Intel Core i7-4800MQ vs Intel Core i7-4558U vs Intel Core i7-4578U

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 i7-4558U

► remove Intel 4558U

The Intel Core i7-4558U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large 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 2.8 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz for 1 active core or 3.2 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 i7-4558U is slightly above the older and somewhat higher clocked Core i7-3520M. 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 Iris Graphics 5100 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the Iris Graphics competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards.

The i7-4558U is rated at a TDP of 28 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for larger ultrabooks 14-inches or greater.

Intel Core i7-4578U

► remove Intel 4578U

The Intel Core i7-4578U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large ultrabooks launched in Q3/2014. 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 3.0 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz.

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

The performance of the Core i7-4578U is slightly above the older and somewhat higher clocked Core i7-3540M. 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.

Graphics

The integrated Iris Graphics 5100 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the Iris Graphics competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards (e.g. GeForce GT 720M).

Power Consumption

The i7-4578U is rated at a TDP of 28 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for larger, well-cooled ultrabooks.

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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 HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz)
$378 U.S.$454 U.S.$426 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4800MQIntel Core i7 4558UIntel Core i7 4578U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 529     avg: 648     median: 663 (15%)     max: 684 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 137     avg: 141     median: 142 (63%)     max: 145 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 5.49     avg: 7.1     median: 7.2 (16%)     max: 7.61 Points
48%
1 4558U +
3.5 Points (8%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 1.55     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (64%)     max: 1.68 Points
89%
1 4558U +
1.5 Points (57%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 5009     avg: 5210     median: 5233 (54%)     max: 5428 Points
92%
1 4558U +
4793 Points (49%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 15633     avg: 19353     median: 20089 (34%)     max: 20736 Points
51%
1 4558U +
10305 Points (17%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 21426     avg: 25633     median: 26343 (31%)     max: 27104 Points
52%
1 4558U +
13800 Points (16%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 6602     avg: 6993     median: 7052 (66%)     max: 7270 Points
90%
1 4558U +
6339 Points (59%)
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 224.985     avg: 253     median: 245.6 (3%)     max: 286.7 seconds
97%
1 4558U +
511 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 6.955     avg: 8     median: 7.7 (2%)     max: 9.7 seconds
98%
1 4558U +
16.3 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 4431     avg: 4589     median: 4473 (46%)     max: 4862 KB/s
60%
1 4558U +
2671 KB/s (27%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 34.6     avg: 39.9     median: 41.5 (25%)     max: 42 fps
49%
1 4558U +
20.4 fps (12%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 143.2     avg: 157     median: 160.1 (55%)     max: 163 fps
67%
1 4558U +
107 fps (37%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 0.313     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.424 GB/s
46%
1 4558U +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 0.522     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.723 GB/s
47%
1 4558U +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 3.3     avg: 4     median: 4.1 (0%)     max: 4.4 GB/s
47%
1 4558U +
1.9 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 5411     avg: 7049     median: 7265 (49%)     max: 7585 Points
59%
1 4558U +
4264 Points (29%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 9.86     avg: 10.2     median: 10 (2%)     max: 11.148 Seconds
100%
1 4558U +
11.2 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 22.61     avg: 23.3     median: 23.1 (1%)     max: 24.982 Seconds
100%
1 4558U +
25.7 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 523.414     avg: 536     median: 535 (2%)     max: 552.272 Seconds
100%
1 4558U +
585 Seconds (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 152.56     avg: 92658     median: 103935 (49%)     max: 162610 MIPS
69%
1 4558U +
72000 MIPS (34%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 86.67     avg: 63357     median: 81295 (62%)     max: 90750 MFLOPS
51%
1 4558U +
41240 MFLOPS (32%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 7.4     avg: 7.6     median: 7.7 (99%)     max: 7.8 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 19618     avg: 23880     median: 24234 (34%)     max: 25503 Points
46%
1 4558U +
11049 Points (15%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 6888     avg: 7843     median: 7896 (36%)     max: 9169 points
51%
1 4558U +
4037 points (18%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 33398     avg: 44630     median: 46157 (30%)     max: 48964 Points
72%
1 4558U +
33266 Points (21%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 36993     avg: 44305     median: 46378.5 (55%)     max: 47470 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 47915     avg: 48106     median: 48105.5 (56%)     max: 48296 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 5427     avg: 6590     median: 6686 (17%)     max: 7326 Points
45%
1 4558U +
2998 Points (8%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 7609     avg: 9333     median: 9544 (30%)     max: 10005 Points
48%
1 4558U +
4549 Points (14%)
3DMark - Time Spy CPU 2560x1440
100%
1 4800MQ +
3276 Points (23%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 4558U +
8576 Points (69%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 4558U +
7610 Points (69%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 4558U +
7423 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 4558U +
6637 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 4558U +
7300 Points (19%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4800MQ +
12753 Points (23%)
51%
1 4558U +
6519 Points (12%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4800MQ +
3355 Points (69%)
93%
1 4558U +
3120 Points (64%)

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