Intel Core i7-4712HQ vs Intel Core i7-4700MQ vs Intel Core i7-4930MX

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 i7-4930MX

► remove Intel 4930MX

The Intel Core i7-4930MX is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops and successor of the i7-3940XM. It is based on the Haswell architecture and was launched in Q2/2013. 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 3.0 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.7 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.8 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.9 GHz (for 1 active core). Furthermore, the Extreme CPUs offer an unlocked multiplicator for easy overclocking.

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.

Due to these changes, the performance per clock has been improved by about 10 percent compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the 4930MX is almost 10 % faster than the former i7-3940XM.

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.

The i7-4930MX 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.

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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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iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz)
$378 U.S.$1096 U.S.
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 470     avg: 517.5     median: 517.5 (12%)     max: 565 Points
min: 532     avg: 613.9     median: 631 (14%)     max: 645 Points
736 Points (17%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 118     avg: 121.5     median: 121.5 (56%)     max: 125 Points
min: 124     avg: 132.1     median: 132 (61%)     max: 136 Points
150 Points (69%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.11     avg: 5.8     median: 5.8 (21%)     max: 6.4 Points
min: 5.22     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (25%)     max: 7 Points
min: 6.97     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (28%)     max: 7.89 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.41     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (58%)     max: 1.44 Points
min: 1.27     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (62%)     max: 1.54 Points
min: 1.64     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (71%)     max: 1.85 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4445 Points (49%)
min: 3573     avg: 4861.2     median: 4934 (54%)     max: 5031 Points
min: 5508     avg: 5646     median: 5635 (62%)     max: 5778 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
13918 Points (28%)
min: 14079     avg: 18336.8     median: 19019 (38%)     max: 19497 Points
min: 20341     avg: 20851.8     median: 20812 (42%)     max: 21587 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
22609 Points (30%)
min: 19383     avg: 23866.8     median: 24469 (32%)     max: 24869 Points
min: 25287     avg: 26970.8     median: 27077 (36%)     max: 28334 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
6205 Points (60%)
min: 6281     avg: 6498.1     median: 6518.5 (63%)     max: 6663 Points
min: 7320     avg: 7543     median: 7491.5 (73%)     max: 7854 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 237.425     avg: 293.5     median: 271.5 (3%)     max: 450.237 seconds
min: 212.106     avg: 227     median: 224 (3%)     max: 240.568 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7.628     avg: 9.3     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 14.295 seconds
min: 6.812     avg: 7.3     median: 7.2 (1%)     max: 7.613 seconds
WinRAR - Result
3962 KB/s (47%)
min: 3777     avg: 4201.3     median: 4266 (50%)     max: 4561 KB/s
min: 3377     avg: 4714.3     median: 4984.5 (59%)     max: 5511 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 17.35     avg: 36.5     median: 38.7 (1%)     max: 39.71 fps
min: 41.84     avg: 42.7     median: 42.3 (1%)     max: 44.45 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 125.58     avg: 144.9     median: 148 (55%)     max: 152.6 fps
min: 162.255     avg: 165.6     median: 164.3 (61%)     max: 171.5 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (17%)
min: 0.269     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (18%)     max: 0.343 GB/s
min: 0.356     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (19%)     max: 0.375 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.5 GB/s (17%)
min: 0.461     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (20%)     max: 0.606 GB/s
min: 0.639     avg: 0.7     median: 0.6 (22%)     max: 0.679 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
3.4 GB/s (17%)
min: 3     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (19%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
min: 3.6     avg: 4     median: 4 (21%)     max: 4.1 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5245     avg: 6536.9     median: 6872 (48%)     max: 6981 Points
min: 6647     avg: 7365.2     median: 7456 (52%)     max: 7838 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10     avg: 11.1     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 19.628 Seconds
min: 9     avg: 9.4     median: 9.5 (2%)     max: 9.687 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 24     avg: 25.6     median: 24.8 (1%)     max: 41.408 Seconds
min: 20.953     avg: 21.2     median: 21.1 (1%)     max: 21.428 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 563.819     avg: 596.4     median: 576 (3%)     max: 838.996 Seconds
min: 502     avg: 517.8     median: 512.1 (2%)     max: 535.262 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 90920     avg: 114085     median: 110766 (53%)     max: 145700 MIPS
min: 154750     avg: 155190     median: 155190 (74%)     max: 155630 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 66380     avg: 78701.1     median: 81415 (62%)     max: 84121 MFLOPS
min: 83100     avg: 84050     median: 84050 (64%)     max: 85000 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.6 points (97%)
min: 7.6     avg: 7.7     median: 7.7 (98%)     max: 7.7 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 17838     avg: 22130.4     median: 22915 (38%)     max: 23868 Points
min: 23676     avg: 25467.7     median: 25519.5 (43%)     max: 26905 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6444     avg: 6991     median: 6991 (38%)     max: 7538 points
min: 5187     avg: 7208     median: 7360.5 (40%)     max: 8517 points
min: 7943     avg: 8825     median: 8727.5 (47%)     max: 9541 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 34103     avg: 36739     median: 36739 (24%)     max: 39375 Points
min: 32842     avg: 41545.9     median: 42954.5 (28%)     max: 44189 Points
min: 45810     avg: 47214     median: 47118.5 (30%)     max: 49005 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: 5466.5 (14%)     max: 5812 Points
min: 4683     avg: 6117.3     median: 6335 (16%)     max: 6642 Points
min: 6672     avg: 6918.8     median: 6842 (17%)     max: 7240 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 7183     avg: 7749     median: 7749 (29%)     max: 8315 Points
min: 6241     avg: 8602.3     median: 8906 (33%)     max: 9104 Points
min: 8979     avg: 9602.5     median: 9668.5 (36%)     max: 10099 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 5128     avg: 7458.6     median: 7748 (62%)     max: 8901 Points
8877 Points (72%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 5070     avg: 6902.6     median: 7323 (66%)     max: 7942 Points
8313 Points (75%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 12277     avg: 12491.2     median: 12497 (36%)     max: 12677 Points
13849 Points (40%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 11008     avg: 11269.8     median: 11266 (35%)     max: 11428 Points
12532 Points (39%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 9754     avg: 10442.2     median: 10614 (41%)     max: 10740 Points
11783 Points (45%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 12008     avg: 12013.5     median: 12013.5 (39%)     max: 12019 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3185     avg: 3233.5     median: 3233.5 (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 (28%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4712HQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700MQ → 107%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4930MX → 117%

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