Average Bench: 69.1% (341st of 1316)

Based on 1,806 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00040661 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4980HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 49%Average: 69.1% Great: 82%
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4980HQ averaged 30.8% 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 78.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 102Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4980HQ is 33.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4980HQ performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 458Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 460Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,806 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.6 Memory 78.6 91.3
53.7 1-Core 102 118
91.8 2-Core 193 232
72.8% 124 Pts
Min Avg Max
166 4-Core 326 430
229 8-Core 460 593
51% 393 Pts
Min Avg Max
245 64-Core 458 593
30.8% 458 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 96
1-Core 114
2-Core 232
86% 147 Pts
4-Core 415
8-Core 621
67% 518 Pts
64-Core 627
42% 627 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.8
1-Core 97.8
2-Core 228
77% 136 Pts
4-Core 393
8-Core 535
60% 464 Pts
64-Core 536
36% 536 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 78
1-Core 114
2-Core 224
79% 139 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 542
63% 479 Pts
64-Core 535
36% 535 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.5
1-Core 114
2-Core 208
77% 133 Pts
4-Core 403
8-Core 585
64% 494 Pts
64-Core 590
40% 590 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.8
1-Core 108
2-Core 222
76% 135 Pts
4-Core 343
8-Core 460
52% 402 Pts
64-Core 450
30% 450 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.1
1-Core 108
2-Core 182
73% 123 Pts
4-Core 315
8-Core 442
49% 378 Pts
64-Core 443
30% 443 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 74
1-Core 103
2-Core 220
75% 132 Pts
4-Core 315
8-Core 466
50% 390 Pts
64-Core 467
31% 467 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.6
1-Core 101
2-Core 201
70% 123 Pts
4-Core 307
8-Core 456
49% 382 Pts
64-Core 445
30% 445 Pts
CPU Socket #0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.5
1-Core 87.6
2-Core 131
58% 95 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 288
32% 245 Pts
64-Core 261
18% 261 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,506,597 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4980HQ Builds (Compare 807 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4980HQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz)
Code NameCrystal Well
Launch DateQ3'14
Processor Numberi7-4980HQ
# 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$623.00
Clock Speed2.8 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4 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 Frequency1.3 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
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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