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Intel Core i7-4700HQ vs Intel Core i7-4650U

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 i7-4650U

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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.

ModelIntel Core i7-4700HQIntel Core i7-4650U
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i7
CodenameHaswellHaswell
Series: Core i7 Haswell
Intel Core i7-4940MX compare3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4930MX compare3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4980HQ compare2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4910MQ compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4900MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4960HQ compare2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4810MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4870HQ compare2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4800MQ compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4950HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4860HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4720HQ compare2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4850HQ compare2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4710HQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4710MQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4770HQ compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4700HQ « 2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4700MQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4760HQ compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4722HQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4712HQ compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4712MQ compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4750HQ compare2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4702HQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4702MQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4610M compare3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4600M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4578U compare3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4558U compare2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4600U compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4510U compare2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4500U compare1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4550U compare1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4610Y compare1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4940MX compare3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4930MX compare3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4980HQ compare2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4910MQ compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4900MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4960HQ compare2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4810MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4870HQ compare2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4800MQ compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4950HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4860HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4720HQ compare2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4850HQ compare2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4710HQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4710MQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4770HQ compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4700MQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4760HQ compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4722HQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4712HQ compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4712MQ compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4750HQ compare2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4702HQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4702MQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4610M compare3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4600M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4578U compare3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4558U compare2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4600U compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4650U « 1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4510U compare2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4500U compare1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4550U compare1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4610Y compare1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock2400 - 3400 MHz1700 - 3300 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB128 KB
L2 Cache1 MB512 KB
L3 Cache6 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 82 / 4
TDP47 Watt15 Watt
Transistors1400 Million1300 Million
Technology22 nm22 nm
Die Size177 mm2181 mm2
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketFCBGA1364
FeaturesHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$378 U.S.$454 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 4700HQIntel Core i7 4650U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 464     avg: 611     median: 637 (7%)     max: 643 Points
min: 241     avg: 256     median: 256 (3%)     max: 271 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 106     avg: 130     median: 132 (40%)     max: 135 Points
min: 122     avg: 123     median: 123 (38%)     max: 124 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.24     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (10%)     max: 7 Points
min: 2.5     avg: 2.7     median: 2.7 (4%)     max: 2.9 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.24     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (5%)     max: 1.55 Points
min: 1.36     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (4%)     max: 1.45 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4716     avg: 4886     median: 4895 (40%)     max: 5003 Points
min: 4592     avg: 4694     median: 4714.5 (38%)     max: 4755 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 14329     avg: 18170     median: 18609 (21%)     max: 19260 Points
min: 8173     avg: 8801     median: 8620.5 (10%)     max: 9789 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 18887     avg: 23512     median: 24321 (18%)     max: 24774 Points
min: 10658     avg: 11373     median: 11128.5 (8%)     max: 12576 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 6088     avg: 6408     median: 6474.5 (35%)     max: 6612 Points
min: 5828     avg: 6190     median: 6276 (34%)     max: 6380 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 237.8     avg: 302.7     median: 291.2 (3%)     max: 390.6 s
min: 628     avg: 633     median: 632.5 (7%)     max: 637 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 7.592     avg: 9.1     median: 8.1 (2%)     max: 12.44 s
min: 18.07     avg: 18.1     median: 18.1 (4%)     max: 18.11 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4325 Points (25%)
min: 2363     avg: 2442     median: 2382 (14%)     max: 2582 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 29.7     avg: 34.4     median: 34 (12%)     max: 39.52 fps
min: 15.37     avg: 16.6     median: 16 (6%)     max: 18.37 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 121.8     avg: 136.1     median: 141 (33%)     max: 145.6 fps
min: 84.1     avg: 89.6     median: 89.1 (21%)     max: 95.5 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.33     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.341 GB/s
min: 0.143     avg: 0.1     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.155 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.576     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.603 GB/s
min: 0.236     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.274 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 3.7     avg: 3.8     median: 3.8 (0%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
min: 1.5     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (0%)     max: 1.7 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5232     avg: 6572     median: 6758.5 (14%)     max: 6968 Points
min: 2698     avg: 3086     median: 3249 (7%)     max: 3312 Points
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
min: 11     avg: 11.4     median: 11.4 (2%)     max: 11.9 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 24     avg: 24.6     median: 24.7 (1%)     max: 24.97 s
min: 26.27     avg: 26.7     median: 26.7 (1%)     max: 27 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 569     avg: 576     median: 574 (3%)     max: 587 s
min: 593     avg: 603     median: 605 (3%)     max: 611 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 109400     avg: 121793     median: 110220 (52%)     max: 145760 MIPS
min: 14230     avg: 28558     median: 28557.5 (14%)     max: 42885 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 58480     avg: 72660     median: 78160 (60%)     max: 81340 MFLOPS
min: 9820     avg: 19671     median: 19671 (15%)     max: 29522 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4650U +
7 Points (90%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 17427     avg: 21972     median: 22672.5 (21%)     max: 23555 Points
min: 7058     avg: 8258     median: 8856 (8%)     max: 8861 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 4232     avg: 7082     median: 7432.5 (20%)     max: 7903 Points
min: 3158     avg: 3346     median: 3360 (9%)     max: 3530 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 31331     avg: 42188     median: 42962 (28%)     max: 44252 Points
min: 24370     avg: 28186     median: 27147 (17%)     max: 31370 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 41763     avg: 42673     median: 42672.5 (35%)     max: 43582 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 4400     avg: 5985     median: 6345 (16%)     max: 6505 Points
min: 2519     avg: 2668     median: 2635 (7%)     max: 2924 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 6713     avg: 8718     median: 8903 (16%)     max: 9085 Points
min: 3582     avg: 3794     median: 3735.5 (7%)     max: 4121 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
11900 Points (21%)
min: 5839     avg: 5857     median: 5857 (10%)     max: 5875 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
3156 Points (62%)
min: 3086     avg: 3089     median: 3088.5 (60%)     max: 3091 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
1761 ms (2%)
2137 ms (2%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4650U +
97.3 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
4644 Points (5%)
15205 Points (16%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700HQ → 100% n=31

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4650U → 73% n=31

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