Average Bench: 67% (352nd of 1258)

more Based on 10,078 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , 1F8BFBFF000306A9, 0FABFBFF000306A9, 0000000000000000, 1FABFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3740QM CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3740QM CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 39%Average: 67% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3740QM averaged 32.9% 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. Memory Latency 80.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 86.6Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3740QM is 37%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3740QM performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 426Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 423Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,078 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.8 Memory 80.4 89.7
26.8 1-Core 86.6 100
49.3 2-Core 167 196
66.8% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
98 4-Core 293 374
145 8-Core 423 499
46.2% 358 Pts
Min Avg Max
143 64-Core 426 502
28.6% 426 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.6
1-Core 101
2-Core 196
77% 129 Pts
4-Core 369
8-Core 500
57% 435 Pts
64-Core 504
34% 504 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.3
1-Core 97.7
2-Core 193
74% 125 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 497
58% 439 Pts
64-Core 497
33% 497 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 96
2-Core 192
73% 124 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 494
57% 436 Pts
64-Core 492
33% 492 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.7
1-Core 96.5
2-Core 192
73% 124 Pts
4-Core 377
8-Core 374
51% 375 Pts
64-Core 388
26% 388 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.3
1-Core 98.5
2-Core 192
71% 122 Pts
4-Core 361
8-Core 475
55% 418 Pts
64-Core 496
33% 496 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.1
1-Core 92.9
2-Core 150
65% 106 Pts
4-Core 303
8-Core 477
50% 390 Pts
64-Core 474
32% 474 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.6
1-Core 88.2
2-Core 147
63% 103 Pts
4-Core 264
8-Core 495
47% 380 Pts
64-Core 503
34% 503 Pts
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 Prices

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Typical Core i7-3740QM Builds (Compare 548 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision M4700

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-3740QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ3'12
Processor Numberi7-3740QM
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$378.00 - $380.00
Clock Speed2.7 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.7 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP45 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
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

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
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 Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
My WiFi TechYes
4G WiMAX Wireless TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5 x 37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31.0 x 24.0mm (BGA1224)
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

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2 months ago.

Performs up to par with the I7 3820, My daily cpu on my Alienware desktop years back. The ability to partner it with the gtx 980m makes it a great dynamic duo with similar to gtx 1050 ti performance. Would recommend


Excellent

2 years ago.

Five years later, this chip still keeps up with current top end mainstream laptop processors. Great deal for someone looking for a fast budget laptop or mobile workstation.


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