Intel Core i7-4558U vs Intel Core i7-4980HQ vs Intel Core i7-4702MQ

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 i7-4980HQ

► remove Intel 4980HQ

The Intel Core i7-4980HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops launched in Q3 2014. 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 2.8 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.8 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.9 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 4.0 GHz (for 1 active core). A noteworthy feature is the fast integrated graphics unit (GT3e) with eDRAM memory (128 MB, 77 mm², on-package, 102 GB/s).

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

Thanks to its higher clock rates, the Core i7-4980HQ is slightly faster than the former 4960HQ. However, the Turbo Boost could be limited by the TDP under long-lasting full load, leading to a slightly lower performance compared to Extreme Editions like the i7-4940MX.

Graphics

The integrated Iris Pro Graphics 5200 GPU offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1300 MHz (with Turbo Boost), making it significantly faster than the HD 4000 or HD 4600. The additional eDRAM memory further improves performance. As a result, the HD 5200 competes with dedicated mid-range graphics cards (e.g. GeForce GT 740M).

Power Consumption

The i7-4980HQ is rated at a TDP of 47 W including the integrated graphics card, memory controller and VRMs.  Therefore, the CPU is best suited for laptops 15-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 i7-4558UIntel Core i7-4980HQIntel Core i7-4702MQ
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
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: 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
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Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIIris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1300 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 Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (200 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$454 U.S.$623 U.S.$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4558UIntel Core i7 4980HQIntel Core i7 4702MQ

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 670     avg: 694     median: 696 (15%)     max: 715 Points
83%
1 4702MQ +
min: 509     avg: 555     median: 575 (13%)     max: 588 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 151     avg: 154     median: 154 (57%)     max: 155 Points
81%
1 4702MQ +
min: 120     avg: 124     median: 124 (46%)     max: 128 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
3.5 Points (7%)
min: 7.28     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (15%)     max: 7.7 Points
min: 5.43     avg: 6.1     median: 6.2 (12%)     max: 6.36 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.5 Points (46%)
min: 1.72     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (55%)     max: 1.74 Points
min: 1.27     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (45%)     max: 1.44 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
4793 (43%)
min: 5715     avg: 5755     median: 5737 (51%)     max: 5812
min: 4529     avg: 4641     median: 4656 (42%)     max: 4748
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
10305 (17%)
min: 20150     avg: 21094     median: 21137 (36%)     max: 21995
min: 15152     avg: 16779     median: 17388 (29%)     max: 17681
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
13800 Points (13%)
27949 Points (27%)
min: 19148     avg: 21636     median: 22311 (21%)     max: 22675 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
6339 Points (48%)
7603 Points (57%)
min: 5915     avg: 6122     median: 6149 (46%)     max: 6264 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
511 s (6%)
224 s (3%)
min: 264.564     avg: 308     median: 282.3 (3%)     max: 402.083 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
16.3 s (3%)
6.7 s (1%)
min: 8.453     avg: 9.8     median: 9.2 (2%)     max: 12.796 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4558U +
2671 (17%)
158%
1 4702MQ +
min: 4185     avg: 4251     median: 4223 (27%)     max: 4344
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
20.4 fps (9%)
min: 40     avg: 40.7     median: 40.7 (18%)     max: 41.4 fps
min: 31.35     avg: 33.7     median: 33.7 (15%)     max: 36.15 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
107 fps (32%)
min: 172     avg: 174     median: 174 (51%)     max: 176 fps
min: 128     avg: 132     median: 130.1 (38%)     max: 138.99 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.4 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.279     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.311 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (0%)
0.7 GB/s (1%)
min: 0.494     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.549 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.9 GB/s (0%)
4.5 GB/s (0%)
min: 3.1     avg: 3.2     median: 3.2 (0%)     max: 3.4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
4264 Points (24%)
7609 Points (42%)
min: 5814     avg: 6212     median: 6285 (35%)     max: 6376 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11.2 s (2%)
9.3 s (2%)
min: 11     avg: 12.7     median: 11.5 (2%)     max: 20.512 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
25.7 s (1%)
20.9 s (1%)
min: 25.552     avg: 28.8     median: 26 (1%)     max: 45.392 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
585 s (3%)
481 s (2%)
min: 584.154     avg: 607     median: 601.4 (3%)     max: 636.762 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4558U +
72000 MIPS (34%)
161%
1 4702MQ +
min: 101870     avg: 115935     median: 115935 (55%)     max: 130000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4558U +
41240 MFLOPS (32%)
180%
1 4702MQ +
min: 74180     avg: 74395     median: 74395 (57%)     max: 74610 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4980HQ +
7.8 Points (100%)
97%
1 4702MQ +
7.6 Points (97%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4558U +
11049 Points (13%)
187%
1 4702MQ +
min: 18922     avg: 20483     median: 20620 (24%)     max: 21482 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
4037 Points (17%)
min: 9244     avg: 9906     median: 10201 (44%)     max: 10272 Points
min: 5435     avg: 6285     median: 6366.5 (27%)     max: 7092 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
33266 Points (21%)
min: 51129     avg: 51206     median: 51206 (33%)     max: 51283 Points
min: 33875     avg: 37206     median: 38367.5 (25%)     max: 39567 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4702MQ +
39206 Points (42%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
2998 Points (8%)
min: 5722     avg: 6790     median: 7150 (18%)     max: 7497 Points
min: 4944     avg: 5543     median: 5640.5 (14%)     max: 5860 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
4549 Points (11%)
min: 9636     avg: 10237     median: 10441 (26%)     max: 10635 Points
min: 6591     avg: 7692     median: 7974.5 (20%)     max: 8161 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4558U +
8576 Points (69%)
86%
1 4702MQ +
7361 Points (59%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4558U +
7610 Points (69%)
91%
1 4702MQ +
6959 Points (63%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4558U +
7423 Points (15%)
152%
1 4702MQ +
11281 Points (22%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4558U +
6637 Points (13%)
155%
1 4702MQ +
10311 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4558U +
7300 Points (19%)
133%
1 4702MQ +
9685 Points (25%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4558U +
6519 (12%)
141%
1 4702MQ +
9180 (16%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4558U +
3120 (64%)
88%
1 4702MQ +
2753 (57%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4980HQ +
1729 ms (3%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4980HQ +
73.1 ms (1%)
100%
1 4702MQ +
110 ms (1%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4702MQ +
110 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4980HQ +
19045 Points (32%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4558U → 100% n=21

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4980HQ → 172% n=21

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4702MQ → 138% n=21

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