Intel Core i7-4700HQ vs Intel Core i7-4980HQ

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 i7-4980HQ

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The Intel Core i7-4980HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops launched in Q3 2014. 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 3.8 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.9 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 4.0 GHz (for 1 active core). A noteworthy feature is the fast integrated graphics unit (GT3e) with eDRAM memory (128 MB, 77 mm², on-package, 102 GB/s).

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

Thanks to its higher clock rates, the Core i7-4980HQ is slightly faster than the former 4960HQ. However, the Turbo Boost could be limited by the TDP under long-lasting full load, leading to a slightly lower performance compared to Extreme Editions like the i7-4940MX.

Graphics

The integrated Iris Pro Graphics 5200 GPU offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1300 MHz (with Turbo Boost), making it significantly faster than the HD 4000 or HD 4600. The additional eDRAM memory further improves performance. As a result, the HD 5200 competes with dedicated mid-range graphics cards (e.g. GeForce GT 740M).

Power Consumption

The i7-4980HQ is rated at a TDP of 47 W including the integrated graphics card, memory controller and VRMs.  Therefore, the CPU is best suited for laptops 15-inches or greater.

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Intel Core i7-4940MX compare3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX compare3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ compare2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ compare2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ compare2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ compare2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ compare2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ compare2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ compare2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ compare2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ compare2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ compare2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ compare2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
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Intel Core i7-4700MQ compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
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Intel Core i7-4722HQ compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ compare2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ compare2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ compare2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M compare3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M compare2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U compare3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U compare2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U compare2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U compare1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U compare2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U compare1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U compare1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y compare1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX compare3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX compare3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-4980HQ2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ compare2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ compare2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ compare2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ compare2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ compare2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ compare2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ compare2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ compare2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ compare2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ compare2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ compare2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ compare2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ compare2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ compare2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ compare2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M compare3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M compare2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U compare3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U compare2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U compare2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U compare1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U compare2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U compare1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U compare1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y compare1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
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HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIIris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1300 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 (200 - 1300 MHz)
$378 U.S.$623 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4700HQIntel Core i7 4980HQ

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 464     avg: 611     median: 637 (15%)     max: 643 Points
min: 670     avg: 694     median: 696 (16%)     max: 715 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 106     avg: 130     median: 132 (57%)     max: 135 Points
min: 151     avg: 154     median: 154 (67%)     max: 155 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.24     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (16%)     max: 7 Points
min: 7.28     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (17%)     max: 7.7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.24     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (58%)     max: 1.55 Points
min: 1.72     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (68%)     max: 1.74 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4716     avg: 4886     median: 4895 (50%)     max: 5003
min: 5715     avg: 5755     median: 5737 (59%)     max: 5812
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 14329     avg: 18170     median: 18609 (31%)     max: 19260
min: 20150     avg: 21094     median: 21137 (36%)     max: 21995
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 18887     avg: 23512     median: 24321 (28%)     max: 24774 Points
27949 Points (32%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 6088     avg: 6408     median: 6474.5 (57%)     max: 6612 Points
7603 Points (67%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 237.813     avg: 303     median: 291.1 (3%)     max: 390.645 s
224 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 7.592     avg: 9.1     median: 8.1 (2%)     max: 12.438 s
6.7 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4325 (44%)
4325 (44%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 29.7     avg: 34.4     median: 34 (20%)     max: 39.52 fps
min: 40     avg: 40.7     median: 40.7 (24%)     max: 41.4 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 121.8     avg: 136     median: 141 (49%)     max: 145.55 fps
min: 172     avg: 174     median: 174 (60%)     max: 176 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.33     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.341 GB/s
0.4 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.576     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.603 GB/s
0.7 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 3.7     avg: 3.8     median: 3.8 (0%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
4.5 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5232     avg: 6572     median: 6758.5 (45%)     max: 6968 Points
7609 Points (51%)
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
9.3 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
20.9 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
481 s (2%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 109400     avg: 121793     median: 110220 (52%)     max: 145760 MIPS
min: 109400     avg: 121793.3     median: 110220 (52%)     max: 145760 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 58480     avg: 72660     median: 78160 (60%)     max: 81340 MFLOPS
min: 58480     avg: 72660     median: 78160 (60%)     max: 81340 MFLOPS
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 17427     avg: 21972     median: 22672.5 (32%)     max: 23555 Points
min: 17427     avg: 21972.1     median: 22672.5 (32%)     max: 23555 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 4232     avg: 7082     median: 7432.5 (34%)     max: 7903 Points
min: 9244     avg: 9906     median: 10201 (46%)     max: 10272 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 31331     avg: 42188     median: 42962 (28%)     max: 44252 Points
min: 51129     avg: 51206     median: 51206 (33%)     max: 51283 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 41763     avg: 42673     median: 42672.5 (51%)     max: 43582 Points
min: 41763     avg: 42672.5     median: 42672.5 (51%)     max: 43582 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 4400     avg: 5985     median: 6345 (16%)     max: 6505 Points
min: 5722     avg: 6790     median: 7150 (18%)     max: 7497 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 6713     avg: 8718     median: 8903 (28%)     max: 9085 Points
min: 9636     avg: 10237     median: 10441 (33%)     max: 10635 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
11900 (21%)
11900 (21%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
3156 (65%)
3156 (65%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
1761 ms (3%)
1729 ms (3%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
4644 Points (8%)
19045 Points (32%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700HQ → 100% n=32

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4980HQ → 119% n=32

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