Average Bench: 57.2% (273rd of 1206)

Based on 54,543 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4720HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz
Poor: 32%Average: 57.2% Great: 68%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4720HQ averaged 42.7% 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 92.6Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 175Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4720HQ is 36.2%. 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 Mixed Speed 431Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 427Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 54,543 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.8 1-Core 92.6 105
82.5 2-Core 175 204
63.5% 134 Pts
Min Avg Max
143 4-Core 297 379
174 8-Core 427 528
46.8% 362 Pts
Min Avg Max
190 64-Core 431 530
28.9% 431 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 105
2-Core 203
73% 154 Pts
4-Core 354
8-Core 530
57% 442 Pts
64-Core 524
35% 524 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 106
2-Core 199
72% 152 Pts
4-Core 333
8-Core 529
55% 431 Pts
64-Core 528
35% 528 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97.6
2-Core 191
68% 144 Pts
4-Core 326
8-Core 497
53% 411 Pts
64-Core 498
33% 498 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98.2
2-Core 188
68% 143 Pts
4-Core 319
8-Core 403
48% 361 Pts
64-Core 460
31% 460 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98.4
2-Core 172
65% 135 Pts
4-Core 283
8-Core 425
46% 354 Pts
64-Core 449
30% 449 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 77.7
2-Core 153
54% 115 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 402
45% 344 Pts
64-Core 397
27% 397 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
1-Core 86.5
2-Core 167
60% 127 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 358
39% 304 Pts
64-Core 408
27% 408 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,130,765 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4720HQ Builds (Compare 12,522 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

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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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