Intel Core i7-4712HQ vs Intel Core i7-4900MQ vs Intel Core i7-4710HQ

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 i7-4900MQ

► 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.

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.

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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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Intel Core i7 4712HQIntel Core i7 4900MQIntel Core i7 4710HQ

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 470     avg: 517.5     median: 517 (12%)     max: 565 Points
641 Points (15%)
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
145 Points (67%)
min: 116     avg: 133.2     median: 135 (62%)     max: 140 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5     avg: 5.8     median: 5 (15%)     max: 6 Points
min: 6     avg: 7.2     median: 7 (21%)     max: 7 Points
min: 4     avg: 6.7     median: 6 (18%)     max: 7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.4 Points (72%)
1.7 Points (84%)
1.5 Points (76%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4445 Points (49%)
min: 5337     avg: 5478     median: 5470 (60%)     max: 5609 Points
min: 4618     avg: 4982.9     median: 5008 (55%)     max: 5171 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
13918 Points (28%)
min: 18993     avg: 20036.4     median: 20313 (41%)     max: 20617 Points
min: 14533     avg: 18012.5     median: 19044 (38%)     max: 19521 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
22609 Points (30%)
min: 24686     avg: 25926.4     median: 25752 (34%)     max: 27537 Points
min: 17829     avg: 22377.2     median: 23773 (31%)     max: 25104 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
6205 Points (60%)
min: 7112     avg: 7269.6     median: 7310 (71%)     max: 7395 Points
min: 5185     avg: 6515.7     median: 6645 (64%)     max: 6809 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 228     avg: 242.6     median: 239 (3%)     max: 262 seconds
min: 237     avg: 278.6     median: 262 (3%)     max: 320 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7     avg: 7.6     median: 7 (1%)     max: 8 seconds
min: 7     avg: 7.7     median: 7 (1%)     max: 8 seconds
WinRAR - Result
3962 KB/s (47%)
min: 4912     avg: 5047.5     median: 5047 (59%)     max: 5183 KB/s
min: 3693     avg: 4231.8     median: 4323 (51%)     max: 4587 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 38     avg: 39.8     median: 38 (1%)     max: 42 fps
min: 30     avg: 36.7     median: 38 (1%)     max: 40 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 138     avg: 152.7     median: 157 (58%)     max: 162 fps
min: 118     avg: 142.4     median: 150 (56%)     max: 153 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (32%)
0.4 GB/s (36%)
0.4 GB/s (37%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.5 GB/s (17%)
0.6 GB/s (21%)
0.6 GB/s (21%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
3.4 GB/s (18%)
min: 3     avg: 4     median: 3 (16%)     max: 4 GB/s
3.8 GB/s (20%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6950     avg: 7196     median: 7184 (48%)     max: 7376 Points
min: 5494     avg: 6682.2     median: 6980 (47%)     max: 7129 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 9     avg: 9.9     median: 9 (2%)     max: 10 Seconds
min: 10     avg: 10.7     median: 10 (2%)     max: 11 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 21     avg: 22.4     median: 22 (1%)     max: 24 Seconds
min: 24     avg: 24.4     median: 24 (1%)     max: 25 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 510     avg: 540.9     median: 534 (2%)     max: 579 Seconds
min: 553     avg: 567.6     median: 562 (2%)     max: 587 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 108410     avg: 122472     median: 114285 (54%)     max: 152910 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 84000     avg: 86805     median: 86110 (66%)     max: 91000 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.7 points (110%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 24227     avg: 24813.8     median: 24877 (35%)     max: 25454 Points
min: 19149     avg: 22560.9     median: 23904 (33%)     max: 24195 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6444     avg: 6991     median: 6991 (36%)     max: 7538 points
min: 6643     avg: 8381.9     median: 8490 (44%)     max: 9521 points
min: 6038     avg: 7339.8     median: 7491 (39%)     max: 8388 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 34103     avg: 36739     median: 36739 (24%)     max: 39375 Points
min: 43074     avg: 46857.8     median: 46272 (30%)     max: 50108 Points
min: 30628     avg: 40963.7     median: 42879 (28%)     max: 45662 Points
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: 6255     avg: 6851.7     median: 6751 (17%)     max: 7467 Points
min: 4736     avg: 6023     median: 6373 (16%)     max: 6672 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 7183     avg: 7749     median: 7749 (27%)     max: 8315 Points
min: 8836     avg: 9535.6     median: 9567 (33%)     max: 10157 Points
min: 6504     avg: 8578.6     median: 9083 (32%)     max: 9375 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 8144     avg: 8309.5     median: 8309 (67%)     max: 8475 Points
7547 Points (61%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 7236     avg: 7519.5     median: 7519 (68%)     max: 7803 Points
6881 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 12985     avg: 13573     median: 13573 (39%)     max: 14161 Points
12985 Points (37%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 11736     avg: 12222.5     median: 12222 (38%)     max: 12709 Points
11762 Points (36%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 10913     avg: 11362.5     median: 11362 (43%)     max: 11812 Points
10792 Points (41%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 11275     avg: 12027.8     median: 12231 (39%)     max: 12374 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2942     avg: 3185.5     median: 3249 (67%)     max: 3302 Points
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%)
258.2 ms (3%)
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 i7-4900MQ → 110%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4710HQ → 106%

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