Intel Core i7-4720HQ vs Intel Core i7-4510U vs Intel Core i7-4700HQ

Intel Core i7-4720HQ

► remove Intel 4720HQ

The Intel Core i7-4720HQ 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 2.6 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.5 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.6 GHz (for 1 active core). Compared to the previous i7-4710HQ, the i7-4720HQ is clocked exactly 100 MHz higher.

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 i7-4720HQ is similar to the Core i7-4860HQ or the Ivy Bridge-based i7-3840QM. 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 and comparable to a dedicated GeForce 820M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4720HQ 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 i7-4510U

► remove Intel 4510U

The Intel Core i7-4510U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks launched in Q2 2014. 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 2.0 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz for 1 active core or 2.8 GHz for 2 active cores. That's 100 - 200 MHz more than the i7-4500U (1.8 - 3.0 GHz).

Architektur

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.

Performance

The performance of the Core i7-4510U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i7-3667U. 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.

Graphics

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 slightly slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other ULV models.

Power Consumption

The i7-4510U 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.

Intel Core i7-4700HQ

► remove Intel 4700HQ

The Intel Core i7-4700HQ 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 i7-4700HQ 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 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

The i7-4700HQ 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 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 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-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz)
$378 U.S.$393 U.S.$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4720HQIntel Core i7 4510UIntel Core i7 4700HQ

