Intel Core i7-4712MQ vs Intel Core i7-4910MQ vs Intel Core i7-4710HQ

Intel Core i7-4712MQ

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The Intel Core i7-4712MQ 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). In contrast to the Core i7-4712HQ, the 4712MQ is not soldered, has a slightly lower clocked GPU an doesn't support VT-d.

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 i7-4712MQ 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.

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.

With a TDP of only 37 W (including graphics card, memory controller and VRMs), the Core i7-4712MQ is specified at the level of mobile dual-core CPUs. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i7.

Intel Core i7-4910MQ

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The Intel Core i7-4910MQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops which has been launched in Q1/2014. 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 2.9 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).

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

Performance

Compared to the Core i7-4900MQ, the 4910MQ is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is almost similar to the Core i7-4930MX. 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 1300 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 i7-4910MQ 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

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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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HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
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$378 U.S.$568 U.S.$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4712MQIntel Core i7 4910MQIntel Core i7 4710HQ

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 579     avg: 594     median: 597 (14%)     max: 607 Points
min: 651     avg: 696     median: 697 (16%)     max: 739 Points
min: 499     avg: 611     median: 646 (15%)     max: 661 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 129     avg: 130     median: 130 (60%)     max: 132 Points
min: 149     avg: 152     median: 153 (70%)     max: 154 Points
min: 116     avg: 133     median: 135 (62%)     max: 140 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 6.23     avg: 6.4     median: 6.5 (17%)     max: 6.56 Points
min: 7.05     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (19%)     max: 7.99 Points
min: 4.59     avg: 6.7     median: 7 (18%)     max: 7.22 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.46     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (60%)     max: 1.5 Points
min: 1.69     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (70%)     max: 1.75 Points
min: 1.29     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (62%)     max: 1.56 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4698     avg: 4789     median: 4816.5 (49%)     max: 4824 Points
min: 5457     avg: 5512     median: 5512 (57%)     max: 5567 Points
min: 4618     avg: 4983     median: 5008 (51%)     max: 5171 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 16906     avg: 17702     median: 17929 (30%)     max: 18042 Points
min: 19910     avg: 20998     median: 20997.5 (35%)     max: 22085 Points
min: 14533     avg: 18012     median: 19044 (32%)     max: 19521 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 22408     avg: 22964     median: 23221 (31%)     max: 23263 Points
26355 Points (35%)
min: 17829     avg: 22377     median: 23773 (31%)     max: 25104 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6257     avg: 6349     median: 6380 (59%)     max: 6409 Points
7223 Points (67%)
min: 5185     avg: 6516     median: 6645 (62%)     max: 6809 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 254.003     avg: 267     median: 265.4 (3%)     max: 282.6 seconds
min: 237.394     avg: 279     median: 262.6 (3%)     max: 320.728 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 8.22     avg: 8.5     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 9.157 seconds
min: 7.453     avg: 7.7     median: 7.8 (2%)     max: 8.012 seconds
WinRAR - Result
3048 KB/s (36%)
min: 3693     avg: 4232     median: 4323.5 (51%)     max: 4587 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 34     avg: 35.7     median: 36 (23%)     max: 37 fps
41 fps (26%)
min: 30.6     avg: 36.7     median: 38 (24%)     max: 40.1 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 131     avg: 139     median: 142 (50%)     max: 143 fps
162 fps (58%)
min: 118     avg: 142     median: 150 (53%)     max: 153.12 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (20%)
min: 0.344     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (18%)     max: 0.541 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.7 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.6     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.628 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
4.1 GB/s (21%)
min: 3     avg: 3.8     median: 3.9 (20%)     max: 3.9 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
7078 Points (47%)
min: 5494     avg: 6682     median: 6980.5 (47%)     max: 7129 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11.078     avg: 11.1     median: 11.1 (2%)     max: 11.11 Seconds
13 Seconds (3%)
min: 10.5     avg: 10.7     median: 10.7 (2%)     max: 11.209 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 25.141     avg: 25.3     median: 25.3 (1%)     max: 25.626 Seconds
21 Seconds (1%)
min: 24.016     avg: 24.4     median: 24.3 (1%)     max: 25.287 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 574.493     avg: 589     median: 581 (3%)     max: 617.813 Seconds
523 Seconds (2%)
min: 553.816     avg: 568     median: 562.2 (2%)     max: 587.266 Seconds
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.7 points (99%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
25513 Points (36%)
min: 19149     avg: 22561     median: 23904 (33%)     max: 24195 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6469     avg: 7376     median: 7443 (36%)     max: 7814 points
8706 points (43%)
min: 6038     avg: 7340     median: 7491 (37%)     max: 8388 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 36842     avg: 38916     median: 39530 (25%)     max: 40164 Points
min: 44602     avg: 46333     median: 46567 (30%)     max: 47831 Points
min: 30628     avg: 40964     median: 42879.5 (28%)     max: 45662 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 32422     avg: 39519     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: 5700     avg: 12608     median: 5975 (15%)     max: 39530 Points
min: 6594     avg: 6840     median: 6959 (18%)     max: 6966 Points
min: 4736     avg: 6023     median: 6373.5 (16%)     max: 6672 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 8052     avg: 8297     median: 8442 (29%)     max: 8458 Points
min: 4496     avg: 8069     median: 9775 (33%)     max: 9937 Points
min: 6504     avg: 8579     median: 9083 (31%)     max: 9375 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
7547 Points (61%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6881 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
12985 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
11762 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
10792 Points (28%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
11351 Points (20%)
12909 Points (23%)
min: 11275     avg: 12028     median: 12231 (22%)     max: 12374 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3114 Points (65%)
3621 Points (75%)
min: 2942     avg: 3186     median: 3249 (67%)     max: 3302 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
2138 ms (4%)
min: 1274.3     avg: 1941     median: 1997.4 (3%)     max: 2090 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
94.3 ms (1%)
min: 82.8     avg: 93.1     median: 86.1 (1%)     max: 154.7 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
15405 Points (29%)
min: 14810     avg: 17359     median: 16503 (31%)     max: 29193 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4712MQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4910MQ → 110%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4710HQ → 103%

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