Average Bench: 59.2% (277th of 1173)

more Based on 7,191 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: 22%Average: 59.2% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3740QM averaged 40.8% 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 85.7Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 86.4Pts

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3740QM is 50.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3740QM performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 418Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 424Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,191 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.3 SC Int 84 98.7
32.2 SC Float 86.4 102
30.7 SC Mixed 85.7 100
68.3% 85.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
95.9 QC Int 287 369
102 QC Float 292 375
104 QC Mixed 287 370
65.4% 288 Pts
Min Avg Max
160 MC Int 420 494
162 MC Float 418 492
160 MC Mixed 424 503
63.1% 421 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.6
SC Float 99.4
SC Mixed 98.8
79% 98.6 Pts
QC Int 348
QC Float 343
QC Mixed 350
79% 347 Pts
MC Int 456
MC Float 444
MC Mixed 452
68% 451 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
SC Int 84.3
SC Float 96.4
SC Mixed 94.8
73% 91.8 Pts
QC Int 306
QC Float 319
QC Mixed 316
71% 313 Pts
MC Int 488
MC Float 487
MC Mixed 492
73% 489 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.3
SC Float 97
SC Mixed 96.1
77% 96.5 Pts
QC Int 282
QC Float 305
QC Mixed 282
66% 290 Pts
MC Int 344
MC Float 348
MC Mixed 328
51% 340 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
SC Int 90
SC Float 93.6
SC Mixed 88.8
73% 90.8 Pts
QC Int 299
QC Float 291
QC Mixed 232
62% 274 Pts
MC Int 403
MC Float 318
MC Mixed 392
56% 371 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.1
SC Float 74.3
SC Mixed 73.6
59% 73.7 Pts
QC Int 236
QC Float 222
QC Mixed 224
52% 228 Pts
MC Int 378
MC Float 374
MC Mixed 383
57% 378 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.8
SC Float 94.5
SC Mixed 97.1
72% 90.5 Pts
QC Int 155
QC Float 154
QC Mixed 151
35% 153 Pts
MC Int 172
MC Float 169
MC Mixed 184
26% 175 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
SC Int 34.7
SC Float 29.8
SC Mixed 28.3
25% 30.9 Pts
QC Int 124
QC Float 96.1
QC Mixed 101
24% 107 Pts
MC Int 182
MC Float 181
MC Mixed 184
27% 182 Pts
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Typical Core i7-3740QM Builds (Compare 2,021 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

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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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12 days 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

13 months 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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