Average Bench: 59.9% (250th of 1158)

more Based on 6,520 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: 59.9% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3740QM averaged 40.1% 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

Multi Core Integer Speed 429Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 87.6Pts

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3740QM is 50.4%. 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 427Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 434Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,520 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.7 SC Int 85.2 98.7
32.6 SC Float 87.6 102
32.3 SC Mixed 86.5 100
69.1% 86.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
101 QC Int 289 369
106 QC Float 296 375
102 QC Mixed 290 369
66.2% 292 Pts
Min Avg Max
161 MC Int 429 494
162 MC Float 427 492
161 MC Mixed 434 502
64.5% 430 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
SC Int 94
SC Float 97.1
SC Mixed 96.1
77% 95.7 Pts
QC Int 341
QC Float 327
QC Mixed 335
76% 335 Pts
MC Int 479
MC Float 466
MC Mixed 476
71% 473 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.2
SC Float 91.4
SC Mixed 62.9
66% 82.2 Pts
QC Int 220
QC Float 232
QC Mixed 266
54% 239 Pts
MC Int 355
MC Float 358
MC Mixed 352
53% 355 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69.9
SC Float 67.7
SC Mixed 71.3
56% 69.6 Pts
QC Int 108
QC Float 138
QC Mixed 146
30% 131 Pts
MC Int 372
MC Float 372
MC Mixed 364
55% 370 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 32.5
SC Float 33.5
SC Mixed 32.8
26% 32.9 Pts
QC Int 128
QC Float 133
QC Mixed 129
30% 130 Pts
MC Int 168
MC Float 168
MC Mixed 172
25% 169 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 0.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 24.3
SC Float 23.9
SC Mixed 23.7
19% 24 Pts
QC Int 96.2
QC Float 94.3
QC Mixed 96.2
22% 95.6 Pts
MC Int 122
MC Float 125
MC Mixed 130
19% 126 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 28.9
SC Float 31.4
SC Mixed 28.3
24% 29.5 Pts
QC Int 53.1
QC Float 36.1
QC Mixed 50.8
11% 46.7 Pts
MC Int 105
MC Float 88.4
MC Mixed 141
17% 112 Pts
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Typical Core i7-3740QM Builds (Compare 1,886 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

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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1 month 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

11 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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