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Intel Core i7-4550U vs Intel Core i7-4750HQ vs Intel Core i7-4578U

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 i7-4750HQ

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The Intel Core i7-4750HQ 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 2.0 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.1 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.2 GHz (for 1 active core). A special feature is the fast integrated graphics unit (GT3e) with 128 MB eDRAM memory (128 MB, 77 mm², on-Package, 102 GB/s).

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 i7-4750HQ is almost 10 percent above a similarly clocked Ivy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is similar to the Core i7-3630QM.

The integrated Iris Pro Graphics 5200 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1200 MHz (with Turbo Boost), making it significantly faster than the HD 4000 or HD 4600. The additional eDRAM memory further improves the performance. As a result, the Iris Pro competes with dedicated mid-range graphics cards, e.g. the GeForce GT 740M.

The i7-4750HQ 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 i7-4578U

► remove from comparison Intel 4578U

The Intel Core i7-4578U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large ultrabooks launched in Q3/2014. 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 3.0 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.5 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 the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

The performance of the Core i7-4578U is slightly above the older and somewhat higher clocked Core i7-3540M. 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.

Graphics

The integrated Iris Graphics 5100 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the Iris Graphics competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards (e.g. GeForce GT 720M).

Power Consumption

The i7-4578U is rated at a TDP of 28 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for larger, well-cooled ultrabooks.

ModelIntel Core i7-4550UIntel Core i7-4750HQIntel Core i7-4578U
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 MHz2000 - 3200 MHz3000 - 3500 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB256 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB1 MB512 KB
L3 Cache4 MB6 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 44 / 82 / 4
TDP15 Watt47 Watt28 Watt
Transistors1300 Million1700 Million1300 Million
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
Die Size181 mm2260 mm2181 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-NIIris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 4550UIntel Core i7 4750HQIntel Core i7 4578U
SocketFCBGA1364FCBGA
$434 U.S.$426 U.S.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4550U +
253 Points (3%)
242%
1 4750HQ +
612 Points (6%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4550U +
118 Points (36%)
104%
1 4750HQ +
123 Points (38%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4550U +
2.8 Points (4%)
236%
1 4750HQ +
6.6 Points (9%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4550U +
1.3 Points (4%)
107%
1 4750HQ +
1.4 Points (5%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4550U +
4395 Points (36%)
107%
1 4750HQ +
4723 Points (39%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4550U +
8715 Points (10%)
207%
1 4750HQ +
18026 Points (21%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4550U +
11317 Points (9%)
202%
1 4750HQ +
22820 Points (17%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4550U +
5835 Points (32%)
107%
1 4750HQ +
6268 Points (34%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4750HQ +
274.7 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4750HQ +
8.7 s (2%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4550U +
2482 Points (14%)
186%
1 4750HQ +
4619 Points (27%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4550U +
15.9 fps (6%)
220%
1 4750HQ +
35 fps (13%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4550U +
90.8 fps (21%)
152%
1 4750HQ +
137.9 fps (32%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4550U +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
224%
1 4750HQ +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4550U +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
223%
1 4750HQ +
0.6 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4550U +
1.6 GB/s (0%)
225%
1 4750HQ +
3.6 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4550U +
3443 Points (7%)
187%
1 4750HQ +
6436 Points (14%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4550U +
12.3 s (3%)
100%
1 4750HQ +
min: 11.39     avg: 11.5     median: 11.5 (2%)     max: 11.6 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4550U +
28 s (1%)
100%
1 4750HQ +
min: 25.77     avg: 25.9     median: 25.9 (1%)     max: 26.1 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4550U +
633 s (3%)
100%
1 4750HQ +
min: 581     avg: 591     median: 590.5 (3%)     max: 600 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4750HQ +
135140 MIPS (64%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4750HQ +
76640 MFLOPS (59%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4550U +
8506 Points (8%)
223%
1 4750HQ +
18979 Points (18%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4550U +
3447 Points (10%)
242%
1 4750HQ +
8347 Points (23%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 4550U +
26023 Points (17%)
156%
1 4750HQ +
40612 Points (26%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 4750HQ +
40606 Points (34%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 4550U +
2621 Points (7%)
201%
1 4750HQ +
5270 Points (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 4550U +
3719 Points (7%)
222%
1 4750HQ +
8243 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4550U +
8199 Points (66%)
87%
1 4750HQ +
7125 Points (57%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4550U +
7229 Points (66%)
107%
1 4750HQ +
7755 Points (70%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4550U +
6476 Points (13%)
192%
1 4750HQ +
12429 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4550U +
5744 Points (12%)
187%
1 4750HQ +
10723 Points (22%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4550U +
6542 Points (17%)
158%
1 4750HQ +
10366 Points (27%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4550U +
2301 ms (3%)
97%
1 4750HQ +
4469 ms (5%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4550U +
103.3 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4550U +
14209 Points (15%)

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