Intel Core i7-4800MQ vs Intel Core i7-4930MX vs Intel Core i7-4940MX

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 i7-4930MX

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The Intel Core i7-4930MX is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops and successor of the i7-3940XM. It is based on the Haswell architecture and was launched in Q2/2013. 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 3.0 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.7 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.8 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.9 GHz (for 1 active core). Furthermore, the Extreme CPUs offer an unlocked multiplicator for easy overclocking.

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.

Due to these changes, the performance per clock has been improved by about 10 percent compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the 4930MX is almost 10 % faster than the former i7-3940XM.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1350 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

The i7-4930MX is rated at a TDP of 57 W including graphics card, memory controller and VRMs.  Therefore, the CPU is only suited for laptops 17-inches or greater.

Intel Core i7-4940MX

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The Intel Core i7-4940MX is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops and successor of the i7-4930MX. It is based on the Haswell architecture and was launched in Q1/2014. 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 3.1 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). Furthermore, the Extreme CPUs offer an unlocked multiplicator for easy overclocking.

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, increasing the performance per clock by about 5 - 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Compared to the Core i7-4930MX, the 4940MX is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is similar to the Desktop Core i7-4770K. Even extremly demanding software or multitasking will be handled easily.

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1350 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000. This is slightly slower than the AMD Radeon HD 8650G, but similar to a dedicated GeForce GT 720M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4940MX is rated at a TDP of 57 W including graphics card, memory controller and VRMs.  Therefore, the CPU is only suited for laptops 17-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 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz)
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Intel Core i7 4800MQIntel Core i7 4930MXIntel Core i7 4940MX

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 529     avg: 648     median: 663 (15%)     max: 684 Points
736 Points (17%)
708 Points (16%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 137     avg: 141     median: 142 (63%)     max: 145 Points
150 Points (67%)
157 Points (70%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.49     avg: 7.1     median: 7.2 (16%)     max: 7.61 Points
min: 6.97     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (17%)     max: 7.89 Points
7.6 Points (17%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.55     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (64%)     max: 1.68 Points
min: 1.64     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (68%)     max: 1.85 Points
1.8 Points (69%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5009     avg: 5210     median: 5233 (54%)     max: 5428 Points
min: 5508     avg: 5646     median: 5635 (58%)     max: 5778 Points
5853 Points (60%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 15633     avg: 19353     median: 20089 (34%)     max: 20736 Points
min: 20341     avg: 20852     median: 20812 (35%)     max: 21587 Points
21022 Points (35%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 21426     avg: 25633     median: 26343 (31%)     max: 27104 Points
min: 25287     avg: 26971     median: 27077 (31%)     max: 28334 Points
26547 Points (31%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6602     avg: 6993     median: 7052 (66%)     max: 7270 Points
min: 7320     avg: 7543     median: 7491.5 (70%)     max: 7854 Points
7696 Points (72%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 224.985     avg: 253     median: 245.6 (3%)     max: 286.7 seconds
min: 212.106     avg: 227     median: 224 (3%)     max: 240.568 seconds
219 seconds (3%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 6.955     avg: 8     median: 7.7 (2%)     max: 9.7 seconds
min: 6.812     avg: 7.3     median: 7.2 (1%)     max: 7.613 seconds
7 seconds (1%)
WinRAR - Result
min: 4431     avg: 4589     median: 4473 (46%)     max: 4862 KB/s
min: 3377     avg: 4714     median: 4984.5 (51%)     max: 5511 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 34.6     avg: 39.9     median: 41.5 (25%)     max: 42 fps
min: 41.84     avg: 42.7     median: 42.3 (25%)     max: 44.45 fps
42.9 fps (26%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 143.2     avg: 157     median: 160.1 (55%)     max: 163 fps
min: 162.255     avg: 166     median: 164.3 (57%)     max: 171.5 fps
167 fps (58%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.313     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (16%)     max: 0.424 GB/s
min: 0.356     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (16%)     max: 0.375 GB/s
0.4 GB/s (16%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.522     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (18%)     max: 0.723 GB/s
min: 0.639     avg: 0.7     median: 0.6 (18%)     max: 0.679 GB/s
0.7 GB/s (18%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3.3     avg: 4     median: 4.1 (21%)     max: 4.4 GB/s
min: 3.6     avg: 4     median: 4 (21%)     max: 4.1 GB/s
4.1 GB/s (21%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5411     avg: 7049     median: 7265 (49%)     max: 7585 Points
min: 6647     avg: 7365     median: 7456 (50%)     max: 7838 Points
7678 Points (51%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 9.86     avg: 10.2     median: 10 (2%)     max: 11.148 Seconds
min: 9     avg: 9.4     median: 9.5 (2%)     max: 9.687 Seconds
9.3 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 22.61     avg: 23.3     median: 23.1 (1%)     max: 24.982 Seconds
min: 20.953     avg: 21.2     median: 21.1 (1%)     max: 21.428 Seconds
20.7 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 523.414     avg: 536     median: 535 (2%)     max: 552.272 Seconds
min: 502     avg: 518     median: 512.1 (2%)     max: 535.262 Seconds
491 Seconds (2%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 152.56     avg: 92658     median: 103935 (49%)     max: 162610 MIPS
min: 154750     avg: 155190     median: 155190 (74%)     max: 155630 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 86.67     avg: 63357     median: 81295 (62%)     max: 90750 MFLOPS
min: 83100     avg: 84050     median: 84050 (64%)     max: 85000 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 7.4     avg: 7.6     median: 7.7 (99%)     max: 7.8 points
min: 7.6     avg: 7.7     median: 7.7 (98%)     max: 7.7 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 19618     avg: 23880     median: 24234 (34%)     max: 25503 Points
min: 23676     avg: 25468     median: 25519.5 (36%)     max: 26905 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6888     avg: 7843     median: 7896 (36%)     max: 9169 points
min: 7943     avg: 8825     median: 8727.5 (39%)     max: 9541 points
9402 points (42%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 33398     avg: 44630     median: 46157 (30%)     max: 48964 Points
min: 45810     avg: 47214     median: 47118.5 (30%)     max: 49005 Points
49770 Points (32%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 36993     avg: 44305     median: 46378.5 (55%)     max: 47470 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
min: 6672     avg: 6919     median: 6842 (17%)     max: 7240 Points
7082 Points (18%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 7609     avg: 9333     median: 9544 (30%)     max: 10005 Points
min: 8979     avg: 9603     median: 9668.5 (30%)     max: 10099 Points
9870 Points (31%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
8877 Points (72%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
8313 Points (75%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
13849 Points (27%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
12532 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
11783 Points (31%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
12753 Points (23%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3355 Points (69%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4800MQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4930MX → 104%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4940MX → 105%

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