Average Bench: 57.8% (558th of 1385)

Based on 80,960 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4720HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz
Poor: 31%Average: 57.8% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4720HQ averaged 42.2% 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 70.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 79.8Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4720HQ is 40.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4720HQ performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 364Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 356Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 80,960 samples)
Min Avg Max
36.5 Memory 70.3 84.4
21.9 1-Core 79.8 97.5
41.4 2-Core 148 191
58.3% 99.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
71.9 4-Core 247 328
105 8-Core 356 492
37.8% 301 Pts
Min Avg Max
108 64-Core 364 490
22.5% 364 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 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.9
1-Core 78.7
2-Core 159
62% 106 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 417
46% 364 Pts
64-Core 471
29% 471 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.6
1-Core 78
2-Core 187
66% 116 Pts
4-Core 292
8-Core 427
45% 359 Pts
64-Core 449
28% 449 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.6
1-Core 92.7
2-Core 168
66% 113 Pts
4-Core 300
8-Core 436
46% 368 Pts
64-Core 452
28% 452 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.3
1-Core 93.6
2-Core 174
66% 115 Pts
4-Core 298
8-Core 454
47% 376 Pts
64-Core 483
30% 483 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.6
1-Core 94
2-Core 167
65% 112 Pts
4-Core 283
8-Core 387
42% 335 Pts
64-Core 406
25% 406 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.5
1-Core 95.5
2-Core 178
67% 116 Pts
4-Core 276
8-Core 388
42% 332 Pts
64-Core 404
25% 404 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
Memory 66.2
1-Core 92.1
2-Core 145
59% 101 Pts
4-Core 252
8-Core 327
37% 290 Pts
64-Core 337
21% 337 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 58,833,434 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4720HQ Builds (Compare 1,986 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
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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12 months ago.

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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