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

Intel Core i7-4800MQ

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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

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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.

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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 i7-4910MQ compare2900 - 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 i7-4800MQ2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ compare2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ compare2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ compare2600 - 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 i7-4550U1500 - 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 i7-4910MQ compare2900 - 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 i7-4800MQ2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ compare2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ compare2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ compare2600 - 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 i7-4550U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y compare1700 - 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-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz)
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Intel Core i7 4800MQIntel Core i7 4550U

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 529     avg: 648     median: 663 (15%)     max: 684 Points
253 Points (6%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 137     avg: 141     median: 142 (62%)     max: 145 Points
118 Points (51%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.49     avg: 7.1     median: 7.2 (16%)     max: 7.61 Points
2.8 Points (6%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.55     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (64%)     max: 1.68 Points
1.3 Points (52%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5009     avg: 5210     median: 5233 (54%)     max: 5428
4395 (45%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 15633     avg: 19353     median: 20089 (34%)     max: 20736
8715 (15%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 21426     avg: 25633     median: 26343 (31%)     max: 27104 Points
11317 Points (13%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 6602     avg: 6993     median: 7052 (62%)     max: 7270 Points
5835 Points (51%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 224.985     avg: 253     median: 245.6 (3%)     max: 286.7 s
min: 224.985     avg: 253.4     median: 245.6 (3%)     max: 286.7 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 6.955     avg: 8     median: 7.7 (2%)     max: 9.7 s
min: 6.955     avg: 8     median: 7.7 (2%)     max: 9.7 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 4431     avg: 4589     median: 4473 (46%)     max: 4862
2482 (25%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 34.6     avg: 39.9     median: 41.5 (25%)     max: 42 fps
15.9 fps (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 143.2     avg: 157     median: 160.1 (55%)     max: 163 fps
90.8 fps (31%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.313     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.424 GB/s
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.522     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.723 GB/s
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 3.3     avg: 4     median: 4.1 (0%)     max: 4.4 GB/s
1.6 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5411     avg: 7049     median: 7265 (49%)     max: 7585 Points
3443 Points (23%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 9.86     avg: 10.2     median: 10 (2%)     max: 11.148 s
12.3 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 22.61     avg: 23.3     median: 23.1 (1%)     max: 24.982 s
28 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 523.414     avg: 536     median: 535 (2%)     max: 552.272 s
633 s (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 152.56     avg: 92658     median: 103935 (49%)     max: 162610 MIPS
min: 152.56     avg: 92658.1     median: 103935 (49%)     max: 162610 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 86.67     avg: 63357     median: 81295 (62%)     max: 90750 MFLOPS
min: 86.67     avg: 63356.7     median: 81295 (62%)     max: 90750 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
min: 7.4     avg: 7.6     median: 7.7 (99%)     max: 7.8 Points
min: 7.4     avg: 7.6     median: 7.7 (99%)     max: 7.8 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 19618     avg: 23880     median: 24234 (34%)     max: 25503 Points
8506 Points (12%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 6888     avg: 7843     median: 7896 (36%)     max: 9169 Points
3447 Points (16%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 33398     avg: 44630     median: 46157 (30%)     max: 48964 Points
26023 Points (17%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 36993     avg: 44305     median: 46378.5 (55%)     max: 47470 Points
min: 36993     avg: 44305     median: 46378.5 (55%)     max: 47470 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 47915     avg: 48106     median: 48105.5 (56%)     max: 48296 Points
min: 47915     avg: 48105.5     median: 48105.5 (56%)     max: 48296 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 5427     avg: 6590     median: 6686 (17%)     max: 7326 Points
2621 Points (7%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 7609     avg: 9333     median: 9544 (30%)     max: 10005 Points
3719 Points (12%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
3276 Points (23%)
3276 Points (23%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
12753 (23%)
12753 (23%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
3355 (69%)
3355 (69%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4800MQ → 100% n=33

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4550U → 70% n=33

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