Intel Core i7-4610M vs Intel Core i7-4700HQ vs Intel Core i7-4600U

Intel Core i7-4610M

► remove Intel 4610M

The Intel Core i7-4610M is a high-end dual-core processor for laptops launched in Q1 2014. 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 3.0 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.7 GHz for 1 active core or 3.6 GHz for 2 active cores. The 2C Turbo clock has not been confirmed yet.

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 i7-4600M, the 4610M is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. However, the i7-4610M is still the fastest dual-core CPU in H1/2014. Even very 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, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000. This is slightly slower than the AMD Radeon HD 8650G, but similar to a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GT 720M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4610M 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 i7-4700HQ

► remove Intel 4700HQ

The Intel Core i7-4700HQ 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 i7-4700HQ 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 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

The i7-4700HQ 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 i7-4600U

► 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.

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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 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-NIHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 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 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz)
$346 U.S.$378 U.S.$398 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4610MIntel Core i7 4700HQIntel Core i7 4600U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 464     avg: 611     median: 637 (15%)     max: 643 Points
39%
1 4600U +
min: 146     avg: 239     median: 248 (6%)     max: 273 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 106     avg: 130     median: 132 (59%)     max: 135 Points
94%
1 4600U +
min: 85     avg: 118     median: 124 (55%)     max: 129 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 5.24     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (16%)     max: 7 Points
39%
1 4600U +
min: 1.77     avg: 2.6     median: 2.7 (6%)     max: 2.95 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 1.24     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (58%)     max: 1.55 Points
95%
1 4600U +
min: 1.01     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (55%)     max: 1.46 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 4716     avg: 4886     median: 4895 (50%)     max: 5003 Points
95%
1 4600U +
min: 3265     avg: 4527     median: 4668.5 (48%)     max: 4744 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 14329     avg: 18170     median: 18609 (31%)     max: 19260 Points
45%
1 4600U +
min: 5576     avg: 8374     median: 8444 (14%)     max: 9345 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 18887     avg: 23512     median: 24321 (28%)     max: 24774 Points
46%
1 4600U +
min: 7006     avg: 10839     median: 11221 (13%)     max: 12107 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 6088     avg: 6408     median: 6474.5 (60%)     max: 6612 Points
94%
1 4600U +
min: 4245     avg: 5914     median: 6060.5 (56%)     max: 6336 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 237.813     avg: 303     median: 291.1 (3%)     max: 390.645 seconds
96%
1 4600U +
min: 579.7     avg: 620     median: 614 (7%)     max: 660.347 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 7.592     avg: 9.1     median: 8.1 (2%)     max: 12.438 seconds
98%
1 4600U +
min: 15.9     avg: 16.9     median: 17.1 (3%)     max: 17.819 seconds
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4700HQ +
4325 KB/s (44%)
58%
1 4600U +
min: 2372     avg: 2498     median: 2493 (26%)     max: 2643 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 29.7     avg: 34.4     median: 34 (20%)     max: 39.52 fps
48%
1 4600U +
min: 14.3     avg: 15.8     median: 16.3 (10%)     max: 16.68 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 121.8     avg: 136     median: 141 (49%)     max: 145.55 fps
65%
1 4600U +
min: 77.5     avg: 90.4     median: 91.7 (32%)     max: 97.5 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 0.33     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.341 GB/s
48%
1 4600U +
min: 0.159     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.16 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 0.576     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.603 GB/s
47%
1 4600U +
min: 0.272     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.282 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 3.7     avg: 3.8     median: 3.8 (0%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
45%
1 4600U +
min: 1.7     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (0%)     max: 1.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 5232     avg: 6572     median: 6758.5 (45%)     max: 6968 Points
48%
1 4600U +
min: 2805     avg: 3303     median: 3223 (22%)     max: 3788 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 10     avg: 10.6     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 10.86 Seconds
100%
1 4600U +
min: 11.314     avg: 11.5     median: 11.5 (2%)     max: 12 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 24     avg: 24.6     median: 24.7 (1%)     max: 24.969 Seconds
100%
1 4600U +
min: 26.072     avg: 26.4     median: 26.3 (1%)     max: 27 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 569.349     avg: 576     median: 574 (3%)     max: 587 Seconds
100%
1 4600U +
min: 595.952     avg: 606     median: 602.1 (3%)     max: 624 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 109400     avg: 121793     median: 110220 (52%)     max: 145760 MIPS
33%
1 4600U +
min: 24810     avg: 36025     median: 36025 (17%)     max: 47240 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 58480     avg: 72660     median: 78160 (60%)     max: 81340 MFLOPS
32%
1 4600U +
min: 11500     avg: 24640     median: 24640 (19%)     max: 37780 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 4600U +
min: 5     avg: 6.1     median: 6.1 (78%)     max: 7.1 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 17427     avg: 21972     median: 22672.5 (32%)     max: 23555 Points
38%
1 4600U +
min: 8308     avg: 9060     median: 8679 (12%)     max: 10541 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 4232     avg: 7082     median: 7432.5 (34%)     max: 7903 points
46%
1 4600U +
min: 2930     avg: 3511     median: 3423.5 (15%)     max: 4329 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 31331     avg: 42188     median: 42962 (28%)     max: 44252 Points
70%
1 4600U +
min: 14184     avg: 28863     median: 30173 (19%)     max: 35733 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 41763     avg: 42673     median: 42672.5 (51%)     max: 43582 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 4400     avg: 5985     median: 6345 (16%)     max: 6505 Points
41%
1 4600U +
min: 2156     avg: 2700     median: 2600 (7%)     max: 3215 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 6713     avg: 8718     median: 8903 (28%)     max: 9085 Points
44%
1 4600U +
min: 3083     avg: 4234     median: 3893 (12%)     max: 9435 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 4700HQ +
11900 Points (21%)
51%
1 4600U +
6078 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4700HQ +
3156 Points (65%)
98%
1 4600U +
3095 Points (64%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 4700HQ +
1761 ms (3%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4600U +
161 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 4700HQ +
4644 Points (9%)
516%
1 4600U +
23947 Points (46%)

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