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

Intel Core i7-4870HQ

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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

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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.

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Series: Core i7 Haswell
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47 47
1700 1400
22 22
260 mm2177 mm2
100 °C100 °C
FCBGA1364rPGA
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-NI
iGPUIntel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
$434 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4870HQIntel Core i7 4700MQ

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 589     avg: 629     median: 621 (14%)     max: 709 Points
min: 532     avg: 614     median: 631 (14%)     max: 645 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 141     avg: 143     median: 143 (62%)     max: 145 Points
min: 124     avg: 132     median: 132 (57%)     max: 136 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 6.18     avg: 6.8     median: 6.8 (16%)     max: 7.53 Points
min: 5.22     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (16%)     max: 7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.58     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (63%)     max: 1.64 Points
min: 1.27     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (59%)     max: 1.54 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5242     avg: 5300     median: 5300 (54%)     max: 5358
min: 3573     avg: 4861     median: 4934 (51%)     max: 5031
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 17747     avg: 19079     median: 19078.5 (32%)     max: 20410
min: 14079     avg: 18337     median: 19019 (32%)     max: 19497
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
23488 Points (27%)
min: 19383     avg: 23867     median: 24469 (28%)     max: 24869 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
7044 Points (62%)
min: 6281     avg: 6498     median: 6518.5 (57%)     max: 6663 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
385 s (5%)
min: 237.425     avg: 293     median: 271.5 (3%)     max: 450.237 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
10.6 s (2%)
min: 7.628     avg: 9.3     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 14.295 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
7031 (72%)
min: 3777     avg: 4201     median: 4266 (44%)     max: 4561
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 37.03     avg: 39.5     median: 39.5 (24%)     max: 42 fps
min: 17.35     avg: 36.5     median: 38.7 (23%)     max: 39.71 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 169.33     avg: 170     median: 170 (59%)     max: 170.6 fps
min: 125.58     avg: 145     median: 148 (51%)     max: 152.6 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.37     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.376 GB/s
min: 0.269     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.343 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.65     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (1%)     max: 0.662 GB/s
min: 0.461     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.606 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
4.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 3     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (0%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6095     avg: 6622     median: 6621.5 (44%)     max: 7148 Points
min: 5245     avg: 6537     median: 6872 (46%)     max: 6981 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.9 s (2%)
min: 10     avg: 11.1     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 19.628 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
22.3 s (1%)
min: 24     avg: 25.6     median: 24.8 (1%)     max: 41.408 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
502 s (2%)
min: 563.819     avg: 596     median: 576 (3%)     max: 838.996 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 21158     avg: 22752     median: 21785 (30%)     max: 25313 Points
min: 17838     avg: 22130     median: 22915 (32%)     max: 23868 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 7485     avg: 8783     median: 8737.5 (39%)     max: 9690 Points
min: 5187     avg: 7208     median: 7360.5 (33%)     max: 8517 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 43477     avg: 46195     median: 46655 (30%)     max: 49667 Points
min: 32842     avg: 41546     median: 42954.5 (28%)     max: 44189 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
46505 Points (55%)
min: 36671     avg: 41916     median: 43135 (51%)     max: 43507 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
53710 Points (62%)
53710 Points (62%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 5510     avg: 6392     median: 6543 (17%)     max: 6992 Points
min: 4683     avg: 6117     median: 6335 (16%)     max: 6642 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 8053     avg: 9137     median: 9452 (30%)     max: 9885 Points
min: 6241     avg: 8602     median: 8906 (28%)     max: 9104 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 12595     avg: 12610     median: 12609.5 (22%)     max: 12624
min: 12008     avg: 12014     median: 12013.5 (21%)     max: 12019
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 3407     avg: 3415     median: 3414.5 (70%)     max: 3422
min: 3185     avg: 3234     median: 3233.5 (66%)     max: 3282
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
13332 (21%)
13332 (21%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
3603 (73%)
3603 (73%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
1666 ms (3%)
4184 ms (7%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
115 ms (1%)
114.5 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
27664 Points (47%)
27664 Points (47%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4870HQ → 100% n=34

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700MQ → 96% n=34

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