Average Bench: 63% (197th of 1197)

Based on 1,069 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00040661 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4980HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 32%Average: 63% Great: 80%
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4980HQ averaged 36.9% 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 101Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 193Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4980HQ is 48.1%. 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 471Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,069 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.2 1-Core 101 122
94.5 2-Core 193 239
69.8% 147 Pts
Min Avg Max
174 4-Core 329 445
243 8-Core 471 643
51.8% 400 Pts
Min Avg Max
259 64-Core 474 646
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 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 108
2-Core 209
75% 159 Pts
4-Core 330
8-Core 457
51% 393 Pts
64-Core 465
31% 465 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 108
2-Core 190
71% 149 Pts
4-Core 327
8-Core 452
51% 390 Pts
64-Core 426
29% 426 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97.1
2-Core 177
65% 137 Pts
4-Core 282
8-Core 432
46% 357 Pts
64-Core 433
29% 433 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
1-Core 91.5
2-Core 164
61% 128 Pts
4-Core 245
8-Core 327
37% 286 Pts
64-Core 355
24% 355 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 82
2-Core 158
57% 120 Pts
4-Core 252
8-Core 378
40% 315 Pts
64-Core 342
23% 342 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 80.1
2-Core 148
54% 114 Pts
4-Core 255
8-Core 428
43% 341 Pts
64-Core 437
29% 437 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 82
2-Core 144
54% 113 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 289
33% 252 Pts
64-Core 283
19% 283 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,719,163 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4980HQ Builds (Compare 1,757 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
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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