Intel Core i7-4750HQ vs Intel Core i7-4700MQ vs Intel Core i7-4870HQ

Intel Core i7-4750HQ

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The Intel Core i7-4750HQ 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 2.0 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.1 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.2 GHz (for 1 active core). A special feature is the fast integrated graphics unit (GT3e) with 128 MB eDRAM memory (128 MB, 77 mm², on-Package, 102 GB/s).

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 i7-4750HQ is almost 10 percent above a similarly clocked Ivy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is similar to the Core i7-3630QM.

The integrated Iris Pro Graphics 5200 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1200 MHz (with Turbo Boost), making it significantly faster than the HD 4000 or HD 4600. The additional eDRAM memory further improves the performance. As a result, the Iris Pro competes with dedicated mid-range graphics cards, e.g. the GeForce GT 740M.

The i7-4750HQ 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 i7-4700MQ

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The Intel Core i7-4700MQ 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 i7-4700MQ 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 1150 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

The i7-4700MQ 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 i7-4870HQ

► remove Intel 4870HQ

The Intel Core i7-4870HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops launched in Q3 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 2.5 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.6 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.7 GHz (for 1 active core). A noteworthy feature is the fast integrated graphics unit (GT3e) with eDRAM memory (128 MB, 77 mm², on-package, 102 GB/s).

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 i7-4860HQ, the 4870HQ is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is similar to the Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3920XM. Even extremly demanding software or multitasking will be handled easily.

Graphics

The integrated Iris Pro Graphics 5200 GPU offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1200 MHz (Turbo clock not confirmed yet), making it significantly faster than the HD 4000 or HD 4600. The additional eDRAM memory further improves performance. As a result, the HD 5200 competes with dedicated mid-range graphics cards like the GeForce GT 740M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4870HQ is rated at a TDP of 47 W including the integrated graphics card, memory controller and VRMs.  Therefore, the CPU is best suited for laptops 15-inches or greater.

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: 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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Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIIris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
612 Points (14%)
min: 532     avg: 614     median: 631 (14%)     max: 645 Points
min: 589     avg: 629     median: 621 (14%)     max: 709 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
123 Points (56%)
min: 124     avg: 132     median: 132 (61%)     max: 136 Points
min: 141     avg: 143     median: 143 (66%)     max: 145 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
6.6 Points (17%)
min: 5.22     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (18%)     max: 7 Points
min: 6.18     avg: 6.8     median: 6.8 (18%)     max: 7.53 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.4 Points (58%)
min: 1.27     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (61%)     max: 1.54 Points
min: 1.58     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (65%)     max: 1.64 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4723 Points (49%)
min: 3573     avg: 4861     median: 4934 (51%)     max: 5031 Points
min: 5242     avg: 5300     median: 5300 (54%)     max: 5358 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
18026 Points (30%)
min: 14079     avg: 18337     median: 19019 (32%)     max: 19497 Points
min: 17747     avg: 19079     median: 19078.5 (32%)     max: 20410 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
22820 Points (30%)
min: 19383     avg: 23867     median: 24469 (32%)     max: 24869 Points
23488 Points (31%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
6268 Points (58%)
min: 6281     avg: 6498     median: 6518.5 (61%)     max: 6663 Points
7044 Points (65%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
275 seconds (3%)
min: 237.425     avg: 293     median: 271.5 (3%)     max: 450.237 seconds
385 seconds (5%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
8.7 seconds (2%)
min: 7.628     avg: 9.3     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 14.295 seconds
10.6 seconds (2%)
WinRAR - Result
4619 KB/s (54%)
min: 3777     avg: 4201     median: 4266 (50%)     max: 4561 KB/s
7031 KB/s (82%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
35 fps (22%)
min: 17.35     avg: 36.5     median: 38.7 (25%)     max: 39.71 fps
min: 37.03     avg: 39.5     median: 39.5 (25%)     max: 42 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
138 fps (49%)
min: 125.58     avg: 145     median: 148 (53%)     max: 152.6 fps
min: 169.33     avg: 170     median: 170 (60%)     max: 170.6 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (17%)
min: 0.269     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (18%)     max: 0.343 GB/s
min: 0.37     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (20%)     max: 0.376 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.6 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.461     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.606 GB/s
min: 0.65     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (0%)     max: 0.662 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
3.6 GB/s (18%)
min: 3     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (19%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
4.2 GB/s (22%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
6436 Points (43%)
min: 5245     avg: 6537     median: 6872 (46%)     max: 6981 Points
min: 6095     avg: 6622     median: 6621.5 (44%)     max: 7148 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11.391     avg: 11.5     median: 11.5 (2%)     max: 11.6 Seconds
min: 10     avg: 11.1     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 19.628 Seconds
9.9 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 25.766     avg: 25.9     median: 25.9 (1%)     max: 26.1 Seconds
min: 24     avg: 25.6     median: 24.8 (1%)     max: 41.408 Seconds
22.3 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 581     avg: 590     median: 590.3 (3%)     max: 599.649 Seconds
min: 563.819     avg: 596     median: 576 (3%)     max: 838.996 Seconds
502 Seconds (2%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
135140 MIPS (64%)
min: 90920     avg: 114085     median: 110766 (53%)     max: 145700 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
76640 MFLOPS (59%)
min: 66380     avg: 78701     median: 81415 (62%)     max: 84121 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.6 points (97%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
18979 Points (27%)
min: 17838     avg: 22130     median: 22915 (32%)     max: 23868 Points
min: 21158     avg: 22752     median: 21785 (30%)     max: 25313 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
8347 points (41%)
min: 5187     avg: 7208     median: 7360.5 (36%)     max: 8517 points
min: 7485     avg: 8783     median: 8737.5 (43%)     max: 9690 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
40612 Points (26%)
min: 32842     avg: 41546     median: 42954.5 (28%)     max: 44189 Points
min: 43477     avg: 46195     median: 46655 (30%)     max: 49667 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 36671     avg: 41916     median: 43135 (51%)     max: 43507 Points
46505 Points (55%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
40606 Points (47%)
53710 Points (62%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
5270 Points (13%)
min: 4683     avg: 6117     median: 6335 (16%)     max: 6642 Points
min: 5510     avg: 6392     median: 6543 (17%)     max: 6992 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
8243 Points (28%)
min: 6241     avg: 8602     median: 8906 (30%)     max: 9104 Points
min: 8053     avg: 9137     median: 9452 (32%)     max: 9885 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
7125 Points (57%)
min: 5128     avg: 7459     median: 7748 (62%)     max: 8901 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
7755 Points (70%)
min: 5070     avg: 6903     median: 7323 (66%)     max: 7942 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
12429 Points (24%)
min: 12277     avg: 12491     median: 12497 (24%)     max: 12677 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
10723 Points (22%)
min: 11008     avg: 11270     median: 11266 (23%)     max: 11428 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
10366 Points (27%)
min: 9754     avg: 10442     median: 10614 (28%)     max: 10740 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 12008     avg: 12014     median: 12013.5 (21%)     max: 12019 Points
min: 12595     avg: 12610     median: 12609.5 (22%)     max: 12624 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3185     avg: 3234     median: 3233.5 (67%)     max: 3282 Points
min: 3407     avg: 3415     median: 3414.5 (71%)     max: 3422 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
13332 Points (21%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3603 Points (73%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
4469 ms (8%)
4184 ms (7%)
1666 ms (3%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
115 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
27664 Points (53%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4750HQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700MQ → 103%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4870HQ → 110%

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