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Intel Core i7-4600M vs Intel Core i7-4910MQ vs Intel Core i7-4550U

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 i7-4910MQ

► remove from comparison Intel 4910MQ

The Intel Core i7-4910MQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops which has been launched in Q1/2014. 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 2.9 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.7 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.8 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.9 GHz (for 1 active core).

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

Performance

Compared to the Core i7-4900MQ, the 4910MQ is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is almost similar to the Core i7-4930MX. 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 1300 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 i7-4910MQ 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 i7-4550U

► remove from comparison 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.

ModelIntel Core i7-4600MIntel Core i7-4910MQIntel Core i7-4550U
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 MHz2900 - 3900 MHz1500 - 3000 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB256 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB1 MB512 KB
L3 Cache4 MB8 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 44 / 82 / 4
TDP37 Watt47 Watt15 Watt
Transistors960 Million1400 Million1300 Million
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
Die Size130 mm2177 mm2181 mm2
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketrPGArPGA
FeaturesHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 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-NIHD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 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 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$346 U.S.$568 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 4600MIntel Core i7 4910MQIntel Core i7 4550U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
310 Points (3%)
min: 651     avg: 696     median: 697 (7%)     max: 739 Points
253 Points (3%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
132 Points (40%)
min: 149     avg: 152     median: 153 (47%)     max: 154 Points
118 Points (36%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
3.4 Points (5%)
min: 7.05     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (11%)     max: 7.99 Points
2.8 Points (4%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.5 Points (5%)
min: 1.69     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (5%)     max: 1.75 Points
1.3 Points (4%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4910MQ +
min: 5457     avg: 5512     median: 5512 (45%)     max: 5567 Points
80%
1 4550U +
4395 Points (36%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4910MQ +
min: 19910     avg: 20998     median: 20997.5 (24%)     max: 22085 Points
42%
1 4550U +
8715 Points (10%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4910MQ +
26355 Points (20%)
43%
1 4550U +
11317 Points (9%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4910MQ +
7223 Points (39%)
81%
1 4550U +
5835 Points (32%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4910MQ +
3048 Points (18%)
81%
1 4550U +
2482 Points (14%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4910MQ +
41 fps (15%)
39%
1 4550U +
15.9 fps (6%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4910MQ +
162 fps (38%)
56%
1 4550U +
90.8 fps (21%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4910MQ +
0.4 GB/s (0%)
37%
1 4550U +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4910MQ +
0.7 GB/s (0%)
38%
1 4550U +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4910MQ +
4.1 GB/s (0%)
39%
1 4550U +
1.6 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4910MQ +
7078 Points (15%)
49%
1 4550U +
3443 Points (7%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4910MQ +
13 s (3%)
100%
1 4550U +
12.3 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4910MQ +
21 s (1%)
100%
1 4550U +
28 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4910MQ +
523 s (2%)
99%
1 4550U +
633 s (3%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4910MQ +
7.7 Points (99%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4910MQ +
25513 Points (24%)
33%
1 4550U +
8506 Points (8%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4910MQ +
8706 Points (24%)
40%
1 4550U +
3447 Points (10%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
33469 Points (22%)
min: 44602     avg: 46333     median: 46567 (30%)     max: 47831 Points
26023 Points (17%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
3166 Points (8%)
min: 6594     avg: 6840     median: 6959 (18%)     max: 6966 Points
2621 Points (7%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
4384 Points (8%)
min: 4496     avg: 8069     median: 9775 (18%)     max: 9937 Points
3719 Points (7%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4910MQ +
12909 Points (23%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4910MQ +
3621 Points (71%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4550U +
8199 Points (66%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4550U +
7229 Points (66%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4550U +
6476 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4550U +
5744 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4550U +
6542 Points (17%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4550U +
2301 ms (3%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4550U +
103.3 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4550U +
14209 Points (15%)

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

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4910MQ → 180% n=7

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4550U → 84% n=7

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