Average Bench: 67.8% (369th of 1323)

Based on 279 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00040661, , 1FABFBFF00040661, 0FABFBFF00040661 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4960HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz
Poor: 47%Average: 67.8% Great: 80%
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4960HQ averaged 32.1% 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 79.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 98.4Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4960HQ is 33%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4960HQ performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 412Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 421Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 279 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.5 Memory 79.4 91.1
54.6 1-Core 98.4 112
104 2-Core 188 219
71.7% 122 Pts
Min Avg Max
164 4-Core 310 413
189 8-Core 421 560
47.7% 366 Pts
Min Avg Max
192 64-Core 412 559
27.6% 412 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 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.1
1-Core 106
2-Core 209
77% 132 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 538
58% 451 Pts
64-Core 394
26% 394 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.3
1-Core 110
2-Core 212
77% 133 Pts
4-Core 328
8-Core 481
52% 404 Pts
64-Core 436
29% 436 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.6
1-Core 100
2-Core 162
70% 115 Pts
4-Core 258
8-Core 376
41% 317 Pts
64-Core 357
24% 357 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.1
1-Core 92.7
2-Core 188
67% 117 Pts
4-Core 254
8-Core 489
46% 372 Pts
64-Core 493
33% 493 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 37.5
1-Core 19.9
2-Core 37
22% 31.5 Pts
4-Core 89.5
8-Core 362
25% 226 Pts
64-Core 496
33% 496 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,384,848 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4960HQ Builds (Compare 119 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4960HQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)
Code NameCrystal Well
Launch DateQ4'13
Processor Numberi7-4960HQ
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$623.00
Clock Speed2.6 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.8 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP47 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200
Graphics Base Frequency200 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
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
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3L 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3
PCI Express Configurations1x16 or 2x8 or 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
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 32mm x 1.65mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1364

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

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