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Intel Core i7-4720HQ

Intel 4720HQ

The Intel Core i7-4720HQ 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 2.6 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.5 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.6 GHz (for 1 active core). Compared to the previous i7-4710HQ, the i7-4720HQ is clocked exactly 100 MHz higher.

Architecture

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.

Performance

The performance of the Core i7-4720HQ is similar to the Core i7-4860HQ or the Ivy Bridge-based i7-3840QM. Even extremly demanding software or multitasking will be handled easily.

Graphics

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 and comparable to a dedicated GeForce 820M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4720HQ 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 Rate2600 - 3600 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
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $378 U.S.
Announcement Date01/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 4720HQ

Benchmarks

Octane V2 - Total Score
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min: 12288     avg: 17469.8 (39%)     median: 16616 (37%)     max: 31282 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 108     avg: 135.6 (74%)     median: 138 (76%)     max: 144 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 491     avg: 628.2 (41%)     median: 642 (41%)     max: 678 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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min: 1127.8     avg: 1954.6 (3%)     median: 1955.8 (3%)     max: 2654.6 ms
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 10551     avg: 12015 (73%)     median: 12295.5 (75%)     max: 12654 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 3069     avg: 3284.4 (70%)     median: 3320.5 (71%)     max: 3407 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 12956     avg: 13053.5 (68%)     median: 13053.5 (68%)     max: 13151 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 3503     avg: 3522 (74%)     median: 3522 (74%)     max: 3541 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
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min: 6388     avg: 8643 (52%)     median: 9059 (55%)     max: 9561 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 4159     avg: 5980.6 (15%)     median: 6048 (15%)     max: 6845 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 39641     avg: 45909.1 (73%)     median: 46222 (73%)     max: 48489 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
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min: 34245     avg: 42516 (69%)     median: 44007 (71%)     max: 46027 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 29156     avg: 41133.6 (26%)     median: 42684 (27%)     max: 46247 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
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min: 81.1     avg: 98.1 (2%)     median: 84.5 (2%)     max: 180.4 ms
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
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min: 0.342     avg: 0.4 (21%)     median: 0.4 (21%)     max: 0.364 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
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min: 0.602     avg: 0.6 (39%)     median: 0.6 (39%)     max: 0.645 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
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min: 2.5     avg: 3.7 (43%)     median: 3.9 (45%)     max: 4 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
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min: 32     avg: 37.7 (44%)     median: 37.8 (44%)     max: 41 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
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min: 117     avg: 149.2 (71%)     median: 152.4 (72%)     max: 159.31 fps
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
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min: 221.718     avg: 245.2 (3%)     median: 240.8 (3%)     max: 287.149 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
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min: 7.154     avg: 7.5 (1%)     median: 7.3 (1%)     max: 8.124 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
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min: 5596     avg: 7528.9 (57%)     median: 7718 (58%)     max: 8384 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
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min: 22350     avg: 23618.5 (59%)     median: 23618.5 (59%)     max: 24887 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
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min: 6222     avg: 6921.8 (72%)     median: 6930 (72%)     max: 7380 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 1.13     avg: 1.6 (6%)     median: 1.6 (6%)     max: 1.61 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 5.48     avg: 6.9 (10%)     median: 7 (10%)     max: 7.37 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
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min: 6519     avg: 6774.8 (75%)     median: 6732 (74%)     max: 6964 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
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min: 21986     avg: 24798.8 (68%)     median: 25500 (70%)     max: 26382 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
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min: 5040     avg: 5155.5 (73%)     median: 5145 (73%)     max: 5347 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
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min: 16073     avg: 19181.2 (55%)     median: 19580 (56%)     max: 20120 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
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min: 10     avg: 10.4 (2%)     median: 10.3 (2%)     max: 10.719 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
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min: 23.438     avg: 24 (1%)     median: 23.9 (1%)     max: 24.643 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
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min: 543     avg: 562.4 (2%)     median: 563.1 (3%)     max: 581.396 Seconds
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

v1.3

#0 Did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old! +0.001s ... 0.001s

#1 min, max, avg, median took s +0.845s ... 0.845s

#2 return log +0.004s ... 0.849s

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Asus N751JX-T4056H (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, 17.3")
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Asus UX501JW-DS71T (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 15.6")
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MSI GE62-2QEWi781 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 15.6")
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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 5950HQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 6920HQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 6970HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 5850HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 6870HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4980HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 6 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 5700HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 5750HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 6820HK
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 6820HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 6770HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 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 6700HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4810MQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4870HQ
   2.5 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 4720HQ
   2.6 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 4770HQ
   2.2 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 4722HQ
   2.4 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
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