Intel Core i7-4712HQ vs Intel Core i7-4578U vs Intel Core i7-4720HQ

Intel Core i7-4712HQ

► remove Intel 4712HQ

The Intel Core i7-4712HQ 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 2.3 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.2 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.3 GHz (for 1 active core).

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 i7-4712HQ is similar to the Core i7-4750HQ and slightly above the Ivy Bridge-based i7-3630QM. Even very 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 1150 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

Power Consumption

With a TDP of only 37 W (including graphics card, memory controller and VRMs), the Core i7-4712HQ is specified at the level of mobile dual-core CPUs. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i7.

Intel Core i7-4578U

► remove Intel 4578U

The Intel Core i7-4578U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large ultrabooks launched in Q3/2014. 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 3.0 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz.

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 almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

The performance of the Core i7-4578U is slightly above the older and somewhat higher clocked Core i7-3540M. 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.

Graphics

The integrated Iris Graphics 5100 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the Iris Graphics competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards (e.g. GeForce GT 720M).

Power Consumption

The i7-4578U is rated at a TDP of 28 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for larger, well-cooled ultrabooks.

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 i7-4712HQIntel Core i7-4578UIntel Core i7-4720HQ
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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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1400 1300 1400
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HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 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
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$378 U.S.$426 U.S.$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4712HQIntel Core i7 4578UIntel Core i7 4720HQ

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4712HQ +
min: 470     avg: 518     median: 517.5 (12%)     max: 565 Points
124%
1 4720HQ +
min: 491     avg: 628     median: 642 (14%)     max: 678 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4712HQ +
min: 118     avg: 122     median: 121.5 (45%)     max: 125 Points
114%
1 4720HQ +
min: 108     avg: 136     median: 138 (51%)     max: 144 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4712HQ +
min: 5.11     avg: 5.8     median: 5.8 (12%)     max: 6.4 Points
122%
1 4720HQ +
min: 5.48     avg: 6.9     median: 7 (14%)     max: 7.37 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4712HQ +
min: 1.41     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (45%)     max: 1.44 Points
110%
1 4720HQ +
min: 1.13     avg: 1.5     median: 1.6 (50%)     max: 1.61 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4712HQ +
4445 (40%)
116%
1 4720HQ +
min: 5040     avg: 5155     median: 5145 (46%)     max: 5347
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4712HQ +
13918 (23%)
141%
1 4720HQ +
min: 16073     avg: 19181     median: 19580 (33%)     max: 20120
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4712HQ +
22609 Points (22%)
113%
1 4720HQ +
min: 21986     avg: 24799     median: 25500 (24%)     max: 26382 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4712HQ +
6205 Points (47%)
108%
1 4720HQ +
min: 6519     avg: 6775     median: 6732 (51%)     max: 6964 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 221.718     avg: 245     median: 240.8 (3%)     max: 287.149 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 7.154     avg: 7.5     median: 7.3 (1%)     max: 8.124 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4712HQ +
3962 (25%)
108%
1 4720HQ +
4281 (27%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 32     avg: 37.7     median: 37.8 (17%)     max: 41 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 117     avg: 149     median: 152.4 (45%)     max: 159.31 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4712HQ +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
112%
1 4720HQ +
min: 0.342     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.364 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4712HQ +
0.5 GB/s (0%)
121%
1 4720HQ +
min: 0.602     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.645 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4712HQ +
3.4 GB/s (0%)
115%
1 4720HQ +
min: 2.5     avg: 3.7     median: 3.9 (0%)     max: 4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 6222     avg: 6922     median: 6930 (38%)     max: 7380 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 10     avg: 10.4     median: 10.3 (2%)     max: 10.719 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 23.438     avg: 24     median: 23.9 (1%)     max: 24.643 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 543     avg: 562     median: 563.1 (3%)     max: 581.396 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 22350     avg: 23619     median: 23618.5 (27%)     max: 24887 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4712HQ +
min: 6444     avg: 6991     median: 6991 (30%)     max: 7538 Points
110%
1 4720HQ +
min: 5596     avg: 7529     median: 7718 (33%)     max: 8384 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 4712HQ +
min: 34103     avg: 36739     median: 36739 (24%)     max: 39375 Points
116%
1 4720HQ +
min: 29156     avg: 41134     median: 42684 (27%)     max: 46247 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 34245     avg: 42516     median: 44007 (47%)     max: 46027 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 39641     avg: 45909     median: 46222 (48%)     max: 48489 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 4712HQ +
min: 5121     avg: 5467     median: 5466.5 (14%)     max: 5812 Points
111%
1 4720HQ +
min: 4159     avg: 5981     median: 6048 (15%)     max: 6845 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 4712HQ +
min: 7183     avg: 7749     median: 7749 (20%)     max: 8315 Points
117%
1 4720HQ +
min: 6388     avg: 8643     median: 9059 (23%)     max: 9561 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 10551     avg: 12015     median: 12295.5 (22%)     max: 12654
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 3069     avg: 3284     median: 3320.5 (68%)     max: 3407
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 12956     avg: 13054     median: 13053.5 (20%)     max: 13151
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 3503     avg: 3522     median: 3522 (72%)     max: 3541
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4712HQ +
23050 ms (39%)
158%
1 4720HQ +
min: 1127.8     avg: 1955     median: 1955.8 (3%)     max: 2654.6 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4712HQ +
98 ms (1%)
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 81.1     avg: 98.1     median: 84.5 (1%)     max: 180.4 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4712HQ +
13958 Points (22%)
119%
1 4720HQ +
min: 12288     avg: 17470     median: 16616 (27%)     max: 31282 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4712HQ → NAN% n=

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

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