Intel Core i7-4600U vs Intel Core i7-4770HQ vs Intel Core i7-4650U

Intel Core i7-4600U

► remove from comparison Intel 4600U

The Intel Core i7-4600U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks launched in Q3 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 2.1 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz for 1 active core (2.9 GHz for 2 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 i7-4600U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i7-3687U. However, when using new instruction sets such as AVX2, the performance can be significantly higher. Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications.

The integrated HD Graphics 4400 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 MHz up to 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4400 is a bit slower than the HD 5000 found on other ULV models (e.g. i7-4650U).

The i7-4600U 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.

Intel Core i7-4770HQ

► remove from comparison Intel 4770HQ

The Intel Core i7-4770HQ 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 3.2 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.3 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.4 GHz (for 1 active core). A special feature is the fast integrated graphics unit (GT3e) with additional eDRAM memory (128 MB, 77 mm², on-Package, 102 GB/s).

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

Performance

The performance of the Core i7-4770HQ is about 5 - 10 percent above a similarly clocked Ivy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is similar to the Core i7-3820QM. Compared to other Haswell CPUs, the i7-4770HQ almost matches the slightly higher clocked i7-4710HQ (GT2, no eDRAM).

Graphics

The integrated Iris Pro Graphics 5200 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1200 MHz (with Turbo Boost), making it significantly faster than the HD 4000 or HD 4600. The additional eDRAM memory further improves the performance. As a result, the Iris Pro competes with dedicated mid-range graphics cards, e.g. the GeForce GT 740M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4770HQ 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 i7-4650U

► remove from comparison Intel 4650U

The Intel Core i7-4650U 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 1.7 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz for 1 active core or 2.9 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 alomst 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

The performance of the Core i7-4650U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i7-3687U. 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 i7-4650U 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.

