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Intel Core i7-4930MX

Intel 4930MX

The Intel Core i7-4930MX is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops and successor of the i7-3940XM. It is based on the Haswell architecture and was launched in Q2/2013. 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 3.0 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.7 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.8 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.9 GHz (for 1 active core). Furthermore, the Extreme CPUs offer an unlocked multiplicator for easy overclocking.

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.

Due to these changes, the performance per clock has been improved by about 10 percent compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the 4930MX is almost 10 % faster than the former i7-3940XM.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1350 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

The i7-4930MX is rated at a TDP of 57 W including graphics card, memory controller and VRMs.  Therefore, the CPU is only suited for laptops 17-inches or greater.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameHaswell
Clock Rate3000 - 3900 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Level 3 Cache8192 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)57 Watt
Transistor Count1400 Million
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Die Size177 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketrPGA
FeaturesHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $1096 U.S.
Announcement Date06/01/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 4930MX

CPU Benchmarks

Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 150     avg: 150 (97.78%)     max: 150 Points
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 736     avg: 736 (47.4%)     max: 736 Points
3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 8979     avg: 9602.5 (57.66%)     max: 10099 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 6672     avg: 6918.8 (17.15%)     max: 7240 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 45810     avg: 47214 (87.21%)     max: 49005 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 8877     avg: 8877 (97.82%)     max: 8877 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 8313     avg: 8313 (100%)     max: 8313 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 13849     avg: 13849 (83.61%)     max: 13849 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 12532     avg: 12532 (94.9%)     max: 12532 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 11783     avg: 11783 (94.71%)     max: 11783 Points
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.356     avg: 0.4 (20.62%)     max: 0.375 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.639     avg: 0.7 (39.75%)     max: 0.679 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 3.6     avg: 4 (45.2%)     max: 4.1 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 41.84     avg: 42.7 (49.04%)     max: 44.45 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 162.255     avg: 165.6 (94.42%)     max: 171.5 fps
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 3377     avg: 4714.3 (64.85%)     max: 5511 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 212.106     avg: 227 (98.84%)     max: 240.568 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 6.812     avg: 7.3 (99.45%)     max: 7.613 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 7943     avg: 8825 (66.76%)     max: 9541 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 23676     avg: 25467.7 (63.69%)     max: 26905 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 6647     avg: 7365.2 (82.89%)     max: 7838 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.64     avg: 1.7 (93.56%)     max: 1.85 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 6.97     avg: 7.5 (41.9%)     max: 7.89 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 7320     avg: 7543 (30.42%)     max: 7854 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 25287     avg: 26970.8 (75.23%)     max: 28334 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5508     avg: 5646 (84.4%)     max: 5778 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 20341     avg: 20851.8 (59.96%)     max: 21587 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 9     avg: 9.4 (99.91%)     max: 9.687 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 20.953     avg: 21.2 (99.99%)     max: 21.428 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 502     avg: 517.8 (97.75%)     max: 535.262 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 154750     avg: 155190 (73.65%)     max: 155630 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 83100     avg: 84050 (64.48%)     max: 85000 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 7.6     avg: 7.7 (97.62%)     max: 7.7 points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
Intel Core i7 3840QM
20135 
Intel Core i7 4870HQ
20410 
Intel Core i7 3940XM
20582 
Intel Core i7 4930MX
20851.8 
Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3770K
22190 
Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 990X EE
22268.7 
Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4770K
22325 
...
Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2697 v2 (max)
34776 

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MSI GT70 20D-077NE (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M, 17.3")
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MSI GT70-2OC-3OC (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M, 17.0")
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Origin PC EON17-S 2013 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M, 17.3")
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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 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 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 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 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 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 5557U
   3.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4578U
   3 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 5600U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 5650U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 5500U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 5550U
   2 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 (Desktop) 3960X
   3.3 GHz / 1.5 MB + 15 MB
- Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4770K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i7 4940MX
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 990X EE
   3.47 GHz / 1.5 MB + 12 MB
- Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 980X EE
   3.33 GHz / 1.5 MB + 12 MB
» Intel Core i7 4930MX
   3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
+ Intel Core i7 4980HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 4910MQ
   2.9 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3770K
   3.5 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3770
   3.4 GHz / KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 3940XM
   3 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum, 2012-12-15 (Update: 2013-11- 4)