Intel Core i7-4500U vs Intel Core i7-4712HQ vs Intel Core i7-4720HQ

Intel Core i7-4500U

► remove from comparison Intel 4500U

The Intel Core i7-4500U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks launched in Q2 2013. It is based on the Haswell architecture and is manufactured in 22nm. Due to Hyper-Threading, the two cores can handle up to four threads in parallel, leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 1.8 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz for 1 active core or 2.7 GHz for 2 active cores.

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.

The performance of the Core i7-4500U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i7-3537U. However, when using new instruction sets such as AVX2 the performance can be significantly better. Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications.

The integrated HD Graphics 4400 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000. However, the HD 4400 is significantly slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other ULV models.

The i7-4500U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for small ultrabooks 11-inches or greater.

Intel Core i7-4712HQ

► remove from comparison Intel 4712HQ

The Intel Core i7-4712HQ 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 2.3 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.2 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.3 GHz (for 1 active core).

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 i7-4712HQ is similar to the Core i7-4750HQ and slightly above the Ivy Bridge-based i7-3630QM. Even very 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 1150 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

Power Consumption

With a TDP of only 37 W (including graphics card, memory controller and VRMs), the Core i7-4712HQ is specified at the level of mobile dual-core CPUs. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i7.

Intel Core i7-4720HQ

► remove from comparison 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.

