Average Bench: 30.7% (689th of 1173)

Based on 6,051 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000106E5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz
Poor: 14%Average: 30.7% Great: 39%
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i7 Q 740 averaged 69.3% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 55.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 52.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 Q 740 is 24.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 Q 740 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 200Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 194Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,051 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.7 SC Int 49.6 64.9
22.2 SC Float 55.4 72.2
21.2 SC Mixed 52.3 68.8
42% 52.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
62.6 QC Int 131 164
67.8 QC Float 144 183
65 QC Mixed 138 175
31.2% 138 Pts
Min Avg Max
97.3 MC Int 186 216
105 MC Float 200 233
100 MC Mixed 194 228
28.9% 193 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
N/A, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 59.5
SC Float 68.2
SC Mixed 64.3
51% 64 Pts
QC Int 163
QC Float 186
QC Mixed 176
40% 175 Pts
MC Int 200
MC Float 216
MC Mixed 201
31% 206 Pts
Socket 989, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 63.4
SC Float 71.1
SC Mixed 67.3
54% 67.3 Pts
QC Int 151
QC Float 164
QC Mixed 158
36% 157 Pts
MC Int 205
MC Float 222
MC Mixed 218
32% 215 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 58.6
SC Float 63
SC Mixed 61.2
49% 60.9 Pts
QC Int 147
QC Float 155
QC Mixed 149
34% 150 Pts
MC Int 198
MC Float 210
MC Mixed 199
30% 202 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 48.7
SC Float 53.9
SC Mixed 52.3
41% 51.6 Pts
QC Int 131
QC Float 144
QC Mixed 140
31% 138 Pts
MC Int 189
MC Float 202
MC Mixed 190
29% 194 Pts
Socket 989, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz
SC Int 45.3
SC Float 45.8
SC Mixed 45
36% 45.4 Pts
QC Int 142
QC Float 145
QC Mixed 106
30% 131 Pts
MC Int 221
MC Float 228
MC Mixed 122
29% 190 Pts
rPGA988A Socket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 64.7
SC Float 70.5
SC Mixed 33.5
45% 56.2 Pts
QC Int 76.3
QC Float 93
QC Mixed 83.7
19% 84.3 Pts
MC Int 108
MC Float 117
MC Mixed 109
17% 111 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 0.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 18.4
SC Float 21.4
SC Mixed 21
16% 20.3 Pts
QC Int 64.4
QC Float 69
QC Mixed 58.5
14% 64 Pts
MC Int 85.4
MC Float 86.5
MC Mixed 77.6
12% 83.2 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 0.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 16.9
SC Float 20
SC Mixed 20
15% 19 Pts
QC Int 60.3
QC Float 62.9
QC Mixed 58.8
14% 60.7 Pts
MC Int 81
MC Float 88.8
MC Mixed 88.7
13% 86.2 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 15%
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Desktop
Desktop 37%
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Workstation
Workstation 23%
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-740QM Processor (6M cache, 1.73 GHz)
Code NameClarksfield
Launch DateQ3'10
Processor Numberi7-740QM
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
Recommended Price$380.00
Clock Speed1.73 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency2.93 GHz
Bus Speed2.5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP45 W

Memory

Max Memory Size8 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech1.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedPGA988
Processing Die Size296 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors774 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

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