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Intel Core i7-4610Y vs Intel Core i7-4578U vs Intel Core i7-4940MX

Intel Core i7-4610Y

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The Intel Core i7-4610Y is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks and tablets 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 1.7 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz.

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

Performance

Depending on the benchmark, the Core i7-4610Y offers a performance somewhere between a Core i3-2330M and a Core i7-4500U. Due to TDP limits, the full Turbo Boost will be only active for very short periods of time or in single-thread benchmarks. Overall, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications.

Graphics

The integrated HD Graphics 4200 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 850 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4200 is significantly slower than the HD 4400 found on other ULV models with higher clocks and TDP.

Power Consumption

The i7-4610Y is rated at a TDP of 11.5 watts (SDP 6 watts) including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for very small ultrabooks or tablets.

Intel Core i7-4578U

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The Intel Core i7-4578U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large ultrabooks launched in Q3/2014. 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 3.5 GHz.

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

Performance

The performance of the Core i7-4578U is slightly above the older and somewhat higher clocked Core i7-3540M. 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.

Graphics

The integrated Iris Graphics 5100 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the Iris Graphics competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards (e.g. GeForce GT 720M).

Power Consumption

The i7-4578U is rated at a TDP of 28 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for larger, well-cooled ultrabooks.

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 i7-4610YIntel Core i7-4578UIntel Core i7-4940MX
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
CodenameHaswellHaswellHaswell
Series: Core i7 Haswell
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4610Y « 1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4578U « 3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4940MX « 3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock1700 - 2900 MHz3000 - 3500 MHz3100 - 4000 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB256 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB1 MB
L3 Cache4 MB4 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 44 / 8
TDP11.5 Watt28 Watt57 Watt
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
FeaturesHD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, vProIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 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 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$415 U.S.$426 U.S.$1096 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 4610YIntel Core i7 4578UIntel Core i7 4940MX
Transistors1300 Million1400 Million
Die Size181 mm2177 mm2
SocketFCBGArPGA

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4610Y +
192 Points (2%)
369%
1 4940MX +
708 Points (7%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4610Y +
107 Points (33%)
147%
1 4940MX +
157 Points (48%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4610Y +
2.2 Points (3%)
355%
1 4940MX +
7.6 Points (11%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4610Y +
1.2 Points (4%)
143%
1 4940MX +
1.8 Points (6%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4610Y +
4140 Points (34%)
141%
1 4940MX +
5853 Points (48%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4610Y +
6762 Points (8%)
311%
1 4940MX +
21022 Points (24%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4610Y +
8659 Points (6%)
307%
1 4940MX +
26547 Points (19%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4610Y +
4968 Points (27%)
155%
1 4940MX +
7696 Points (42%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4610Y +
752 s (9%)
107%
1 4940MX +
218.6 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4610Y +
19.7 s (4%)
103%
1 4940MX +
7 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4610Y +
2140 Points (12%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4610Y +
12.4 fps (5%)
347%
1 4940MX +
42.9 fps (16%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4610Y +
72.5 fps (17%)
231%
1 4940MX +
167.4 fps (39%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4610Y +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
281%
1 4940MX +
0.4 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4610Y +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
281%
1 4940MX +
0.7 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4610Y +
1.4 GB/s (0%)
293%
1 4940MX +
4.1 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4610Y +
2735 Points (6%)
281%
1 4940MX +
7678 Points (16%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4610Y +
13 s (3%)
101%
1 4940MX +
9.3 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4610Y +
29 s (1%)
100%
1 4940MX +
20.7 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4610Y +
677 s (3%)
101%
1 4940MX +
491.5 s (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4610Y +
2811 Points (8%)
334%
1 4940MX +
9402 Points (26%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 4610Y +
24264 Points (16%)
205%
1 4940MX +
49770 Points (32%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 4610Y +
2177 Points (6%)
325%
1 4940MX +
7082 Points (18%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 4610Y +
3070 Points (6%)
321%
1 4940MX +
9870 Points (18%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4610Y → NAN% n=

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

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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