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Intel Core i7-4720HQ vs Intel Core i5-8265U

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 i5-8265U

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The Intel Core i5-8265U is a power efficient quad-core SoC for notebooks and Ultrabooks based on the Whiskey Lake generation and will probably be announced in August 2018. Compared to the similar named Kaby Lake-R processors (e.g. Core i5-8250U), the Whiskey Lake CPUs are now produced in a further improved 14nm process (14nm++) and offer higher clock speeds. The architecture and features are the same. The i5-8265U offers e.g. high Turbo clock speeds of 3,9 GHz (versus 3,4 GHz of the i5-8250U) for a single core (3.8 for two cores, 3.7 GHz for all four cores). The integrated GPU is still named Intel UHD Graphics 620 and the dual-channel memory controller still supports the same RAM speeds as Kaby-Lake-R (DDR4-2400 / LPDDR3-2133). Thermal Velocity Boost is not supported (only in the Core i7-8565U).

The Whiskey Lake SoCs are used with a new PCH produced in 14nm that supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) and CNVi WiFi/BT parts.

Architecture

Intel basically uses the same micro architecture compared to Skylake and Kaby Lake, so the per-MHz performance does not differ. That means Whiskey Lake is a Kaby Lake chip manufactured in the improved 14nm++ process.

Performance

The performance of the i5-8265U depends on the cooling solution of the laptop and the defined TDP limits for short and long term performance. We already saw big differences for Kaby Lake-R (e.g., i7-8550U benchmarks), especially for long term (sustained) performance. Therefore, it will be interesting to see how the additionalTurbo  clock speed can be made use of. For the Core i7, Intel estimates between 3-11% higher performance to the Kaby-Lake-R generation and that should be similar in the Core i5 (as long as the cooling is sufficient).

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Intel Gen 9.5) is untouched from the 8th Gen Kaby Lake chips. With fast dual-channel memory it can reach the performance of a dedicated GeForce 920M.

Contrary to Skylake, Kaby Lake and Whiskey Lake now also supports H.265/HEVC Main 10 with a 10-bit color depth as well as Google's VP9 codec. The dual-core Kaby Lake processors announced in January should also support HDCP 2.2.

Power Consumption

The chip is manufactured in a further improved 14nm process with FinFET transistors (14nm++), the same as the 8th Gen Coffee Lake processors. Intel still specifies the TDP with 15 Watts, which is typical for ULV chips. Depending on the usage scenario, the TDP can vary between 7.5 (cTDP Down) and 25 Watts.

Warning: Above information is partly still based on rumors and leaks and may therefore change till release.

ModelIntel Core i7-4720HQIntel Core i5-8265U
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i5
CodenameHaswellWhiskey Lake-U
Series: Core i5 Whiskey Lake-U
Intel Core i7-4940MX compare3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4930MX compare3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4980HQ compare2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4910MQ compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4900MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4960HQ compare2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4810MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4870HQ compare2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4800MQ compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4950HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4860HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4720HQ « 2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4850HQ compare2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4710HQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4710MQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4770HQ compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4700HQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4700MQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4760HQ compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4722HQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4712HQ compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4712MQ compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4750HQ compare2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4702HQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4702MQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4610M compare3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4600M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4578U compare3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4558U compare2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4600U compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4650U compare1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4510U compare2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4500U compare1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4550U compare1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4610Y compare1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8365U compare1.6 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8265U « 1.6 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Clock2600 - 3600 MHz1600 - 3900 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB
L3 Cache6 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 84 / 8
TDP47 Watt15 Watt
Transistors1400 Million
Technology22 nm14 nm
Die Size177 mm2
max. Temp.100 °C
SocketFCBGA1364BGA1528
FeaturesHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$378 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 4720HQ

