Average Bench: 67.7% (346th of 1289)

Based on 251 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00040661, , 1FABFBFF00040661, 0FABFBFF00040661 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4960HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz
Poor: 47%Average: 67.7% Great: 79%
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4960HQ averaged 32.2% 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 79.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 98.3Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4960HQ is 31.5%. 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 405Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 415Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 251 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.8 Memory 79.6 88.6
55.3 1-Core 98.3 112
107 2-Core 188 217
71.7% 122 Pts
Min Avg Max
164 4-Core 309 407
189 8-Core 415 554
47.2% 362 Pts
Min Avg Max
192 64-Core 405 547
27.2% 405 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 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.3
1-Core 112
2-Core 211
77% 134 Pts
4-Core 379
8-Core 469
56% 424 Pts
64-Core 456
31% 456 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.4
1-Core 84
2-Core 199
66% 117 Pts
4-Core 348
8-Core 474
54% 411 Pts
64-Core 468
31% 468 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.1
1-Core 102
2-Core 188
72% 122 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 452
46% 362 Pts
64-Core 444
30% 444 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.5
1-Core 97.2
2-Core 187
71% 121 Pts
4-Core 264
8-Core 350
40% 307 Pts
64-Core 335
22% 335 Pts
CPU Socket #0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
Memory 81.8
1-Core 110
2-Core 217
78% 136 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 215
30% 216 Pts
64-Core 212
14% 212 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.6
1-Core 83.3
2-Core 131
63% 99.1 Pts
4-Core 197
8-Core 256
30% 227 Pts
64-Core 237
16% 237 Pts
CPU Socket #0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.2
1-Core 94
2-Core 158
65% 108 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 342
38% 293 Pts
64-Core 348
23% 348 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,329,903 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4960HQ Builds (Compare 78 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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