220 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.5 Memory 79.9 89.9
42 1-Core 89.4 103
81.1 2-Core 169 200
67.6% 113 Pts
Min Avg Max
123 4-Core 292 368
160 8-Core 438 544
47% 365 Pts
Min Avg Max
174 64-Core 440 544
29.5% 440 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 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.4
1-Core 98.9
2-Core 185
72% 121 Pts
4-Core 348
8-Core 539
57% 444 Pts
64-Core 533
36% 533 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.8
1-Core 101
2-Core 200
74% 128 Pts
4-Core 338
8-Core 540
56% 439 Pts
64-Core 538
36% 538 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.4
1-Core 95.2
2-Core 141
66% 105 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 353
38% 295 Pts
64-Core 394
26% 394 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 54,508,415 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4720HQ Builds (Compare 7,499 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4720HQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ1 '15
Processor Numberi7-4720HQ
# 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$378.00
Clock Speed2.6 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.6 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 Frequency1.2 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, 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 TechYes
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
Identity Protection TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 32mm x 1.6mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1364

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

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i7 in a mobile chip that can beat desktop CPUs, yeah it's great


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2 years ago.

Laptop CPU terrible


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