Intel Core i7-4558U vs Intel Core i7-4700HQ vs Intel Core i7-4700MQ

Intel Core i7-4558U

► remove Intel 4558U

The Intel Core i7-4558U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large 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 2.8 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz for 1 active core or 3.2 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 i7-4558U is slightly above the older and somewhat higher clocked Core i7-3520M. 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 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.

The i7-4558U 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 ultrabooks 14-inches or greater.

Intel Core i7-4700HQ

► remove Intel 4700HQ

The Intel Core i7-4700HQ 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 2.4 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.3 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.4 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 i7-4700HQ 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 i7-3740QM.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

The i7-4700HQ 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 i7-4700MQ

► remove Intel 4700MQ

The Intel Core i7-4700MQ 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 2.4 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.3 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.4 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 i7-4700MQ 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 i7-3740QM.

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 i7-4700MQ 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.

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: 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
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Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 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 Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
$454 U.S.$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4558UIntel Core i7 4700HQIntel Core i7 4700MQ

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 464     avg: 611     median: 637 (15%)     max: 643 Points
99%
1 4700MQ +
min: 532     avg: 614     median: 631 (14%)     max: 645 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 106     avg: 130     median: 132 (59%)     max: 135 Points
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 124     avg: 132     median: 132 (59%)     max: 136 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
3.5 Points (8%)
min: 5.24     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (16%)     max: 7 Points
min: 5.22     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (16%)     max: 7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.5 Points (57%)
min: 1.24     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (58%)     max: 1.55 Points
min: 1.27     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (59%)     max: 1.54 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4793 Points (49%)
min: 4716     avg: 4886     median: 4895 (50%)     max: 5003 Points
min: 3573     avg: 4861     median: 4934 (51%)     max: 5031 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
10305 Points (17%)
min: 14329     avg: 18170     median: 18609 (31%)     max: 19260 Points
min: 14079     avg: 18337     median: 19019 (32%)     max: 19497 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
13800 Points (16%)
min: 18887     avg: 23512     median: 24321 (28%)     max: 24774 Points
min: 19383     avg: 23867     median: 24469 (28%)     max: 24869 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
6339 Points (59%)
min: 6088     avg: 6408     median: 6474.5 (60%)     max: 6612 Points
min: 6281     avg: 6498     median: 6518.5 (61%)     max: 6663 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
511 seconds (6%)
min: 237.813     avg: 303     median: 291.1 (3%)     max: 390.645 seconds
min: 237.425     avg: 293     median: 271.5 (3%)     max: 450.237 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
16.3 seconds (3%)
min: 7.592     avg: 9.1     median: 8.1 (2%)     max: 12.438 seconds
min: 7.628     avg: 9.3     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 14.295 seconds
WinRAR - Result
2671 KB/s (27%)
4325 KB/s (44%)
min: 3777     avg: 4201     median: 4266 (44%)     max: 4561 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
20.4 fps (12%)
min: 29.7     avg: 34.4     median: 34 (20%)     max: 39.52 fps
min: 17.35     avg: 36.5     median: 38.7 (23%)     max: 39.71 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
107 fps (37%)
min: 121.8     avg: 136     median: 141 (49%)     max: 145.55 fps
min: 125.58     avg: 145     median: 148 (51%)     max: 152.6 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.33     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.341 GB/s
min: 0.269     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.343 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.576     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.603 GB/s
min: 0.461     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.606 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.9 GB/s (0%)
min: 3.7     avg: 3.8     median: 3.8 (0%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
min: 3     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (0%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
4264 Points (29%)
min: 5232     avg: 6572     median: 6758.5 (45%)     max: 6968 Points
min: 5245     avg: 6537     median: 6872 (46%)     max: 6981 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
11.2 Seconds (2%)
min: 10     avg: 10.6     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 10.86 Seconds
min: 10     avg: 11.1     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 19.628 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
25.7 Seconds (1%)
min: 24     avg: 24.6     median: 24.7 (1%)     max: 24.969 Seconds
min: 24     avg: 25.6     median: 24.8 (1%)     max: 41.408 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
585 Seconds (3%)
min: 569.349     avg: 576     median: 574 (3%)     max: 587 Seconds
min: 563.819     avg: 596     median: 576 (3%)     max: 838.996 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
72000 MIPS (34%)
min: 109400     avg: 121793     median: 110220 (52%)     max: 145760 MIPS
min: 90920     avg: 114085     median: 110766 (53%)     max: 145700 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
41240 MFLOPS (32%)
min: 58480     avg: 72660     median: 78160 (60%)     max: 81340 MFLOPS
min: 66380     avg: 78701     median: 81415 (62%)     max: 84121 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 4700MQ +
7.6 points (97%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
11049 Points (15%)
min: 17427     avg: 21972     median: 22672.5 (32%)     max: 23555 Points
min: 17838     avg: 22130     median: 22915 (32%)     max: 23868 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
4037 points (18%)
min: 4232     avg: 7082     median: 7432.5 (34%)     max: 7903 points
min: 5187     avg: 7208     median: 7360.5 (33%)     max: 8517 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
33266 Points (21%)
min: 31331     avg: 42188     median: 42962 (28%)     max: 44252 Points
min: 32842     avg: 41546     median: 42954.5 (28%)     max: 44189 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 41763     avg: 42673     median: 42672.5 (51%)     max: 43582 Points
101%
1 4700MQ +
min: 36671     avg: 41916     median: 43135 (51%)     max: 43507 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
2998 Points (8%)
min: 4400     avg: 5985     median: 6345 (16%)     max: 6505 Points
min: 4683     avg: 6117     median: 6335 (16%)     max: 6642 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
4549 Points (14%)
min: 6713     avg: 8718     median: 8903 (28%)     max: 9085 Points
min: 6241     avg: 8602     median: 8906 (28%)     max: 9104 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 4558U +
8576 Points (69%)
90%
1 4700MQ +
min: 5128     avg: 7459     median: 7748 (62%)     max: 8901 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 4558U +
7610 Points (69%)
96%
1 4700MQ +
min: 5070     avg: 6903     median: 7323 (66%)     max: 7942 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 4558U +
7423 Points (15%)
168%
1 4700MQ +
min: 12277     avg: 12491     median: 12497 (24%)     max: 12677 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 4558U +
6637 Points (13%)
170%
1 4700MQ +
min: 11008     avg: 11270     median: 11266 (23%)     max: 11428 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 4558U +
7300 Points (19%)
145%
1 4700MQ +
min: 9754     avg: 10442     median: 10614 (28%)     max: 10740 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
6519 Points (12%)
11900 Points (21%)
min: 12008     avg: 12014     median: 12013.5 (21%)     max: 12019 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3120 Points (64%)
3156 Points (65%)
min: 3185     avg: 3234     median: 3233.5 (66%)     max: 3282 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 4700HQ +
1761 ms (3%)
96%
1 4700MQ +
4184 ms (7%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 4700HQ +
4644 Points (9%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4558U → 100% n=27

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700HQ → 153% n=27

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700MQ → 155% n=27

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