Intel Core i7-4600M vs Intel Core i7-4700MQ vs Intel Core i7-4900MQ

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 i7-4900MQ

► remove Intel 4900MQ

The Intel Core i7-4900MQ 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 2.8 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.7 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.8 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 overall performance has been improved slightly compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the 4900MQ is about 10 % faster than the former i7-3840QM.

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 i7-4900MQ 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 i7-4900MQ
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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- 1300 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$346 U.S.$568 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4600MIntel Core i7 4700MQIntel Core i7 4900MQ

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
310 Points (7%)
min: 532     avg: 614     median: 631 (14%)     max: 645 Points
641 Points (14%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
132 Points (49%)
min: 124     avg: 132     median: 132 (49%)     max: 136 Points
145 Points (53%)
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: 6.96     avg: 7.2     median: 7.1 (14%)     max: 7.45 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: 1.66     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (53%)     max: 1.7 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 3573     avg: 4861     median: 4934 (44%)     max: 5031
111%
1 4900MQ +
min: 5337     avg: 5478     median: 5470 (49%)     max: 5609
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 14079     avg: 18337     median: 19019 (32%)     max: 19497
107%
1 4900MQ +
min: 18993     avg: 20036     median: 20313 (34%)     max: 20617
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 19383     avg: 23867     median: 24469 (23%)     max: 24869 Points
105%
1 4900MQ +
min: 24686     avg: 25926     median: 25752 (25%)     max: 27537 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 6281     avg: 6498     median: 6518.5 (49%)     max: 6663 Points
112%
1 4900MQ +
min: 7112     avg: 7270     median: 7310 (55%)     max: 7395 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 4900MQ +
min: 228     avg: 243     median: 240 (3%)     max: 262.424 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 4900MQ +
min: 7     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (2%)     max: 8.034 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 3777     avg: 4201     median: 4266 (27%)     max: 4561
118%
1 4900MQ +
min: 4912     avg: 5048     median: 5047.5 (32%)     max: 5183
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
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 38.4     avg: 39.8     median: 38.7 (17%)     max: 42.33 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 125.58     avg: 145     median: 148 (44%)     max: 152.6 fps
106%
1 4900MQ +
min: 138.495     avg: 153     median: 157 (46%)     max: 162.48 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 0.269     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.343 GB/s
105%
1 4900MQ +
min: 0.335     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.382 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 0.461     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.606 GB/s
104%
1 4900MQ +
min: 0.607     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.672 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 3     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (0%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
107%
1 4900MQ +
min: 3.8     avg: 4     median: 4 (0%)     max: 4.2 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 5245     avg: 6537     median: 6872 (38%)     max: 6981 Points
105%
1 4900MQ +
min: 6950     avg: 7196     median: 7184.5 (40%)     max: 7376 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 4900MQ +
min: 9.578     avg: 9.9     median: 9.8 (2%)     max: 10.8 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 4900MQ +
min: 21.453     avg: 22.4     median: 22 (1%)     max: 24.2 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 4900MQ +
min: 510.678     avg: 541     median: 534.5 (2%)     max: 579 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 90920     avg: 114085     median: 110766 (53%)     max: 145700 MIPS
103%
1 4900MQ +
min: 108410     avg: 122473     median: 114285 (54%)     max: 152910 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 66380     avg: 78701     median: 81415 (62%)     max: 84121 MFLOPS
106%
1 4900MQ +
min: 84000     avg: 86805     median: 86110 (66%)     max: 91000 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4700MQ +
7.6 Points (97%)
101%
1 4900MQ +
7.7 Points (99%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 17838     avg: 22130     median: 22915 (26%)     max: 23868 Points
109%
1 4900MQ +
min: 24227     avg: 24814     median: 24877 (29%)     max: 25454 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 5187     avg: 7208     median: 7360.5 (31%)     max: 8517 Points
115%
1 4900MQ +
min: 6643     avg: 8382     median: 8490 (36%)     max: 9521 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
33469 Points (22%)
min: 32842     avg: 41546     median: 42954.5 (28%)     max: 44189 Points
min: 43074     avg: 46858     median: 46272 (30%)     max: 50108 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 36671     avg: 41916     median: 43135 (46%)     max: 43507 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
3166 Points (8%)
min: 4683     avg: 6117     median: 6335 (16%)     max: 6642 Points
min: 6255     avg: 6852     median: 6751.5 (17%)     max: 7467 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
4384 Points (11%)
min: 6241     avg: 8602     median: 8906 (22%)     max: 9104 Points
min: 8836     avg: 9536     median: 9567 (24%)     max: 10157 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 5128     avg: 7459     median: 7748 (62%)     max: 8901 Points
107%
1 4900MQ +
min: 8144     avg: 8310     median: 8309.5 (67%)     max: 8475 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 5070     avg: 6903     median: 7323 (66%)     max: 7942 Points
103%
1 4900MQ +
min: 7236     avg: 7520     median: 7519.5 (68%)     max: 7803 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 12277     avg: 12491     median: 12497 (24%)     max: 12677 Points
109%
1 4900MQ +
min: 12985     avg: 13573     median: 13573 (27%)     max: 14161 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 11008     avg: 11270     median: 11266 (23%)     max: 11428 Points
108%
1 4900MQ +
min: 11736     avg: 12223     median: 12222.5 (25%)     max: 12709 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 9754     avg: 10442     median: 10614 (28%)     max: 10740 Points
107%
1 4900MQ +
min: 10913     avg: 11363     median: 11362.5 (30%)     max: 11812 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 12008     avg: 12014     median: 12013.5 (21%)     max: 12019
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 3185     avg: 3234     median: 3233.5 (66%)     max: 3282
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4700MQ +
4184 ms (7%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4900MQ +
258 ms (3%)

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

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

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4900MQ → 173% n=7

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