Intel Core i7-4500UIntel Core i7-4712HQIntel Core i7-4720HQ
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
HaswellHaswellHaswell
Series: Core i7 Haswell
Intel Core i7-4940MX3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-4500U1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4712HQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4720HQ2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
1800 - 3000 MHz2300 - 3300 MHz2600 - 3600 MHz
128 KB256 KB256 KB
512 KB1 MB1 MB
4 MB6 MB6 MB
2 / 44 / 84 / 8
15 37 47
22 22 22
100 °C100 °C100 °C
HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz)
Intel Core i7 4500UIntel Core i7 4712HQIntel Core i7 4720HQ
1400 1400
177 mm2177 mm2
FCBGA1364FCBGA1364
$378 U.S.$378 U.S.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 166     avg: 251     median: 260 (6%)     max: 274 Points
min: 470     avg: 518     median: 517.5 (12%)     max: 565 Points
min: 491     avg: 628     median: 642 (15%)     max: 678 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 72     avg: 113     median: 116 (50%)     max: 120 Points
min: 118     avg: 122     median: 121.5 (53%)     max: 125 Points
min: 108     avg: 136     median: 138 (60%)     max: 144 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.99     avg: 2.7     median: 2.8 (6%)     max: 2.96 Points
min: 5.11     avg: 5.8     median: 5.8 (13%)     max: 6.4 Points
min: 5.48     avg: 6.9     median: 7 (16%)     max: 7.37 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.79     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (51%)     max: 1.34 Points
min: 1.41     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (56%)     max: 1.44 Points
min: 1.13     avg: 1.5     median: 1.6 (61%)     max: 1.61 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3923     avg: 4316     median: 4343 (45%)     max: 4451 Points
4445 Points (46%)
min: 5040     avg: 5155     median: 5145 (53%)     max: 5347 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 6843     avg: 8530     median: 8700 (15%)     max: 9095 Points
13918 Points (23%)
min: 16073     avg: 19181     median: 19580 (33%)     max: 20120 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 8643     avg: 11042     median: 11256 (13%)     max: 11827 Points
22609 Points (26%)
min: 21986     avg: 24799     median: 25500 (30%)     max: 26382 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 5284     avg: 5707     median: 5764 (51%)     max: 5897 Points
6205 Points (54%)
min: 6519     avg: 6775     median: 6732 (59%)     max: 6964 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4500U +
min: 566.179     avg: 646     median: 629.9 (7%)     max: 745.727 seconds
105%
1 4720HQ +
min: 221.718     avg: 245     median: 240.8 (3%)     max: 287.149 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4500U +
min: 17.734     avg: 19.8     median: 19.6 (4%)     max: 23.534 seconds
103%
1 4720HQ +
min: 7.154     avg: 7.5     median: 7.3 (1%)     max: 8.124 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2143     avg: 2678     median: 2473.5 (25%)     max: 3536 KB/s
3962 KB/s (41%)
4281 KB/s (44%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4500U +
min: 14.09     avg: 16.2     median: 16.4 (10%)     max: 17.26 fps
231%
1 4720HQ +
min: 32     avg: 37.7     median: 37.8 (23%)     max: 41 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4500U +
min: 75.33     avg: 88.9     median: 90.6 (31%)     max: 92.66 fps
168%
1 4720HQ +
min: 117     avg: 149     median: 152.4 (53%)     max: 159.31 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.117     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.145 GB/s
0.3 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.342     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.364 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.208     avg: 0.2     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.256 GB/s
0.5 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.602     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.645 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 1.3     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (0%)     max: 1.6 GB/s
3.4 GB/s (0%)
min: 2.5     avg: 3.7     median: 3.9 (0%)     max: 4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 4500U +
min: 2464     avg: 3241     median: 3494 (23%)     max: 3644 Points
198%
1 4720HQ +
min: 6222     avg: 6922     median: 6930 (46%)     max: 7380 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4500U +
min: 12     avg: 13.3     median: 12.7 (3%)     max: 20.12 Seconds
101%
1 4720HQ +
min: 10     avg: 10.4     median: 10.3 (2%)     max: 10.719 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4500U +
min: 27.781     avg: 31     median: 28.9 (1%)     max: 58.78 Seconds
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 23.438     avg: 24     median: 23.9 (1%)     max: 24.643 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4500U +
min: 631.618     avg: 654     median: 646.7 (3%)     max: 761.85 Seconds
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 543     avg: 562     median: 563.1 (3%)     max: 581.396 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 4500U +
min: 46370     avg: 53818     median: 53680 (25%)     max: 61540 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 4500U +
min: 33000     avg: 34315     median: 34725 (27%)     max: 34810 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 4500U +
7.1 points (91%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4500U +
min: 6321     avg: 8884     median: 9621 (13%)     max: 10014 Points
245%
1 4720HQ +
min: 22350     avg: 23619     median: 23618.5 (33%)     max: 24887 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2453     avg: 3481     median: 3555 (16%)     max: 4132 points
min: 6444     avg: 6991     median: 6991 (32%)     max: 7538 points
min: 5596     avg: 7529     median: 7718 (35%)     max: 8384 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 21459     avg: 30211     median: 31596.5 (20%)     max: 33878 Points
min: 34103     avg: 36739     median: 36739 (24%)     max: 39375 Points
min: 29156     avg: 41134     median: 42684 (27%)     max: 46247 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4500U +
min: 30836     avg: 32801     median: 33273 (40%)     max: 34294 Points
132%
1 4720HQ +
min: 34245     avg: 42516     median: 44007 (52%)     max: 46027 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
1 4500U +
min: 33510     avg: 34137     median: 34136.5 (39%)     max: 34763 Points
135%
1 4720HQ +
min: 39641     avg: 45909     median: 46222 (53%)     max: 48489 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1987     avg: 2594     median: 2727.5 (7%)     max: 2861 Points
min: 5121     avg: 5467     median: 5466.5 (14%)     max: 5812 Points
min: 4159     avg: 5981     median: 6048 (15%)     max: 6845 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 2155     avg: 3629     median: 3910 (12%)     max: 4056 Points
min: 7183     avg: 7749     median: 7749 (24%)     max: 8315 Points
min: 6388     avg: 8643     median: 9059 (28%)     max: 9561 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 4500U +
7684 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 4500U +
6872 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 4500U +
6390 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 4500U +
5718 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 4500U +
6380 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4500U +
min: 5225     avg: 5369     median: 5348 (9%)     max: 5534 Points
230%
1 4720HQ +
min: 10551     avg: 12015     median: 12295.5 (22%)     max: 12654 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4500U +
min: 2659     avg: 2754     median: 2751 (56%)     max: 2851 Points
121%
1 4720HQ +
min: 3069     avg: 3284     median: 3320.5 (68%)     max: 3407 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 12956     avg: 13054     median: 13053.5 (20%)     max: 13151 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 3503     avg: 3522     median: 3522 (72%)     max: 3541 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 4712HQ +
23050 ms (39%)
158%
1 4720HQ +
min: 1127.8     avg: 1955     median: 1955.8 (3%)     max: 2654.6 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4712HQ +
98 ms (1%)
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 81.1     avg: 98.1     median: 84.5 (1%)     max: 180.4 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 4712HQ +
13958 Points (26%)
119%
1 4720HQ +
min: 12288     avg: 17470     median: 16616 (31%)     max: 31282 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4500U → 100% n=16

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4712HQ → 169% n=16

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4720HQ → 196% n=16

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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