Intel Core i7-4700HQ vs Intel Core i7-4900MQ vs Intel Core i7-4702HQ

Intel Core i7-4700HQ

► remove from comparison 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 i7-4900MQ

► remove from comparison Intel 4900MQ

The Intel Core i7-4900MQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops which has been launched in Q2/2013. 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 2.8 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.7 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.8 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, improving the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Due to these changes, the overall performance has been improved slightly compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the 4900MQ is about 10 % faster than the former i7-3840QM.

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.

The i7-4900MQ 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 i7-4702HQ

► remove from comparison Intel 4702HQ

The Intel Core i7-4702HQ 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 2.2 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.1 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.2 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 i7-4702HQ 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 i7-3630QM.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1150 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

With a TDP of only 37 Watt, the Core i7-4702HQ is specified at the level of mobile dual-core CPUs. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i7.

Intel Core i7-4700HQIntel Core i7-4900MQIntel Core i7-4702HQ
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Series: Core i7 Haswell
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
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HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400- 1300 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 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 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$378 U.S.$568 U.S.$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4700HQIntel Core i7 4900MQIntel Core i7 4702HQ

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 464     avg: 611     median: 637 (14%)     max: 643 Points
641 Points (14%)
501 Points (11%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 106     avg: 130     median: 132 (49%)     max: 135 Points
145 Points (53%)
127 Points (47%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.24     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (14%)     max: 7 Points
min: 6.96     avg: 7.2     median: 7.1 (14%)     max: 7.45 Points
min: 5.33     avg: 6     median: 6.3 (13%)     max: 6.32 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.24     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (48%)     max: 1.55 Points
min: 1.66     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (53%)     max: 1.7 Points
min: 1.38     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (44%)     max: 1.43 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4716     avg: 4886     median: 4895 (44%)     max: 5003
min: 5337     avg: 5478     median: 5470 (49%)     max: 5609
min: 4520     avg: 5161     median: 4585 (41%)     max: 6379
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 14329     avg: 18170     median: 18609 (31%)     max: 19260
min: 18993     avg: 20036     median: 20313 (34%)     max: 20617
min: 14972     avg: 16360     median: 16584 (28%)     max: 17525
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 18887     avg: 23512     median: 24321 (23%)     max: 24774 Points
min: 24686     avg: 25926     median: 25752 (25%)     max: 27537 Points
min: 21156     avg: 21876     median: 22228 (21%)     max: 22243 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 6088     avg: 6408     median: 6474.5 (49%)     max: 6612 Points
min: 7112     avg: 7270     median: 7310 (55%)     max: 7395 Points
min: 5993     avg: 6009     median: 6013 (45%)     max: 6021 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 237.813     avg: 303     median: 291.1 (3%)     max: 390.645 s
101%
1 4900MQ +
min: 228     avg: 243     median: 240 (3%)     max: 262.424 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 7.592     avg: 9.1     median: 8.1 (2%)     max: 12.438 s
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 7     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (2%)     max: 8.034 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4700HQ +
4325 (28%)
117%
1 4900MQ +
min: 4912     avg: 5048     median: 5047.5 (32%)     max: 5183
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 29.7     avg: 34.4     median: 34 (15%)     max: 39.52 fps
114%
1 4900MQ +
min: 38.4     avg: 39.8     median: 38.7 (17%)     max: 42.33 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 121.8     avg: 136     median: 141 (42%)     max: 145.55 fps
111%
1 4900MQ +
min: 138.495     avg: 153     median: 157 (46%)     max: 162.48 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 0.33     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (14%)     max: 0.341 GB/s
107%
1 4900MQ +
min: 0.335     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (15%)     max: 0.382 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 0.576     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (16%)     max: 0.603 GB/s
103%
1 4900MQ +
min: 0.607     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (16%)     max: 0.672 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 3.7     avg: 3.8     median: 3.8 (14%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
105%
1 4900MQ +
min: 3.8     avg: 4     median: 4 (15%)     max: 4.2 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5232     avg: 6572     median: 6758.5 (37%)     max: 6968 Points
min: 6950     avg: 7196     median: 7184.5 (40%)     max: 7376 Points
min: 5582     avg: 5950     median: 5950 (33%)     max: 6318 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 10     avg: 10.6     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 10.86 s
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 9.578     avg: 9.9     median: 9.8 (2%)     max: 10.8 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 24     avg: 24.6     median: 24.7 (1%)     max: 24.969 s
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 21.453     avg: 22.4     median: 22 (1%)     max: 24.2 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 569.349     avg: 576     median: 574 (3%)     max: 587 s
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 510.678     avg: 541     median: 534.5 (2%)     max: 579 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 109400     avg: 121793     median: 110220 (52%)     max: 145760 MIPS
104%
1 4900MQ +
min: 108410     avg: 122473     median: 114285 (54%)     max: 152910 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 58480     avg: 72660     median: 78160 (60%)     max: 81340 MFLOPS
110%
1 4900MQ +
min: 84000     avg: 86805     median: 86110 (66%)     max: 91000 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4900MQ +
7.7 Points (99%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 17427     avg: 21972     median: 22672.5 (26%)     max: 23555 Points
min: 24227     avg: 24814     median: 24877 (29%)     max: 25454 Points
21324 Points (25%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 4232     avg: 7082     median: 7432.5 (31%)     max: 7903 Points
min: 6643     avg: 8382     median: 8490 (35%)     max: 9521 Points
min: 6950     avg: 7223     median: 7325 (30%)     max: 7394 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 31331     avg: 42188     median: 42962 (28%)     max: 44252 Points
min: 43074     avg: 46858     median: 46272 (30%)     max: 50108 Points
min: 38335     avg: 38713     median: 38453 (25%)     max: 39350 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 41763     avg: 42673     median: 42672.5 (45%)     max: 43582 Points
90%
1 4702HQ +
38252 Points (41%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 4400     avg: 5985     median: 6345 (16%)     max: 6505 Points
min: 6255     avg: 6852     median: 6751.5 (17%)     max: 7467 Points
min: 5111     avg: 5557     median: 5764 (15%)     max: 5797 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 6713     avg: 8718     median: 8903 (22%)     max: 9085 Points
min: 8836     avg: 9536     median: 9567 (24%)     max: 10157 Points
min: 7129     avg: 7815     median: 8131 (21%)     max: 8186 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 8144     avg: 8310     median: 8309.5 (67%)     max: 8475 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 7236     avg: 7520     median: 7519.5 (68%)     max: 7803 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 12985     avg: 13573     median: 13573 (27%)     max: 14161 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 11736     avg: 12223     median: 12222.5 (25%)     max: 12709 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 10913     avg: 11363     median: 11362.5 (30%)     max: 11812 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4700HQ +
11900 (21%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4700HQ +
3156 (65%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4700HQ +
1761 ms (3%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4900MQ +
258 ms (3%)
102%
1 4702HQ +
101 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4700HQ +
4644 Points (7%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700HQ → 100% n=14

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4900MQ → 108% n=14

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4702HQ → 91% n=14

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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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