Intel Core i7-4600M vs Intel Core i7-4700MQ vs Intel Core i7-4700HQ

Intel Core i7-4600M

► remove Intel 4600M

The Intel Core i7-4600M is a high-end dual-core processor for laptops 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 2.9 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz for 1 active core or 3.5 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. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Due to these changes, the performance per clock has been improved by almost 10 percent compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the i7-4600M is about 5 - 10 % faster than the former i7-3540M.

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 i7-4600M is rated at a TDP of 37 W including the graphics card, memory controller and VRMs. Therefore, the CPU is suited for laptops 14-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.

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 i7-4600MIntel Core i7-4700MQIntel Core i7-4700HQ
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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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HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 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-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$346 U.S.$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4600MIntel Core i7 4700MQIntel Core i7 4700HQ

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
310 Points (7%)
min: 532     avg: 614     median: 631 (14%)     max: 645 Points
min: 464     avg: 611     median: 637 (14%)     max: 643 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
132 Points (49%)
min: 124     avg: 132     median: 132 (49%)     max: 136 Points
min: 106     avg: 130     median: 132 (49%)     max: 135 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
3.4 Points (7%)
min: 5.22     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (14%)     max: 7 Points
min: 5.24     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (14%)     max: 7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.5 Points (48%)
min: 1.27     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (48%)     max: 1.54 Points
min: 1.24     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (48%)     max: 1.55 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 3573     avg: 4861     median: 4934 (44%)     max: 5031
99%
1 4700HQ +
min: 4716     avg: 4886     median: 4895 (44%)     max: 5003
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 14079     avg: 18337     median: 19019 (32%)     max: 19497
98%
1 4700HQ +
min: 14329     avg: 18170     median: 18609 (31%)     max: 19260
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 19383     avg: 23867     median: 24469 (23%)     max: 24869 Points
99%
1 4700HQ +
min: 18887     avg: 23512     median: 24321 (23%)     max: 24774 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 6281     avg: 6498     median: 6518.5 (49%)     max: 6663 Points
99%
1 4700HQ +
min: 6088     avg: 6408     median: 6474.5 (49%)     max: 6612 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 237.425     avg: 293     median: 271.5 (3%)     max: 450.237 s
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 237.813     avg: 303     median: 291.1 (3%)     max: 390.645 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 7.628     avg: 9.3     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 14.295 s
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 7.592     avg: 9.1     median: 8.1 (2%)     max: 12.438 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 3777     avg: 4201     median: 4266 (27%)     max: 4561
101%
1 4700HQ +
4325 (28%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 17.35     avg: 36.5     median: 38.7 (18%)     max: 39.71 fps
88%
1 4700HQ +
min: 29.7     avg: 34.4     median: 34 (15%)     max: 39.52 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 125.58     avg: 145     median: 148 (44%)     max: 152.6 fps
95%
1 4700HQ +
min: 121.8     avg: 136     median: 141 (42%)     max: 145.55 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 0.269     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.343 GB/s
98%
1 4700HQ +
min: 0.33     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.341 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 0.461     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.606 GB/s
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 0.576     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.603 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 3     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (0%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
101%
1 4700HQ +
min: 3.7     avg: 3.8     median: 3.8 (0%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 5245     avg: 6537     median: 6872 (38%)     max: 6981 Points
98%
1 4700HQ +
min: 5232     avg: 6572     median: 6758.5 (37%)     max: 6968 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 10     avg: 11.1     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 19.628 s
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 10     avg: 10.6     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 10.86 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 24     avg: 25.6     median: 24.8 (1%)     max: 41.408 s
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 24     avg: 24.6     median: 24.7 (1%)     max: 24.969 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 563.819     avg: 596     median: 576 (3%)     max: 838.996 s
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 569.349     avg: 576     median: 574 (3%)     max: 587 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 90920     avg: 114085     median: 110766 (53%)     max: 145700 MIPS
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 109400     avg: 121793     median: 110220 (52%)     max: 145760 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 66380     avg: 78701     median: 81415 (62%)     max: 84121 MFLOPS
96%
1 4700HQ +
min: 58480     avg: 72660     median: 78160 (60%)     max: 81340 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4700MQ +
7.6 Points (97%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 17838     avg: 22130     median: 22915 (26%)     max: 23868 Points
99%
1 4700HQ +
min: 17427     avg: 21972     median: 22672.5 (26%)     max: 23555 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 5187     avg: 7208     median: 7360.5 (31%)     max: 8517 Points
101%
1 4700HQ +
min: 4232     avg: 7082     median: 7432.5 (32%)     max: 7903 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
33469 Points (22%)
min: 32842     avg: 41546     median: 42954.5 (28%)     max: 44189 Points
min: 31331     avg: 42188     median: 42962 (28%)     max: 44252 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 36671     avg: 41916     median: 43135 (46%)     max: 43507 Points
99%
1 4700HQ +
min: 41763     avg: 42673     median: 42672.5 (45%)     max: 43582 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
3166 Points (8%)
min: 4683     avg: 6117     median: 6335 (16%)     max: 6642 Points
min: 4400     avg: 5985     median: 6345 (16%)     max: 6505 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
4384 Points (11%)
min: 6241     avg: 8602     median: 8906 (22%)     max: 9104 Points
min: 6713     avg: 8718     median: 8903 (22%)     max: 9085 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 5128     avg: 7459     median: 7748 (62%)     max: 8901 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 5070     avg: 6903     median: 7323 (66%)     max: 7942 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 12277     avg: 12491     median: 12497 (24%)     max: 12677 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 11008     avg: 11270     median: 11266 (23%)     max: 11428 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 9754     avg: 10442     median: 10614 (28%)     max: 10740 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 12008     avg: 12014     median: 12013.5 (21%)     max: 12019
99%
1 4700HQ +
11900 (21%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 3185     avg: 3234     median: 3233.5 (66%)     max: 3282
98%
1 4700HQ +
3156 (65%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4700MQ +
4184 ms (7%)
104%
1 4700HQ +
1761 ms (3%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4700HQ +
4644 Points (8%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4600M → 100% n=7

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700MQ → 163% n=7

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700HQ → 163% n=7

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