Intel Core i7-4712HQ vs Intel Core i7-4578U vs Intel Core i7-4900MQ

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 i7-4900MQ

► remove Intel 4900MQ

The Intel Core i7-4900MQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops which has been 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 2.8 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).

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.

Due to these changes, the overall performance has been improved slightly compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the 4900MQ is about 10 % faster than the former i7-3840QM.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1300 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

The i7-4900MQ 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.

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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-NIIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400- 1300 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$378 U.S.$426 U.S.$568 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4712HQIntel Core i7 4578UIntel Core i7 4900MQ

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4712HQ +
min: 470     avg: 518     median: 517.5 (12%)     max: 565 Points
124%
1 4900MQ +
641 Points (14%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4712HQ +
min: 118     avg: 122     median: 121.5 (45%)     max: 125 Points
119%
1 4900MQ +
145 Points (53%)
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
123%
1 4900MQ +
min: 6.96     avg: 7.2     median: 7.1 (14%)     max: 7.45 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
117%
1 4900MQ +
min: 1.66     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (53%)     max: 1.7 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4712HQ +
4445 (40%)
123%
1 4900MQ +
min: 5337     avg: 5478     median: 5470 (49%)     max: 5609
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4712HQ +
13918 (23%)
146%
1 4900MQ +
min: 18993     avg: 20036     median: 20313 (34%)     max: 20617
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4712HQ +
22609 Points (22%)
114%
1 4900MQ +
min: 24686     avg: 25926     median: 25752 (25%)     max: 27537 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4712HQ +
6205 Points (47%)
118%
1 4900MQ +
min: 7112     avg: 7270     median: 7310 (55%)     max: 7395 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 228     avg: 243     median: 240 (3%)     max: 262.424 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 7     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (2%)     max: 8.034 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4712HQ +
3962 (25%)
127%
1 4900MQ +
min: 4912     avg: 5048     median: 5047.5 (32%)     max: 5183
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 38.4     avg: 39.8     median: 38.7 (17%)     max: 42.33 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 138.495     avg: 153     median: 157 (46%)     max: 162.48 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4712HQ +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
112%
1 4900MQ +
min: 0.335     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.382 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4712HQ +
0.5 GB/s (0%)
119%
1 4900MQ +
min: 0.607     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.672 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4712HQ +
3.4 GB/s (0%)
116%
1 4900MQ +
min: 3.8     avg: 4     median: 4 (0%)     max: 4.2 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 6950     avg: 7196     median: 7184.5 (40%)     max: 7376 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 9.578     avg: 9.9     median: 9.8 (2%)     max: 10.8 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 21.453     avg: 22.4     median: 22 (1%)     max: 24.2 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 510.678     avg: 541     median: 534.5 (2%)     max: 579 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 108410     avg: 122473     median: 114285 (54%)     max: 152910 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 84000     avg: 86805     median: 86110 (66%)     max: 91000 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4900MQ +
7.7 Points (99%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 24227     avg: 24814     median: 24877 (29%)     max: 25454 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4712HQ +
min: 6444     avg: 6991     median: 6991 (30%)     max: 7538 Points
121%
1 4900MQ +
min: 6643     avg: 8382     median: 8490 (36%)     max: 9521 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 4712HQ +
min: 34103     avg: 36739     median: 36739 (24%)     max: 39375 Points
126%
1 4900MQ +
min: 43074     avg: 46858     median: 46272 (30%)     max: 50108 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 4712HQ +
min: 5121     avg: 5467     median: 5466.5 (14%)     max: 5812 Points
124%
1 4900MQ +
min: 6255     avg: 6852     median: 6751.5 (17%)     max: 7467 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 4712HQ +
min: 7183     avg: 7749     median: 7749 (20%)     max: 8315 Points
123%
1 4900MQ +
min: 8836     avg: 9536     median: 9567 (24%)     max: 10157 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 8144     avg: 8310     median: 8309.5 (67%)     max: 8475 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 7236     avg: 7520     median: 7519.5 (68%)     max: 7803 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 12985     avg: 13573     median: 13573 (27%)     max: 14161 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 11736     avg: 12223     median: 12222.5 (25%)     max: 12709 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 10913     avg: 11363     median: 11362.5 (30%)     max: 11812 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4712HQ +
23050 ms (39%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4712HQ +
98 ms (1%)
98%
1 4900MQ +
258 ms (3%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4712HQ +
13958 Points (22%)

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