Average Bench: 66.2% (374th of 1288)

more Based on 10,562 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: 43%Average: 66.2% Great: 75%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3740QM averaged 33.7% 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 78.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 87.1Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3740QM is 32.7%. 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 424Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 425Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,562 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.3 Memory 78.5 87.9
31.3 1-Core 87.1 100
56.2 2-Core 167 196
66.3% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
106 4-Core 294 376
160 8-Core 425 499
46.5% 360 Pts
Min Avg Max
161 64-Core 424 502
28.5% 424 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 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.7
1-Core 98.9
2-Core 182
72% 121 Pts
4-Core 354
8-Core 497
55% 425 Pts
64-Core 497
33% 497 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.3
1-Core 100
2-Core 191
73% 124 Pts
4-Core 347
8-Core 497
55% 422 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 77.7
1-Core 90.8
2-Core 186
69% 118 Pts
4-Core 335
8-Core 479
53% 407 Pts
64-Core 489
33% 489 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.1
1-Core 94.9
2-Core 181
70% 118 Pts
4-Core 227
8-Core 395
39% 311 Pts
64-Core 430
29% 430 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.1
1-Core 82.2
2-Core 134
58% 94.8 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 406
41% 325 Pts
64-Core 479
32% 479 Pts
CPU Socket #0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 53
1-Core 10.9
2-Core 132
36% 65.2 Pts
4-Core 157
8-Core 152
21% 154 Pts
64-Core 161
11% 161 Pts
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Typical Core i7-3740QM Builds (Compare 932 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%
Tree trunk

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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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

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.


Excellent

30 days ago.

The i7 3740QM is faster than a 2600k


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