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-8265U
31.8 pt (36%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
3500 Points (6%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1008 Points (44%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 325     avg: 389.2     median: 397 (46%)     max: 403 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 972     avg: 1271     median: 1285.5 (5%)     max: 1564 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 491     avg: 628     median: 642 (7%)     max: 678 Points
min: 457     avg: 592     median: 601.5 (6%)     max: 750 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 108     avg: 135.6     median: 138 (42%)     max: 144 Points
min: 111     avg: 155     median: 159 (48%)     max: 164 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.48     avg: 6.9     median: 7 (10%)     max: 7.37 Points
min: 5.22     avg: 6     median: 5.7 (8%)     max: 7.22 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.13     avg: 1.5     median: 1.6 (5%)     max: 1.61 Points
min: 1.73     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (6%)     max: 1.88 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5040     avg: 5155     median: 5145 (42%)     max: 5347 Points
min: 5841     avg: 6044     median: 6082 (50%)     max: 6209 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 16073     avg: 19181     median: 19580 (22%)     max: 20120 Points
min: 16318     avg: 18952     median: 19418 (22%)     max: 22962 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 21986     avg: 24799     median: 25500 (18%)     max: 26382 Points
min: 18924     avg: 21959     median: 21775.5 (16%)     max: 25361 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 6519     avg: 6775     median: 6732 (37%)     max: 6964 Points
min: 7705     avg: 7880     median: 7919 (43%)     max: 7975 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 221.7     avg: 245.2     median: 240.8 (3%)     max: 287.1 s
min: 371.4     avg: 402.4     median: 402.4 (5%)     max: 433.3 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 7.154     avg: 7.5     median: 7.3 (1%)     max: 8.124 s
min: 9.635     avg: 11     median: 11 (2%)     max: 12.41 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4281 Points (25%)
min: 3215     avg: 4040     median: 3988 (23%)     max: 4916 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 13731     avg: 16360     median: 16245 (10%)     max: 18802 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 3780     avg: 4054     median: 4084 (49%)     max: 4195 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 32     avg: 37.7     median: 37.8 (14%)     max: 41 fps
min: 31.9     avg: 37.2     median: 39.1 (14%)     max: 40.5 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 117     avg: 149.2     median: 152.4 (36%)     max: 159.3 fps
min: 150.5     avg: 158.7     median: 156 (37%)     max: 169.5 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.342     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.364 GB/s
min: 0.427     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.464 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.602     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.645 GB/s
min: 0.708     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (0%)     max: 0.789 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 2.5     avg: 3.7     median: 3.9 (0%)     max: 4 GB/s
min: 4.1     avg: 4.3     median: 4.4 (0%)     max: 4.5 GB/s
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
1565 Seconds (21%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.72     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (16%)     max: 0.754 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6222     avg: 6922     median: 6930 (15%)     max: 7380 Points
min: 5637     avg: 6330     median: 6316 (13%)     max: 7439 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: 10.72 s
min: 9.762     avg: 10     median: 9.8 (2%)     max: 10.32 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 23.44     avg: 24     median: 23.9 (1%)     max: 24.64 s
min: 22.12     avg: 22.3     median: 22.2 (1%)     max: 22.43 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 543     avg: 562     median: 563 (3%)     max: 581 s
min: 543     avg: 562     median: 552 (2%)     max: 590 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 22350     avg: 23619     median: 23618.5 (22%)     max: 24887 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 5596     avg: 7529     median: 7718 (21%)     max: 8384 Points
min: 4154     avg: 6319     median: 6222 (17%)     max: 8443 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 29156     avg: 41134     median: 42684 (27%)     max: 46247 Points
min: 21036     avg: 38716     median: 38144 (25%)     max: 50513 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 34245     avg: 42516     median: 44007 (36%)     max: 46027 Points
min: 21037     avg: 37535     median: 36912 (31%)     max: 48588 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 39641     avg: 45909     median: 46222 (39%)     max: 48489 Points
min: 23095     avg: 49269     median: 52630 (44%)     max: 56737 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 4159     avg: 5981     median: 6048 (15%)     max: 6845 Points
min: 3393     avg: 5794     median: 5651 (14%)     max: 8298 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 6388     avg: 8643     median: 9059 (17%)     max: 9561 Points
min: 4640     avg: 7934     median: 8001 (15%)     max: 11278 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 1837     avg: 2540     median: 2657 (13%)     max: 2931 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1024     avg: 1039     median: 1041.5 (45%)     max: 1047 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3442     avg: 3669     median: 3624.5 (13%)     max: 3986 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 986     avg: 1015     median: 1017 (4%)     max: 1041 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2973     avg: 3446     median: 3365 (11%)     max: 3962 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 2106     avg: 4387     median: 4514 (47%)     max: 4830 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7144     avg: 13600     median: 13295 (15%)     max: 16249 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4229     avg: 4422     median: 4433 (69%)     max: 4605 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 13168     avg: 13975     median: 14368 (35%)     max: 14390 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 10551     avg: 12015     median: 12295.5 (22%)     max: 12654 Points
min: 12198     avg: 13659     median: 14002 (25%)     max: 14499 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 3069     avg: 3284     median: 3320.5 (65%)     max: 3407 Points
min: 3470     avg: 3669     median: 3678.5 (72%)     max: 3842 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 12956     avg: 13054     median: 13053.5 (20%)     max: 13151 Points
min: 12221     avg: 13021     median: 13021 (20%)     max: 13821 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3503     avg: 3522     median: 3522 (53%)     max: 3541 Points
min: 3805     avg: 3906     median: 3906 (58%)     max: 4007 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
min: 10592     avg: 10596     median: 10595.5 (85%)     max: 10599 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
min: 8582     avg: 8660     median: 8660 (79%)     max: 8738 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
min: 11914     avg: 12181     median: 12181 (24%)     max: 12448 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
min: 12671     avg: 13099     median: 13099 (26%)     max: 13527 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
min: 11598     avg: 11639     median: 11639 (30%)     max: 11680 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1128     avg: 1955     median: 1956 (2%)     max: 2655 ms
min: 851     avg: 1141     median: 1194 (1%)     max: 1245 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 81.1     avg: 98.1     median: 84.5 (1%)     max: 180.4 ms
min: 83     avg: 93.5     median: 95.6 (1%)     max: 99.8 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 12288     avg: 17470     median: 16616 (17%)     max: 31282 Points
min: 12842     avg: 31246     median: 32120 (33%)     max: 35563 Points
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
145.3 Points (46%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 186     avg: 187     median: 187 (46%)     max: 188 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
1006 Points (39%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4720HQ → 100% n=33

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-8265U → 105% n=33

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