Intel Core i7-4720HQ vs Intel Core i7-4702MQ

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 i7-4702MQ

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The Intel Core i7-4702MQ 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 2.2 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.1 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.2 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 i7-4702MQ 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 i7-3630QM.

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 Watt, the Core i7-4702MQ is specified at the level of mobile dual-core CPUs. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i7.

Intel Core i7-4720HQIntel Core i7-4702MQ
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
HaswellHaswell
: Core i7 Haswell
Intel Core i7-4940MX (compare)3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX (compare)3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ (compare)2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ (compare)2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ (compare)2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ (compare)2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ (compare)2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ (compare)2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ (compare)2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4720HQ2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ (compare)2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ (compare)2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ (compare)2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ (compare)2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ (compare)2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U (compare)3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U (compare)2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U (compare)1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U (compare)2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U (compare)1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U (compare)1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y (compare)1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX (compare)3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX (compare)3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ (compare)2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ (compare)2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ (compare)2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ (compare)2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ (compare)2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ (compare)2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ (compare)2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ (compare)2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ (compare)2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ (compare)2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ (compare)2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ (compare)2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4702MQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U (compare)3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U (compare)2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U (compare)1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U (compare)2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U (compare)1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U (compare)1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y (compare)1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
2600 - 3600 MHz2200 - 3200 MHz
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177 mm2177 mm2
100 °C100 °C
FCBGA1364rPGA
HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 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 - 1150 MHz)
$378 U.S.$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4720HQIntel Core i7 4702MQ

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 491     avg: 628.2     median: 642 (15%)     max: 678 Points
min: 509     avg: 555     median: 575 (13%)     max: 588 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 108     avg: 135.6     median: 138 (63%)     max: 144 Points
min: 120     avg: 124     median: 124 (57%)     max: 128 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5     avg: 6.9     median: 7 (26%)     max: 7 Points
min: 5     avg: 6.1     median: 6 (22%)     max: 6 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.6 Points (78%)
1.4 Points (70%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5040     avg: 5155.5     median: 5145 (56%)     max: 5347 Points
min: 4529     avg: 4641.4     median: 4656 (51%)     max: 4748 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 16073     avg: 19181.2     median: 19580 (39%)     max: 20120 Points
min: 15152     avg: 16779     median: 17388 (35%)     max: 17681 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 21986     avg: 24798.8     median: 25500 (34%)     max: 26382 Points
min: 19148     avg: 21635.6     median: 22311 (29%)     max: 22675 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6519     avg: 6774.8     median: 6732 (65%)     max: 6964 Points
min: 5915     avg: 6122.4     median: 6149 (60%)     max: 6264 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 221     avg: 245.2     median: 240 (3%)     max: 287 seconds
min: 264     avg: 307.8     median: 282 (3%)     max: 402 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7     avg: 7.5     median: 7 (1%)     max: 8 seconds
min: 8     avg: 9.8     median: 9 (2%)     max: 12 seconds
WinRAR - Result
4281 KB/s (50%)
min: 4185     avg: 4250.7     median: 4223 (50%)     max: 4344 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 32     avg: 37.7     median: 37 (1%)     max: 41 fps
min: 31     avg: 33.7     median: 33 (1%)     max: 36 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 117     avg: 149.2     median: 152 (56%)     max: 159 fps
min: 128     avg: 131.8     median: 130 (48%)     max: 138 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (35%)
0.3 GB/s (30%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.6 GB/s (21%)
0.5 GB/s (18%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 2     avg: 3.7     median: 3 (16%)     max: 4 GB/s
3.2 GB/s (17%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6222     avg: 6921.8     median: 6930 (48%)     max: 7380 Points
min: 5814     avg: 6212.3     median: 6285 (44%)     max: 6376 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
10.4 Seconds (2%)
min: 11     avg: 12.7     median: 11 (2%)     max: 20 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 23     avg: 24     median: 23 (1%)     max: 24 Seconds
min: 25     avg: 28.8     median: 26 (1%)     max: 45 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 543     avg: 562.4     median: 563 (3%)     max: 581 Seconds
min: 584     avg: 606.8     median: 601 (3%)     max: 636 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 101870     avg: 115935     median: 115935 (55%)     max: 130000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 74180     avg: 74395     median: 74395 (57%)     max: 74610 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.6 points (109%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 22350     avg: 23618.5     median: 23618 (40%)     max: 24887 Points
min: 18922     avg: 20482.5     median: 20620 (34%)     max: 21482 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 5596     avg: 7528.9     median: 7718 (42%)     max: 8384 points
min: 5435     avg: 6285.3     median: 6366 (34%)     max: 7092 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 29156     avg: 41133.6     median: 42684 (27%)     max: 46247 Points
min: 33875     avg: 37205.9     median: 38367 (25%)     max: 39567 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 34245     avg: 42516     median: 44007 (52%)     max: 46027 Points
39206 Points (47%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 39641     avg: 45909.1     median: 46222 (53%)     max: 48489 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4159     avg: 5980.6     median: 6048 (15%)     max: 6845 Points
min: 4944     avg: 5543.4     median: 5640 (14%)     max: 5860 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 6388     avg: 8643     median: 9059 (33%)     max: 9561 Points
min: 6591     avg: 7692     median: 7974 (29%)     max: 8161 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
7361 Points (59%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6959 Points (63%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
11281 Points (32%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
10311 Points (32%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
9685 Points (37%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 10551     avg: 12015     median: 12295 (39%)     max: 12654 Points
9180 Points (29%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3069     avg: 3284.4     median: 3320 (69%)     max: 3407 Points
2753 Points (57%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 12956     avg: 13053.5     median: 13053 (35%)     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     avg: 1954.6     median: 1955 (3%)     max: 2654 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 81     avg: 98.1     median: 84 (1%)     max: 180 ms
110.3 ms (1%)
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
110 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 12288     avg: 17469.8     median: 16616 (32%)     max: 31282 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4720HQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4702MQ → 94%

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