Intel Core i7-7740X: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-7740X

Summary

Intel started Core i7-7740X sales 30 May 2017 at a recommended price of $339. This is Kaby Lake X architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4300 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCLGA-2066 processor with a TDP of 112 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4-2666 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 38.58 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

General info

Of Core i7-7740X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
9.27
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
Core i7 (Desktop)
 
Achitecture codename
Kaby Lake X
 
Release date
30 May 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$339
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
Price now
$390
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i7-7740X's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-7740X's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
4
 
Number of threads
8
 
Maximum frequency
4.3 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
FSB
4 × 8 GT / s
 
L1 cache
256 KB
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
1 MB
 
of 32 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
8 MB
 
of 256 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
of 7 (Ryzen 3 3300)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
of 105 (Core i7-5557U)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-7740X 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 (Uniprocessor)
 
Socket
FCLGA-2066
 
Power consumption (TDP)
112 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-7740X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-7740X are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-7740X.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
39.74 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i7-7740X.
Integrated graphics
HD 630
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i7-7740X'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 i7-7740X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

38.58

3DMark06 CPU

10252

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

7395

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

29785

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

2.21

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

10.9

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

196

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

991

WinRAR 4.0

6417

x264 encoding pass 1

234

x264 encoding pass 2

62

TrueCrypt AES

5.6

Geekbench 2

15416

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

4541

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

18222

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

5619

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

18383

Passmark

12275

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-7740X is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-7740X performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-7740X from AMD is Ryzen 5 1600, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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