Intel Core i7-4702MQ vs Intel Core i7-4550U vs Intel Core i7-4930MX

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

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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 i7-4930MX

► remove Intel 4930MX

The Intel Core i7-4930MX is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops and successor of the i7-3940XM. It is based on the Haswell architecture and was launched in Q2/2013. 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 3.0 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.7 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.8 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.9 GHz (for 1 active core). Furthermore, the Extreme CPUs offer an unlocked multiplicator for easy overclocking.

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.

Due to these changes, the performance per clock has been improved by about 10 percent compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the 4930MX is almost 10 % faster than the former i7-3940XM.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1350 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

The i7-4930MX is rated at a TDP of 57 W including graphics card, memory controller and VRMs.  Therefore, the CPU is only suited for laptops 17-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-NIHD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 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 HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz)
$378 U.S.$1096 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4702MQIntel Core i7 4550UIntel Core i7 4930MX

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 509     avg: 555     median: 575 (13%)     max: 588 Points
253 Points (6%)
736 Points (17%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 120     avg: 124     median: 124 (57%)     max: 128 Points
118 Points (54%)
150 Points (69%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5     avg: 6.1     median: 6 (14%)     max: 6 Points
2.8 Points (6%)
min: 6     avg: 7.5     median: 7 (16%)     max: 7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.4 Points (70%)
1.3 Points (67%)
1.7 Points (87%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4529     avg: 4641.4     median: 4656 (48%)     max: 4748 Points
4395 Points (45%)
min: 5508     avg: 5646     median: 5635 (58%)     max: 5778 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 15152     avg: 16779     median: 17388 (27%)     max: 17681 Points
8715 Points (13%)
min: 20341     avg: 20851.8     median: 20812 (32%)     max: 21587 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 19148     avg: 21635.6     median: 22311 (29%)     max: 22675 Points
11317 Points (15%)
min: 25287     avg: 26970.8     median: 27077 (36%)     max: 28334 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 5915     avg: 6122.4     median: 6149 (59%)     max: 6264 Points
5835 Points (56%)
min: 7320     avg: 7543     median: 7491 (72%)     max: 7854 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 264     avg: 307.8     median: 282 (3%)     max: 402 seconds
min: 212     avg: 227     median: 223 (3%)     max: 240 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 8     avg: 9.8     median: 9 (2%)     max: 12 seconds
min: 6     avg: 7.3     median: 7 (1%)     max: 7 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 4185     avg: 4250.7     median: 4223 (50%)     max: 4344 KB/s
2482 KB/s (29%)
min: 3377     avg: 4714.3     median: 4984 (59%)     max: 5511 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 31     avg: 33.7     median: 33 (19%)     max: 36 fps
15.9 fps (9%)
min: 41     avg: 42.7     median: 42 (24%)     max: 44 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 128     avg: 131.8     median: 130 (48%)     max: 138 fps
90.8 fps (34%)
min: 162     avg: 165.6     median: 164 (61%)     max: 171 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (15%)
0.1 GB/s (7%)
0.4 GB/s (19%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.5 GB/s (18%)
0.3 GB/s (9%)
0.7 GB/s (22%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
3.2 GB/s (16%)
1.6 GB/s (8%)
min: 3     avg: 4     median: 4 (20%)     max: 4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5814     avg: 6212.3     median: 6285 (42%)     max: 6376 Points
3443 Points (23%)
min: 6647     avg: 7365.2     median: 7456 (50%)     max: 7838 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11     avg: 12.7     median: 11 (2%)     max: 20 Seconds
12.3 Seconds (3%)
9.4 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 25     avg: 28.8     median: 26 (1%)     max: 45 Seconds
28 Seconds (1%)
min: 20     avg: 21.2     median: 21 (1%)     max: 21 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 584     avg: 606.8     median: 601 (3%)     max: 636 Seconds
633 Seconds (3%)
min: 502     avg: 517.8     median: 512 (2%)     max: 535 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 101870     avg: 115935     median: 115935 (55%)     max: 130000 MIPS
min: 154750     avg: 155190     median: 155190 (74%)     max: 155630 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 74180     avg: 74395     median: 74395 (57%)     max: 74610 MFLOPS
min: 83100     avg: 84050     median: 84050 (64%)     max: 85000 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.6 points (109%)
7.7 points (109%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 18922     avg: 20482.5     median: 20620 (29%)     max: 21482 Points
8506 Points (12%)
min: 23676     avg: 25467.7     median: 25519 (36%)     max: 26905 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 5435     avg: 6285.3     median: 6366 (33%)     max: 7092 points
3447 points (18%)
min: 7943     avg: 8825     median: 8727 (45%)     max: 9541 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 33875     avg: 37205.9     median: 38367 (25%)     max: 39567 Points
26023 Points (17%)
min: 45810     avg: 47214     median: 47118 (30%)     max: 49005 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
39206 Points (47%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4944     avg: 5543.4     median: 5640 (14%)     max: 5860 Points
2621 Points (7%)
min: 6672     avg: 6918.8     median: 6842 (17%)     max: 7240 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 6591     avg: 7692     median: 7974 (25%)     max: 8161 Points
3719 Points (11%)
min: 8979     avg: 9602.5     median: 9668 (30%)     max: 10099 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
7361 Points (59%)
8199 Points (66%)
8877 Points (72%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6959 Points (63%)
7229 Points (66%)
8313 Points (75%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
11281 Points (19%)
6476 Points (11%)
13849 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
10311 Points (18%)
5744 Points (10%)
12532 Points (22%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
9685 Points (22%)
6542 Points (15%)
11783 Points (27%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
9180 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2753 Points (56%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
2301.4 ms (4%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
110.3 ms (1%)
103.3 ms (1%)
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
110 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
14209 Points (27%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4702MQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4550U → 72%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4930MX → 118%

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