Intel Core i7-4712HQ vs Intel Core i7-4700MQ vs Intel Core i7-4578U

Intel Core i7-4712HQ

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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 i7-4700MQ

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The Intel Core i7-4700MQ 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 i7-4700MQ 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 1150 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

The i7-4700MQ 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 i7-4578U

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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.

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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 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-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz)
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 470     avg: 517.5     median: 517 (12%)     max: 565 Points
min: 532     avg: 613.9     median: 631 (14%)     max: 645 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 118     avg: 121.5     median: 121 (56%)     max: 125 Points
min: 124     avg: 132.1     median: 132 (61%)     max: 136 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5     avg: 5.8     median: 5 (15%)     max: 6 Points
min: 5     avg: 6.7     median: 6 (18%)     max: 7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.4 Points (72%)
1.5 Points (75%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4445 Points (49%)
min: 3573     avg: 4861.2     median: 4934 (54%)     max: 5031 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
13918 Points (28%)
min: 14079     avg: 18336.8     median: 19019 (38%)     max: 19497 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
22609 Points (30%)
min: 19383     avg: 23866.8     median: 24469 (32%)     max: 24869 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
6205 Points (60%)
min: 6281     avg: 6498.1     median: 6518 (63%)     max: 6663 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 237     avg: 293.5     median: 271 (3%)     max: 450 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7     avg: 9.3     median: 8 (2%)     max: 14 seconds
WinRAR - Result
3962 KB/s (47%)
min: 3777     avg: 4201.3     median: 4266 (50%)     max: 4561 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 17     avg: 36.5     median: 38 (1%)     max: 39 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 125     avg: 144.9     median: 148 (55%)     max: 152 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (32%)
0.3 GB/s (33%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.5 GB/s (17%)
0.6 GB/s (19%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
3.4 GB/s (18%)
3.7 GB/s (19%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5245     avg: 6536.9     median: 6872 (46%)     max: 6981 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10     avg: 11.1     median: 10 (2%)     max: 19 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 24     avg: 25.6     median: 24 (1%)     max: 41 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 563     avg: 596.4     median: 576 (3%)     max: 838 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 90920     avg: 114085     median: 110766 (53%)     max: 145700 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 66380     avg: 78701.1     median: 81415 (62%)     max: 84121 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.6 points (109%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 17838     avg: 22130.4     median: 22915 (32%)     max: 23868 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6444     avg: 6991     median: 6991 (36%)     max: 7538 points
min: 5187     avg: 7208     median: 7360 (38%)     max: 8517 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 34103     avg: 36739     median: 36739 (24%)     max: 39375 Points
min: 32842     avg: 41545.9     median: 42954 (28%)     max: 44189 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 36671     avg: 41916.4     median: 43135 (51%)     max: 43507 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5121     avg: 5466.5     median: 5466 (14%)     max: 5812 Points
min: 4683     avg: 6117.3     median: 6335 (16%)     max: 6642 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 7183     avg: 7749     median: 7749 (27%)     max: 8315 Points
min: 6241     avg: 8602.3     median: 8906 (31%)     max: 9104 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 5128     avg: 7458.6     median: 7748 (62%)     max: 8901 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 5070     avg: 6902.6     median: 7323 (66%)     max: 7942 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 12277     avg: 12491.2     median: 12497 (36%)     max: 12677 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 11008     avg: 11269.8     median: 11266 (35%)     max: 11428 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 9754     avg: 10442.2     median: 10614 (41%)     max: 10740 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 12008     avg: 12013.5     median: 12013 (39%)     max: 12019 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3185     avg: 3233.5     median: 3233 (67%)     max: 3282 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
23050 ms (39%)
4184.2 ms (7%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
98 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
13958 Points (27%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4712HQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700MQ → 106%

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