Intel Core i7-4720HQ vs Intel Core i7-4510U vs Intel Core i7-4930MX

Intel Core i7-4720HQ

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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

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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 i7-4930MX

► remove Intel 4930MX

The Intel Core i7-4930MX is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops and successor of the i7-3940XM. It is based on the Haswell architecture and was launched in Q2/2013. 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 3.0 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). Furthermore, the Extreme CPUs offer an unlocked multiplicator for easy overclocking.

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.

Due to these changes, the performance per clock has been improved by about 10 percent compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the 4930MX is almost 10 % faster than the former i7-3940XM.

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.

The i7-4930MX 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.

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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 - 1350 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz)
$378 U.S.$393 U.S.$1096 U.S.
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 491     avg: 628     median: 642 (15%)     max: 678 Points
min: 226     avg: 248     median: 244 (6%)     max: 282 Points
736 Points (17%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 108     avg: 136     median: 138 (60%)     max: 144 Points
min: 101     avg: 116     median: 119 (52%)     max: 120 Points
150 Points (65%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
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: 6.97     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (17%)     max: 7.89 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
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: 1.64     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (68%)     max: 1.85 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5040     avg: 5155     median: 5145 (53%)     max: 5347
min: 4441     avg: 4485     median: 4486 (46%)     max: 4527
min: 5508     avg: 5646     median: 5635 (58%)     max: 5778
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 16073     avg: 19181     median: 19580 (33%)     max: 20120
min: 7894     avg: 8720     median: 8931 (15%)     max: 9384
min: 20341     avg: 20852     median: 20812 (35%)     max: 21587
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 21986     avg: 24799     median: 25500 (30%)     max: 26382 Points
min: 5474     avg: 9933     median: 12113 (14%)     max: 12211 Points
min: 25287     avg: 26971     median: 27077 (31%)     max: 28334 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 6519     avg: 6775     median: 6732 (59%)     max: 6964 Points
min: 3611     avg: 5108     median: 5840 (51%)     max: 5872 Points
min: 7320     avg: 7543     median: 7491.5 (66%)     max: 7854 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 221.718     avg: 245     median: 240.8 (3%)     max: 287.149 s
553 s (7%)
min: 212.106     avg: 227     median: 224 (3%)     max: 240.568 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 7.154     avg: 7.5     median: 7.3 (1%)     max: 8.124 s
17 s (3%)
min: 6.812     avg: 7.3     median: 7.2 (1%)     max: 7.613 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4281 (44%)
min: 2349     avg: 2432     median: 2474 (25%)     max: 2474
min: 3377     avg: 4714     median: 4984.5 (51%)     max: 5511
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 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: 41.84     avg: 42.7     median: 42.3 (25%)     max: 44.45 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 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: 162.255     avg: 166     median: 164.3 (57%)     max: 171.5 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.342     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.364 GB/s
min: 0.146     avg: 0.1     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.15 GB/s
min: 0.356     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.375 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.602     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.645 GB/s
min: 0.26     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.263 GB/s
min: 0.639     avg: 0.7     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.679 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 2.5     avg: 3.7     median: 3.9 (0%)     max: 4 GB/s
1.7 GB/s (0%)
min: 3.6     avg: 4     median: 4 (0%)     max: 4.1 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 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: 6647     avg: 7365     median: 7456 (50%)     max: 7838 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10     avg: 10.4     median: 10.3 (2%)     max: 10.719 s
12 s (3%)
min: 9     avg: 9.4     median: 9.5 (2%)     max: 9.687 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 23.438     avg: 24     median: 23.9 (1%)     max: 24.643 s
28 s (1%)
min: 20.953     avg: 21.2     median: 21.1 (1%)     max: 21.428 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 543     avg: 562     median: 563.1 (3%)     max: 581.396 s
642 s (3%)
min: 502     avg: 518     median: 512.1 (2%)     max: 535.262 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 22350     avg: 23619     median: 23618.5 (33%)     max: 24887 Points
min: 22350     avg: 23618.5     median: 23618.5 (33%)     max: 24887 Points
min: 23676     avg: 25468     median: 25519.5 (36%)     max: 26905 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 5596     avg: 7529     median: 7718 (35%)     max: 8384 Points
min: 2969     avg: 3561     median: 3690.5 (17%)     max: 3901 Points
min: 7943     avg: 8825     median: 8727.5 (39%)     max: 9541 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 29156     avg: 41134     median: 42684 (27%)     max: 46247 Points
min: 15548     avg: 29571     median: 32516.5 (21%)     max: 34894 Points
min: 45810     avg: 47214     median: 47118.5 (30%)     max: 49005 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 34245     avg: 42516     median: 44007 (52%)     max: 46027 Points
min: 34245     avg: 42516     median: 44007 (52%)     max: 46027 Points
min: 34245     avg: 42516     median: 44007 (52%)     max: 46027 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 39641     avg: 45909     median: 46222 (53%)     max: 48489 Points
min: 39641     avg: 45909.1     median: 46222 (53%)     max: 48489 Points
min: 39641     avg: 45909.1     median: 46222 (53%)     max: 48489 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 4159     avg: 5981     median: 6048 (15%)     max: 6845 Points
min: 2149     avg: 2753     median: 2847.5 (7%)     max: 2910 Points
min: 6672     avg: 6919     median: 6842 (17%)     max: 7240 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 6388     avg: 8643     median: 9059 (28%)     max: 9561 Points
min: 3275     avg: 3980     median: 4089 (13%)     max: 4175 Points
min: 8979     avg: 9603     median: 9668.5 (30%)     max: 10099 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 10551     avg: 12015     median: 12295.5 (22%)     max: 12654
min: 5301     avg: 5569     median: 5666 (10%)     max: 5740
min: 10551     avg: 12015     median: 12295.5 (22%)     max: 12654
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 3069     avg: 3284     median: 3320.5 (68%)     max: 3407
min: 2646     avg: 2860     median: 2947 (61%)     max: 2986
min: 3069     avg: 3284.4     median: 3320.5 (68%)     max: 3407
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 12956     avg: 13054     median: 13053.5 (20%)     max: 13151
min: 12956     avg: 13053.5     median: 13053.5 (20%)     max: 13151
min: 12956     avg: 13053.5     median: 13053.5 (20%)     max: 13151
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3503     avg: 3522     median: 3522 (72%)     max: 3541
min: 3503     avg: 3522     median: 3522 (72%)     max: 3541
min: 3503     avg: 3522     median: 3522 (72%)     max: 3541
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - 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
min: 1127.8     avg: 1954.6     median: 1955.8 (3%)     max: 2654.6 ms
Sunspider - 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
min: 81.1     avg: 98.1     median: 84.5 (1%)     max: 180.4 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 12288     avg: 17470     median: 16616 (28%)     max: 31282 Points
min: 13750     avg: 15869     median: 14223.5 (24%)     max: 24290 Points
min: 12288     avg: 17469.8     median: 16616 (28%)     max: 31282 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4720HQ → 100% n=34

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4510U → 73% n=34

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4930MX → 105% n=34

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