Intel Core i7-4558U vs Intel Core i7-4980HQ vs Intel Core i7-4800MQ

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 i7-4800MQ

► remove Intel 4800MQ

The Intel Core i7-4800MQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops which has been launched in Q2/2013. 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 2.7 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.6 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.7 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, improving the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Due to these changes, the performance has been improved slightly compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the 4800MQ is about 10 % faster than the former i7-3740QM.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1300 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

The i7-4800MQ 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 i7-4558UIntel Core i7-4980HQIntel Core i7-4800MQ
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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 - 1300 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
iGPUIntel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (200 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$454 U.S.$623 U.S.$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4558UIntel Core i7 4980HQIntel Core i7 4800MQ

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 670     avg: 694     median: 696 (15%)     max: 715 Points
95%
1 4800MQ +
min: 529     avg: 648     median: 663 (15%)     max: 684 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 151     avg: 154     median: 154 (57%)     max: 155 Points
92%
1 4800MQ +
min: 137     avg: 141     median: 142 (52%)     max: 145 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: 5.49     avg: 7.1     median: 7.2 (15%)     max: 7.61 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: 1.55     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (52%)     max: 1.68 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
4793 (43%)
min: 5715     avg: 5755     median: 5737 (51%)     max: 5812
min: 5009     avg: 5210     median: 5233 (47%)     max: 5428
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
10305 (17%)
min: 20150     avg: 21094     median: 21137 (36%)     max: 21995
min: 15633     avg: 19353     median: 20089 (34%)     max: 20736
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
13800 Points (13%)
27949 Points (27%)
min: 21426     avg: 25633     median: 26343 (25%)     max: 27104 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
6339 Points (48%)
7603 Points (57%)
min: 6602     avg: 6993     median: 7052 (53%)     max: 7270 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
511 s (6%)
224 s (3%)
min: 224.985     avg: 253     median: 245.6 (3%)     max: 286.7 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
16.3 s (3%)
6.7 s (1%)
min: 6.955     avg: 8     median: 7.7 (2%)     max: 9.7 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4558U +
2671 (17%)
167%
1 4800MQ +
min: 4431     avg: 4589     median: 4473 (29%)     max: 4862
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: 34.6     avg: 39.9     median: 41.5 (19%)     max: 42 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
107 fps (32%)
min: 172     avg: 174     median: 174 (51%)     max: 176 fps
min: 143.2     avg: 157     median: 160.1 (47%)     max: 163 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.4 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.313     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.424 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (0%)
0.7 GB/s (1%)
min: 0.522     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.723 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.9 GB/s (0%)
4.5 GB/s (0%)
min: 3.3     avg: 4     median: 4.1 (0%)     max: 4.4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
4264 Points (24%)
7609 Points (42%)
min: 5411     avg: 7049     median: 7265 (40%)     max: 7585 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11.2 s (2%)
9.3 s (2%)
min: 9.86     avg: 10.2     median: 10 (2%)     max: 11.148 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
25.7 s (1%)
20.9 s (1%)
min: 22.61     avg: 23.3     median: 23.1 (1%)     max: 24.982 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
585 s (3%)
481 s (2%)
min: 523.414     avg: 536     median: 535 (2%)     max: 552.272 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4558U +
72000 MIPS (34%)
144%
1 4800MQ +
min: 152.56     avg: 92658     median: 103935 (49%)     max: 162610 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4558U +
41240 MFLOPS (32%)
197%
1 4800MQ +
min: 86.67     avg: 63357     median: 81295 (62%)     max: 90750 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4980HQ +
7.8 Points (100%)
99%
1 4800MQ +
min: 7.4     avg: 7.6     median: 7.7 (99%)     max: 7.8 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4558U +
11049 Points (13%)
219%
1 4800MQ +
min: 19618     avg: 23880     median: 24234 (28%)     max: 25503 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
4037 Points (17%)
min: 9244     avg: 9906     median: 10201 (44%)     max: 10272 Points
min: 6888     avg: 7843     median: 7896 (34%)     max: 9169 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
33266 Points (21%)
min: 51129     avg: 51206     median: 51206 (33%)     max: 51283 Points
min: 33398     avg: 44630     median: 46157 (30%)     max: 48964 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 36993     avg: 44305     median: 46378.5 (49%)     max: 47470 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 47915     avg: 48106     median: 48105.5 (50%)     max: 48296 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
2998 Points (8%)
min: 5722     avg: 6790     median: 7150 (18%)     max: 7497 Points
min: 5427     avg: 6590     median: 6686 (17%)     max: 7326 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
4549 Points (11%)
min: 9636     avg: 10237     median: 10441 (26%)     max: 10635 Points
min: 7609     avg: 9333     median: 9544 (24%)     max: 10005 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
100%
1 4800MQ +
3276 Points (23%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4558U +
8576 Points (69%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4558U +
7610 Points (69%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4558U +
7423 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4558U +
6637 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4558U +
7300 Points (19%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4558U +
6519 (12%)
196%
1 4800MQ +
12753 (23%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4558U +
3120 (64%)
108%
1 4800MQ +
3355 (69%)
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%)
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 i7-4800MQ → 160% n=21

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