Intel Core i7-4550U 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 i7-4710MQ

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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.

Intel Core i7-4550UIntel Core i7-4710MQ
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
HaswellHaswell
: Core i7 Haswell
Intel Core i7-4940MX (compare)3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX (compare)3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ (compare)2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ (compare)2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ (compare)2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ (compare)2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ (compare)2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ (compare)2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ (compare)2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ (compare)2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ (compare)2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ (compare)2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ (compare)2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ (compare)2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U (compare)3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U (compare)2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U (compare)1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U (compare)2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U (compare)1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-4550U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y (compare)1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX (compare)3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX (compare)3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ (compare)2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ (compare)2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ (compare)2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ (compare)2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ (compare)2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ (compare)2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ (compare)2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ (compare)2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ (compare)2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ (compare)2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4710MQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ (compare)2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ (compare)2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U (compare)3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U (compare)2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U (compare)1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U (compare)2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U (compare)1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y (compare)1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
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181 mm2177 mm2
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HD Graphics 5000 (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-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
Intel Core i7 4550UIntel Core i7 4710MQ
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$378 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
253 Points (6%)
min: 599     avg: 635.4     median: 645 (15%)     max: 657 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
118 Points (54%)
min: 119     avg: 131.9     median: 135 (62%)     max: 137 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
2.8 Points (6%)
min: 6     avg: 6.9     median: 6 (14%)     max: 7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.3 Points (67%)
1.5 Points (76%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4395 Points (45%)
min: 4820     avg: 4976     median: 4962 (51%)     max: 5125 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
8715 Points (13%)
min: 16637     avg: 18615.8     median: 18961 (29%)     max: 19450 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
11317 Points (15%)
min: 24653     avg: 24773.5     median: 24773 (33%)     max: 24894 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
5835 Points (56%)
min: 6511     avg: 6573     median: 6573 (63%)     max: 6635 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
259 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
2482 KB/s (29%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
15.9 fps (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
90.8 fps (34%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (9%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.6 GB/s (8%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
3443 Points (23%)
min: 6810     avg: 6830.5     median: 6830 (46%)     max: 6851 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
12.3 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
28 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
633 Seconds (3%)
567 Seconds (3%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
8506 Points (12%)
min: 21613     avg: 23477.7     median: 24374 (34%)     max: 24446 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
3447 points (18%)
min: 6469     avg: 7668.1     median: 7979 (41%)     max: 8139 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
26023 Points (17%)
min: 40125     avg: 42858.4     median: 43424 (28%)     max: 44799 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
2621 Points (7%)
min: 5865     avg: 6475.1     median: 6577 (17%)     max: 6889 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
3719 Points (11%)
min: 8299     avg: 9016.6     median: 9219 (28%)     max: 9381 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
8199 Points (66%)
7610 Points (61%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
7229 Points (66%)
7178 Points (65%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
6476 Points (11%)
12352 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5744 Points (10%)
10959 Points (19%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
6542 Points (15%)
10355 Points (24%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
10955 Points (14%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2992 Points (61%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
2301.4 ms (4%)
min: 1991     avg: 2002.1     median: 2002 (3%)     max: 2013 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
103.3 ms (1%)
min: 84     avg: 88.7     median: 88 (1%)     max: 93 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
14209 Points (27%)
min: 15924     avg: 16285     median: 16285 (31%)     max: 16646 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4550U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4710MQ → 164%

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