Intel Core i7-4850HQ vs Intel Core i7-4558U

Intel Core i7-4850HQ

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The Intel Core i7-4850HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops 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 2.3 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.4 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.5 GHz (for 1 active core). A noteworthy feature is the fast integrated graphics unit (GT3e) with eDRAM memory (128 MB, 77 mm², on-package, 102 GB/s).

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 i7-4750HQ, the 4850HQ is clocked 300 MHz higher and therefore somewhat faster. Overall, the 4850HQ matches the slightly higher clocked i7-3740QM. Even extremly demanding software or multitasking will be handled easily.

Graphics

The integrated Iris Pro Graphics 5200 GPU offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1200 MHz (with Turbo Boost), making it significantly faster than the HD 4000 or HD 4600. The additional eDRAM memory further improves performance. As a result, the HD 5200 competes with dedicated mid-range graphics cards, e.g. the GeForce GT 740M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4850HQ is rated at a TDP of 47 W including the integrated graphics card, memory controller and VRMs.  Therefore, the CPU is best suited for laptops 15-inches or greater.

Intel Core i7-4558U

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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.

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: Core i7 Haswell
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 i7-4800MQ compare2700 - 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 i7-4850HQ2300 - 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 i7-4558U2800 - 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 i7-4550U compare1500 - 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 i7-4800MQ compare2700 - 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 i7-4850HQ2300 - 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 i7-4558U2800 - 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 i7-4550U compare1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y compare1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
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Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz)
$468 U.S.$454 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4850HQIntel Core i7 4558U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4850HQ +
578 Points (13%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4850HQ +
133 Points (59%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
6.2 Points (14%)
3.5 Points (8%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.5 Points (58%)
1.5 Points (57%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
6640 Points (68%)
4793 Points (49%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
22559 Points (38%)
10305 Points (17%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4558U +
13800 Points (16%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4558U +
6339 Points (59%)
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4558U +
511 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4558U +
16.3 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4558U +
2671 KB/s (27%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4558U +
20.4 fps (12%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4558U +
107 fps (37%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4558U +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4558U +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4558U +
1.9 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 4558U +
4264 Points (29%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4558U +
11.2 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4558U +
25.7 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4558U +
585 Seconds (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 4558U +
72000 MIPS (34%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 4558U +
41240 MFLOPS (32%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
21681 Points (30%)
11049 Points (15%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
8151 points (37%)
4037 points (18%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
44622 Points (29%)
33266 Points (21%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
5812 Points (15%)
2998 Points (8%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
8754 Points (27%)
4549 Points (14%)
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 4558U +
6519 Points (12%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4558U +
3120 Points (64%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4850HQ → 100% n=9

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4558U → 61% n=9

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