Average Bench: 55.5% (283rd of 1197)

more Based on 8,227 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: 21%Average: 55.5% Great: 67%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3740QM averaged 44.5% 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 86.5Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 167Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3740QM is 45.3%. 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 Mixed Speed 433Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 426Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,227 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.5 1-Core 86.5 100
64.7 2-Core 167 195
59.9% 127 Pts
Min Avg Max
110 4-Core 297 377
170 8-Core 426 500
46.8% 362 Pts
Min Avg Max
171 64-Core 433 502
29% 433 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98.5
2-Core 180
66% 139 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 471
54% 410 Pts
64-Core 474
32% 474 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98.9
2-Core 191
69% 145 Pts
4-Core 313
8-Core 486
51% 399 Pts
64-Core 465
31% 465 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 95
2-Core 149
60% 122 Pts
4-Core 304
8-Core 489
50% 396 Pts
64-Core 489
33% 489 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 32.8
2-Core 65.4
23% 49.1 Pts
4-Core 115
8-Core 170
18% 143 Pts
64-Core 165
11% 165 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 1.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 34
2-Core 58.9
22% 46.5 Pts
4-Core 104
8-Core 155
17% 130 Pts
64-Core 154
10% 154 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 0.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 24
2-Core 42
16% 33 Pts
4-Core 69.9
8-Core 115
12% 92.2 Pts
64-Core 127
8% 127 Pts
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 Prices

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Typical Core i7-3740QM Builds (Compare 2,312 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

System: Dell Precision M4700

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $230

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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.

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

17 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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