Intel Core i7-4710MQ vs Intel Core i7-4700HQ vs Intel Core i7-4960HQ

Intel Core i7-4710MQ

► remove Intel 4710MQ

The Intel Core i7-4710MQ 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 2.5 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).

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 i7-4710MQ 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 i7-3820QM (if the Turbo headroom is utilized completely). Even extremly demanding software or multitasking will be handled easily.

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 i7-4710MQ 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 i7-4700HQ

► remove Intel 4700HQ

The Intel Core i7-4700HQ 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 i7-4700HQ 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 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

The i7-4700HQ 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 i7-4960HQ

► remove Intel 4960HQ

The Intel Core i7-4960HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops launched in Q3 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 2.6 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). Please note: These Turbo clocks are not confirmed yet. A noteworthy feature is the fast integrated graphics unit (GT3e) with eDRAM memory (128 MB, 77 mm², on-package, 102 GB/s).

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.

Since the turbo stages of the Core i7-4960HQ exactly match those of the i7-4900MQ, the performance should be very similar. Therefore, the CPU will match the Ivy Bridge based Core i7-3940XM and handle even the most demanding applications.

The integrated Iris Pro Graphics 5200 GPU offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1300 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.

The i7-4960HQ 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.

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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 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIIris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 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 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (200 - 1300 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$378 U.S.$378 U.S.$657 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4710MQIntel Core i7 4700HQIntel Core i7 4960HQ

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 599     avg: 635     median: 645 (14%)     max: 657 Points
min: 464     avg: 611     median: 637 (14%)     max: 643 Points
632 Points (14%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 119     avg: 132     median: 135 (50%)     max: 137 Points
98%
1 4700HQ +
min: 106     avg: 130     median: 132 (49%)     max: 135 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 6.52     avg: 6.9     median: 7 (14%)     max: 7.17 Points
99%
1 4700HQ +
min: 5.24     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (14%)     max: 7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 1.35     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (49%)     max: 1.55 Points
97%
1 4700HQ +
min: 1.24     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (48%)     max: 1.55 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 4820     avg: 4976     median: 4962.5 (44%)     max: 5125
99%
1 4700HQ +
min: 4716     avg: 4886     median: 4895 (44%)     max: 5003
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 16637     avg: 18616     median: 18961.5 (32%)     max: 19450
98%
1 4700HQ +
min: 14329     avg: 18170     median: 18609 (31%)     max: 19260
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 24653     avg: 24774     median: 24773.5 (24%)     max: 24894 Points
98%
1 4700HQ +
min: 18887     avg: 23512     median: 24321 (23%)     max: 24774 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 6511     avg: 6573     median: 6573 (49%)     max: 6635 Points
99%
1 4700HQ +
min: 6088     avg: 6408     median: 6474.5 (49%)     max: 6612 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4710MQ +
259 s (3%)
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 237.813     avg: 303     median: 291.1 (3%)     max: 390.645 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 7.592     avg: 9.1     median: 8.1 (2%)     max: 12.438 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4700HQ +
4325 (28%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 29.7     avg: 34.4     median: 34 (15%)     max: 39.52 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 121.8     avg: 136     median: 141 (42%)     max: 145.55 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 0.33     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.341 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 0.576     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.603 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 3.7     avg: 3.8     median: 3.8 (0%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 6810     avg: 6831     median: 6830.5 (38%)     max: 6851 Points
99%
1 4700HQ +
min: 5232     avg: 6572     median: 6758.5 (37%)     max: 6968 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 10     avg: 10.6     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 10.86 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 24     avg: 24.6     median: 24.7 (1%)     max: 24.969 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4710MQ +
567 s (3%)
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 569.349     avg: 576     median: 574 (3%)     max: 587 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 109400     avg: 121793     median: 110220 (52%)     max: 145760 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 58480     avg: 72660     median: 78160 (60%)     max: 81340 MFLOPS
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 21613     avg: 23478     median: 24374 (28%)     max: 24446 Points
93%
1 4700HQ +
min: 17427     avg: 21972     median: 22672.5 (26%)     max: 23555 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 6469     avg: 7668     median: 7979 (34%)     max: 8139 Points
93%
1 4700HQ +
min: 4232     avg: 7082     median: 7432.5 (32%)     max: 7903 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 40125     avg: 42858     median: 43424 (28%)     max: 44799 Points
99%
1 4700HQ +
min: 31331     avg: 42188     median: 42962 (28%)     max: 44252 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 41763     avg: 42673     median: 42672.5 (45%)     max: 43582 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 5865     avg: 6475     median: 6577 (17%)     max: 6889 Points
96%
1 4700HQ +
min: 4400     avg: 5985     median: 6345 (16%)     max: 6505 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 8299     avg: 9017     median: 9219 (23%)     max: 9381 Points
97%
1 4700HQ +
min: 6713     avg: 8718     median: 8903 (22%)     max: 9085 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4710MQ +
7610 Points (61%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4710MQ +
7178 Points (65%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4710MQ +
12352 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4710MQ +
10959 Points (22%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4710MQ +
10355 Points (27%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4710MQ +
10955 (19%)
109%
1 4700HQ +
11900 (21%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4710MQ +
2992 (61%)
105%
1 4700HQ +
3156 (65%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 1991     avg: 2002     median: 2002.1 (3%)     max: 2013.1 ms
100%
1 4700HQ +
1761 ms (3%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 84     avg: 88.7     median: 88.7 (1%)     max: 93.3 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 15924     avg: 16285     median: 16285 (27%)     max: 16646 Points
29%
1 4700HQ +
4644 Points (8%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4710MQ → 100% n=1

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700HQ → 99% n=1

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4960HQ → 98% n=1

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