Intel Core i7-4710MQ vs Intel Core i7-4940MX vs Intel Core i7-4702HQ

Intel Core i7-4710MQ

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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 i7-4940MX

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The Intel Core i7-4940MX is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops and successor of the i7-4930MX. It is based on the Haswell architecture and was launched in Q1/2014. 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 3.1 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.8 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.9 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 4.0 GHz (for 1 active core). Furthermore, the Extreme CPUs offer an unlocked multiplicator for easy overclocking.

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, increasing the performance per clock by about 5 - 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Compared to the Core i7-4930MX, the 4940MX is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is similar to the Desktop Core i7-4770K. 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 1350 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000. This is slightly slower than the AMD Radeon HD 8650G, but similar to a dedicated GeForce GT 720M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4940MX 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.

Intel Core i7-4702HQ

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

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Series: 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 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 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 - 1350 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
$378 U.S.$1096 U.S.$378 U.S.
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Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 599     avg: 635     median: 645 (15%)     max: 657 Points
708 Points (16%)
501 Points (11%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 119     avg: 132     median: 135 (59%)     max: 137 Points
157 Points (68%)
127 Points (55%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 6.52     avg: 6.9     median: 7 (16%)     max: 7.17 Points
7.6 Points (17%)
min: 5.33     avg: 6     median: 6.3 (14%)     max: 6.32 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.35     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (60%)     max: 1.55 Points
1.8 Points (69%)
min: 1.38     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (54%)     max: 1.43 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4820     avg: 4976     median: 4962.5 (51%)     max: 5125 Points
5853 Points (60%)
min: 4520     avg: 5161     median: 4585 (47%)     max: 6379 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 16637     avg: 18616     median: 18961.5 (32%)     max: 19450 Points
21022 Points (35%)
min: 14972     avg: 16360     median: 16584 (28%)     max: 17525 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 24653     avg: 24774     median: 24773.5 (29%)     max: 24894 Points
26547 Points (31%)
min: 21156     avg: 21876     median: 22228 (26%)     max: 22243 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6511     avg: 6573     median: 6573 (58%)     max: 6635 Points
7696 Points (67%)
min: 5993     avg: 6009     median: 6013 (53%)     max: 6021 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4710MQ +
259 seconds (3%)
100%
1 4940MX +
219 seconds (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4940MX +
7 seconds (1%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4940MX +
42.9 fps (26%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4940MX +
167 fps (58%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4940MX +
0.4 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4940MX +
0.7 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4940MX +
4.1 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 6810     avg: 6831     median: 6830.5 (46%)     max: 6851 Points
7678 Points (51%)
min: 5582     avg: 5950     median: 5950 (40%)     max: 6318 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4940MX +
9.3 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4940MX +
20.7 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4710MQ +
567 Seconds (3%)
100%
1 4940MX +
491 Seconds (2%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 21613     avg: 23478     median: 24374 (34%)     max: 24446 Points
87%
1 4702HQ +
21324 Points (30%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6469     avg: 7668     median: 7979 (36%)     max: 8139 points
9402 points (42%)
min: 6950     avg: 7223     median: 7325 (33%)     max: 7394 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 40125     avg: 42858     median: 43424 (28%)     max: 44799 Points
49770 Points (32%)
min: 38335     avg: 38713     median: 38453 (25%)     max: 39350 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4702HQ +
38252 Points (46%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5865     avg: 6475     median: 6577 (17%)     max: 6889 Points
7082 Points (18%)
min: 5111     avg: 5557     median: 5764 (15%)     max: 5797 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 8299     avg: 9017     median: 9219 (29%)     max: 9381 Points
9870 Points (31%)
min: 7129     avg: 7815     median: 8131 (25%)     max: 8186 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 4710MQ +
7610 Points (61%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 4710MQ +
7178 Points (65%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 4710MQ +
12352 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 4710MQ +
10959 Points (22%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 4710MQ +
10355 Points (27%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4710MQ +
10955 Points (19%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4710MQ +
2992 Points (61%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 1991     avg: 2002     median: 2002.1 (3%)     max: 2013.1 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 84     avg: 88.7     median: 88.7 (1%)     max: 93.3 ms
100%
1 4702HQ +
101 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 15924     avg: 16285     median: 16285 (31%)     max: 16646 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4710MQ → 100% n=13

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4940MX → 113% n=13

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4702HQ → 89% n=13

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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