Average Bench: 66.7% (354th of 1276)

Based on 69,336 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4720HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz
Poor: 46%Average: 66.7% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4720HQ averaged 33.3% 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 80.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 90.7Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4720HQ is 30.9%. 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 416Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 414Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 69,336 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.7 Memory 80.6 90.3
49.7 1-Core 90.7 105
81 2-Core 170 203
68.2% 114 Pts
Min Avg Max
136 4-Core 288 371
128 8-Core 414 527
45.4% 351 Pts
Min Avg Max
133 64-Core 416 529
27.9% 416 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 79.6
1-Core 104
2-Core 204
75% 129 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 522
60% 457 Pts
64-Core 514
34% 514 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.9
1-Core 101
2-Core 189
75% 126 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 454
52% 398 Pts
64-Core 447
30% 447 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 101
2-Core 199
75% 128 Pts
4-Core 318
8-Core 516
53% 417 Pts
64-Core 500
34% 500 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 97
2-Core 189
73% 123 Pts
4-Core 324
8-Core 511
53% 417 Pts
64-Core 507
34% 507 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.5
1-Core 91.9
2-Core 181
71% 119 Pts
4-Core 308
8-Core 353
44% 330 Pts
64-Core 368
25% 368 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
Memory 87.1
1-Core 76.8
2-Core 153
65% 105 Pts
4-Core 270
8-Core 390
43% 330 Pts
64-Core 390
26% 390 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
Memory 86.1
1-Core 102
2-Core 154
71% 114 Pts
4-Core 258
8-Core 404
42% 331 Pts
64-Core 404
27% 404 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.9
1-Core 92.7
2-Core 179
68% 116 Pts
4-Core 290
8-Core 419
46% 354 Pts
64-Core 421
28% 421 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,639,326 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4720HQ Builds (Compare 4,384 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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