Average Bench: 58.7% (243rd of 1129)

more Based on 5,312 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: 18%Average: 58.7% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3740QM averaged 41.3% 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 422Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 84.9Pts

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3740QM is 54.2%. 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 422Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 427Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,312 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.5 SC Int 82.8 98.6
25.7 SC Float 84.9 101
24.7 SC Mixed 84.1 99.8
67.2% 84 Pts
Min Avg Max
88.5 QC Int 283 365
86.1 QC Float 289 376
86.6 QC Mixed 286 369
64.8% 286 Pts
Min Avg Max
128 MC Int 422 493
127 MC Float 422 492
128 MC Mixed 427 502
63.5% 424 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 98
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 98.4
79% 99.2 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 367
QC Mixed 362
82% 362 Pts
MC Int 494
MC Float 493
MC Mixed 502
74% 496 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.8
SC Float 97.3
SC Mixed 96.7
77% 96.6 Pts
QC Int 313
QC Float 321
QC Mixed 316
72% 316 Pts
MC Int 482
MC Float 482
MC Mixed 488
72% 484 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.2
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 96.5
78% 98.1 Pts
QC Int 307
QC Float 300
QC Mixed 315
70% 307 Pts
MC Int 491
MC Float 485
MC Mixed 495
74% 490 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96
SC Float 99.3
SC Mixed 96.3
78% 97.2 Pts
QC Int 311
QC Float 312
QC Mixed 317
71% 313 Pts
MC Int 488
MC Float 490
MC Mixed 464
72% 481 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.5
SC Float 89.4
SC Mixed 94.4
74% 93.1 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 297
QC Mixed 293
67% 294 Pts
MC Int 477
MC Float 458
MC Mixed 452
70% 463 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.8
SC Float 96.9
SC Mixed 92.8
76% 94.5 Pts
QC Int 341
QC Float 330
QC Mixed 286
72% 319 Pts
MC Int 460
MC Float 456
MC Mixed 466
69% 461 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.1
SC Float 74.5
SC Mixed 73.9
59% 73.5 Pts
QC Int 287
QC Float 297
QC Mixed 280
65% 288 Pts
MC Int 376
MC Float 377
MC Mixed 385
57% 379 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.1
SC Float 90.1
SC Mixed 88.8
71% 88.3 Pts
QC Int 271
QC Float 248
QC Mixed 207
55% 242 Pts
MC Int 322
MC Float 323
MC Mixed 394
52% 347 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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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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4 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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