Average Bench: 66.1% (399th of 1314)

more Based on 12,043 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: 43%Average: 66.1% Great: 75%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3740QM averaged 33.9% 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 78.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 86.8Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3740QM is 32.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3740QM performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 429Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 427Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,043 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.7 Memory 78.4 87.9
31 1-Core 86.8 100
57.8 2-Core 167 196
66.1% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
115 4-Core 293 373
165 8-Core 427 500
46.5% 360 Pts
Min Avg Max
155 64-Core 429 502
28.8% 429 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 82
1-Core 97.6
2-Core 194
73% 125 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 498
58% 440 Pts
64-Core 498
33% 498 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.6
1-Core 93
2-Core 190
70% 120 Pts
4-Core 365
8-Core 487
56% 426 Pts
64-Core 493
33% 493 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 96
2-Core 190
72% 123 Pts
4-Core 313
8-Core 470
50% 391 Pts
64-Core 470
32% 470 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.8
1-Core 96.2
2-Core 174
70% 117 Pts
4-Core 309
8-Core 456
49% 383 Pts
64-Core 470
32% 470 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 79
1-Core 94.7
2-Core 146
66% 107 Pts
4-Core 300
8-Core 420
47% 360 Pts
64-Core 420
28% 420 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.1
1-Core 94.3
2-Core 172
68% 114 Pts
4-Core 303
8-Core 497
51% 400 Pts
64-Core 497
33% 497 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.8
1-Core 74
2-Core 144
59% 97.4 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 364
39% 305 Pts
64-Core 382
26% 382 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.7
1-Core 60.5
2-Core 104
49% 77.2 Pts
4-Core 175
8-Core 248
28% 212 Pts
64-Core 251
17% 251 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 46.3
1-Core 55.5
2-Core 94.7
40% 65.5 Pts
4-Core 175
8-Core 288
29% 231 Pts
64-Core 348
23% 348 Pts
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Typical Core i7-3740QM Builds (Compare 1,017 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

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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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6 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.


Excellent

3 months ago.

The i7 3740QM is faster than a 2600k


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