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Intel Core i7-4600M vs Intel Core i7-4702MQ vs Intel Core i7-4940MX

Intel Core i7-4600M

► remove from comparison 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 i7-4702MQ

► remove from comparison 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 i7-4940MX

► remove from comparison Intel 4940MX

The Intel Core i7-4940MX is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops and successor of the i7-4930MX. It is based on the Haswell architecture and was launched in Q1/2014. 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 3.1 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). Furthermore, the Extreme CPUs offer an unlocked multiplicator for easy overclocking.

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, increasing the performance per clock by about 5 - 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Compared to the Core i7-4930MX, the 4940MX is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is similar to the Desktop Core i7-4770K. Even extremly demanding software or multitasking will be handled easily.

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1350 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000. This is slightly slower than the AMD Radeon HD 8650G, but similar to a dedicated GeForce GT 720M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4940MX is rated at a TDP of 57 W including graphics card, memory controller and VRMs.  Therefore, the CPU is only suited for laptops 17-inches or greater.

ModelIntel Core i7-4600MIntel Core i7-4702MQIntel Core i7-4940MX
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
CodenameHaswellHaswellHaswell
Series: 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
Clock2900 - 3600 MHz2200 - 3200 MHz3100 - 4000 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB256 KB256 KB
L2 Cache512 KB1 MB1 MB
L3 Cache4 MB6 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 44 / 84 / 8
TDP37 Watt37 Watt57 Watt
Transistors960 Million1400 Million1400 Million
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
Die Size130 mm2177 mm2177 mm2
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketrPGArPGArPGA
FeaturesHD 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 - 1350 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 - 1350 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$346 U.S.$378 U.S.$1096 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 4600MIntel Core i7 4702MQIntel Core i7 4940MX

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
310 Points (3%)
min: 509     avg: 555     median: 575 (6%)     max: 588 Points
708 Points (7%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
132 Points (40%)
min: 120     avg: 124     median: 124 (38%)     max: 128 Points
157 Points (48%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
3.4 Points (5%)
min: 5.43     avg: 6.1     median: 6.2 (9%)     max: 6.36 Points
7.6 Points (11%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.5 Points (5%)
min: 1.27     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (4%)     max: 1.44 Points
1.8 Points (6%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 4529     avg: 4641     median: 4656 (38%)     max: 4748 Points
126%
1 4940MX +
5853 Points (48%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 15152     avg: 16779     median: 17388 (20%)     max: 17681 Points
121%
1 4940MX +
21022 Points (24%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 19148     avg: 21636     median: 22311 (17%)     max: 22675 Points
119%
1 4940MX +
26547 Points (20%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 5915     avg: 6122     median: 6149 (34%)     max: 6264 Points
125%
1 4940MX +
7696 Points (42%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 264.6     avg: 307.8     median: 282.3 (3%)     max: 402.1 s
101%
1 4940MX +
218.6 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 8.453     avg: 9.8     median: 9.2 (2%)     max: 12.8 s
100%
1 4940MX +
7 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 4185     avg: 4251     median: 4223 (24%)     max: 4344 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 31.35     avg: 33.7     median: 33.7 (12%)     max: 36.15 fps
127%
1 4940MX +
42.9 fps (16%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 128     avg: 131.8     median: 130.1 (31%)     max: 139 fps
129%
1 4940MX +
167.4 fps (39%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 0.279     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.311 GB/s
119%
1 4940MX +
0.4 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 0.494     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.549 GB/s
121%
1 4940MX +
0.7 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 3.1     avg: 3.2     median: 3.2 (0%)     max: 3.4 GB/s
128%
1 4940MX +
4.1 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 5814     avg: 6212     median: 6285 (13%)     max: 6376 Points
122%
1 4940MX +
7678 Points (16%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 11     avg: 12.7     median: 11.5 (2%)     max: 20.51 s
100%
1 4940MX +
9.3 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 25.55     avg: 28.8     median: 26 (1%)     max: 45.39 s
100%
1 4940MX +
20.7 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 584     avg: 607     median: 601 (3%)     max: 637 s
100%
1 4940MX +
491.5 s (2%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 101870     avg: 115935     median: 115935 (55%)     max: 130000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 74180     avg: 74395     median: 74395 (57%)     max: 74610 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4702MQ +
7.6 Points (97%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 18922     avg: 20483     median: 20620 (19%)     max: 21482 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 5435     avg: 6285     median: 6366.5 (18%)     max: 7092 Points
148%
1 4940MX +
9402 Points (26%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
33469 Points (22%)
min: 33875     avg: 37206     median: 38367.5 (25%)     max: 39567 Points
49770 Points (32%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4702MQ +
39206 Points (32%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
3166 Points (8%)
min: 4944     avg: 5543     median: 5640.5 (14%)     max: 5860 Points
7082 Points (18%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
4384 Points (8%)
min: 6591     avg: 7692     median: 7974.5 (15%)     max: 8161 Points
9870 Points (18%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4702MQ +
9180 Points (16%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4702MQ +
2753 Points (54%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4702MQ +
7361 Points (59%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4702MQ +
6959 Points (63%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4702MQ +
11281 Points (22%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4702MQ +
10311 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4702MQ +
9685 Points (25%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4702MQ +
110.3 ms (1%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4702MQ +
110 ms (1%)

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

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4702MQ → 148% n=7

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4940MX → 184% n=7

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