Intel Core i7-4578U vs Intel Core i7-4712MQ vs Intel Core i7-4550U

Intel Core i7-4578U

► remove 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.

Intel Core i7-4712MQ

► remove Intel 4712MQ

The Intel Core i7-4712MQ 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 2.3 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.2 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.3 GHz (for 1 active core). In contrast to the Core i7-4712HQ, the 4712MQ is not soldered, has a slightly lower clocked GPU an doesn't support VT-d.

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 i7-4712MQ is similar to the Core i7-4750HQ and slightly above the Ivy Bridge-based i7-3630QM. Even very demanding software or multitasking will be handled easily.

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 W (including graphics card, memory controller and VRMs), the Core i7-4712MQ is specified at the level of mobile dual-core CPUs. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i7.

Intel Core i7-4550U

► remove Intel 4550U

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.

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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 - 1150 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 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 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz)
$426 U.S.$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4578UIntel Core i7 4712MQIntel Core i7 4550U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 579     avg: 594     median: 597 (14%)     max: 607 Points
42%
1 4550U +
253 Points (6%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 129     avg: 130     median: 130 (58%)     max: 132 Points
91%
1 4550U +
118 Points (53%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 6.23     avg: 6.4     median: 6.5 (15%)     max: 6.56 Points
43%
1 4550U +
2.8 Points (6%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 1.46     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (57%)     max: 1.5 Points
90%
1 4550U +
1.3 Points (52%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 4698     avg: 4789     median: 4816.5 (49%)     max: 4824 Points
91%
1 4550U +
4395 Points (45%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 16906     avg: 17702     median: 17929 (30%)     max: 18042 Points
49%
1 4550U +
8715 Points (15%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 22408     avg: 22964     median: 23221 (27%)     max: 23263 Points
49%
1 4550U +
11317 Points (13%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 6257     avg: 6349     median: 6380 (59%)     max: 6409 Points
91%
1 4550U +
5835 Points (54%)
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 254.003     avg: 267     median: 265.4 (3%)     max: 282.6 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 8.22     avg: 8.5     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 9.157 seconds
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4550U +
2482 KB/s (25%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 34     avg: 35.7     median: 36 (21%)     max: 37 fps
44%
1 4550U +
15.9 fps (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 131     avg: 139     median: 142 (49%)     max: 143 fps
64%
1 4550U +
90.8 fps (31%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4550U +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4550U +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4550U +
1.6 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 4550U +
3443 Points (23%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 11.078     avg: 11.1     median: 11.1 (2%)     max: 11.11 Seconds
100%
1 4550U +
12.3 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 25.141     avg: 25.3     median: 25.3 (1%)     max: 25.626 Seconds
100%
1 4550U +
28 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 574.493     avg: 589     median: 581 (3%)     max: 617.813 Seconds
100%
1 4550U +
633 Seconds (3%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4550U +
8506 Points (12%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 6469     avg: 7376     median: 7443 (34%)     max: 7814 points
46%
1 4550U +
3447 points (16%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 36842     avg: 38916     median: 39530 (25%)     max: 40164 Points
66%
1 4550U +
26023 Points (17%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 5700     avg: 12608     median: 5975 (15%)     max: 39530 Points
44%
1 4550U +
2621 Points (7%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 8052     avg: 8297     median: 8442 (26%)     max: 8458 Points
44%
1 4550U +
3719 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 4550U +
8199 Points (66%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 4550U +
7229 Points (66%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 4550U +
6476 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 4550U +
5744 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 4550U +
6542 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4712MQ +
11351 Points (20%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4712MQ +
3114 Points (64%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 4712MQ +
2138 ms (4%)
100%
1 4550U +
2301 ms (4%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4712MQ +
94.3 ms (1%)
100%
1 4550U +
103 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 4712MQ +
15405 Points (29%)
92%
1 4550U +
14209 Points (27%)

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)