Intel Core i7-4712HQ vs Intel Core i7-4710HQ vs Intel Core i7-4558U

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 i7-4710HQ

► remove Intel 4710HQ

The Intel Core i7-4710HQ 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).

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 i7-4710HQ is similar to the Core i7-4850HQ or the Ivy Bridge-based i7-3820QM. 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.

Power Consumption

The i7-4710HQ 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 i7-4558U

► remove Intel 4558U

The Intel Core i7-4558U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large ultrabooks launched in Q2 2013. 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 2.8 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz for 1 active core or 3.2 GHz for 2 active cores.

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.

The performance of the Core i7-4558U is slightly above the older and somewhat higher clocked Core i7-3520M. 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.

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.

The i7-4558U 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 ultrabooks 14-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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HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 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-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 - 1200 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: 499     avg: 611.1     median: 646 (15%)     max: 661 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 118     avg: 121.5     median: 121 (56%)     max: 125 Points
min: 116     avg: 133.2     median: 135 (62%)     max: 140 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5     avg: 5.8     median: 5 (11%)     max: 6 Points
min: 4     avg: 6.7     median: 6 (14%)     max: 7 Points
3.5 Points (8%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.4 Points (72%)
1.5 Points (76%)
1.5 Points (73%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4445 Points (46%)
min: 4618     avg: 4982.9     median: 5008 (51%)     max: 5171 Points
4793 Points (49%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
13918 Points (21%)
min: 14533     avg: 18012.5     median: 19044 (29%)     max: 19521 Points
10305 Points (16%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
22609 Points (30%)
min: 17829     avg: 22377.2     median: 23773 (31%)     max: 25104 Points
13800 Points (18%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
6205 Points (60%)
min: 5185     avg: 6515.7     median: 6645 (64%)     max: 6809 Points
6339 Points (61%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 237     avg: 278.6     median: 262 (3%)     max: 320 seconds
510.7 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7     avg: 7.7     median: 7 (1%)     max: 8 seconds
16.3 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
3962 KB/s (47%)
min: 3693     avg: 4231.8     median: 4323 (51%)     max: 4587 KB/s
2671 KB/s (31%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 30     avg: 36.7     median: 38 (1%)     max: 40 fps
20.4 fps (1%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 118     avg: 142.4     median: 150 (56%)     max: 153 fps
107.2 fps (40%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (16%)
0.4 GB/s (19%)
0.2 GB/s (9%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.5 GB/s (17%)
0.6 GB/s (21%)
0.3 GB/s (10%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
3.4 GB/s (17%)
3.8 GB/s (19%)
1.9 GB/s (10%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5494     avg: 6682.2     median: 6980 (47%)     max: 7129 Points
4264 Points (29%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10     avg: 10.7     median: 10 (2%)     max: 11 Seconds
11.2 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 24     avg: 24.4     median: 24 (1%)     max: 25 Seconds
25.7 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 553     avg: 567.6     median: 562 (2%)     max: 587 Seconds
584.7 Seconds (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
72000 MIPS (34%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
41240 MFLOPS (32%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 19149     avg: 22560.9     median: 23904 (33%)     max: 24195 Points
11049 Points (15%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6444     avg: 6991     median: 6991 (36%)     max: 7538 points
min: 6038     avg: 7339.8     median: 7491 (39%)     max: 8388 points
4037 points (21%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 34103     avg: 36739     median: 36739 (24%)     max: 39375 Points
min: 30628     avg: 40963.7     median: 42879 (28%)     max: 45662 Points
33266 Points (21%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 32422     avg: 39519.3     median: 42771 (51%)     max: 43365 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 44331     avg: 44689     median: 44689 (52%)     max: 45047 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5121     avg: 5466.5     median: 5466 (14%)     max: 5812 Points
min: 4736     avg: 6023     median: 6373 (16%)     max: 6672 Points
2998 Points (8%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 7183     avg: 7749     median: 7749 (24%)     max: 8315 Points
min: 6504     avg: 8578.6     median: 9083 (28%)     max: 9375 Points
4549 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
7547 Points (61%)
8576 Points (69%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6881 Points (62%)
7610 Points (69%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
12985 Points (22%)
7423 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
11762 Points (20%)
6637 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
10792 Points (25%)
7300 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 11275     avg: 12027.8     median: 12231 (15%)     max: 12374 Points
6519 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2942     avg: 3185.5     median: 3249 (67%)     max: 3302 Points
3120 Points (64%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
23050 ms (39%)
min: 1274     avg: 1941.3     median: 1997 (3%)     max: 2090 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
98 ms (1%)
min: 82     avg: 93.1     median: 86 (1%)     max: 154 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
13958 Points (27%)
min: 14810     avg: 17358.9     median: 16503 (31%)     max: 29193 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4712HQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4710HQ → 107%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4558U → 78%

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