Intel Core i7-3740QM: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-3740QM

Summary

Intel started Core i7-3740QM sales 30 September 2012 at a recommended price of $378. This is Ivy Bridge architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 22 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.70 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCPGA988 processor with a TDP of 45 Watt. It supports DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 28.59 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-9980XE.

General info

Of Core i7-3740QM processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
10.22
 
Type
Laptop
 
Series
Intel Core i7
 
Achitecture codename
Ivy Bridge
 
Release date
30 September 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$378
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)
Price now
$240
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i7-3740QM's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-3740QM's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
4
 
Number of threads
8
 
Maximum frequency
3.7 GHz
 
of 5
L1 cache
256 KB
 
of 768
L2 cache
1024 KB
 
of 16384
L3 cache
6144 KB
 
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
of 7
Die size
160 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
105 °C
 
Transistor count
1400 Million
 
of 19200
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-3740QM compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
of 8
Socket
FCPGA988
 
Power consumption (TDP)
45 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-3740QM. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
My WiFi
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
+
 
Demand Based Switching
-
 
FDI
+
 
Fast Memory Access
+
 

Security technologies

Core i7-3740QM technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 
Anti-Theft
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-3740QM are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-3740QM.
Supported memory types
DDR3 / L / -RS 1333 / 1600
 
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i7-3740QM.
Graphics max frequency
1.3 GHz
 
Quick Sync
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
InTru 3D
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-3740QM's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
3
 
eDP
+
 
DisplayPort
+
 
HDMI
+
 
SDVO
+
 
CRT
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i7-3740QM's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-3740QM. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

28.59

3DMark06 CPU

6837

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

4951

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

19798

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

1.53

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

7

WinRAR 4.0

4680

x264 encoding pass 1

154

x264 encoding pass 2

39

TrueCrypt AES

3.5

Passmark

8328

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

6450

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-3740QM. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
5.9 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-3740QM is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-3740QM performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-3740QM from AMD is Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U, which is faster by 9% and higher by 50 positions in our rating.

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