Intel Core i7-3740QM

Intel 3740QM

The Intel Core i7-3740QM is a fast quad-core processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture and successor of the i7-3720QM. Due to Hyperthreading, the four cores can handle up to eight threads in parallel leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 2.7 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.6 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.7 GHz (for 1 active core).

Ivy Bridge is an enhanced die shrink of the Sandy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm (versus 32nm Sandy Bridge CPUs) and are the first to introduce 3D transistors for increased energy efficiency when compared to similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processors. Other new features are integrated PCI Express 3.0 and  DDR3(L)-1600 support.

The performance of the Core i7-3740QM should be slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance should be above the Core i7-2960XM.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 650 MHz up to 1300 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it one of the faster variants.

As with most quad-core Ivy Bridge models, the Core i7-3740QM is specified at a TDP of 45 Watts including graphics card and memory controller. Therefore, the CPU is well-suited for laptops 15-inches or greater.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameIvy Bridge
Clock Rate2700 - 3700 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Level 3 Cache6144 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Transistor Count1400 Million
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Die Size160 mm2
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketFCBGA1224, FCPGA988
FeaturesHD Graphics 4000, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $378 U.S.
Announcement Date09/30/2012

CPU Benchmarks

3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 6825     avg: 6837 (80.31%)     max: 6849 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 10.179     avg: 10.2 (99.74%)     max: 10.179 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 23.411     avg: 23.4 (99.89%)     max: 23.411 Seconds*
PCMark Vantage: Result 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 21174     avg: 21174 (89.52%)     max: 21174 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4951     avg: 4951 (77.13%)     max: 4951 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 19798     avg: 19798 (72.54%)     max: 19798 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 24138     avg: 24218.5 (67.26%)     max: 24299 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 6281     avg: 6323.5 (25.47%)     max: 6366 Points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 23645     avg: 23789 (41.83%)     max: 23933 Points
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 7.581     avg: 7.6 (99.39%)     max: 7.581 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 247     avg: 247 (98.6%)     max: 247 seconds*
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 7.7     avg: 7.7 (98.41%)     max: 7.7 points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 6.93     avg: 7 (57.42%)     max: 6.98 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.53     avg: 1.5 (1.08%)     max: 1.53 Points
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 7048     avg: 7782.5 (64.45%)     max: 8517 points
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 4680     avg: 4680 (90.29%)     max: 4680 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 153.81     avg: 153.8 (87.28%)     max: 153.81 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 38.64     avg: 38.6 (69.46%)     max: 38.64 fps
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 3.5     avg: 3.5 (66.99%)     max: 3.5 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.593     avg: 0.6 (67.02%)     max: 0.593 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.364     avg: 0.4 (20.48%)     max: 0.364 GB/s
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
Intel Core i7 3820QM
19490.7 
Intel Core i7 3920XM
19652.5 
Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 2700K
19675 
Intel Core i7 3740QM
19798 
Intel Xeon (Desktop) X5670
19954 
Intel Core i7 3840QM
20135 
Intel Core i7 4900MQ
20297.3 
...
Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3960X (max)
27189.5 

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i7

» Intel Core i7 4940MX
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4930MX
   3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4910MQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3940XM
   3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4900MQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4960HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4810MQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3920XM
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4800MQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4950HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4860HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3840QM
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4850HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4710HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4710MQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3820QM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3740QM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3720QM
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4700HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4700MQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4760HQ
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2960XM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4712HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4712MQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4750HQ
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3635QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3630QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4702HQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4702MQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2860QM
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 2920XM
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3615QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3610QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3632QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2760QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2820QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3612QM
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2720QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2675QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2670QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2635QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2630QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4610M
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 940XM
   2.13 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4600M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 920XM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3540M
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4558U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3520M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 840QM
   1.86 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 2620M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4600U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4650U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3687U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4510U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 820QM
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3667U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4500U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4550U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 740QM
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3537U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3517U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 620M
   2.66 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 720QM
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2649M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4610Y
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2629M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2677M
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 660LM
   2.27 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2637M
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2657M
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3689Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2617M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 640LM
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 620LM
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 680UM
   1.47 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 660UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 640UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 620UM
   1.06 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i7 4850HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 4710HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 4710MQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 3820QM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 2600K
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3740QM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
+ Intel Xeon (Desktop) X5670
   2.93 GHz / 1536 KB + 12288 KB
+ Intel Core i7 3720QM
   2.6 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 4700HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 4700MQ
   2.4 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 4760HQ
   2.1 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum, 2012-08-14 (Update: 2012-08-14)