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Intel Core i7-4700MQ

Intel 4700MQ

The Intel Core i7-4700MQ 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 i7-4700MQ 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 1150 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

The i7-4700MQ 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
SocketrPGA
FeaturesHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Announcement Date06/01/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 4700MQ

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
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minmin: 124     avg: 132.1 (73%)     median: 132 (73%)     max: 136 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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minmin: 532     avg: 613.9 (40%)     median: 631 (41%)     max: 645 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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minmin: 4184.2     avg: 4184.2 (1%)     median: 4184.2 (1%)     max: 4184.2 ms
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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minmin: 12008     avg: 12013.5 (75%)     median: 12013.5 (75%)     max: 12019 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
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minmin: 3185     avg: 3233.5 (69%)     median: 3233.5 (69%)     max: 3282 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
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minmin: 6241     avg: 8602.3 (52%)     median: 8906 (54%)     max: 9104 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
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minmin: 4683     avg: 6117.3 (15%)     median: 6335 (16%)     max: 6642 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
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minmin: 36671     avg: 41916.4 (68%)     median: 43135 (70%)     max: 43507 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
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minmin: 32842     avg: 41545.9 (27%)     median: 42954.5 (28%)     max: 44189 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
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minmin: 5128     avg: 7458.6 (79%)     median: 7748 (82%)     max: 8901 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
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minmin: 5070     avg: 6902.6 (78%)     median: 7323 (83%)     max: 7942 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
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minmin: 12277     avg: 12491.2 (71%)     median: 12497 (71%)     max: 12677 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
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minmin: 11008     avg: 11269.8 (72%)     median: 11266 (72%)     max: 11428 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
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minmin: 9754     avg: 10442.2 (73%)     median: 10614 (74%)     max: 10740 Points
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
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minmin: 0.269     avg: 0.3 (0%)     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.343 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
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minmin: 0.461     avg: 0.6 (0%)     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.606 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
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minmin: 3     avg: 3.7 (42%)     median: 3.7 (43%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
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minmin: 17.35     avg: 36.5 (43%)     median: 38.7 (45%)     max: 39.71 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
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minmin: 125.58     avg: 144.9 (73%)     median: 148 (75%)     max: 152.6 fps
WinRAR - Result
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minmin: 3777     avg: 4201.3 (58%)     median: 4266 (59%)     max: 4561 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
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minmin: 237.425     avg: 293.5 (3%)     median: 271.5 (3%)     max: 450.237 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
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minmin: 7.628     avg: 9.3 (2%)     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 14.295 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
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minmin: 5187     avg: 7208 (55%)     median: 7360.5 (56%)     max: 8517 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
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minmin: 17838     avg: 22130.4 (52%)     median: 22915 (54%)     max: 23868 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
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minmin: 5245     avg: 6536.9 (64%)     median: 6872 (67%)     max: 6981 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
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minmin: 1.27     avg: 1.5 (69%)     median: 1.5 (70%)     max: 1.54 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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minmin: 5.22     avg: 6.7 (38%)     median: 6.9 (39%)     max: 7 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
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minmin: 6281     avg: 6498.1 (72%)     median: 6518.5 (72%)     max: 6663 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
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minmin: 19383     avg: 23866.8 (65%)     median: 24469 (67%)     max: 24869 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
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minmin: 3573     avg: 4861.2 (72%)     median: 4934 (73%)     max: 5031 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
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minmin: 14079     avg: 18336.8 (53%)     median: 19019 (55%)     max: 19497 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
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minmin: 10     avg: 11.1 (2%)     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 19.628 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
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minmin: 24     avg: 25.6 (1%)     median: 24.8 (1%)     max: 41.408 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
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minmin: 563.819     avg: 596.4 (0%)     median: 576 (0%)     max: 838.996 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) -
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minmin: 90920     avg: 114085.3 (54%)     median: 110766.5 (53%)     max: 145700 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) -
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minmin: 66380     avg: 78701.1 (60%)     median: 81415 (62%)     max: 84121 MFLOPS