Intel Core i7-4550U vs Intel Core i7-4650U vs Intel Core i7-4702MQ

Intel Core i7-4550U

► remove Intel 4550U

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 i7-4650U

► remove Intel 4650U

The Intel Core i7-4650U 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 1.7 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz for 1 active core or 2.9 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 alomst 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

The performance of the Core i7-4650U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i7-3687U. 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 i7-4650U 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 i7-4702MQ

► remove Intel 4702MQ

The Intel Core i7-4702MQ 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 2.2 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.1 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.2 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 i7-4702MQ 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 i7-3630QM.

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.

With a TDP of only 37 Watt, the Core i7-4702MQ is specified at the level of mobile dual-core CPUs. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i7.

Intel Core i7-4550UIntel Core i7-4650UIntel Core i7-4702MQ
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
HaswellHaswellHaswell
: 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
1500 - 3000 MHz1700 - 3300 MHz2200 - 3200 MHz
128 KB128 KB256 KB
512 KB512 KB1 MB
4 MB4 MB6 MB
2 / 42 / 44 / 8
15 15 37
1300 1300 1400
22 22 22
181 mm2181 mm2177 mm2
100 °C100 °C100 °C
HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIHD 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 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
Intel Core i7 4550UIntel Core i7 4650UIntel Core i7 4702MQ
$454 U.S.$378 U.S.
rPGA

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
253 Points (6%)
min: 241     avg: 256     median: 256 (6%)     max: 271 Points
min: 509     avg: 555     median: 575 (13%)     max: 588 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
118 Points (54%)
min: 122     avg: 123     median: 123 (56%)     max: 124 Points
min: 120     avg: 124     median: 124 (57%)     max: 128 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
2.8 Points (7%)
min: 2.5     avg: 2.7     median: 2.7 (7%)     max: 2.9 Points
min: 5.43     avg: 6.1     median: 6.2 (16%)     max: 6.36 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.3 Points (54%)
min: 1.36     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (57%)     max: 1.45 Points
min: 1.27     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (57%)     max: 1.44 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4395 Points (45%)
min: 4592     avg: 4694     median: 4714.5 (48%)     max: 4755 Points
min: 4529     avg: 4641     median: 4656 (48%)     max: 4748 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
8715 Points (15%)
min: 8173     avg: 8801     median: 8620.5 (14%)     max: 9789 Points
min: 15152     avg: 16779     median: 17388 (29%)     max: 17681 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
11317 Points (15%)
min: 10658     avg: 11373     median: 11128.5 (15%)     max: 12576 Points
min: 19148     avg: 21636     median: 22311 (29%)     max: 22675 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
5835 Points (54%)
min: 5828     avg: 6190     median: 6276 (58%)     max: 6380 Points
min: 5915     avg: 6122     median: 6149 (57%)     max: 6264 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 628.19     avg: 633     median: 632.8 (7%)     max: 637.406 seconds
min: 264.564     avg: 308     median: 282.3 (3%)     max: 402.083 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 18.067     avg: 18.1     median: 18.1 (4%)     max: 18.109 seconds
min: 8.453     avg: 9.8     median: 9.2 (2%)     max: 12.796 seconds
WinRAR - Result
2482 KB/s (29%)
min: 2363     avg: 2442     median: 2382 (28%)     max: 2582 KB/s
min: 4185     avg: 4251     median: 4223 (49%)     max: 4344 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
15.9 fps (10%)
min: 15.37     avg: 16.6     median: 16 (10%)     max: 18.37 fps
min: 31.35     avg: 33.7     median: 33.7 (21%)     max: 36.15 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
90.8 fps (32%)
min: 84.09     avg: 89.6     median: 89.1 (32%)     max: 95.5 fps
min: 128     avg: 132     median: 130.1 (46%)     max: 138.99 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (7%)
min: 0.143     avg: 0.1     median: 0.2 (8%)     max: 0.155 GB/s
min: 0.279     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (16%)     max: 0.311 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.236     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.274 GB/s
min: 0.494     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.549 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.6 GB/s (8%)
min: 1.5     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (9%)     max: 1.7 GB/s
min: 3.1     avg: 3.2     median: 3.2 (16%)     max: 3.4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
3443 Points (23%)
min: 2698     avg: 3086     median: 3249 (22%)     max: 3312 Points
min: 5814     avg: 6212     median: 6285 (42%)     max: 6376 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
12.3 Seconds (3%)
min: 11     avg: 11.4     median: 11.4 (2%)     max: 11.9 Seconds
min: 11     avg: 12.7     median: 11.5 (2%)     max: 20.512 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
28 Seconds (1%)
min: 26.27     avg: 26.7     median: 26.7 (1%)     max: 27 Seconds
min: 25.552     avg: 28.8     median: 26 (1%)     max: 45.392 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
633 Seconds (3%)
min: 593.285     avg: 603     median: 605 (3%)     max: 611.05 Seconds
min: 584.154     avg: 607     median: 601.4 (3%)     max: 636.762 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 14230     avg: 28558     median: 28557.5 (14%)     max: 42885 MIPS
min: 101870     avg: 115935     median: 115935 (55%)     max: 130000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 9820     avg: 19671     median: 19671 (15%)     max: 29522 MFLOPS
min: 74180     avg: 74395     median: 74395 (57%)     max: 74610 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7 points (90%)
7.6 points (97%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
8506 Points (12%)
min: 7058     avg: 8258     median: 8856 (12%)     max: 8861 Points
min: 18922     avg: 20483     median: 20620 (29%)     max: 21482 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
3447 points (17%)
min: 3158     avg: 3346     median: 3360 (16%)     max: 3530 points
min: 5435     avg: 6285     median: 6366.5 (31%)     max: 7092 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
26023 Points (17%)
min: 24370     avg: 28186     median: 27147 (17%)     max: 31370 Points
min: 33875     avg: 37206     median: 38367.5 (25%)     max: 39567 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
39206 Points (47%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
2621 Points (7%)
min: 2519     avg: 2668     median: 2635 (7%)     max: 2924 Points
min: 4944     avg: 5543     median: 5640.5 (14%)     max: 5860 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
3719 Points (13%)
min: 3582     avg: 3794     median: 3735.5 (13%)     max: 4121 Points
min: 6591     avg: 7692     median: 7974.5 (27%)     max: 8161 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
8199 Points (66%)
7361 Points (59%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
7229 Points (66%)
6959 Points (63%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
6476 Points (13%)
11281 Points (22%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5744 Points (12%)
10311 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
6542 Points (17%)
9685 Points (25%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5839     avg: 5857     median: 5857 (10%)     max: 5875 Points
9180 Points (16%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3086     avg: 3089     median: 3088.5 (64%)     max: 3091 Points
2753 Points (57%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
2301 ms (4%)
2137 ms (4%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
103 ms (1%)
97.3 ms (1%)
110 ms (1%)
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
110 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
14209 Points (27%)
15205 Points (29%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4550U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4650U → 101%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4702MQ → 164%

-
-
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

v1.9
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Benchmarks / Tech > Processor Comparison - Head 2 Head
Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)