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Intel Core i7-4850HQ vs Intel Core i7-4720HQ vs Intel Core i7-4550U

Intel Core i7-4850HQ

► remove from comparison Intel 4850HQ

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 i7-4720HQ

► remove from comparison Intel 4720HQ

The Intel Core i7-4720HQ 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 2.6 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.5 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.6 GHz (for 1 active core). Compared to the previous i7-4710HQ, the i7-4720HQ is clocked exactly 100 MHz higher.

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

Performance

The performance of the Core i7-4720HQ is similar to the Core i7-4860HQ or the Ivy Bridge-based i7-3840QM. 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 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000 and comparable to a dedicated GeForce 820M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4720HQ 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 from comparison 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.

Intel Core i7-4850HQIntel Core i7-4720HQIntel Core i7-4550U
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Series: Core i7 Haswell
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
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47 47 15
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22 22 22
260 mm2177 mm2181 mm2
100 °C100 °C100 °C
FCBGA1364FCBGA1364
Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 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 Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$468 U.S.$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4850HQIntel Core i7 4720HQIntel Core i7 4550U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
578 Points (13%)
min: 491     avg: 628     median: 642 (14%)     max: 678 Points
253 Points (6%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
133 Points (49%)
min: 108     avg: 136     median: 138 (51%)     max: 144 Points
118 Points (43%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
6.2 Points (12%)
min: 5.48     avg: 6.9     median: 7 (14%)     max: 7.37 Points
2.8 Points (6%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.5 Points (47%)
min: 1.13     avg: 1.5     median: 1.6 (50%)     max: 1.61 Points
1.3 Points (42%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
6640 (59%)
min: 5040     avg: 5155     median: 5145 (46%)     max: 5347
4395 (39%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
22559 (36%)
min: 16073     avg: 19181     median: 19580 (32%)     max: 20120
8715 (14%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 21986     avg: 24799     median: 25500 (24%)     max: 26382 Points
44%
1 4550U +
11317 Points (11%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 6519     avg: 6775     median: 6732 (48%)     max: 6964 Points
87%
1 4550U +
5835 Points (41%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 221.718     avg: 245     median: 240.8 (3%)     max: 287.149 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 7.154     avg: 7.5     median: 7.3 (1%)     max: 8.124 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4720HQ +
4281 (27%)
58%
1 4550U +
2482 (16%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 32     avg: 37.7     median: 37.8 (17%)     max: 41 fps
42%
1 4550U +
15.9 fps (7%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 117     avg: 149     median: 152.4 (45%)     max: 159.31 fps
60%
1 4550U +
90.8 fps (27%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 0.342     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (15%)     max: 0.364 GB/s
40%
1 4550U +
0.1 GB/s (6%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 0.602     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (17%)     max: 0.645 GB/s
41%
1 4550U +
0.3 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 2.5     avg: 3.7     median: 3.9 (14%)     max: 4 GB/s
41%
1 4550U +
1.6 GB/s (6%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 6222     avg: 6922     median: 6930 (38%)     max: 7380 Points
50%
1 4550U +
3443 Points (19%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 10     avg: 10.4     median: 10.3 (2%)     max: 10.719 s
100%
1 4550U +
12.3 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 23.438     avg: 24     median: 23.9 (1%)     max: 24.643 s
100%
1 4550U +
28 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 543     avg: 562     median: 563.1 (3%)     max: 581.396 s
100%
1 4550U +
633 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
21681 Points (25%)
min: 22350     avg: 23619     median: 23618.5 (27%)     max: 24887 Points
8506 Points (10%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
8151 Points (30%)
min: 5596     avg: 7529     median: 7718 (28%)     max: 8384 Points
3447 Points (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
44622 Points (29%)
min: 29156     avg: 41134     median: 42684 (27%)     max: 46247 Points
26023 Points (17%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 34245     avg: 42516     median: 44007 (47%)     max: 46027 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 39641     avg: 45909     median: 46222 (48%)     max: 48489 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
5812 Points (15%)
min: 4159     avg: 5981     median: 6048 (15%)     max: 6845 Points
2621 Points (7%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
8754 Points (22%)
min: 6388     avg: 8643     median: 9059 (23%)     max: 9561 Points
3719 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4550U +
8199 Points (66%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4550U +
7229 Points (66%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4550U +
6476 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4550U +
5744 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4550U +
6542 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 10551     avg: 12015     median: 12295.5 (22%)     max: 12654
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 3069     avg: 3284     median: 3320.5 (68%)     max: 3407
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 12956     avg: 13054     median: 13053.5 (20%)     max: 13151
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 3503     avg: 3522     median: 3522 (72%)     max: 3541
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 1127.8     avg: 1955     median: 1955.8 (3%)     max: 2654.6 ms
99%
1 4550U +
2301 ms (4%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 81.1     avg: 98.1     median: 84.5 (1%)     max: 180.4 ms
100%
1 4550U +
103 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4720HQ +
min: 12288     avg: 17470     median: 16616 (24%)     max: 31282 Points
86%
1 4550U +
14209 Points (21%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4850HQ → 100% n=11

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4720HQ → 101% n=11

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4550U → 55% n=11

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