Intel Core i7-3740QM vs Intel Core i5-4202Y

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Intel Core i7-3740QM CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-4202Y
Intel Core i7-3740QM Intel Core i5-4202Y

CPU comparison

Intel Core i7-3740QM or Intel Core i5-4202Y - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i7-3740QM has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.70 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-3740QM was released in Q3/2012.

The Intel Core i5-4202Y has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.00 GHz. The CPU supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-4202Y was released in Q3/2013.
Intel Core i7 (299) Family Intel Core i5 (334)
Intel Core i 3000M (29) CPU group Intel Core i 4000Y (11)
3 Generation 4
Ivy Bridge H Architecture Haswell Y
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-3740QM has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-3740QM is 2.70 GHz (3.70 GHz) while the Intel Core i5-4202Y has 2 CPU cores and 4 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-4202Y is at 1.60 GHz (2.00 GHz).

Intel Core i7-3740QM Characteristic Intel Core i5-4202Y
4 Cores 2
8 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.70 GHz Frequency 1.60 GHz
3.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 2.00 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Core i7-3740QM Characteristic Intel Core i5-4202Y
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Core i7-3740QM or Intel Core i5-4202Y has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU Intel HD Graphics 4200
0.65 GHz GPU frequency 0.20 GHz
1.30 GHz GPU (Turbo) 0.85 GHz
7 GPU Generation 7.5
22 nm Technology 22 nm
3 Max. displays 3
16 Compute units 20
128 Shader 160
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
11.0 DirectX Version 11.1

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU Intel HD Graphics 4200
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode Codec JPEG Decode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i7-3740QM can use up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 25.6 GB/s. The Intel Core i5-4202Y supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 25.6 GB/s.

Intel Core i7-3740QM Characteristic Intel Core i5-4202Y
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600 Memory DDR3-1600
32 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
25.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
6.00 MB L3 Cache 3.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 2.0
16 PCIe lanes 12
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 6.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Core i7-3740QM is 45 W, while the Intel Core i5-4202Y has a TDP of 11.5 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Core i7-3740QM Characteristic Intel Core i5-4202Y
45 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 11.5 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down 4.5 W
105 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-3740QM is manufactured in 22 nm and has 6.00 MB cache. The Intel Core i5-4202Y is manufactured in 22 nm and has a 3.00 MB cache.

Intel Core i7-3740QM Characteristic Intel Core i5-4202Y
22 nm Technology 22 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
PGA 988 Socket BGA 1168
VT-x, VT-x EPT Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2012 Release date Q3/2013
3803 $ Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i7-3740QM (100%)
Intel Core i5-4202Y (72%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i7-3740QM (100%)
Intel Core i5-4202Y (33%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-3740QM Intel Core i7-3740QM
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
771 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4202Y Intel Core i5-4202Y
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
490 (64%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-3740QM Intel Core i7-3740QM
4C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
3079 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4202Y Intel Core i5-4202Y
2C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
956 (31%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i7-3740QM Intel Core i7-3740QM
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
739 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4202Y Intel Core i5-4202Y
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
589 (80%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i7-3740QM Intel Core i7-3740QM
4C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
2521 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4202Y Intel Core i5-4202Y
2C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
1030 (41%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i7-3740QM Intel Core i7-3740QM
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.30 GHz
333 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4202Y Intel Core i5-4202Y
Intel HD Graphics 4200 @ 0.85 GHz
272 (82%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i7-3740QM Intel Core i7-3740QM
4C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
5739 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4202Y Intel Core i5-4202Y
2C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
1592 (28%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i7-3740QM Intel Core i7-3740QM
4C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
1700 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4202Y Intel Core i5-4202Y
2C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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