Intel Core i7-4700MQ vs Intel Core i7-4870HQ vs Intel Core i7-4558U

Intel Core i7-4700MQ

► remove Intel 4700MQ

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 i7-4870HQ

► remove Intel 4870HQ

The Intel Core i7-4870HQ 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 2.5 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.6 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.7 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 5 - 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Compared to the Core i7-4860HQ, the 4870HQ is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is similar to the Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3920XM. Even extremly demanding software or multitasking will be handled easily.

Graphics

The integrated Iris Pro Graphics 5200 GPU offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1200 MHz (Turbo clock not confirmed yet), 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 like the GeForce GT 740M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4870HQ 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.

Intel Core i7-4558U

► remove Intel 4558U

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 i7-4940MX3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4700MQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4870HQ2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-4558U2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1700 - 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-NIIris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, 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 - 1150 MHz)Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz)
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$434 U.S.$454 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 532     avg: 614     median: 631 (14%)     max: 645 Points
min: 589     avg: 629     median: 621 (14%)     max: 709 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 124     avg: 132     median: 132 (59%)     max: 136 Points
min: 141     avg: 143     median: 143 (64%)     max: 145 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.22     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (16%)     max: 7 Points
min: 6.18     avg: 6.8     median: 6.8 (16%)     max: 7.53 Points
3.5 Points (8%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.27     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (59%)     max: 1.54 Points
min: 1.58     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (63%)     max: 1.64 Points
1.5 Points (57%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3573     avg: 4861     median: 4934 (51%)     max: 5031 Points
min: 5242     avg: 5300     median: 5300 (54%)     max: 5358 Points
4793 Points (49%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 14079     avg: 18337     median: 19019 (32%)     max: 19497 Points
min: 17747     avg: 19079     median: 19078.5 (32%)     max: 20410 Points
10305 Points (17%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 19383     avg: 23867     median: 24469 (28%)     max: 24869 Points
23488 Points (27%)
13800 Points (16%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6281     avg: 6498     median: 6518.5 (61%)     max: 6663 Points
7044 Points (65%)
6339 Points (59%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 237.425     avg: 293     median: 271.5 (3%)     max: 450.237 seconds
385 seconds (5%)
511 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7.628     avg: 9.3     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 14.295 seconds
10.6 seconds (2%)
16.3 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
min: 3777     avg: 4201     median: 4266 (44%)     max: 4561 KB/s
7031 KB/s (72%)
2671 KB/s (27%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 17.35     avg: 36.5     median: 38.7 (23%)     max: 39.71 fps
min: 37.03     avg: 39.5     median: 39.5 (24%)     max: 42 fps
20.4 fps (12%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 125.58     avg: 145     median: 148 (51%)     max: 152.6 fps
min: 169.33     avg: 170     median: 170 (59%)     max: 170.6 fps
107 fps (37%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.269     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (15%)     max: 0.343 GB/s
min: 0.37     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (16%)     max: 0.376 GB/s
0.2 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.461     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (16%)     max: 0.606 GB/s
min: 0.65     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (18%)     max: 0.662 GB/s
0.3 GB/s (8%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (19%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
4.2 GB/s (22%)
1.9 GB/s (10%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5245     avg: 6537     median: 6872 (46%)     max: 6981 Points
min: 6095     avg: 6622     median: 6621.5 (44%)     max: 7148 Points
4264 Points (29%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10     avg: 11.1     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 19.628 Seconds
9.9 Seconds (2%)
11.2 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 24     avg: 25.6     median: 24.8 (1%)     max: 41.408 Seconds
22.3 Seconds (1%)
25.7 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 563.819     avg: 596     median: 576 (3%)     max: 838.996 Seconds
502 Seconds (2%)
585 Seconds (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 90920     avg: 114085     median: 110766 (53%)     max: 145700 MIPS
72000 MIPS (34%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 66380     avg: 78701     median: 81415 (62%)     max: 84121 MFLOPS
41240 MFLOPS (32%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.6 points (97%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 17838     avg: 22130     median: 22915 (32%)     max: 23868 Points
min: 21158     avg: 22752     median: 21785 (30%)     max: 25313 Points
11049 Points (15%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 5187     avg: 7208     median: 7360.5 (33%)     max: 8517 points
min: 7485     avg: 8783     median: 8737.5 (39%)     max: 9690 points
4037 points (18%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 32842     avg: 41546     median: 42954.5 (28%)     max: 44189 Points
min: 43477     avg: 46195     median: 46655 (30%)     max: 49667 Points
33266 Points (21%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 36671     avg: 41916     median: 43135 (51%)     max: 43507 Points
46505 Points (55%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
53710 Points (62%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4683     avg: 6117     median: 6335 (16%)     max: 6642 Points
min: 5510     avg: 6392     median: 6543 (17%)     max: 6992 Points
2998 Points (8%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 6241     avg: 8602     median: 8906 (28%)     max: 9104 Points
min: 8053     avg: 9137     median: 9452 (30%)     max: 9885 Points
4549 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 5128     avg: 7459     median: 7748 (62%)     max: 8901 Points
8576 Points (69%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 5070     avg: 6903     median: 7323 (66%)     max: 7942 Points
7610 Points (69%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 12277     avg: 12491     median: 12497 (24%)     max: 12677 Points
7423 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 11008     avg: 11270     median: 11266 (23%)     max: 11428 Points
6637 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 9754     avg: 10442     median: 10614 (28%)     max: 10740 Points
7300 Points (19%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 12008     avg: 12014     median: 12013.5 (21%)     max: 12019 Points
min: 12595     avg: 12610     median: 12609.5 (22%)     max: 12624 Points
6519 Points (12%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3185     avg: 3234     median: 3233.5 (66%)     max: 3282 Points
min: 3407     avg: 3415     median: 3414.5 (70%)     max: 3422 Points
3120 Points (64%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
13332 Points (21%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3603 Points (73%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
4184 ms (7%)
1666 ms (3%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
115 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
27664 Points (53%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700MQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4870HQ → 106%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4558U → 72%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)