Intel Core i7-4600UIntel Core i7-4770HQIntel Core i7-4650U
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
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Series: 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
2100 - 3300 MHz2200 - 3400 MHz1700 - 3300 MHz
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512 KB1 MB512 KB
4 MB6 MB4 MB
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100 °C100 °C100 °C
FCBGA1168FCBGA1364
HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIIris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 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, vPro, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz)
$398 U.S.$434 U.S.$454 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4600UIntel Core i7 4770HQIntel Core i7 4650U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 146     avg: 239     median: 248 (6%)     max: 273 Points
635 Points (15%)
min: 241     avg: 256     median: 256 (6%)     max: 271 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 85     avg: 118     median: 124 (54%)     max: 129 Points
132 Points (57%)
min: 122     avg: 123     median: 123 (53%)     max: 124 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.77     avg: 2.6     median: 2.7 (6%)     max: 2.95 Points
6.9 Points (16%)
min: 2.5     avg: 2.7     median: 2.7 (6%)     max: 2.9 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.01     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (55%)     max: 1.46 Points
1.5 Points (57%)
min: 1.36     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (55%)     max: 1.45 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 4600U +
min: 3265     avg: 4527     median: 4668.5 (48%)     max: 4744 Points
101%
1 4650U +
min: 4592     avg: 4694     median: 4714.5 (48%)     max: 4755 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 4600U +
min: 5576     avg: 8374     median: 8444 (14%)     max: 9345 Points
102%
1 4650U +
min: 8173     avg: 8801     median: 8620.5 (14%)     max: 9789 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4600U +
min: 7006     avg: 10839     median: 11221 (13%)     max: 12107 Points
99%
1 4650U +
min: 10658     avg: 11373     median: 11128.5 (13%)     max: 12576 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4600U +
min: 4245     avg: 5914     median: 6060.5 (56%)     max: 6336 Points
104%
1 4650U +
min: 5828     avg: 6190     median: 6276 (58%)     max: 6380 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4600U +
min: 579.7     avg: 620     median: 614 (7%)     max: 660.347 seconds
100%
1 4650U +
min: 628.19     avg: 633     median: 632.8 (7%)     max: 637.406 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4600U +
min: 15.9     avg: 16.9     median: 17.1 (3%)     max: 17.819 seconds
100%
1 4650U +
min: 18.067     avg: 18.1     median: 18.1 (4%)     max: 18.109 seconds
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4600U +
min: 2372     avg: 2498     median: 2493 (26%)     max: 2643 KB/s
96%
1 4650U +
min: 2363     avg: 2442     median: 2382 (24%)     max: 2582 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4600U +
min: 14.3     avg: 15.8     median: 16.3 (10%)     max: 16.68 fps
98%
1 4650U +
min: 15.37     avg: 16.6     median: 16 (10%)     max: 18.37 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4600U +
min: 77.5     avg: 90.4     median: 91.7 (32%)     max: 97.5 fps
97%
1 4650U +
min: 84.09     avg: 89.6     median: 89.1 (31%)     max: 95.5 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4600U +
min: 0.159     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.16 GB/s
94%
1 4650U +
min: 0.143     avg: 0.1     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.155 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4600U +
min: 0.272     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.282 GB/s
96%
1 4650U +
min: 0.236     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.274 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4600U +
min: 1.7     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (0%)     max: 1.8 GB/s
100%
1 4650U +
min: 1.5     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (0%)     max: 1.7 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 4600U +
min: 2805     avg: 3303     median: 3223 (22%)     max: 3788 Points
101%
1 4650U +
min: 2698     avg: 3086     median: 3249 (22%)     max: 3312 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4600U +
min: 11.314     avg: 11.5     median: 11.5 (2%)     max: 12 Seconds
100%
1 4650U +
min: 11     avg: 11.4     median: 11.4 (2%)     max: 11.9 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4600U +
min: 26.072     avg: 26.4     median: 26.3 (1%)     max: 27 Seconds
100%
1 4650U +
min: 26.27     avg: 26.7     median: 26.7 (1%)     max: 27 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4600U +
min: 595.952     avg: 606     median: 602.1 (3%)     max: 624 Seconds
100%
1 4650U +
min: 593.285     avg: 603     median: 605 (3%)     max: 611.05 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 4600U +
min: 24810     avg: 36025     median: 36025 (17%)     max: 47240 MIPS
79%
1 4650U +
min: 14230     avg: 28558     median: 28557.5 (14%)     max: 42885 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 4600U +
min: 11500     avg: 24640     median: 24640 (19%)     max: 37780 MFLOPS
80%
1 4650U +
min: 9820     avg: 19671     median: 19671 (15%)     max: 29522 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 4600U +
min: 5     avg: 6.1     median: 6.1 (78%)     max: 7.1 points
116%
1 4650U +
7 points (90%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4600U +
min: 8308     avg: 9060     median: 8679 (12%)     max: 10541 Points
102%
1 4650U +
min: 7058     avg: 8258     median: 8856 (12%)     max: 8861 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4600U +
min: 2930     avg: 3511     median: 3423.5 (15%)     max: 4329 points
98%
1 4650U +
min: 3158     avg: 3346     median: 3360 (15%)     max: 3530 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4600U +
min: 14184     avg: 28863     median: 30173 (19%)     max: 35733 Points
90%
1 4650U +
min: 24370     avg: 28186     median: 27147 (17%)     max: 31370 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2156     avg: 2700     median: 2600 (7%)     max: 3215 Points
6019 Points (15%)
min: 2519     avg: 2668     median: 2635 (7%)     max: 2924 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3083     avg: 4234     median: 3893 (12%)     max: 9435 Points
8419 Points (26%)
min: 3582     avg: 3794     median: 3735.5 (12%)     max: 4121 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 4600U +
min: 5128     avg: 6656     median: 6656 (54%)     max: 8184 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 4600U +
min: 5175     avg: 6261     median: 6260.5 (57%)     max: 7346 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 4600U +
min: 6941     avg: 7087     median: 7086.5 (14%)     max: 7232 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 4600U +
min: 6216     avg: 6290     median: 6289.5 (13%)     max: 6363 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 4600U +
min: 6162     avg: 6604     median: 6603.5 (17%)     max: 7045 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4600U +
6078 Points (11%)
96%
1 4650U +
min: 5839     avg: 5857     median: 5857 (10%)     max: 5875 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4600U +
3095 Points (64%)
100%
1 4650U +
min: 3086     avg: 3089     median: 3088.5 (63%)     max: 3091 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 4650U +
2137 ms (4%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4600U +
161 ms (2%)
101%
1 4650U +
97.3 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 4600U +
23947 Points (46%)
63%
1 4650U +
15205 Points (29%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4600U → 100% n=6

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4770HQ → 195% n=6

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4650U → 100% n=6

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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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