Intel Core i7-4700HQ

Intel 4700HQ

The Intel Core i7-4700HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops. It is based on the Haswell architecture and manufactured in 22nm. 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 2.4 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.3 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.4 GHz (for 1 active core).

Haswell is the successor to the Ivy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm and offer an optimized branch prediction as well as additional execution ports. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

The performance of the Core i7-4700HQ is slightly above a similarly clocked Ivy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is similar to the Ivy Bridge based Core i7-3740QM.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

The i7-4700HQ is rated at a TDP of 47 W including graphics card, memory controller and VRMs.  Therefore, the CPU is only suited for laptops 15-inches or greater.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameHaswell
Clock Rate2400 - 3400 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)47 Watt
Transistor Count1400 Million
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Die Size177 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketFCBGA1364
FeaturesHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $378 U.S.
Announcement Date06/01/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 4700HQ

CPU Benchmarks

3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 6567     avg: 6791.1 (79.76%)     max: 6968 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 10     avg: 10.6 (99.66%)     max: 10.86 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 24     avg: 24.5 (99.84%)     max: 24.969 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 574     avg: 578.3 (97.49%)     max: 587 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 110220     avg: 127990 (60.74%)     max: 145760 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 78160     avg: 79750 (61.18%)     max: 81340 MFLOPS
PCMark Vantage: Result 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 8157     avg: 17247.7 (72.26%)     max: 22987 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4716     avg: 4868.9 (75.82%)     max: 5003 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 17063     avg: 18559.7 (68%)     max: 19260 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 21986     avg: 23890.5 (66.31%)     max: 24774 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 6088     avg: 6387.3 (25.73%)     max: 6612 Points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 21375     avg: 25785.9 (45.34%)     max: 56876 Points
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 7.592     avg: 9.5 (99%)     max: 12.438 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 237.813     avg: 295.9 (98.01%)     max: 390.645 seconds*
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 6.47     avg: 6.8 (56.13%)     max: 7 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.38     avg: 11 (8.11%)     max: 134 Points
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 6470     avg: 7416.6 (61.42%)     max: 7903 points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 141     avg: 143.3 (80.89%)     max: 145.55 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 34     avg: 36.8 (65.91%)     max: 39.52 fps
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 3.8     avg: 3.8 (72.82%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.603     avg: 0.6 (68.21%)     max: 0.603 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.341     avg: 0.3 (19.11%)     max: 0.341 GB/s
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 42929     avg: 43423.5 (80.21%)     max: 44252 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 4400     avg: 6005.8 (23.34%)     max: 6505 Points
3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 8304     avg: 8856.3 (64.97%)     max: 9085 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 43582     avg: 43582 (91.47%)     max: 43582 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 3156     avg: 3156 (94.07%)     max: 3156 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 11900     avg: 11900 (92.72%)     max: 11900 Points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

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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 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 / 1.5 MB + 12 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 / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 4760HQ
   2.1 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 2960XM
   2.7 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3570K
   3.4 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 4712HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum, 2013-05-28 (Update: 2013-05-28)