Average Bench: 65.6% (412th of 1317)

more Based on 10,494 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: 65.6% Great: 75%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3740QM averaged 34.4% 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 77.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 86.6Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3740QM is 33%. 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 423Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 421Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,494 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.8 Memory 77.8 87.6
31.5 1-Core 86.6 100
60.5 2-Core 167 196
65.9% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
103 4-Core 291 373
153 8-Core 421 500
46% 356 Pts
Min Avg Max
160 64-Core 423 502
28.4% 423 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 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.4
1-Core 99
2-Core 190
76% 126 Pts
4-Core 319
8-Core 468
51% 393 Pts
64-Core 470
32% 470 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.6
1-Core 99.9
2-Core 194
73% 124 Pts
4-Core 357
8-Core 499
56% 428 Pts
64-Core 502
34% 502 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.9
1-Core 98.2
2-Core 191
74% 124 Pts
4-Core 317
8-Core 496
52% 406 Pts
64-Core 501
34% 501 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
Memory 78.7
1-Core 97.7
2-Core 186
71% 121 Pts
4-Core 303
8-Core 496
51% 400 Pts
64-Core 501
34% 501 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
Memory 79.2
1-Core 100
2-Core 181
71% 120 Pts
4-Core 297
8-Core 487
50% 392 Pts
64-Core 501
34% 501 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.2
1-Core 96
2-Core 185
70% 119 Pts
4-Core 317
8-Core 346
45% 332 Pts
64-Core 307
21% 307 Pts
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Typical Core i7-3740QM Builds (Compare 1,194 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision M4700

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - 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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23 days ago.

Its been working great for over 8 years and I am still using it.


Excellent

3 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.


Good

3 months ago.

Great value. Install on 2012 Lenovo Thinkpad T530, replaced a sluggish dual core i-5. Agree with previous comment: easy upgrade and (relatively cheap @ AUD174.)


Excellent

8 months ago.

The i7 3740QM is faster than a 2600k


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