Intel Core i7-4712HQ vs Intel Core i7-4940MX vs Intel Core i7-4500U

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 i7-4940MX

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The Intel Core i7-4940MX is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops and successor of the i7-4930MX. It is based on the Haswell architecture and was launched in Q1/2014. 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 3.1 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.8 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.9 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 4.0 GHz (for 1 active core). Furthermore, the Extreme CPUs offer an unlocked multiplicator for easy overclocking.

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, increasing the performance per clock by about 5 - 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Compared to the Core i7-4930MX, the 4940MX is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is similar to the Desktop Core i7-4770K. 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 1350 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000. This is slightly slower than the AMD Radeon HD 8650G, but similar to a dedicated GeForce GT 720M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4940MX 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.

Intel Core i7-4500U

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The Intel Core i7-4500U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for 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 1.8 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz for 1 active core or 2.7 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 i7-4500U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i7-3537U. 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 HD Graphics 4400 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000. However, the HD 4400 is significantly slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other ULV models.

The i7-4500U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for small ultrabooks 11-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 - 1350 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 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 - 1350 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 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
708 Points (16%)
min: 166     avg: 250.7     median: 260 (6%)     max: 274 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 118     avg: 121.5     median: 121.5 (56%)     max: 125 Points
157 Points (72%)
min: 72     avg: 113     median: 116 (53%)     max: 120 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.11     avg: 5.8     median: 5.8 (21%)     max: 6.4 Points
7.6 Points (28%)
min: 1.99     avg: 2.7     median: 2.8 (10%)     max: 2.96 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.41     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (58%)     max: 1.44 Points
1.8 Points (73%)
min: 0.79     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (54%)     max: 1.34 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4445 Points (49%)
5853 Points (64%)
min: 3923     avg: 4316     median: 4343 (48%)     max: 4451 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
13918 Points (28%)
21022 Points (42%)
min: 6843     avg: 8530.3     median: 8700 (17%)     max: 9095 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
22609 Points (30%)
26547 Points (35%)
min: 8643     avg: 11041.9     median: 11256 (15%)     max: 11827 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
6205 Points (60%)
7696 Points (75%)
min: 5284     avg: 5707.2     median: 5764 (56%)     max: 5897 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
218.6 seconds (3%)
min: 566.179     avg: 645.5     median: 629.9 (7%)     max: 745.727 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
7 seconds (1%)
min: 17.734     avg: 19.8     median: 19.6 (4%)     max: 23.534 seconds
WinRAR - Result
3962 KB/s (47%)
min: 2143     avg: 2677.7     median: 2473.5 (29%)     max: 3536 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
42.9 fps (1%)
min: 14.09     avg: 16.2     median: 16.4 (0%)     max: 17.26 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
167.4 fps (62%)
min: 75.33     avg: 88.9     median: 90.6 (34%)     max: 92.66 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (17%)
0.4 GB/s (19%)
min: 0.117     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (8%)     max: 0.145 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.5 GB/s (17%)
0.7 GB/s (22%)
min: 0.208     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (9%)     max: 0.256 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
3.4 GB/s (17%)
4.1 GB/s (21%)
min: 1.3     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (8%)     max: 1.6 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
7678 Points (53%)
min: 2464     avg: 3240.5     median: 3494 (24%)     max: 3644 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.3 Seconds (2%)
min: 12     avg: 13.3     median: 12.7 (3%)     max: 20.12 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
20.7 Seconds (1%)
min: 27.781     avg: 31     median: 28.9 (1%)     max: 58.78 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
491.5 Seconds (2%)
min: 631.618     avg: 654.3     median: 646.7 (3%)     max: 761.85 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 46370     avg: 53817.5     median: 53680 (25%)     max: 61540 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 33000     avg: 34315     median: 34725 (27%)     max: 34810 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.1 points (91%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 6321     avg: 8883.6     median: 9621 (16%)     max: 10014 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6444     avg: 6991     median: 6991 (38%)     max: 7538 points
9402 points (51%)
min: 2453     avg: 3480.6     median: 3555 (19%)     max: 4132 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 34103     avg: 36739     median: 36739 (24%)     max: 39375 Points
49770 Points (32%)
min: 21459     avg: 30211     median: 31596.5 (20%)     max: 33878 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 30836     avg: 32801     median: 33273 (40%)     max: 34294 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 33510     avg: 34136.5     median: 34136.5 (39%)     max: 34763 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5121     avg: 5466.5     median: 5466.5 (14%)     max: 5812 Points
7082 Points (18%)
min: 1987     avg: 2593.8     median: 2727.5 (7%)     max: 2861 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 7183     avg: 7749     median: 7749 (29%)     max: 8315 Points
9870 Points (36%)
min: 2155     avg: 3628.6     median: 3910 (14%)     max: 4056 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
7684 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6872 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
6390 Points (18%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5718 Points (18%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
6380 Points (24%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5225     avg: 5369     median: 5348 (17%)     max: 5534 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2659     avg: 2753.7     median: 2751 (57%)     max: 2851 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
23050 ms (39%)
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 i7-4940MX → 119%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4500U → 80%

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