Intel Core i7-4700HQ vs Intel Core i7-4558U

Intel Core i7-4700HQ

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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 i7-4558U

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The Intel Core i7-4558U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large 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 2.8 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz for 1 active core or 3.2 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 i7-4558U is slightly above the older and somewhat higher clocked Core i7-3520M. 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 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.

The i7-4558U 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 ultrabooks 14-inches or greater.

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: Core i7 Haswell
Intel Core i7-4940MX compare3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX compare3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ compare2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ compare2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ compare2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ compare2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ compare2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ compare2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M compare3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U compare3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U compare1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U compare2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U compare1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U compare1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y compare1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX compare3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX compare3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ compare2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ compare2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ compare2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ compare2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ compare2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ compare2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M compare3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U compare3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U compare1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U compare2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U compare1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U compare1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y compare1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
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177 mm2181 mm2
100 °C100 °C
FCBGA1364FCBGA
HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$378 U.S.$454 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4700HQIntel Core i7 4558U

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 464     avg: 611     median: 637 (14%)     max: 643 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 106     avg: 130     median: 132 (49%)     max: 135 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.24     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (14%)     max: 7 Points
3.5 Points (7%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.24     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (48%)     max: 1.55 Points
1.5 Points (46%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4716     avg: 4886     median: 4895 (44%)     max: 5003
4793 (43%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 14329     avg: 18170     median: 18609 (31%)     max: 19260
10305 (17%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 18887     avg: 23512     median: 24321 (23%)     max: 24774 Points
13800 Points (13%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 6088     avg: 6408     median: 6474.5 (49%)     max: 6612 Points
6339 Points (48%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 237.813     avg: 303     median: 291.1 (3%)     max: 390.645 s
511 s (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 7.592     avg: 9.1     median: 8.1 (2%)     max: 12.438 s
16.3 s (3%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4325 (28%)
2671 (17%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 29.7     avg: 34.4     median: 34 (15%)     max: 39.52 fps
20.4 fps (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 121.8     avg: 136     median: 141 (42%)     max: 145.55 fps
107 fps (32%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.33     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.341 GB/s
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.576     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.603 GB/s
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 3.7     avg: 3.8     median: 3.8 (0%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
1.9 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5232     avg: 6572     median: 6758.5 (37%)     max: 6968 Points
4264 Points (24%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10     avg: 10.6     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 10.86 s
11.2 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 24     avg: 24.6     median: 24.7 (1%)     max: 24.969 s
25.7 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 569.349     avg: 576     median: 574 (3%)     max: 587 s
585 s (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 109400     avg: 121793     median: 110220 (52%)     max: 145760 MIPS
72000 MIPS (34%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 58480     avg: 72660     median: 78160 (60%)     max: 81340 MFLOPS
41240 MFLOPS (32%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 17427     avg: 21972     median: 22672.5 (26%)     max: 23555 Points
11049 Points (13%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 4232     avg: 7082     median: 7432.5 (32%)     max: 7903 Points
4037 Points (17%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 31331     avg: 42188     median: 42962 (28%)     max: 44252 Points
33266 Points (21%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 41763     avg: 42673     median: 42672.5 (45%)     max: 43582 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 4400     avg: 5985     median: 6345 (16%)     max: 6505 Points
2998 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 6713     avg: 8718     median: 8903 (22%)     max: 9085 Points
4549 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4558U +
8576 Points (69%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4558U +
7610 Points (69%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4558U +
7423 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4558U +
6637 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4558U +
7300 Points (19%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
11900 (21%)
6519 (12%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
3156 (65%)
3120 (64%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4700HQ +
1761 ms (3%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4700HQ +
4644 Points (7%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700HQ → 100% n=27

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4558U → 71% n=27

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