Average Bench: 66.1% (375th of 1276)

more Based on 10,948 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: 42%Average: 66.1% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
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 79.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 85.9Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3740QM is 33.7%. 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 425Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 419Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,948 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.2 Memory 79.3 89.6
31.7 1-Core 85.9 100
62.9 2-Core 164 195
65.9% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
105 4-Core 288 372
156 8-Core 419 499
45.7% 353 Pts
Min Avg Max
161 64-Core 425 503
28.5% 425 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.6
1-Core 110
2-Core 216
80% 138 Pts
4-Core 421
8-Core 558
64% 489 Pts
64-Core 553
37% 553 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.2
1-Core 95.6
2-Core 192
76% 127 Pts
4-Core 275
8-Core 385
43% 330 Pts
64-Core 432
29% 432 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.1
1-Core 95.5
2-Core 188
70% 120 Pts
4-Core 354
8-Core 485
55% 419 Pts
64-Core 475
32% 475 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.6
1-Core 96.4
2-Core 177
69% 116 Pts
4-Core 313
8-Core 482
51% 397 Pts
64-Core 491
33% 491 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.9
1-Core 98.1
2-Core 185
69% 119 Pts
4-Core 294
8-Core 495
50% 394 Pts
64-Core 496
33% 496 Pts
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Typical Core i7-3740QM Builds (Compare 788 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%
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System: Dell Precision M4700

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $218

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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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29 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

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.


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