Average Bench: 65.3% (453rd of 1363)

more Based on 13,923 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: 40%Average: 65.3% Great: 75%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3740QM averaged 34.7% 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 78.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 83.7Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3740QM is 35.2%. 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 Speed 412Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 410Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,923 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.1 Memory 78.5 88.7
31.6 1-Core 83.7 97.7
58.2 2-Core 161 191
63.3% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
107 4-Core 284 363
153 8-Core 410 483
43.4% 347 Pts
Min Avg Max
148 64-Core 412 484
25.5% 412 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 73.7
1-Core 95.6
2-Core 188
68% 119 Pts
4-Core 334
8-Core 462
50% 398 Pts
64-Core 461
28% 461 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.7
1-Core 86
2-Core 150
64% 107 Pts
4-Core 268
8-Core 456
44% 362 Pts
64-Core 463
29% 463 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.7
1-Core 76.7
2-Core 177
62% 109 Pts
4-Core 281
8-Core 445
45% 363 Pts
64-Core 407
25% 407 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 62
1-Core 91.8
2-Core 168
60% 107 Pts
4-Core 273
8-Core 444
44% 359 Pts
64-Core 439
27% 439 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 0.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 52.8
1-Core 23.2
2-Core 44.7
28% 40.2 Pts
4-Core 81.7
8-Core 117
12% 99.3 Pts
64-Core 115
7% 115 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 55,581,462 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i7-3740QM Builds (Compare 555 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteBook 8570w

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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.

still using it 13 years later its still good


Excellent

4 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

20 months ago.

The i7 3740QM is faster than a 2600k


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