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

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 i7-4700HQ

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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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Intel Core i7-4940MX compare3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX compare3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ compare2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ compare2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ compare2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ compare2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ compare2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ compare2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ compare2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4720HQ2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ compare2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ compare2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ compare2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ compare2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ compare2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ compare2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ compare2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ compare2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M compare3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M compare2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U compare3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U compare2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U compare2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U compare1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U compare2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U compare1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U compare1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y compare1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX compare3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX compare3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ compare2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ compare2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ compare2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ compare2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ compare2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ compare2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ compare2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ compare2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ compare2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ compare2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ compare2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4700HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ compare2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ compare2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ compare2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ compare2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M compare3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M compare2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U compare3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U compare2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U compare2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U compare1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U compare2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U compare1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U compare1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y compare1700 - 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 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 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz)
$378 U.S.$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4720HQIntel Core i7 4700HQ

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 491     avg: 628     median: 642 (15%)     max: 678 Points
min: 464     avg: 611     median: 637 (15%)     max: 643 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 108     avg: 136     median: 138 (60%)     max: 144 Points
min: 106     avg: 130     median: 132 (57%)     max: 135 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.48     avg: 6.9     median: 7 (16%)     max: 7.37 Points
min: 5.24     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (16%)     max: 7 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: 1.24     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (58%)     max: 1.55 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5040     avg: 5155     median: 5145 (53%)     max: 5347
min: 4716     avg: 4886     median: 4895 (50%)     max: 5003
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 16073     avg: 19181     median: 19580 (33%)     max: 20120
min: 14329     avg: 18170     median: 18609 (31%)     max: 19260
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 21986     avg: 24799     median: 25500 (30%)     max: 26382 Points
min: 18887     avg: 23512     median: 24321 (28%)     max: 24774 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 6519     avg: 6775     median: 6732 (59%)     max: 6964 Points
min: 6088     avg: 6408     median: 6474.5 (57%)     max: 6612 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 221.718     avg: 245     median: 240.8 (3%)     max: 287.149 s
min: 237.813     avg: 303     median: 291.1 (3%)     max: 390.645 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 7.154     avg: 7.5     median: 7.3 (1%)     max: 8.124 s
min: 7.592     avg: 9.1     median: 8.1 (2%)     max: 12.438 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4281 (44%)
4325 (44%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 32     avg: 37.7     median: 37.8 (23%)     max: 41 fps
min: 29.7     avg: 34.4     median: 34 (20%)     max: 39.52 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 117     avg: 149     median: 152.4 (53%)     max: 159.31 fps
min: 121.8     avg: 136     median: 141 (49%)     max: 145.55 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.342     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.364 GB/s
min: 0.33     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.341 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.602     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.645 GB/s
min: 0.576     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.603 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 2.5     avg: 3.7     median: 3.9 (0%)     max: 4 GB/s
min: 3.7     avg: 3.8     median: 3.8 (0%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6222     avg: 6922     median: 6930 (46%)     max: 7380 Points
min: 5232     avg: 6572     median: 6758.5 (45%)     max: 6968 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
min: 10     avg: 10.6     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 10.86 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
min: 24     avg: 24.6     median: 24.7 (1%)     max: 24.969 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
min: 569.349     avg: 576     median: 574 (3%)     max: 587 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 22350     avg: 23619     median: 23618.5 (33%)     max: 24887 Points
min: 17427     avg: 21972     median: 22672.5 (32%)     max: 23555 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 5596     avg: 7529     median: 7718 (35%)     max: 8384 Points
min: 4232     avg: 7082     median: 7432.5 (34%)     max: 7903 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 29156     avg: 41134     median: 42684 (27%)     max: 46247 Points
min: 31331     avg: 42188     median: 42962 (28%)     max: 44252 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 34245     avg: 42516     median: 44007 (52%)     max: 46027 Points
min: 41763     avg: 42673     median: 42672.5 (51%)     max: 43582 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
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 4159     avg: 5981     median: 6048 (15%)     max: 6845 Points
min: 4400     avg: 5985     median: 6345 (16%)     max: 6505 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 6388     avg: 8643     median: 9059 (28%)     max: 9561 Points
min: 6713     avg: 8718     median: 8903 (28%)     max: 9085 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 10551     avg: 12015     median: 12295.5 (22%)     max: 12654
11900 (21%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 3069     avg: 3284     median: 3320.5 (68%)     max: 3407
3156 (65%)
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
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
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1127.8     avg: 1955     median: 1955.8 (3%)     max: 2654.6 ms
1761 ms (3%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 81.1     avg: 98.1     median: 84.5 (1%)     max: 180.4 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
4644 Points (8%)

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

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700HQ → 96% n=34

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