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Intel Core i7-4860HQ vs Intel Core i7-4712HQ vs Intel Core i7-4712MQ

Intel Core i7-4860HQ

► remove from comparison Intel 4860HQ

The Intel Core i7-4860HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops 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 2.4 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). The 2C/4C Turbo clocks have not been confirmed yet. 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 i7-4850HQ, the 4860HQ is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is similar to the Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3840QM. 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 (Turbo clock not confirmed yet), 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 like the GeForce GT 740M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4860HQ 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 i7-4712HQ

► remove from comparison Intel 4712HQ

The Intel Core i7-4712HQ 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 2.3 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.2 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.3 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. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

The performance of the Core i7-4712HQ is similar to the Core i7-4750HQ and slightly above the Ivy Bridge-based i7-3630QM. Even very 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 1150 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

Power Consumption

With a TDP of only 37 W (including graphics card, memory controller and VRMs), the Core i7-4712HQ is specified at the level of mobile dual-core CPUs. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i7.

Intel Core i7-4712MQ

► remove from comparison Intel 4712MQ

The Intel Core i7-4712MQ 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 2.3 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.2 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.3 GHz (for 1 active core). In contrast to the Core i7-4712HQ, the 4712MQ is not soldered, has a slightly lower clocked GPU an doesn't support VT-d.

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 i7-4712MQ is similar to the Core i7-4750HQ and slightly above the Ivy Bridge-based i7-3630QM. Even very demanding software or multitasking will be handled easily.

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.

With a TDP of only 37 W (including graphics card, memory controller and VRMs), the Core i7-4712MQ is specified at the level of mobile dual-core CPUs. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i7.

ModelIntel Core i7-4860HQIntel Core i7-4712HQIntel Core i7-4712MQ
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
CodenameHaswellHaswellHaswell
Series: Core i7 Haswell
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4860HQ « 2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4712HQ « 2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4712MQ « 2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock2400 - 3600 MHz2300 - 3300 MHz2300 - 3300 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB256 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB1 MB
L3 Cache6 MB6 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 84 / 84 / 8
TDP47 Watt37 Watt37 Watt
Transistors1700 Million1400 Million1400 Million
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
Die Size260 mm2177 mm2177 mm2
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketFCBGA1364FCBGA1364FCPGA946
FeaturesIris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 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 4600 (400 - 1150 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 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$434 U.S.$378 U.S.$378 U.S.
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.comark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4712HQ +
min: 470     avg: 518     median: 517.5 (3%)     max: 565 Points
115%
1 4712MQ +
min: 579     avg: 594     median: 597 (4%)     max: 607 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4712HQ +
min: 118     avg: 121.5     median: 121.5 (37%)     max: 125 Points
107%
1 4712MQ +
min: 129     avg: 130.4     median: 130 (39%)     max: 132 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
6.9 Points (9%)
min: 5.11     avg: 5.8     median: 5.8 (7%)     max: 6.4 Points
min: 6.23     avg: 6.4     median: 6.5 (8%)     max: 6.56 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4712HQ +
min: 1.41     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (35%)     max: 1.44 Points
103%
1 4712MQ +
min: 1.46     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (37%)     max: 1.5 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4712HQ +
4445 Points (27%)
108%
1 4712MQ +
min: 4698     avg: 4789     median: 4816.5 (29%)     max: 4824 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4712HQ +
13918 Points (10%)
129%
1 4712MQ +
min: 16906     avg: 17702     median: 17929 (13%)     max: 18042 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4712HQ +
22609 Points (16%)
103%
1 4712MQ +
min: 22408     avg: 22964     median: 23221 (16%)     max: 23263 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4712HQ +
6205 Points (8%)
103%
1 4712MQ +
min: 6257     avg: 6349     median: 6380 (8%)     max: 6409 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 254     avg: 266.8     median: 265.4 (3%)     max: 282.6 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 8.22     avg: 8.5     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 9.157 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4712HQ +
3962 Points (6%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 34     avg: 35.7     median: 36 (13%)     max: 37 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 131     avg: 138.7     median: 142 (33%)     max: 143 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4712HQ +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4712HQ +
0.5 GB/s (9%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4712HQ +
3.4 GB/s (9%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 11.08     avg: 11.1     median: 11.1 (2%)     max: 11.11 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 25.14     avg: 25.3     median: 25.3 (1%)     max: 25.63 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 574     avg: 589     median: 581 (3%)     max: 618 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4712HQ +
min: 6444     avg: 6991     median: 6991 (19%)     max: 7538 Points
106%
1 4712MQ +
min: 6469     avg: 7376     median: 7443 (20%)     max: 7814 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 4712HQ +
min: 34103     avg: 36739     median: 36739 (30%)     max: 39375 Points
108%
1 4712MQ +
min: 36842     avg: 38916     median: 39530 (32%)     max: 40164 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 4712HQ +
min: 5121     avg: 5467     median: 5466.5 (14%)     max: 5812 Points
109%
1 4712MQ +
min: 5700     avg: 12608     median: 5975 (15%)     max: 39530 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 4712HQ +
min: 7183     avg: 7749     median: 7749 (14%)     max: 8315 Points
109%
1 4712MQ +
min: 8052     avg: 8297     median: 8442 (15%)     max: 8458 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4712MQ +
11351 Points (20%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4712MQ +
3114 Points (61%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4712HQ +
23050 ms (27%)
133%
1 4712MQ +
2138 ms (2%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4712HQ +
98 ms (1%)
100%
1 4712MQ +
94.3 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4712HQ +
13958 Points (12%)
110%
1 4712MQ +
15405 Points (14%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4860HQ → 100% n=1

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4712HQ → 83% n=1

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4712MQ → 94% n=1

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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