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Intel Core i7-4550U vs Intel Core i7-4750HQ vs Intel Core i7-4650U

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 i7-4650U

► remove from comparison 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.

ModelIntel Core i7-4550UIntel Core i7-4750HQIntel Core i7-4650U
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 MHz1700 - 3300 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB256 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB1 MB512 KB
L3 Cache4 MB6 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 44 / 82 / 4
TDP15 Watt47 Watt15 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-NIHD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 4550UIntel Core i7 4750HQIntel Core i7 4650U
SocketFCBGA1364
$434 U.S.$454 U.S.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
253 Points (3%)
612 Points (6%)
min: 241     avg: 256     median: 256 (3%)     max: 271 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
118 Points (36%)
123 Points (38%)
min: 122     avg: 123     median: 123 (38%)     max: 124 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
2.8 Points (4%)
6.6 Points (9%)
min: 2.5     avg: 2.7     median: 2.7 (4%)     max: 2.9 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.3 Points (4%)
1.4 Points (5%)
min: 1.36     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (4%)     max: 1.45 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
4395 Points (36%)
4723 Points (39%)
min: 4592     avg: 4694     median: 4714.5 (38%)     max: 4755 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
8715 Points (10%)
18026 Points (21%)
min: 8173     avg: 8801     median: 8620.5 (10%)     max: 9789 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
11317 Points (9%)
22820 Points (17%)
min: 10658     avg: 11373     median: 11128.5 (8%)     max: 12576 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
5835 Points (32%)
6268 Points (34%)
min: 5828     avg: 6190     median: 6276 (34%)     max: 6380 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4750HQ +
274.7 s (3%)
96%
1 4650U +
min: 628     avg: 633     median: 632.5 (7%)     max: 637 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4750HQ +
8.7 s (2%)
98%
1 4650U +
min: 18.07     avg: 18.1     median: 18.1 (4%)     max: 18.11 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2482 Points (14%)
4619 Points (27%)
min: 2363     avg: 2442     median: 2382 (14%)     max: 2582 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
15.9 fps (6%)
35 fps (13%)
min: 15.37     avg: 16.6     median: 16 (6%)     max: 18.37 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
90.8 fps (21%)
137.9 fps (32%)
min: 84.1     avg: 89.6     median: 89.1 (21%)     max: 95.5 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.1 GB/s (0%)
0.3 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.143     avg: 0.1     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.155 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (0%)
0.6 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.236     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.274 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.6 GB/s (0%)
3.6 GB/s (0%)
min: 1.5     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (0%)     max: 1.7 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
3443 Points (7%)
6436 Points (14%)
min: 2698     avg: 3086     median: 3249 (7%)     max: 3312 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
12.3 s (3%)
min: 11.39     avg: 11.5     median: 11.5 (2%)     max: 11.6 s
min: 11     avg: 11.4     median: 11.4 (2%)     max: 11.9 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
28 s (1%)
min: 25.77     avg: 25.9     median: 25.9 (1%)     max: 26.1 s
min: 26.27     avg: 26.7     median: 26.7 (1%)     max: 27 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
633 s (3%)
min: 581     avg: 591     median: 590.5 (3%)     max: 600 s
min: 593     avg: 603     median: 605 (3%)     max: 611 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4750HQ +
135140 MIPS (64%)
21%
1 4650U +
min: 14230     avg: 28558     median: 28557.5 (14%)     max: 42885 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4750HQ +
76640 MFLOPS (59%)
26%
1 4650U +
min: 9820     avg: 19671     median: 19671 (15%)     max: 29522 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4650U +
7 Points (90%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
8506 Points (8%)
18979 Points (18%)
min: 7058     avg: 8258     median: 8856 (8%)     max: 8861 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
3447 Points (10%)
8347 Points (23%)
min: 3158     avg: 3346     median: 3360 (9%)     max: 3530 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
26023 Points (17%)
40612 Points (26%)
min: 24370     avg: 28186     median: 27147 (17%)     max: 31370 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 4750HQ +
40606 Points (34%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
2621 Points (7%)
5270 Points (13%)
min: 2519     avg: 2668     median: 2635 (7%)     max: 2924 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
3719 Points (7%)
8243 Points (15%)
min: 3582     avg: 3794     median: 3735.5 (7%)     max: 4121 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4650U +
min: 5839     avg: 5857     median: 5857 (10%)     max: 5875 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4650U +
min: 3086     avg: 3089     median: 3088.5 (60%)     max: 3091 Points
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 *
2301 ms (3%)
4469 ms (5%)
2137 ms (2%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4550U +
103.3 ms (1%)
100%
1 4650U +
97.3 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4550U +
14209 Points (15%)
107%
1 4650U +
15205 Points (16%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4550U → 100% n=24

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4750HQ → 174% n=24

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4650U → 101% n=24

- 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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