Intel Core i7-4800MQ vs Intel Core i7-4550U vs Intel Core i7-4700MQ

Intel Core i7-4800MQ

► remove Intel 4800MQ

The Intel Core i7-4800MQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops which has been launched in Q2/2013. 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 2.7 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).

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.

Due to these changes, the performance has been improved slightly compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the 4800MQ is about 10 % faster than the former i7-3740QM.

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 i7-4800MQ 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 i7-4550U

► remove Intel 4550U

The Intel Core i7-4550U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks 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 1.5 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz for 1 active core or 2.7 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, improving the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

The performance of the Core i7-4550U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i7-3537U. However, when using new instruction sets such as AVX2 the performance can be significantly better. Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications.

The integrated HD Graphics 5000 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the HD 5000 competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards.

The i7-4550U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for small ultrabooks 11-inches or greater.

Intel Core i7-4700MQ

► remove Intel 4700MQ

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.

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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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HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIHD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 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-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4800MQIntel Core i7 4550UIntel Core i7 4700MQ

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 529     avg: 648     median: 663 (15%)     max: 684 Points
253 Points (6%)
min: 532     avg: 614     median: 631 (14%)     max: 645 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 137     avg: 141     median: 142 (65%)     max: 145 Points
118 Points (54%)
min: 124     avg: 132     median: 132 (61%)     max: 136 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.49     avg: 7.1     median: 7.2 (19%)     max: 7.61 Points
2.8 Points (7%)
min: 5.22     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (18%)     max: 7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.55     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (66%)     max: 1.68 Points
1.3 Points (54%)
min: 1.27     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (61%)     max: 1.54 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5009     avg: 5210     median: 5233 (54%)     max: 5428 Points
4395 Points (45%)
min: 3573     avg: 4861     median: 4934 (51%)     max: 5031 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 15633     avg: 19353     median: 20089 (34%)     max: 20736 Points
8715 Points (15%)
min: 14079     avg: 18337     median: 19019 (32%)     max: 19497 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 21426     avg: 25633     median: 26343 (35%)     max: 27104 Points
11317 Points (15%)
min: 19383     avg: 23867     median: 24469 (32%)     max: 24869 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6602     avg: 6993     median: 7052 (66%)     max: 7270 Points
5835 Points (54%)
min: 6281     avg: 6498     median: 6518.5 (61%)     max: 6663 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 224.985     avg: 253     median: 245.6 (3%)     max: 286.7 seconds
min: 237.425     avg: 293     median: 271.5 (3%)     max: 450.237 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 6.955     avg: 8     median: 7.7 (2%)     max: 9.7 seconds
min: 7.628     avg: 9.3     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 14.295 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 4431     avg: 4589     median: 4473 (52%)     max: 4862 KB/s
2482 KB/s (29%)
min: 3777     avg: 4201     median: 4266 (50%)     max: 4561 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 34.6     avg: 39.9     median: 41.5 (26%)     max: 42 fps
15.9 fps (10%)
min: 17.35     avg: 36.5     median: 38.7 (25%)     max: 39.71 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 143.2     avg: 157     median: 160.1 (57%)     max: 163 fps
90.8 fps (32%)
min: 125.58     avg: 145     median: 148 (53%)     max: 152.6 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.313     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (20%)     max: 0.424 GB/s
0.1 GB/s (7%)
min: 0.269     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (18%)     max: 0.343 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.522     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (20%)     max: 0.723 GB/s
0.3 GB/s (8%)
min: 0.461     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (18%)     max: 0.606 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3.3     avg: 4     median: 4.1 (21%)     max: 4.4 GB/s
1.6 GB/s (8%)
min: 3     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (19%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5411     avg: 7049     median: 7265 (49%)     max: 7585 Points
3443 Points (23%)
min: 5245     avg: 6537     median: 6872 (46%)     max: 6981 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 9.86     avg: 10.2     median: 10 (2%)     max: 11.148 Seconds
12.3 Seconds (3%)
min: 10     avg: 11.1     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 19.628 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 22.61     avg: 23.3     median: 23.1 (1%)     max: 24.982 Seconds
28 Seconds (1%)
min: 24     avg: 25.6     median: 24.8 (1%)     max: 41.408 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 523.414     avg: 536     median: 535 (2%)     max: 552.272 Seconds
633 Seconds (3%)
min: 563.819     avg: 596     median: 576 (3%)     max: 838.996 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 152.56     avg: 92658     median: 103935 (49%)     max: 162610 MIPS
min: 90920     avg: 114085     median: 110766 (53%)     max: 145700 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 86.67     avg: 63357     median: 81295 (62%)     max: 90750 MFLOPS
min: 66380     avg: 78701     median: 81415 (62%)     max: 84121 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 7.4     avg: 7.6     median: 7.7 (99%)     max: 7.8 points
7.6 points (97%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 19618     avg: 23880     median: 24234 (34%)     max: 25503 Points
8506 Points (12%)
min: 17838     avg: 22130     median: 22915 (32%)     max: 23868 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6888     avg: 7843     median: 7896 (39%)     max: 9169 points
3447 points (17%)
min: 5187     avg: 7208     median: 7360.5 (36%)     max: 8517 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 33398     avg: 44630     median: 46157 (30%)     max: 48964 Points
26023 Points (17%)
min: 32842     avg: 41546     median: 42954.5 (28%)     max: 44189 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 36993     avg: 44305     median: 46378.5 (55%)     max: 47470 Points
min: 36671     avg: 41916     median: 43135 (51%)     max: 43507 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 47915     avg: 48106     median: 48105.5 (56%)     max: 48296 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5427     avg: 6590     median: 6686 (17%)     max: 7326 Points
2621 Points (7%)
min: 4683     avg: 6117     median: 6335 (16%)     max: 6642 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 7609     avg: 9333     median: 9544 (33%)     max: 10005 Points
3719 Points (13%)
min: 6241     avg: 8602     median: 8906 (30%)     max: 9104 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
8199 Points (66%)
min: 5128     avg: 7459     median: 7748 (62%)     max: 8901 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
7229 Points (66%)
min: 5070     avg: 6903     median: 7323 (66%)     max: 7942 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
6476 Points (13%)
min: 12277     avg: 12491     median: 12497 (24%)     max: 12677 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5744 Points (12%)
min: 11008     avg: 11270     median: 11266 (23%)     max: 11428 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
6542 Points (17%)
min: 9754     avg: 10442     median: 10614 (28%)     max: 10740 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
12753 Points (23%)
min: 12008     avg: 12014     median: 12013.5 (21%)     max: 12019 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3355 Points (69%)
min: 3185     avg: 3234     median: 3233.5 (66%)     max: 3282 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
2301 ms (4%)
4184 ms (7%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
103 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
14209 Points (27%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4800MQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4550U → 68%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700MQ → 103%

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