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

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 i7-4900MQ

► remove 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.

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Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
HaswellHaswell
: Core i7 Haswell
Intel Core i7-4940MX (compare)3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX (compare)3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ (compare)2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ (compare)2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ (compare)2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ (compare)2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ (compare)2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ (compare)2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ (compare)2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ (compare)2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ (compare)2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ (compare)2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ (compare)2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ (compare)2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4700MQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ (compare)2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U (compare)3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U (compare)2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U (compare)1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U (compare)2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U (compare)1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U (compare)1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y (compare)1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX (compare)3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX (compare)3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ (compare)2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ (compare)2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-4900MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ (compare)2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ (compare)2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ (compare)2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ (compare)2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ (compare)2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ (compare)2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ (compare)2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ (compare)2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ (compare)2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ (compare)2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ (compare)2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U (compare)3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U (compare)2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U (compare)1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U (compare)2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U (compare)1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U (compare)1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y (compare)1700 - 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 4600 (400- 1300 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 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)
Intel Core i7 4700MQIntel Core i7 4900MQ
$568 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 532     avg: 613.9     median: 631 (14%)     max: 645 Points
641 Points (15%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 124     avg: 132.1     median: 132 (61%)     max: 136 Points
145 Points (67%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.22     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (25%)     max: 7 Points
min: 6.96     avg: 7.2     median: 7.1 (26%)     max: 7.45 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.27     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (62%)     max: 1.54 Points
min: 1.66     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (68%)     max: 1.7 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3573     avg: 4861.2     median: 4934 (54%)     max: 5031 Points
min: 5337     avg: 5478     median: 5470 (60%)     max: 5609 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 14079     avg: 18336.8     median: 19019 (38%)     max: 19497 Points
min: 18993     avg: 20036.4     median: 20313 (41%)     max: 20617 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 19383     avg: 23866.8     median: 24469 (32%)     max: 24869 Points
min: 24686     avg: 25926.4     median: 25752 (34%)     max: 27537 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6281     avg: 6498.1     median: 6518.5 (63%)     max: 6663 Points
min: 7112     avg: 7269.6     median: 7310 (71%)     max: 7395 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 237.425     avg: 293.5     median: 271.5 (3%)     max: 450.237 seconds
min: 228     avg: 242.6     median: 240 (3%)     max: 262.424 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7.628     avg: 9.3     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 14.295 seconds
min: 7     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (2%)     max: 8.034 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 3777     avg: 4201.3     median: 4266 (50%)     max: 4561 KB/s
min: 4912     avg: 5047.5     median: 5047.5 (59%)     max: 5183 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 17.35     avg: 36.5     median: 38.7 (1%)     max: 39.71 fps
min: 38.4     avg: 39.8     median: 38.7 (1%)     max: 42.33 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 125.58     avg: 144.9     median: 148 (55%)     max: 152.6 fps
min: 138.495     avg: 152.7     median: 157 (58%)     max: 162.48 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.269     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (18%)     max: 0.343 GB/s
min: 0.335     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (19%)     max: 0.382 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.461     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (20%)     max: 0.606 GB/s
min: 0.607     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (20%)     max: 0.672 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (19%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
min: 3.8     avg: 4     median: 4 (20%)     max: 4.2 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5245     avg: 6536.9     median: 6872 (48%)     max: 6981 Points
min: 6950     avg: 7196     median: 7184.5 (50%)     max: 7376 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10     avg: 11.1     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 19.628 Seconds
min: 9.578     avg: 9.9     median: 9.8 (2%)     max: 10.8 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 24     avg: 25.6     median: 24.8 (1%)     max: 41.408 Seconds
min: 21.453     avg: 22.4     median: 22 (1%)     max: 24.2 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 563.819     avg: 596.4     median: 576 (3%)     max: 838.996 Seconds
min: 510.678     avg: 540.9     median: 534.5 (2%)     max: 579 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 90920     avg: 114085     median: 110766 (53%)     max: 145700 MIPS
min: 108410     avg: 122472     median: 114285 (54%)     max: 152910 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 66380     avg: 78701.1     median: 81415 (62%)     max: 84121 MFLOPS
min: 84000     avg: 86805     median: 86110 (66%)     max: 91000 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.6 points (97%)
7.7 points (99%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 17838     avg: 22130.4     median: 22915 (38%)     max: 23868 Points
min: 24227     avg: 24813.8     median: 24877 (42%)     max: 25454 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 5187     avg: 7208     median: 7360.5 (40%)     max: 8517 points
min: 6643     avg: 8381.9     median: 8490 (46%)     max: 9521 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 32842     avg: 41545.9     median: 42954.5 (28%)     max: 44189 Points
min: 43074     avg: 46857.8     median: 46272 (30%)     max: 50108 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 36671     avg: 41916.4     median: 43135 (51%)     max: 43507 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4683     avg: 6117.3     median: 6335 (16%)     max: 6642 Points
min: 6255     avg: 6851.7     median: 6751.5 (17%)     max: 7467 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 6241     avg: 8602.3     median: 8906 (33%)     max: 9104 Points
min: 8836     avg: 9535.6     median: 9567 (35%)     max: 10157 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 5128     avg: 7458.6     median: 7748 (62%)     max: 8901 Points
min: 8144     avg: 8309.5     median: 8309.5 (67%)     max: 8475 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 5070     avg: 6902.6     median: 7323 (66%)     max: 7942 Points
min: 7236     avg: 7519.5     median: 7519.5 (68%)     max: 7803 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 12277     avg: 12491.2     median: 12497 (36%)     max: 12677 Points
min: 12985     avg: 13573     median: 13573 (39%)     max: 14161 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 11008     avg: 11269.8     median: 11266 (35%)     max: 11428 Points
min: 11736     avg: 12222.5     median: 12222.5 (38%)     max: 12709 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 9754     avg: 10442.2     median: 10614 (41%)     max: 10740 Points
min: 10913     avg: 11362.5     median: 11362.5 (43%)     max: 11812 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 12008     avg: 12013.5     median: 12013.5 (39%)     max: 12019 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3185     avg: 3233.5     median: 3233.5 (67%)     max: 3282 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
4184.2 ms (7%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
258.2 ms (3%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700MQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4900MQ → 106%

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