Average Bench: 60.5% (238th of 1206)

Based on 212 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00040661, , 1FABFBFF00040661, 0FABFBFF00040661 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4960HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz
Poor: 36%Average: 60.5% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4960HQ averaged 39.5% 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 98.2Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 189Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4960HQ is 36.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4960HQ performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 405Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 416Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 212 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.7 1-Core 98.2 111
108 2-Core 189 217
67.9% 144 Pts
Min Avg Max
164 4-Core 313 408
186 8-Core 416 562
47.8% 365 Pts
Min Avg Max
180 64-Core 405 553
27.2% 405 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 131
2-Core 262
92% 197 Pts
4-Core 437
8-Core 686
72% 561 Pts
64-Core 690
46% 690 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 107
2-Core 212
75% 160 Pts
4-Core 399
8-Core 437
56% 418 Pts
64-Core 501
34% 501 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 111
2-Core 209
76% 160 Pts
4-Core 374
8-Core 493
57% 433 Pts
64-Core 420
28% 420 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 105
2-Core 216
75% 161 Pts
4-Core 353
8-Core 490
55% 422 Pts
64-Core 491
33% 491 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 108
2-Core 210
75% 159 Pts
4-Core 334
8-Core 430
50% 382 Pts
64-Core 326
22% 326 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 110
2-Core 202
74% 156 Pts
4-Core 294
8-Core 422
46% 358 Pts
64-Core 418
28% 418 Pts
CPU Socket #0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
1-Core 105
2-Core 197
72% 151 Pts
4-Core 193
8-Core 199
27% 196 Pts
64-Core 192
13% 192 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,746,592 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4960HQ Builds (Compare 126 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

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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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