Intel Core i7-4702MQ vs Intel Core i7-4550U vs Intel Core i7-4850HQ

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 i7-4850HQ

► remove Intel 4850HQ

The Intel Core i7-4850HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops 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 2.3 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.4 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.5 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 i7-4750HQ, the 4850HQ is clocked 300 MHz higher and therefore somewhat faster. Overall, the 4850HQ matches the slightly higher clocked i7-3740QM. 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 (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. the GeForce GT 740M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4850HQ 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 i7-4702MQIntel Core i7-4550UIntel Core i7-4850HQ
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: Core i7 Haswell
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 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-NIIris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 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 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$378 U.S.$468 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4702MQIntel Core i7 4550UIntel Core i7 4850HQ

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 509     avg: 555     median: 575 (13%)     max: 588 Points
253 Points (6%)
578 Points (13%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 120     avg: 124     median: 124 (46%)     max: 128 Points
118 Points (43%)
133 Points (49%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.43     avg: 6.1     median: 6.2 (12%)     max: 6.36 Points
2.8 Points (6%)
6.2 Points (12%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.27     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (45%)     max: 1.44 Points
1.3 Points (42%)
1.5 Points (47%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4529     avg: 4641     median: 4656 (42%)     max: 4748
6640 (59%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 15152     avg: 16779     median: 17388 (29%)     max: 17681
22559 (38%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 19148     avg: 21636     median: 22311 (21%)     max: 22675 Points
51%
1 4550U +
11317 Points (11%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 5915     avg: 6122     median: 6149 (46%)     max: 6264 Points
95%
1 4550U +
5835 Points (44%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 264.564     avg: 308     median: 282.3 (3%)     max: 402.083 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 8.453     avg: 9.8     median: 9.2 (2%)     max: 12.796 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 4185     avg: 4251     median: 4223 (27%)     max: 4344
59%
1 4550U +
2482 (16%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 31.35     avg: 33.7     median: 33.7 (15%)     max: 36.15 fps
47%
1 4550U +
15.9 fps (7%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 128     avg: 132     median: 130.1 (38%)     max: 138.99 fps
70%
1 4550U +
90.8 fps (27%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 0.279     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.311 GB/s
46%
1 4550U +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 0.494     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.549 GB/s
47%
1 4550U +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 3.1     avg: 3.2     median: 3.2 (0%)     max: 3.4 GB/s
50%
1 4550U +
1.6 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 5814     avg: 6212     median: 6285 (35%)     max: 6376 Points
55%
1 4550U +
3443 Points (19%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 11     avg: 12.7     median: 11.5 (2%)     max: 20.512 s
100%
1 4550U +
12.3 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 25.552     avg: 28.8     median: 26 (1%)     max: 45.392 s
100%
1 4550U +
28 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 584.154     avg: 607     median: 601.4 (3%)     max: 636.762 s
100%
1 4550U +
633 s (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 101870     avg: 115935     median: 115935 (55%)     max: 130000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 74180     avg: 74395     median: 74395 (57%)     max: 74610 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4702MQ +
7.6 Points (97%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 18922     avg: 20483     median: 20620 (24%)     max: 21482 Points
8506 Points (10%)
21681 Points (25%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 5435     avg: 6285     median: 6366.5 (27%)     max: 7092 Points
3447 Points (15%)
8151 Points (35%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 33875     avg: 37206     median: 38367.5 (25%)     max: 39567 Points
26023 Points (17%)
44622 Points (29%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4702MQ +
39206 Points (42%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 4944     avg: 5543     median: 5640.5 (14%)     max: 5860 Points
2621 Points (7%)
5812 Points (15%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 6591     avg: 7692     median: 7974.5 (20%)     max: 8161 Points
3719 Points (9%)
8754 Points (22%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4702MQ +
7361 Points (59%)
111%
1 4550U +
8199 Points (66%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4702MQ +
6959 Points (63%)
104%
1 4550U +
7229 Points (66%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4702MQ +
11281 Points (22%)
57%
1 4550U +
6476 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4702MQ +
10311 Points (21%)
56%
1 4550U +
5744 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4702MQ +
9685 Points (25%)
68%
1 4550U +
6542 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4702MQ +
9180 (16%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4702MQ +
2753 (57%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4550U +
2301 ms (4%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4702MQ +
110 ms (1%)
100%
1 4550U +
103 ms (1%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4702MQ +
110 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4550U +
14209 Points (23%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4702MQ → 100% n=11

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4550U → 62% n=11

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4850HQ → 113% n=11

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