Intel Core i7-4750HQ vs Intel Core i7-4980HQ vs Intel Core i7-4960HQ

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 i7-4980HQ

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The Intel Core i7-4980HQ 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 2.8 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.8 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.9 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 4.0 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 almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Thanks to its higher clock rates, the Core i7-4980HQ is slightly faster than the former 4960HQ. However, the Turbo Boost could be limited by the TDP under long-lasting full load, leading to a slightly lower performance compared to Extreme Editions like the i7-4940MX.

Graphics

The integrated Iris Pro Graphics 5200 GPU offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1300 MHz (with Turbo Boost), 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 (e.g. GeForce GT 740M).

Power Consumption

The i7-4980HQ 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.

Intel Core i7-4960HQ

► remove Intel 4960HQ

The Intel Core i7-4960HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops launched in Q3 2013. 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 3.6 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.7 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.8 GHz (for 1 active core). Please note: These Turbo clocks are not confirmed yet. A noteworthy feature is the fast integrated graphics unit (GT3e) with 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, improving the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Since the turbo stages of the Core i7-4960HQ exactly match those of the i7-4900MQ, the performance should be very similar. Therefore, the CPU will match the Ivy Bridge based Core i7-3940XM and handle even the most demanding applications.

The integrated Iris Pro Graphics 5200 GPU offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1300 MHz (with Turbo Boost), 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.

The i7-4960HQ 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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iGPUIntel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (200 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (200 - 1300 MHz)
$434 U.S.$623 U.S.$657 U.S.
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
612 Points (14%)
min: 670     avg: 694     median: 696 (16%)     max: 715 Points
632 Points (14%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
123 Points (53%)
min: 151     avg: 154     median: 154 (67%)     max: 155 Points
123 Points (53%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
6.6 Points (15%)
min: 7.28     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (17%)     max: 7.7 Points
6.6 Points (15%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.4 Points (55%)
min: 1.72     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (68%)     max: 1.74 Points
1.4 Points (55%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
4723 (49%)
min: 5715     avg: 5755     median: 5737 (59%)     max: 5812
4723 (49%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
18026 (30%)
min: 20150     avg: 21094     median: 21137 (36%)     max: 21995
18026 (30%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
22820 Points (26%)
27949 Points (32%)
22820 Points (26%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
6268 Points (55%)
7603 Points (67%)
6268 Points (55%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
275 s (3%)
224 s (3%)
274.7 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
8.7 s (2%)
6.7 s (1%)
8.7 s (2%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4619 (47%)
4619 (47%)
4619 (47%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
35 fps (21%)
min: 40     avg: 40.7     median: 40.7 (24%)     max: 41.4 fps
35 fps (21%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
138 fps (48%)
min: 172     avg: 174     median: 174 (60%)     max: 176 fps
137.9 fps (48%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.3 GB/s (0%)
0.4 GB/s (0%)
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.6 GB/s (0%)
0.7 GB/s (1%)
0.6 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
3.6 GB/s (0%)
4.5 GB/s (0%)
3.6 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
6436 Points (43%)
7609 Points (51%)
6436 Points (43%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11.391     avg: 11.5     median: 11.5 (2%)     max: 11.6 s
9.3 s (2%)
min: 11.391     avg: 11.5     median: 11.5 (2%)     max: 11.6 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 25.766     avg: 25.9     median: 25.9 (1%)     max: 26.1 s
20.9 s (1%)
min: 25.766     avg: 25.9     median: 25.9 (1%)     max: 26.1 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 581     avg: 590     median: 590.3 (3%)     max: 599.649 s
481 s (2%)
min: 581     avg: 590.3     median: 590.3 (3%)     max: 599.649 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
135140 MIPS (64%)
135140 MIPS (64%)
135140 MIPS (64%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
76640 MFLOPS (59%)
76640 MFLOPS (59%)
76640 MFLOPS (59%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
18979 Points (27%)
18979 Points (27%)
18979 Points (27%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
8347 Points (38%)
min: 9244     avg: 9906     median: 10201 (46%)     max: 10272 Points
8347 Points (38%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
40612 Points (26%)
min: 51129     avg: 51206     median: 51206 (33%)     max: 51283 Points
40612 Points (26%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
40606 Points (47%)
40606 Points (47%)
40606 Points (47%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
5270 Points (13%)
min: 5722     avg: 6790     median: 7150 (18%)     max: 7497 Points
5270 Points (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
8243 Points (26%)
min: 9636     avg: 10237     median: 10441 (33%)     max: 10635 Points
8243 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
7125 Points (57%)
7125 Points (57%)
7125 Points (57%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
7755 Points (70%)
7755 Points (70%)
7755 Points (70%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
12429 Points (24%)
12429 Points (24%)
12429 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
10723 Points (22%)
10723 Points (22%)
10723 Points (22%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
10366 Points (27%)
10366 Points (27%)
10366 Points (27%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
4469 ms (8%)
1729 ms (3%)
4469 ms (8%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4750HQ → 100% n=34

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4980HQ → 112% n=34

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4960HQ → 100% n=34

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)