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 491     avg: 628     median: 642 (15%)     max: 678 Points
min: 226     avg: 248     median: 244 (6%)     max: 282 Points
min: 464     avg: 611     median: 637 (15%)     max: 643 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 108     avg: 136     median: 138 (62%)     max: 144 Points
min: 101     avg: 116     median: 119 (53%)     max: 120 Points
min: 106     avg: 130     median: 132 (59%)     max: 135 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.48     avg: 6.9     median: 7 (16%)     max: 7.37 Points
min: 2.53     avg: 2.8     median: 2.8 (6%)     max: 3 Points
min: 5.24     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (16%)     max: 7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.13     avg: 1.5     median: 1.6 (61%)     max: 1.61 Points
min: 0.96     avg: 1.3     median: 1.4 (53%)     max: 1.38 Points
min: 1.24     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (58%)     max: 1.55 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5040     avg: 5155     median: 5145 (53%)     max: 5347 Points
min: 4441     avg: 4485     median: 4486 (46%)     max: 4527 Points
min: 4716     avg: 4886     median: 4895 (50%)     max: 5003 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 16073     avg: 19181     median: 19580 (33%)     max: 20120 Points
min: 7894     avg: 8720     median: 8931 (15%)     max: 9384 Points
min: 14329     avg: 18170     median: 18609 (31%)     max: 19260 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 21986     avg: 24799     median: 25500 (30%)     max: 26382 Points
min: 5474     avg: 9933     median: 12113 (14%)     max: 12211 Points
min: 18887     avg: 23512     median: 24321 (28%)     max: 24774 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6519     avg: 6775     median: 6732 (63%)     max: 6964 Points
min: 3611     avg: 5108     median: 5840 (54%)     max: 5872 Points
min: 6088     avg: 6408     median: 6474.5 (60%)     max: 6612 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 221.718     avg: 245     median: 240.8 (3%)     max: 287.149 seconds
553 seconds (7%)
min: 237.813     avg: 303     median: 291.1 (3%)     max: 390.645 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7.154     avg: 7.5     median: 7.3 (1%)     max: 8.124 seconds
17 seconds (3%)
min: 7.592     avg: 9.1     median: 8.1 (2%)     max: 12.438 seconds
WinRAR - Result
4281 KB/s (44%)
min: 2349     avg: 2432     median: 2474 (25%)     max: 2474 KB/s
4325 KB/s (44%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 32     avg: 37.7     median: 37.8 (23%)     max: 41 fps
min: 16     avg: 16.4     median: 16.4 (10%)     max: 16.78 fps
min: 29.7     avg: 34.4     median: 34 (20%)     max: 39.52 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 117     avg: 149     median: 152.4 (53%)     max: 159.31 fps
min: 88.52     avg: 88.8     median: 88.8 (31%)     max: 89 fps
min: 121.8     avg: 136     median: 141 (49%)     max: 145.55 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.342     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (15%)     max: 0.364 GB/s
min: 0.146     avg: 0.1     median: 0.2 (7%)     max: 0.15 GB/s
min: 0.33     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (15%)     max: 0.341 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.602     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (17%)     max: 0.645 GB/s
min: 0.26     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (7%)     max: 0.263 GB/s
min: 0.576     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (16%)     max: 0.603 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 2.5     avg: 3.7     median: 3.9 (20%)     max: 4 GB/s
1.7 GB/s (9%)
min: 3.7     avg: 3.8     median: 3.8 (19%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6222     avg: 6922     median: 6930 (46%)     max: 7380 Points
min: 3217     avg: 3427     median: 3341.5 (22%)     max: 3806 Points
min: 5232     avg: 6572     median: 6758.5 (45%)     max: 6968 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10     avg: 10.4     median: 10.3 (2%)     max: 10.719 Seconds
12 Seconds (3%)
min: 10     avg: 10.6     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 10.86 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 23.438     avg: 24     median: 23.9 (1%)     max: 24.643 Seconds
28 Seconds (1%)
min: 24     avg: 24.6     median: 24.7 (1%)     max: 24.969 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 543     avg: 562     median: 563.1 (3%)     max: 581.396 Seconds
642 Seconds (3%)
min: 569.349     avg: 576     median: 574 (3%)     max: 587 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
64000 MIPS (30%)
min: 109400     avg: 121793     median: 110220 (52%)     max: 145760 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
34340 MFLOPS (26%)
min: 58480     avg: 72660     median: 78160 (60%)     max: 81340 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.1 points (91%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 22350     avg: 23619     median: 23618.5 (33%)     max: 24887 Points
min: 17427     avg: 21972     median: 22672.5 (32%)     max: 23555 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 5596     avg: 7529     median: 7718 (35%)     max: 8384 points
min: 2969     avg: 3561     median: 3690.5 (17%)     max: 3901 points
min: 4232     avg: 7082     median: 7432.5 (34%)     max: 7903 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 29156     avg: 41134     median: 42684 (27%)     max: 46247 Points
min: 15548     avg: 29571     median: 32516.5 (21%)     max: 34894 Points
min: 31331     avg: 42188     median: 42962 (28%)     max: 44252 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 34245     avg: 42516     median: 44007 (52%)     max: 46027 Points
min: 41763     avg: 42673     median: 42672.5 (51%)     max: 43582 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 39641     avg: 45909     median: 46222 (53%)     max: 48489 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4159     avg: 5981     median: 6048 (15%)     max: 6845 Points
min: 2149     avg: 2753     median: 2847.5 (7%)     max: 2910 Points
min: 4400     avg: 5985     median: 6345 (16%)     max: 6505 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 6388     avg: 8643     median: 9059 (28%)     max: 9561 Points
min: 3275     avg: 3980     median: 4089 (13%)     max: 4175 Points
min: 6713     avg: 8718     median: 8903 (28%)     max: 9085 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
5333 Points (43%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
5363 Points (49%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
6647 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5827 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
5971 Points (16%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 10551     avg: 12015     median: 12295.5 (22%)     max: 12654 Points
min: 5301     avg: 5569     median: 5666 (10%)     max: 5740 Points
11900 Points (21%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3069     avg: 3284     median: 3320.5 (68%)     max: 3407 Points
min: 2646     avg: 2860     median: 2947 (61%)     max: 2986 Points
3156 Points (65%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 12956     avg: 13054     median: 13053.5 (20%)     max: 13151 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3503     avg: 3522     median: 3522 (72%)     max: 3541 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1127.8     avg: 1955     median: 1955.8 (3%)     max: 2654.6 ms
min: 2321.3     avg: 2346     median: 2327 (4%)     max: 2385 ms
1761 ms (3%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 81.1     avg: 98.1     median: 84.5 (1%)     max: 180.4 ms
min: 96.6     avg: 103     median: 100.2 (1%)     max: 113.7 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 12288     avg: 17470     median: 16616 (32%)     max: 31282 Points
min: 13750     avg: 15869     median: 14223.5 (27%)     max: 24290 Points
4644 Points (9%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4720HQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4510U → 75%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700HQ → 102%

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