Average Bench: 29% (742nd of 1206)

Based on 8,171 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000106E5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz
Poor: 13%Average: 29% Great: 37%
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core i7 Q 740 averaged 71.0% 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 52Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 88.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 Q 740 is 23.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 Q 740 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 193Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 190Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,171 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.4 1-Core 52 68.4
39.2 2-Core 88.3 117
33.9% 70.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
66.8 4-Core 138 174
94.5 8-Core 190 228
21.4% 164 Pts
Min Avg Max
102 64-Core 193 229
13% 193 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz
1-Core 68
2-Core 120
45% 94.2 Pts
4-Core 160
8-Core 231
25% 196 Pts
64-Core 234
16% 234 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz
1-Core 65.1
2-Core 104
41% 84.3 Pts
4-Core 149
8-Core 186
22% 167 Pts
64-Core 207
14% 207 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 64.1
2-Core 100
40% 82.2 Pts
4-Core 151
8-Core 192
23% 172 Pts
64-Core 216
14% 216 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 60.8
2-Core 102
39% 81.4 Pts
4-Core 151
8-Core 202
23% 177 Pts
64-Core 202
14% 202 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz
1-Core 40.5
2-Core 86.8
30% 63.7 Pts
4-Core 141
8-Core 196
22% 169 Pts
64-Core 219
15% 219 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 30.2
2-Core 64.1
22% 47.2 Pts
4-Core 113
8-Core 190
19% 151 Pts
64-Core 195
13% 195 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Gaming
Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 34%
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Workstation
Workstation 21%
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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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