Intel Core i7-4700MQ vs Intel Core i7-4600U

Intel Core i7-4700MQ

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The Intel Core i7-4700MQ 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 i7-4700MQ 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 1150 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

The i7-4700MQ 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 i7-4600U

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The Intel Core i7-4600U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks 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 2.1 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz for 1 active core (2.9 GHz for 2 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 i7-4600U 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 higher. Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications.

The integrated HD Graphics 4400 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 MHz up to 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4400 is a bit slower than the HD 5000 found on other ULV models (e.g. i7-4650U).

The i7-4600U 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.

Intel Core i7-4700MQIntel Core i7-4600U
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Intel Core i7-4940MX compare3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX compare3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ compare2800 - 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 i7-4700HQ compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4700MQ2400 - 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 i7-4600U2100 - 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 i7-4980HQ compare2800 - 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 i7-4700HQ compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2400 - 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 i7-4600U2100 - 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 - 1150 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz)
Intel Core i7 4700MQIntel Core i7 4600U
$398 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 532     avg: 614     median: 631 (14%)     max: 645 Points
min: 146     avg: 239     median: 248 (6%)     max: 273 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 124     avg: 132     median: 132 (57%)     max: 136 Points
min: 85     avg: 118     median: 124 (54%)     max: 129 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.22     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (16%)     max: 7 Points
min: 1.77     avg: 2.6     median: 2.7 (6%)     max: 2.95 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.27     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (59%)     max: 1.54 Points
min: 1.01     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (55%)     max: 1.46 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 3573     avg: 4861     median: 4934 (51%)     max: 5031
min: 3265     avg: 4527     median: 4668.5 (48%)     max: 4744
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 14079     avg: 18337     median: 19019 (32%)     max: 19497
min: 5576     avg: 8374     median: 8444 (14%)     max: 9345
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 19383     avg: 23867     median: 24469 (28%)     max: 24869 Points
min: 7006     avg: 10839     median: 11221 (13%)     max: 12107 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 6281     avg: 6498     median: 6518.5 (57%)     max: 6663 Points
min: 4245     avg: 5914     median: 6060.5 (53%)     max: 6336 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 237.425     avg: 293     median: 271.5 (3%)     max: 450.237 s
min: 579.7     avg: 620     median: 614 (7%)     max: 660.347 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 7.628     avg: 9.3     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 14.295 s
min: 15.9     avg: 16.9     median: 17.1 (3%)     max: 17.819 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 3777     avg: 4201     median: 4266 (44%)     max: 4561
min: 2372     avg: 2498     median: 2493 (26%)     max: 2643
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 17.35     avg: 36.5     median: 38.7 (23%)     max: 39.71 fps
min: 14.3     avg: 15.8     median: 16.3 (10%)     max: 16.68 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 125.58     avg: 145     median: 148 (51%)     max: 152.6 fps
min: 77.5     avg: 90.4     median: 91.7 (32%)     max: 97.5 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.269     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.343 GB/s
min: 0.159     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.16 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.461     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.606 GB/s
min: 0.272     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.282 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 3     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (0%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
min: 1.7     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (0%)     max: 1.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5245     avg: 6537     median: 6872 (46%)     max: 6981 Points
min: 2805     avg: 3303     median: 3223 (22%)     max: 3788 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10     avg: 11.1     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 19.628 s
min: 11.314     avg: 11.5     median: 11.5 (2%)     max: 12 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 24     avg: 25.6     median: 24.8 (1%)     max: 41.408 s
min: 26.072     avg: 26.4     median: 26.3 (1%)     max: 27 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 563.819     avg: 596     median: 576 (3%)     max: 838.996 s
min: 595.952     avg: 606     median: 602.1 (3%)     max: 624 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 90920     avg: 114085     median: 110766 (53%)     max: 145700 MIPS
min: 24810     avg: 36025     median: 36025 (17%)     max: 47240 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 66380     avg: 78701     median: 81415 (62%)     max: 84121 MFLOPS
min: 11500     avg: 24640     median: 24640 (19%)     max: 37780 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
7.6 Points (97%)
min: 5     avg: 6.1     median: 6.1 (78%)     max: 7.1 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 17838     avg: 22130     median: 22915 (32%)     max: 23868 Points
min: 8308     avg: 9060     median: 8679 (12%)     max: 10541 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 5187     avg: 7208     median: 7360.5 (33%)     max: 8517 Points
min: 2930     avg: 3511     median: 3423.5 (15%)     max: 4329 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 32842     avg: 41546     median: 42954.5 (28%)     max: 44189 Points
min: 14184     avg: 28863     median: 30173 (19%)     max: 35733 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 36671     avg: 41916     median: 43135 (51%)     max: 43507 Points
min: 36671     avg: 41916.4     median: 43135 (51%)     max: 43507 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 4683     avg: 6117     median: 6335 (16%)     max: 6642 Points
min: 2156     avg: 2700     median: 2600 (7%)     max: 3215 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 6241     avg: 8602     median: 8906 (28%)     max: 9104 Points
min: 3083     avg: 4234     median: 3893 (12%)     max: 9435 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
min: 5128     avg: 7459     median: 7748 (62%)     max: 8901 Points
min: 5128     avg: 6656     median: 6656 (54%)     max: 8184 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
min: 5070     avg: 6903     median: 7323 (66%)     max: 7942 Points
min: 5175     avg: 6261     median: 6260.5 (57%)     max: 7346 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
min: 12277     avg: 12491     median: 12497 (24%)     max: 12677 Points
min: 6941     avg: 7087     median: 7086.5 (14%)     max: 7232 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
min: 11008     avg: 11270     median: 11266 (23%)     max: 11428 Points
min: 6216     avg: 6290     median: 6289.5 (13%)     max: 6363 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
min: 9754     avg: 10442     median: 10614 (28%)     max: 10740 Points
min: 6162     avg: 6604     median: 6603.5 (17%)     max: 7045 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 12008     avg: 12014     median: 12013.5 (21%)     max: 12019
6078 (11%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 3185     avg: 3234     median: 3233.5 (66%)     max: 3282
3095 (64%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
4184 ms (7%)
4184.2 ms (7%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700MQ → 100% n=37

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4600U → 67% n=37

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