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Intel Core i7-4980HQ

Intel 4980HQ

The Intel Core i7-4980HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops launched in Q3 2014. 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 2.8 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.8 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.9 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 4.0 GHz (for 1 active core). A noteworthy feature is the fast integrated graphics unit (GT3e) with eDRAM memory (128 MB, 77 mm², on-package, 102 GB/s).

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, improving the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Thanks to its higher clock rates, the Core i7-4980HQ is slightly faster than the former 4960HQ. However, the Turbo Boost could be limited by the TDP under long-lasting full load, leading to a slightly lower performance compared to Extreme Editions like the i7-4940MX.

Graphics

The integrated Iris Pro Graphics 5200 GPU offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1300 MHz (with Turbo Boost), making it significantly faster than the HD 4000 or HD 4600. The additional eDRAM memory further improves performance. As a result, the HD 5200 competes with dedicated mid-range graphics cards (e.g. GeForce GT 740M).

Power Consumption

The i7-4980HQ is rated at a TDP of 47 W including the integrated graphics card, memory controller and VRMs.  Therefore, the CPU is best suited for laptops 15-inches or greater.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameHaswell
Clock Rate2800 - 4000 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 Count1700 Million
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Die Size260 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketFCBGA1364
FeaturesIris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1300 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (200 - 1300 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $623 U.S.
Announcement Date07/21/2014
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 4980HQ

Benchmarks

Octane V2 - Total Score
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min: 19045      avg: 19045 (48%)     median: 19045 (48%)     max: 19045 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 151      avg: 153.5 (87%)     median: 154 (88%)     max: 155 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 670      avg: 694.3 (45%)     median: 696 (45%)     max: 715 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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min: 1728.5      avg: 1728.5 (3%)     median: 1728.5 (3%)     max: 1728.5 ms
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
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min: 9636      avg: 10237.3 (62%)     median: 10441 (63%)     max: 10635 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 5722      avg: 6789.7 (17%)     median: 7150 (18%)     max: 7497 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 51129      avg: 51206 (33%)     median: 51206 (33%)     max: 51283 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
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min: 73.1      avg: 73.1 (2%)     median: 73.1 (2%)     max: 73.1 ms
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
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min: 0.4      avg: 0.4 (0%)     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.4 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
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min: 0.69      avg: 0.7 (0%)     median: 0.7 (0%)     max: 0.69 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
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min: 4.5      avg: 4.5 (52%)     median: 4.5 (52%)     max: 4.5 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
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min: 40      avg: 40.7 (48%)     median: 40.7 (48%)     max: 41.4 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
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min: 172      avg: 174 (88%)     median: 174 (88%)     max: 176 fps
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
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min: 223.62      avg: 223.6 (3%)     median: 223.6 (3%)     max: 223.62 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
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min: 6.732      avg: 6.7 (1%)     median: 6.7 (1%)     max: 6.732 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
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min: 9244      avg: 9905.7 (75%)     median: 10201 (77%)     max: 10272 points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
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min: 7609      avg: 7609 (80%)     median: 7609 (80%)     max: 7609 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 1.72      avg: 1.7 (84%)     median: 1.7 (84%)     max: 1.74 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 7.28      avg: 7.5 (43%)     median: 7.5 (42%)     max: 7.7 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
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min: 7603      avg: 7603 (85%)     median: 7603 (85%)     max: 7603 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
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min: 27949      avg: 27949 (79%)     median: 27949 (79%)     max: 27949 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
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min: 5715      avg: 5754.7 (85%)     median: 5737 (85%)     max: 5812 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
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min: 20150      avg: 21094 (61%)     median: 21137 (61%)     max: 21995 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
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min: 9.265      avg: 9.3 (2%)     median: 9.3 (2%)     max: 9.265 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
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min: 20.886      avg: 20.9 (1%)     median: 20.9 (1%)     max: 20.886 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
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min: 481.306      avg: 481.3 (0%)     median: 481.3 (0%)     max: 481.306 Seconds
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
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min: 7.8      avg: 7.8 (92%)     median: 7.8 (92%)     max: 7.8 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

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#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.00017452239990234s +0.2s ... 0.202s

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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 5950HQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4910MQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 5850HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 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 5700HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 5750HQ
   2.5 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
» 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 5557U
   3.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 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 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) 4790S
   3.2 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 / 1 MB + 6 MB
+ Intel Core i7 5950HQ
   2.9 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 4910MQ
   2.9 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 5850HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Xeon (Desktop) E3-1230 v3
   3.3 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3770K
   3.5 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum, 2014-07-31 (Update: 2014-07-31)