Intel Core i7-4810MQ vs Intel Core i7-4700MQ vs Intel Core i7-4550U

Intel Core i7-4810MQ

► remove Intel 4810MQ

The Intel Core i7-4810MQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops which has been launched in Q1/2014. 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 3.6 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.7 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.8 GHz (for 1 active core).

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

Performance

Compared to the Core i7-4800MQ, the 4810MQ is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is almost similar to the Core i7-4900MQ. 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 1300 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 i7-4810MQ 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 i7-4700MQ

► 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.

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.

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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 - 1150 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, 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 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz)
$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4810MQIntel Core i7 4700MQIntel Core i7 4550U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 623     avg: 650     median: 647 (15%)     max: 696 Points
min: 532     avg: 614     median: 631 (14%)     max: 645 Points
253 Points (6%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 145     avg: 148     median: 148 (68%)     max: 151 Points
min: 124     avg: 132     median: 132 (61%)     max: 136 Points
118 Points (54%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 6.66     avg: 7     median: 7 (18%)     max: 7.5 Points
min: 5.22     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (18%)     max: 7 Points
2.8 Points (7%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.64     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (68%)     max: 1.68 Points
min: 1.27     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (61%)     max: 1.54 Points
1.3 Points (54%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5430     avg: 5445     median: 5445 (56%)     max: 5460 Points
min: 3573     avg: 4861     median: 4934 (51%)     max: 5031 Points
4395 Points (45%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 18564     avg: 19148     median: 19147.5 (32%)     max: 19731 Points
min: 14079     avg: 18337     median: 19019 (32%)     max: 19497 Points
8715 Points (15%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 23921     avg: 24926     median: 24926 (33%)     max: 25931 Points
min: 19383     avg: 23867     median: 24469 (32%)     max: 24869 Points
11317 Points (15%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6954     avg: 7059     median: 7058.5 (66%)     max: 7163 Points
min: 6281     avg: 6498     median: 6518.5 (61%)     max: 6663 Points
5835 Points (54%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 270     avg: 326     median: 326.1 (4%)     max: 382.292 seconds
min: 237.425     avg: 293     median: 271.5 (3%)     max: 450.237 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7.64     avg: 9.9     median: 9.9 (2%)     max: 12.217 seconds
min: 7.628     avg: 9.3     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 14.295 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 3054     avg: 3467     median: 3466.5 (41%)     max: 3879 KB/s
min: 3777     avg: 4201     median: 4266 (50%)     max: 4561 KB/s
2482 KB/s (29%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
38.3 fps (24%)
min: 17.35     avg: 36.5     median: 38.7 (25%)     max: 39.71 fps
15.9 fps (10%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
146 fps (52%)
min: 125.58     avg: 145     median: 148 (53%)     max: 152.6 fps
90.8 fps (32%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (17%)
min: 0.269     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (18%)     max: 0.343 GB/s
0.1 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.6 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.461     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.606 GB/s
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
3.7 GB/s (19%)
min: 3     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (19%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
1.6 GB/s (8%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
7049 Points (47%)
min: 5245     avg: 6537     median: 6872 (46%)     max: 6981 Points
3443 Points (23%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 9.86     avg: 10.9     median: 10.9 (2%)     max: 12 Seconds
min: 10     avg: 11.1     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 19.628 Seconds
12.3 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 22.261     avg: 22.6     median: 22.6 (1%)     max: 23 Seconds
min: 24     avg: 25.6     median: 24.8 (1%)     max: 41.408 Seconds
28 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 522.32     avg: 547     median: 546.7 (2%)     max: 571 Seconds
min: 563.819     avg: 596     median: 576 (3%)     max: 838.996 Seconds
633 Seconds (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 107890     avg: 126580     median: 126580 (60%)     max: 145270 MIPS
min: 90920     avg: 114085     median: 110766 (53%)     max: 145700 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 79690     avg: 79945     median: 79945 (61%)     max: 80200 MFLOPS
min: 66380     avg: 78701     median: 81415 (62%)     max: 84121 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 7.6     avg: 7.7     median: 7.7 (98%)     max: 7.7 points
7.6 points (97%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 22292     avg: 23470     median: 23348 (33%)     max: 24893 Points
min: 17838     avg: 22130     median: 22915 (32%)     max: 23868 Points
8506 Points (12%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 7507     avg: 8043     median: 8012 (39%)     max: 8498 points
min: 5187     avg: 7208     median: 7360.5 (36%)     max: 8517 points
3447 points (17%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 42114     avg: 45670     median: 46717 (30%)     max: 48857 Points
min: 32842     avg: 41546     median: 42954.5 (28%)     max: 44189 Points
26023 Points (17%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 36671     avg: 41916     median: 43135 (51%)     max: 43507 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 6064     avg: 6572     median: 6426 (16%)     max: 7231 Points
min: 4683     avg: 6117     median: 6335 (16%)     max: 6642 Points
2621 Points (7%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 8331     avg: 9150     median: 9175 (31%)     max: 10087 Points
min: 6241     avg: 8602     median: 8906 (30%)     max: 9104 Points
3719 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 8714     avg: 8744     median: 8744 (71%)     max: 8774 Points
min: 5128     avg: 7459     median: 7748 (62%)     max: 8901 Points
8199 Points (66%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 8038     avg: 8083     median: 8082.5 (73%)     max: 8127 Points
min: 5070     avg: 6903     median: 7323 (66%)     max: 7942 Points
7229 Points (66%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 12740     avg: 13182     median: 13181.5 (26%)     max: 13623 Points
min: 12277     avg: 12491     median: 12497 (24%)     max: 12677 Points
6476 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 11277     avg: 11803     median: 11803 (24%)     max: 12329 Points
min: 11008     avg: 11270     median: 11266 (23%)     max: 11428 Points
5744 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 10908     avg: 11235     median: 11235 (29%)     max: 11562 Points
min: 9754     avg: 10442     median: 10614 (28%)     max: 10740 Points
6542 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
11663 Points (21%)
min: 12008     avg: 12014     median: 12013.5 (21%)     max: 12019 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3506 Points (73%)
min: 3185     avg: 3234     median: 3233.5 (67%)     max: 3282 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
4184 ms (7%)
2301 ms (4%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
103 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
14209 Points (27%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4810MQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700MQ → 98%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4550U → 65%

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