Average Bench: 63.6% (198th of 1213)

Based on 1,234 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00040661 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4980HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 34%Average: 63.6% Great: 82%
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4980HQ averaged 36.3% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 102Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 196Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4980HQ is 47.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4980HQ performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 474Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 473Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,234 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.2 1-Core 102 122
97.7 2-Core 196 241
70.4% 149 Pts
Min Avg Max
177 4-Core 332 457
273 8-Core 473 655
52.2% 403 Pts
Min Avg Max
271 64-Core 474 653
31.8% 474 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 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 117
2-Core 228
82% 173 Pts
4-Core 425
8-Core 546
64% 486 Pts
64-Core 542
36% 542 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 116
2-Core 225
81% 170 Pts
4-Core 386
8-Core 575
62% 480 Pts
64-Core 565
38% 565 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 114
2-Core 226
80% 170 Pts
4-Core 390
8-Core 508
59% 449 Pts
64-Core 514
34% 514 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 108
2-Core 212
75% 160 Pts
4-Core 357
8-Core 581
60% 469 Pts
64-Core 497
33% 497 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 109
2-Core 216
76% 162 Pts
4-Core 326
8-Core 447
50% 387 Pts
64-Core 442
30% 442 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 109
2-Core 214
76% 161 Pts
4-Core 322
8-Core 297
43% 310 Pts
64-Core 271
18% 271 Pts
CPU Socket #0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 100
2-Core 198
70% 149 Pts
4-Core 311
8-Core 391
46% 351 Pts
64-Core 394
26% 394 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98.2
2-Core 164
64% 131 Pts
4-Core 265
8-Core 352
40% 308 Pts
64-Core 423
28% 423 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,185,079 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4980HQ Builds (Compare 1,954 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

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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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