Intel Core i7-4720HQ

Intel Core i7-4720HQ Benchmark

Intel Core i7-4720HQ Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 3 GHz 4 core Intel 4th Generation Core i7 BGA 1364 CPU rating. Is the Core i7-4720HQ good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

23 %
Average score from 2 samples
High uncertainty

Ranked 751st out of 1,335 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
23 % 35 % 19 % 19 %
Average Good Average Average

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CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i7-4720HQ compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i5-3470
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Intel Core i7-4720HQ
23 %
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
20 %
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18 %
Intel Core i7-6500U
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Clock Speed 2.59 GHz
Turbo Speed 3.6 GHz
Cores 4
Threads 8
L2 Cache 1024 KiB
L3 Cache 6 MiB
PCIe Lanes 16
Socket BGA 1364
Family 4th Generation Core i7
Memory Type DDR3-1333
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 32 GiB
Release Date 2015-02-01
Supports ECC Memory No
TDP 47 W

Intel Core i7-4720HQ

The Core i7-4720HQ is a 4 core CPU from Intel released in 2015. This chip has an average overall score at 23% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a good processor for gaming, with a score of 35%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i7-4720HQ scores 19% and 19% respectively. Indeed, this is an average rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i7-4720HQ has 4 cores and 8 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 2.6 GHz and a turbo speed of 3.6 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow.

As for memory, the Core i7-4720HQ makes use of DDR3-1333 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 32 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.

In terms of cache, the Core i7-4720HQ has 1 MiB of level 2 cache and 6 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

It has a total of 16 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i7-4720HQ CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 47 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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