Intel Core i7-4720HQ vs Intel Core i7-4710MQ vs Intel Core i7-4600M

Intel Core i7-4720HQ

► remove from comparison 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 i7-4710MQ

► remove from comparison Intel 4710MQ

The Intel Core i7-4710MQ 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).

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 i7-4710MQ 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 i7-3820QM (if the Turbo headroom is utilized completely). Even extremly 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.

The i7-4710MQ 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 i7-4600M

► remove from comparison Intel 4600M

The Intel Core i7-4600M is a high-end dual-core processor for laptops launched in Q2 2013. 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 2.9 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz for 1 active core or 3.5 GHz for 2 active cores.

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 almost 10 percent compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the i7-4600M is about 5 - 10 % faster than the former i7-3540M.

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.

The i7-4600M is rated at a TDP of 37 W including the graphics card, memory controller and VRMs. Therefore, the CPU is suited for laptops 14-inches or greater.

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Series: 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 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-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)
$378 U.S.$378 U.S.$346 U.S.
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Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 491     avg: 628     median: 642 (15%)     max: 678 Points
min: 599     avg: 635     median: 645 (15%)     max: 657 Points
310 Points (7%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 108     avg: 136     median: 138 (60%)     max: 144 Points
min: 119     avg: 132     median: 135 (59%)     max: 137 Points
132 Points (57%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.48     avg: 6.9     median: 7 (16%)     max: 7.37 Points
min: 6.52     avg: 6.9     median: 7 (16%)     max: 7.17 Points
3.4 Points (8%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.13     avg: 1.5     median: 1.6 (61%)     max: 1.61 Points
min: 1.35     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (60%)     max: 1.55 Points
1.5 Points (59%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 5040     avg: 5155     median: 5145 (53%)     max: 5347 Points
96%
1 4710MQ +
min: 4820     avg: 4976     median: 4962.5 (51%)     max: 5125 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 16073     avg: 19181     median: 19580 (33%)     max: 20120 Points
97%
1 4710MQ +
min: 16637     avg: 18616     median: 18961.5 (32%)     max: 19450 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 21986     avg: 24799     median: 25500 (30%)     max: 26382 Points
97%
1 4710MQ +
min: 24653     avg: 24774     median: 24773.5 (29%)     max: 24894 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 6519     avg: 6775     median: 6732 (63%)     max: 6964 Points
98%
1 4710MQ +
min: 6511     avg: 6573     median: 6573 (61%)     max: 6635 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 221.718     avg: 245     median: 240.8 (3%)     max: 287.149 seconds
100%
1 4710MQ +
259 seconds (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 7.154     avg: 7.5     median: 7.3 (1%)     max: 8.124 seconds
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4720HQ +
4281 KB/s (44%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 32     avg: 37.7     median: 37.8 (23%)     max: 41 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 117     avg: 149     median: 152.4 (53%)     max: 159.31 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 0.342     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.364 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 0.602     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.645 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 2.5     avg: 3.7     median: 3.9 (0%)     max: 4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 6222     avg: 6922     median: 6930 (46%)     max: 7380 Points
99%
1 4710MQ +
min: 6810     avg: 6831     median: 6830.5 (46%)     max: 6851 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 10     avg: 10.4     median: 10.3 (2%)     max: 10.719 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 23.438     avg: 24     median: 23.9 (1%)     max: 24.643 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 543     avg: 562     median: 563.1 (3%)     max: 581.396 Seconds
100%
1 4710MQ +
567 Seconds (3%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 22350     avg: 23619     median: 23618.5 (33%)     max: 24887 Points
103%
1 4710MQ +
min: 21613     avg: 23478     median: 24374 (34%)     max: 24446 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 5596     avg: 7529     median: 7718 (35%)     max: 8384 points
103%
1 4710MQ +
min: 6469     avg: 7668     median: 7979 (36%)     max: 8139 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 29156     avg: 41134     median: 42684 (27%)     max: 46247 Points
min: 40125     avg: 42858     median: 43424 (28%)     max: 44799 Points
33469 Points (22%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 34245     avg: 42516     median: 44007 (52%)     max: 46027 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
1 4720HQ +
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: 5865     avg: 6475     median: 6577 (17%)     max: 6889 Points
3166 Points (8%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 6388     avg: 8643     median: 9059 (28%)     max: 9561 Points
min: 8299     avg: 9017     median: 9219 (29%)     max: 9381 Points
4384 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 4710MQ +
7610 Points (61%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 4710MQ +
7178 Points (65%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 4710MQ +
12352 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 4710MQ +
10959 Points (22%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 4710MQ +
10355 Points (27%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 10551     avg: 12015     median: 12295.5 (22%)     max: 12654 Points
89%
1 4710MQ +
10955 Points (19%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 3069     avg: 3284     median: 3320.5 (68%)     max: 3407 Points
90%
1 4710MQ +
2992 Points (61%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 12956     avg: 13054     median: 13053.5 (20%)     max: 13151 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 3503     avg: 3522     median: 3522 (72%)     max: 3541 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 1127.8     avg: 1955     median: 1955.8 (3%)     max: 2654.6 ms
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 1991     avg: 2002     median: 2002.1 (3%)     max: 2013.1 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 81.1     avg: 98.1     median: 84.5 (1%)     max: 180.4 ms
100%
1 4710MQ +
min: 84     avg: 88.7     median: 88.7 (1%)     max: 93.3 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 12288     avg: 17470     median: 16616 (32%)     max: 31282 Points
98%
1 4710MQ +
min: 15924     avg: 16285     median: 16285 (31%)     max: 16646 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4720HQ → 100% n=7

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4710MQ → 101% n=7

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4600M → 67% n=7

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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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