Intel Core i7-4702MQ vs Intel Core i7-4550U vs Intel Core i7-4720HQ

Intel Core i7-4702MQ

► remove Intel 4702MQ

The Intel Core i7-4702MQ 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 i7-4702MQ 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 i7-4702MQ is specified at the level of mobile dual-core CPUs. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i7.

Intel Core i7-4550U

► remove Intel 4550U

The Intel Core i7-4550U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for 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 1.5 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz for 1 active core or 2.7 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 i7-4550U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i7-3537U. 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 HD Graphics 5000 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the HD 5000 competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards.

The i7-4550U 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 i7-4720HQ

► remove Intel 4720HQ

The Intel Core i7-4720HQ 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 2.6 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.5 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.6 GHz (for 1 active core). Compared to the previous i7-4710HQ, the i7-4720HQ is clocked exactly 100 MHz higher.

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. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

The performance of the Core i7-4720HQ is similar to the Core i7-4860HQ or the Ivy Bridge-based i7-3840QM. Even extremly demanding software or multitasking will be handled easily.

Graphics

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 and comparable to a dedicated GeForce 820M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4720HQ 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 i7-4702MQIntel Core i7-4550UIntel Core i7-4720HQ
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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-NIHD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
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Intel Core i7 4702MQIntel Core i7 4550UIntel Core i7 4720HQ

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 509     avg: 555     median: 575 (13%)     max: 588 Points
253 Points (6%)
min: 491     avg: 628     median: 642 (15%)     max: 678 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 120     avg: 124     median: 124 (55%)     max: 128 Points
118 Points (53%)
min: 108     avg: 136     median: 138 (62%)     max: 144 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.43     avg: 6.1     median: 6.2 (14%)     max: 6.36 Points
2.8 Points (6%)
min: 5.48     avg: 6.9     median: 7 (16%)     max: 7.37 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.27     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (55%)     max: 1.44 Points
1.3 Points (52%)
min: 1.13     avg: 1.5     median: 1.6 (61%)     max: 1.61 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4529     avg: 4641     median: 4656 (48%)     max: 4748 Points
4395 Points (45%)
min: 5040     avg: 5155     median: 5145 (53%)     max: 5347 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 15152     avg: 16779     median: 17388 (29%)     max: 17681 Points
8715 Points (15%)
min: 16073     avg: 19181     median: 19580 (33%)     max: 20120 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 19148     avg: 21636     median: 22311 (26%)     max: 22675 Points
11317 Points (13%)
min: 21986     avg: 24799     median: 25500 (30%)     max: 26382 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 5915     avg: 6122     median: 6149 (57%)     max: 6264 Points
5835 Points (54%)
min: 6519     avg: 6775     median: 6732 (63%)     max: 6964 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 264.564     avg: 308     median: 282.3 (3%)     max: 402.083 seconds
101%
1 4720HQ +
min: 221.718     avg: 245     median: 240.8 (3%)     max: 287.149 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 8.453     avg: 9.8     median: 9.2 (2%)     max: 12.796 seconds
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 7.154     avg: 7.5     median: 7.3 (1%)     max: 8.124 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 4185     avg: 4251     median: 4223 (43%)     max: 4344 KB/s
2482 KB/s (25%)
4281 KB/s (44%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 31.35     avg: 33.7     median: 33.7 (20%)     max: 36.15 fps
15.9 fps (9%)
min: 32     avg: 37.7     median: 37.8 (23%)     max: 41 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 128     avg: 132     median: 130.1 (45%)     max: 138.99 fps
90.8 fps (31%)
min: 117     avg: 149     median: 152.4 (53%)     max: 159.31 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.279     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.311 GB/s
0.1 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.342     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.364 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.494     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.549 GB/s
0.3 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.602     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.645 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3.1     avg: 3.2     median: 3.2 (0%)     max: 3.4 GB/s
1.6 GB/s (0%)
min: 2.5     avg: 3.7     median: 3.9 (0%)     max: 4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 5814     avg: 6212     median: 6285 (42%)     max: 6376 Points
3443 Points (23%)
min: 6222     avg: 6922     median: 6930 (46%)     max: 7380 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 11     avg: 12.7     median: 11.5 (2%)     max: 20.512 Seconds
12.3 Seconds (3%)
min: 10     avg: 10.4     median: 10.3 (2%)     max: 10.719 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
min: 25.552     avg: 28.8     median: 26 (1%)     max: 45.392 Seconds
28 Seconds (1%)
min: 23.438     avg: 24     median: 23.9 (1%)     max: 24.643 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
min: 584.154     avg: 607     median: 601.4 (3%)     max: 636.762 Seconds
633 Seconds (3%)
min: 543     avg: 562     median: 563.1 (3%)     max: 581.396 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 101870     avg: 115935     median: 115935 (55%)     max: 130000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 74180     avg: 74395     median: 74395 (57%)     max: 74610 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 4702MQ +
7.6 points (97%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 18922     avg: 20483     median: 20620 (29%)     max: 21482 Points
8506 Points (12%)
min: 22350     avg: 23619     median: 23618.5 (33%)     max: 24887 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 5435     avg: 6285     median: 6366.5 (29%)     max: 7092 points
3447 points (16%)
min: 5596     avg: 7529     median: 7718 (35%)     max: 8384 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 33875     avg: 37206     median: 38367.5 (25%)     max: 39567 Points
26023 Points (17%)
min: 29156     avg: 41134     median: 42684 (27%)     max: 46247 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4702MQ +
39206 Points (47%)
112%
1 4720HQ +
min: 34245     avg: 42516     median: 44007 (52%)     max: 46027 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 39641     avg: 45909     median: 46222 (53%)     max: 48489 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4944     avg: 5543     median: 5640.5 (14%)     max: 5860 Points
2621 Points (7%)
min: 4159     avg: 5981     median: 6048 (15%)     max: 6845 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 6591     avg: 7692     median: 7974.5 (25%)     max: 8161 Points
3719 Points (12%)
min: 6388     avg: 8643     median: 9059 (28%)     max: 9561 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 4702MQ +
7361 Points (59%)
111%
1 4550U +
8199 Points (66%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 4702MQ +
6959 Points (63%)
104%
1 4550U +
7229 Points (66%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 4702MQ +
11281 Points (22%)
57%
1 4550U +
6476 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 4702MQ +
10311 Points (21%)
56%
1 4550U +
5744 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 4702MQ +
9685 Points (25%)
68%
1 4550U +
6542 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4702MQ +
9180 Points (16%)
134%
1 4720HQ +
min: 10551     avg: 12015     median: 12295.5 (22%)     max: 12654 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4702MQ +
2753 Points (57%)
121%
1 4720HQ +
min: 3069     avg: 3284     median: 3320.5 (68%)     max: 3407 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 12956     avg: 13054     median: 13053.5 (20%)     max: 13151 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 3503     avg: 3522     median: 3522 (72%)     max: 3541 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 4550U +
2301 ms (4%)
101%
1 4720HQ +
min: 1127.8     avg: 1955     median: 1955.8 (3%)     max: 2654.6 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
110 ms (1%)
103 ms (1%)
min: 81.1     avg: 98.1     median: 84.5 (1%)     max: 180.4 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4702MQ +
110 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 4550U +
14209 Points (27%)
117%
1 4720HQ +
min: 12288     avg: 17470     median: 16616 (32%)     max: 31282 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4702MQ → 100% n=24

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4550U → 67% n=24

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4720HQ → 111% n=24

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