Intel Core i7-4870HQ vs Intel Core i7-4700MQ vs Intel Core i7-4610M

Intel Core i7-4870HQ

► remove Intel 4870HQ

The Intel Core i7-4870HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops launched in Q3 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 2.5 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). 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 i7-4860HQ, the 4870HQ is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is similar to the Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3920XM. 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 i7-4870HQ 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 i7-4700MQ

► 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 i7-4610M

► remove Intel 4610M

The Intel Core i7-4610M is a high-end dual-core processor for laptops launched in Q1 2014. 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 3.0 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.7 GHz for 1 active core or 3.6 GHz for 2 active cores. The 2C Turbo clock has not been confirmed yet.

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 i7-4600M, the 4610M is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. However, the i7-4610M is still the fastest dual-core CPU in H1/2014. 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 1300 MHz, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000. This is slightly slower than the AMD Radeon HD 8650G, but similar to a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GT 720M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4610M is rated at a TDP of 37 W including the graphics card, memory controller and VRMs. Therefore, the CPU is suited for laptops 14-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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Iris 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 - 1300 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
iGPUIntel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)
$434 U.S.$346 U.S.
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 589     avg: 629.1     median: 621 (14%)     max: 709 Points
min: 532     avg: 613.9     median: 631 (14%)     max: 645 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 141     avg: 142.9     median: 143 (66%)     max: 145 Points
min: 124     avg: 132.1     median: 132 (61%)     max: 136 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 6     avg: 6.8     median: 6 (14%)     max: 7 Points
min: 5     avg: 6.7     median: 6 (14%)     max: 7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.6 Points (81%)
1.5 Points (75%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5242     avg: 5300     median: 5300 (54%)     max: 5358 Points
min: 3573     avg: 4861.2     median: 4934 (51%)     max: 5031 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 17747     avg: 19078.5     median: 19078 (29%)     max: 20410 Points
min: 14079     avg: 18336.8     median: 19019 (29%)     max: 19497 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
23488 Points (31%)
min: 19383     avg: 23866.8     median: 24469 (32%)     max: 24869 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
7044 Points (68%)
min: 6281     avg: 6498.1     median: 6518 (63%)     max: 6663 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
384.8 seconds (5%)
min: 237     avg: 293.5     median: 271 (3%)     max: 450 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
10.6 seconds (2%)
min: 7     avg: 9.3     median: 8 (2%)     max: 14 seconds
WinRAR - Result
7031 KB/s (83%)
min: 3777     avg: 4201.3     median: 4266 (50%)     max: 4561 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 37     avg: 39.5     median: 39 (22%)     max: 42 fps
min: 17     avg: 36.5     median: 38 (21%)     max: 39 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 169     avg: 170     median: 169 (63%)     max: 170 fps
min: 125     avg: 144.9     median: 148 (55%)     max: 152 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (19%)
0.3 GB/s (17%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.7 GB/s (22%)
0.6 GB/s (19%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
4.2 GB/s (21%)
3.7 GB/s (18%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6095     avg: 6621.5     median: 6621 (44%)     max: 7148 Points
min: 5245     avg: 6536.9     median: 6872 (46%)     max: 6981 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.9 Seconds (2%)
min: 10     avg: 11.1     median: 10 (2%)     max: 19 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
22.3 Seconds (1%)
min: 24     avg: 25.6     median: 24 (1%)     max: 41 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
502 Seconds (2%)
min: 563     avg: 596.4     median: 576 (3%)     max: 838 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 90920     avg: 114085     median: 110766 (53%)     max: 145700 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 66380     avg: 78701.1     median: 81415 (62%)     max: 84121 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.6 points (109%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 21158     avg: 22752     median: 21785 (30%)     max: 25313 Points
min: 17838     avg: 22130.4     median: 22915 (32%)     max: 23868 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 7485     avg: 8783     median: 8737 (45%)     max: 9690 points
min: 5187     avg: 7208     median: 7360 (38%)     max: 8517 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 43477     avg: 46195.3     median: 46655 (30%)     max: 49667 Points
min: 32842     avg: 41545.9     median: 42954 (28%)     max: 44189 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
46505 Points (55%)
min: 36671     avg: 41916.4     median: 43135 (51%)     max: 43507 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
53710 Points (62%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5510     avg: 6392.1     median: 6543 (17%)     max: 6992 Points
min: 4683     avg: 6117.3     median: 6335 (16%)     max: 6642 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 8053     avg: 9136.6     median: 9452 (29%)     max: 9885 Points
min: 6241     avg: 8602.3     median: 8906 (27%)     max: 9104 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 5128     avg: 7458.6     median: 7748 (62%)     max: 8901 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 5070     avg: 6902.6     median: 7323 (66%)     max: 7942 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 12277     avg: 12491.2     median: 12497 (21%)     max: 12677 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 11008     avg: 11269.8     median: 11266 (19%)     max: 11428 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 9754     avg: 10442.2     median: 10614 (24%)     max: 10740 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 12595     avg: 12609.5     median: 12609 (16%)     max: 12624 Points
min: 12008     avg: 12013.5     median: 12013 (15%)     max: 12019 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3407     avg: 3414.5     median: 3414 (70%)     max: 3422 Points
min: 3185     avg: 3233.5     median: 3233 (66%)     max: 3282 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
13332 Points (35%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3603 Points (73%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
1666.1 ms (3%)
4184.2 ms (7%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
114.5 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
27664 Points (53%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4870HQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700MQ → 96%

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