Intel Core i7-3740QM: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-3740QM

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i7-3740QM sales 30 September 2012 at a recommended price of $378. This is Ivy Bridge architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office 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 FCPGA988 processor with a TDP of 45 Watt. It supports DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 17.54 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

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)
10.34
 
Type
Laptop
 
Series
Intel Core i7
 
Achitecture codename
Ivy Bridge
 
Release date
30 September 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$378
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
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 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
256 KB
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
1024 KB
 
of 32768 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
6144 KB
 
of 262144 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
Die size
160 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
105 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
1400 Million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
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
 
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
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i7-3740QM.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1300 MHz)
 
Quick Sync
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
Graphics max frequency
1.3 GHz
 
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
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

17.54

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

8310

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 2600H, which is faster by 1% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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