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Intel Core i7-4550U vs Intel Core i7-4610Y vs Intel Core i7-4710MQ

Intel Core i7-4550U

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The Intel Core i7-4550U 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 1.5 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 i7-4550U 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 5000 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the HD 5000 competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards.

The i7-4550U 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 i7-4610Y

► remove from comparison Intel 4610Y

The Intel Core i7-4610Y is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks and tablets launched in Q3 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 1.7 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz.

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

Performance

Depending on the benchmark, the Core i7-4610Y offers a performance somewhere between a Core i3-2330M and a Core i7-4500U. Due to TDP limits, the full Turbo Boost will be only active for very short periods of time or in single-thread benchmarks. Overall, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications.

Graphics

The integrated HD Graphics 4200 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 850 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4200 is significantly slower than the HD 4400 found on other ULV models with higher clocks and TDP.

Power Consumption

The i7-4610Y is rated at a TDP of 11.5 watts (SDP 6 watts) including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for very small ultrabooks or tablets.

Intel Core i7-4710MQ

► remove from comparison Intel 4710MQ

The Intel Core i7-4710MQ 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 2.5 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.4 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.5 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 i7-4710MQ 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 i7-3820QM (if the Turbo headroom is utilized completely). Even extremly demanding software or multitasking will be handled easily.

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 i7-4710MQ 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.

ModelIntel Core i7-4550UIntel Core i7-4610YIntel Core i7-4710MQ
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
CodenameHaswellHaswellHaswell
Series: Core i7 Haswell
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Clock1500 - 3000 MHz1700 - 2900 MHz2500 - 3500 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB256 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB1 MB
L3 Cache4 MB4 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 44 / 8
TDP15 Watt11.5 Watt47 Watt
Transistors1300 Million1400 Million
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
Die Size181 mm2177 mm2
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
FeaturesHD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, vProHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 4550UIntel Core i7 4610YIntel Core i7 4710MQ
$415 U.S.$378 U.S.
SocketrPGA

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
253 Points (3%)
192 Points (2%)
min: 599     avg: 635     median: 645 (7%)     max: 657 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
118 Points (36%)
107 Points (33%)
min: 119     avg: 131.9     median: 135 (41%)     max: 137 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
2.8 Points (4%)
2.2 Points (3%)
min: 6.52     avg: 6.9     median: 7 (10%)     max: 7.17 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.3 Points (4%)
1.2 Points (4%)
min: 1.35     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (5%)     max: 1.55 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
4395 Points (36%)
4140 Points (34%)
min: 4820     avg: 4976     median: 4962.5 (40%)     max: 5125 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
8715 Points (10%)
6762 Points (8%)
min: 16637     avg: 18616     median: 18961.5 (22%)     max: 19450 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
11317 Points (9%)
8659 Points (7%)
min: 24653     avg: 24774     median: 24773.5 (19%)     max: 24894 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
5835 Points (32%)
4968 Points (27%)
min: 6511     avg: 6573     median: 6573 (36%)     max: 6635 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4610Y +
752 s (9%)
106%
1 4710MQ +
259 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4610Y +
19.7 s (4%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4550U +
2482 Points (14%)
86%
1 4610Y +
2140 Points (12%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4550U +
15.9 fps (6%)
78%
1 4610Y +
12.4 fps (5%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4550U +
90.8 fps (21%)
80%
1 4610Y +
72.5 fps (17%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4550U +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
92%
1 4610Y +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4550U +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
93%
1 4610Y +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4550U +
1.6 GB/s (0%)
88%
1 4610Y +
1.4 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
3443 Points (7%)
2735 Points (6%)
min: 6810     avg: 6831     median: 6830.5 (15%)     max: 6851 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4550U +
12.3 s (3%)
100%
1 4610Y +
13 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4550U +
28 s (1%)
100%
1 4610Y +
29 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
633 s (3%)
677 s (3%)
567 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4550U +
8506 Points (8%)
287%
1 4710MQ +
min: 21613     avg: 23478     median: 24374 (23%)     max: 24446 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
3447 Points (10%)
2811 Points (8%)
min: 6469     avg: 7668     median: 7979 (22%)     max: 8139 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
26023 Points (17%)
24264 Points (16%)
min: 40125     avg: 42858     median: 43424 (28%)     max: 44799 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
2621 Points (7%)
2177 Points (6%)
min: 5865     avg: 6475     median: 6577 (17%)     max: 6889 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
3719 Points (7%)
3070 Points (6%)
min: 8299     avg: 9017     median: 9219 (17%)     max: 9381 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4710MQ +
10955 Points (19%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4710MQ +
2992 Points (58%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4550U +
8199 Points (66%)
93%
1 4710MQ +
7610 Points (61%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4550U +
7229 Points (66%)
99%
1 4710MQ +
7178 Points (65%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4550U +
6476 Points (13%)
191%
1 4710MQ +
12352 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4550U +
5744 Points (12%)
191%
1 4710MQ +
10959 Points (22%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4550U +
6542 Points (17%)
158%
1 4710MQ +
10355 Points (27%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4550U +
2301 ms (3%)
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 1991     avg: 2002     median: 2002 (2%)     max: 2013 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4550U +
103.3 ms (1%)
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 84     avg: 88.7     median: 88.7 (1%)     max: 93.3 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4550U +
14209 Points (15%)
115%
1 4710MQ +
min: 15924     avg: 16285     median: 16285 (17%)     max: 16646 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4550U → 100% n=14

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4610Y → 85% n=14

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4710MQ → 185% n=14

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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