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Intel Core i7-4870HQ vs Intel Core i7-4712HQ

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 i7-4712HQ

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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.

ModelIntel Core i7-4870HQIntel Core i7-4712HQ
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i7
CodenameHaswellHaswell
Series: Core i7 Haswell
Intel Core i7-4940MX compare3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX compare3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ compare2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ compare2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ compare2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ compare2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ compare2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M compare3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U compare3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U compare2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U compare1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U compare2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U compare1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U compare1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y compare1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX compare3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX compare3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ compare2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ compare2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ compare2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ compare2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ compare2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M compare3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U compare3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U compare2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U compare1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U compare2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U compare1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U compare1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y compare1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Clock2500 - 3700 MHz2300 - 3300 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB
L3 Cache6 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 84 / 8
TDP47 Watt37 Watt
Transistors1700 Million1400 Million
Technology22 nm22 nm
Die Size260 mm2177 mm2
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketFCBGA1364FCBGA1364
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-NI
iGPUIntel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$434 U.S.$378 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 4870HQIntel Core i7 4712HQ

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 589     avg: 629     median: 621 (6%)     max: 709 Points
min: 470     avg: 518     median: 517.5 (5%)     max: 565 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 141     avg: 142.9     median: 143 (44%)     max: 145 Points
min: 118     avg: 121.5     median: 121.5 (37%)     max: 125 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 6.18     avg: 6.8     median: 6.8 (10%)     max: 7.53 Points
min: 5.11     avg: 5.8     median: 5.8 (8%)     max: 6.4 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.58     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (5%)     max: 1.64 Points
min: 1.41     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (5%)     max: 1.44 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5242     avg: 5300     median: 5300 (43%)     max: 5358 Points
4445 Points (36%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 17747     avg: 19079     median: 19078.5 (22%)     max: 20410 Points
13918 Points (16%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
23488 Points (18%)
22609 Points (17%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
7044 Points (38%)
6205 Points (34%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4870HQ +
384.8 s (5%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4870HQ +
10.6 s (2%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
7031 Points (41%)
3962 Points (23%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4870HQ +
min: 37.03     avg: 39.5     median: 39.5 (14%)     max: 42 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4870HQ +
min: 169.3     avg: 170     median: 170 (40%)     max: 170.6 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.37     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.376 GB/s
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.65     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (0%)     max: 0.662 GB/s
0.5 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
4.2 GB/s (0%)
3.4 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4870HQ +
min: 6095     avg: 6622     median: 6621.5 (14%)     max: 7148 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4870HQ +
9.9 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4870HQ +
22.3 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4870HQ +
502 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4870HQ +
min: 21158     avg: 22752     median: 21785 (20%)     max: 25313 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 7485     avg: 8783     median: 8737.5 (24%)     max: 9690 Points
min: 6444     avg: 6991     median: 6991 (19%)     max: 7538 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 43477     avg: 46195     median: 46655 (30%)     max: 49667 Points
min: 34103     avg: 36739     median: 36739 (24%)     max: 39375 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4870HQ +
46505 Points (38%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 4870HQ +
53710 Points (45%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 5510     avg: 6392     median: 6543 (17%)     max: 6992 Points
min: 5121     avg: 5467     median: 5466.5 (14%)     max: 5812 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 8053     avg: 9137     median: 9452 (17%)     max: 9885 Points
min: 7183     avg: 7749     median: 7749 (14%)     max: 8315 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4870HQ +
min: 12595     avg: 12610     median: 12609.5 (22%)     max: 12624 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4870HQ +
min: 3407     avg: 3415     median: 3414.5 (67%)     max: 3422 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4870HQ +
13332 Points (21%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4870HQ +
3603 Points (59%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
1666 ms (2%)
23050 ms (27%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
114.5 ms (1%)
98 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
27664 Points (29%)
13958 Points (14%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4870HQ → 100% n=19

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4712HQ → 81% n=19

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