Average Bench: 65.6% (409th of 1316)

more Based on 12,631 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: 41%Average: 65.6% 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 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 78.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 85.5Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3740QM is 34.3%. 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 421Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 419Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,631 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.7 Memory 78.2 87.7
28.1 1-Core 85.5 100
55.6 2-Core 164 196
65.4% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
100 4-Core 289 373
141 8-Core 419 500
45.8% 354 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 64-Core 421 502
28.2% 421 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 97.8
2-Core 190
73% 124 Pts
4-Core 344
8-Core 474
53% 409 Pts
64-Core 475
32% 475 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.3
1-Core 99.6
2-Core 187
71% 121 Pts
4-Core 327
8-Core 483
52% 405 Pts
64-Core 486
33% 486 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.1
1-Core 87.6
2-Core 168
68% 113 Pts
4-Core 287
8-Core 462
48% 375 Pts
64-Core 462
31% 462 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.3
1-Core 99.2
2-Core 185
71% 121 Pts
4-Core 302
8-Core 479
50% 390 Pts
64-Core 486
33% 486 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.8
1-Core 87.1
2-Core 174
68% 114 Pts
4-Core 274
8-Core 426
45% 350 Pts
64-Core 425
28% 425 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.5
1-Core 91.6
2-Core 187
68% 118 Pts
4-Core 301
8-Core 498
51% 400 Pts
64-Core 501
34% 501 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.3
1-Core 52.4
2-Core 126
52% 84.5 Pts
4-Core 218
8-Core 290
33% 254 Pts
64-Core 299
20% 299 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,909,083 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i7-3740QM Builds (Compare 1,094 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
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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10 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

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

20 days 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

5 months ago.

The i7 3740QM is faster than a 2600k


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