Intel Core i7-4600U vs Intel Core i7-4910MQ vs Intel Core i7-4710HQ

Intel Core i7-4600U

► remove 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 i7-4910MQ

► remove 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 i7-4710HQ

► remove Intel 4710HQ

The Intel Core i7-4710HQ 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 2.5 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.4 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.5 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. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

The performance of the Core i7-4710HQ is similar to the Core i7-4850HQ or the Ivy Bridge-based i7-3820QM. 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 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

Power Consumption

The i7-4710HQ 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.

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: 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
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HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 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 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz)
$398 U.S.$568 U.S.$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4600UIntel Core i7 4910MQIntel Core i7 4710HQ

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 146     avg: 238.8     median: 248 (6%)     max: 273 Points
min: 651     avg: 695.7     median: 697 (16%)     max: 739 Points
min: 499     avg: 611.1     median: 646 (15%)     max: 661 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 85     avg: 118.4     median: 124 (57%)     max: 129 Points
min: 149     avg: 152     median: 153 (70%)     max: 154 Points
min: 116     avg: 133.2     median: 135 (62%)     max: 140 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.77     avg: 2.6     median: 2.7 (10%)     max: 2.95 Points
min: 7.05     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (28%)     max: 7.99 Points
min: 4.59     avg: 6.7     median: 7 (26%)     max: 7.22 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.01     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (58%)     max: 1.46 Points
min: 1.69     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (70%)     max: 1.75 Points
min: 1.29     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (63%)     max: 1.56 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3265     avg: 4527.1     median: 4668.5 (51%)     max: 4744 Points
min: 5457     avg: 5512     median: 5512 (60%)     max: 5567 Points
min: 4618     avg: 4982.9     median: 5008 (55%)     max: 5171 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 5576     avg: 8373.7     median: 8444 (17%)     max: 9345 Points
min: 19910     avg: 20997.5     median: 20997.5 (42%)     max: 22085 Points
min: 14533     avg: 18012.5     median: 19044 (38%)     max: 19521 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 7006     avg: 10838.6     median: 11221 (15%)     max: 12107 Points
26355 Points (35%)
min: 17829     avg: 22377.2     median: 23773 (31%)     max: 25104 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 4245     avg: 5913.7     median: 6060.5 (59%)     max: 6336 Points
7223 Points (70%)
min: 5185     avg: 6515.7     median: 6645 (65%)     max: 6809 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 579.7     avg: 620.4     median: 614 (7%)     max: 660.347 seconds
min: 237.394     avg: 278.6     median: 262.6 (3%)     max: 320.728 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 15.9     avg: 16.9     median: 17.1 (3%)     max: 17.819 seconds
min: 7.453     avg: 7.7     median: 7.8 (2%)     max: 8.012 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2372     avg: 2498     median: 2493 (29%)     max: 2643 KB/s
3048 KB/s (36%)
min: 3693     avg: 4231.8     median: 4323.5 (51%)     max: 4587 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 14.3     avg: 15.8     median: 16.3 (0%)     max: 16.68 fps
41 fps (1%)
min: 30.6     avg: 36.7     median: 38 (1%)     max: 40.1 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 77.5     avg: 90.4     median: 91.7 (34%)     max: 97.5 fps
162 fps (60%)
min: 118     avg: 142.4     median: 150 (56%)     max: 153.12 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.159     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (8%)     max: 0.16 GB/s
0.4 GB/s (21%)
min: 0.344     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (18%)     max: 0.541 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.272     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (9%)     max: 0.282 GB/s
0.7 GB/s (22%)
min: 0.6     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (21%)     max: 0.628 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 1.7     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (9%)     max: 1.8 GB/s
4.1 GB/s (21%)
min: 3     avg: 3.8     median: 3.9 (20%)     max: 3.9 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2805     avg: 3303.5     median: 3223 (22%)     max: 3788 Points
7078 Points (49%)
min: 5494     avg: 6682.2     median: 6980.5 (48%)     max: 7129 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11.314     avg: 11.5     median: 11.5 (2%)     max: 12 Seconds
13 Seconds (3%)
min: 10.5     avg: 10.7     median: 10.7 (2%)     max: 11.209 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 26.072     avg: 26.4     median: 26.3 (1%)     max: 27 Seconds
21 Seconds (1%)
min: 24.016     avg: 24.4     median: 24.3 (1%)     max: 25.287 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 595.952     avg: 605.5     median: 602.1 (3%)     max: 624 Seconds
523 Seconds (2%)
min: 553.816     avg: 567.6     median: 562.2 (2%)     max: 587.266 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 24810     avg: 36025     median: 36025 (17%)     max: 47240 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 11500     avg: 24640     median: 24640 (19%)     max: 37780 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 5     avg: 6.1     median: 6.1 (78%)     max: 7.1 points
7.7 points (99%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 8308     avg: 9060.1     median: 8679 (15%)     max: 10541 Points
25513 Points (43%)
min: 19149     avg: 22560.9     median: 23904 (40%)     max: 24195 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2930     avg: 3511.3     median: 3423.5 (18%)     max: 4329 points
8706 points (47%)
min: 6038     avg: 7339.8     median: 7491 (40%)     max: 8388 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 14184     avg: 28863.4     median: 30173 (19%)     max: 35733 Points
min: 44602     avg: 46333.3     median: 46567 (30%)     max: 47831 Points
min: 30628     avg: 40963.7     median: 42879.5 (28%)     max: 45662 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 32422     avg: 39519.3     median: 42771 (51%)     max: 43365 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 44331     avg: 44689     median: 44689 (52%)     max: 45047 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2156     avg: 2699.9     median: 2600 (7%)     max: 3215 Points
min: 6594     avg: 6839.7     median: 6959 (18%)     max: 6966 Points
min: 4736     avg: 6023     median: 6373.5 (16%)     max: 6672 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3083     avg: 4233.9     median: 3893 (14%)     max: 9435 Points
min: 4496     avg: 8069.3     median: 9775 (36%)     max: 9937 Points
min: 6504     avg: 8578.6     median: 9083 (34%)     max: 9375 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 5128     avg: 6656     median: 6656 (54%)     max: 8184 Points
7547 Points (61%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 5175     avg: 6260.5     median: 6260.5 (57%)     max: 7346 Points
6881 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 6941     avg: 7086.5     median: 7086.5 (20%)     max: 7232 Points
12985 Points (37%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 6216     avg: 6289.5     median: 6289.5 (19%)     max: 6363 Points
11762 Points (36%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 6162     avg: 6603.5     median: 6603.5 (25%)     max: 7045 Points
10792 Points (41%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
6078 Points (20%)
12909 Points (41%)
min: 11275     avg: 12027.8     median: 12231 (39%)     max: 12374 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3095 Points (64%)
3621 Points (75%)
min: 2942     avg: 3185.5     median: 3249 (67%)     max: 3302 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1274.3     avg: 1941.3     median: 1997.4 (3%)     max: 2090 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
161.2 ms (2%)
min: 82.8     avg: 93.1     median: 86.1 (1%)     max: 154.7 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
23947 Points (48%)
min: 14810     avg: 17358.9     median: 16503 (33%)     max: 29193 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4600U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4910MQ → 192%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4710HQ → 162%

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