Intel Core i7-4720HQ vs Intel Core i7-4910MQ

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 i7-4910MQ

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The Intel Core i7-4910MQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops which has been launched in Q1/2014. 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 2.9 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).

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, improving the performance per clock by 5 - 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Compared to the Core i7-4900MQ, the 4910MQ is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is almost similar to the Core i7-4930MX. 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 1300 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000. This is slightly slower than the AMD Radeon HD 8650G, but similar to a dedicated GeForce GT 720M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4910MQ 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 i7-4940MX 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 i7-4910MQ2900 - 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 i7-4700HQ compare2400 - 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 i7-4910MQ2900 - 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 i7-4700HQ compare2400 - 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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FCBGA1364rPGA
HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 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 - 1300 MHz)
$378 U.S.$568 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4720HQIntel Core i7 4910MQ

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 491     avg: 628     median: 642 (15%)     max: 678 Points
min: 651     avg: 696     median: 697 (16%)     max: 739 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 108     avg: 136     median: 138 (62%)     max: 144 Points
min: 149     avg: 152     median: 153 (68%)     max: 154 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.48     avg: 6.9     median: 7 (16%)     max: 7.37 Points
min: 7.05     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (17%)     max: 7.99 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.13     avg: 1.5     median: 1.6 (61%)     max: 1.61 Points
min: 1.69     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (67%)     max: 1.75 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5040     avg: 5155     median: 5145 (53%)     max: 5347 Points
min: 5457     avg: 5512     median: 5512 (57%)     max: 5567 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 16073     avg: 19181     median: 19580 (33%)     max: 20120 Points
min: 19910     avg: 20998     median: 20997.5 (35%)     max: 22085 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 21986     avg: 24799     median: 25500 (30%)     max: 26382 Points
26355 Points (31%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6519     avg: 6775     median: 6732 (63%)     max: 6964 Points
7223 Points (67%)
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 221.718     avg: 245     median: 240.8 (3%)     max: 287.149 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 7.154     avg: 7.5     median: 7.3 (1%)     max: 8.124 seconds
WinRAR - Result
4281 KB/s (44%)
3048 KB/s (31%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 32     avg: 37.7     median: 37.8 (23%)     max: 41 fps
41 fps (24%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 117     avg: 149     median: 152.4 (53%)     max: 159.31 fps
162 fps (56%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.342     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.364 GB/s
0.4 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.602     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.645 GB/s
0.7 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 2.5     avg: 3.7     median: 3.9 (0%)     max: 4 GB/s
4.1 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 6222     avg: 6922     median: 6930 (46%)     max: 7380 Points
7078 Points (47%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 10     avg: 10.4     median: 10.3 (2%)     max: 10.719 Seconds
13 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
min: 23.438     avg: 24     median: 23.9 (1%)     max: 24.643 Seconds
21 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
min: 543     avg: 562     median: 563.1 (3%)     max: 581.396 Seconds
523 Seconds (2%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 4910MQ +
7.7 points (99%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 22350     avg: 23619     median: 23618.5 (33%)     max: 24887 Points
25513 Points (36%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 5596     avg: 7529     median: 7718 (35%)     max: 8384 points
8706 points (39%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 29156     avg: 41134     median: 42684 (27%)     max: 46247 Points
min: 44602     avg: 46333     median: 46567 (30%)     max: 47831 Points
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: 6594     avg: 6840     median: 6959 (18%)     max: 6966 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 6388     avg: 8643     median: 9059 (28%)     max: 9561 Points
min: 4496     avg: 8069     median: 9775 (31%)     max: 9937 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 10551     avg: 12015     median: 12295.5 (22%)     max: 12654 Points
12909 Points (23%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3069     avg: 3284     median: 3320.5 (68%)     max: 3407 Points
3621 Points (74%)
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
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 81.1     avg: 98.1     median: 84.5 (1%)     max: 180.4 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 12288     avg: 17470     median: 16616 (32%)     max: 31282 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4720HQ → 100% n=25

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4910MQ → 105% n=25

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