Intel Core i7-4900MQ vs Intel Core i7-4610Y vs Intel Core i7-4870HQ

Intel Core i7-4900MQ

► remove Intel 4900MQ

The Intel Core i7-4900MQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops which has been 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 2.8 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.7 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.8 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, improving the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Due to these changes, the overall performance has been improved slightly compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the 4900MQ is about 10 % faster than the former i7-3840QM.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1300 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

The i7-4900MQ 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 i7-4610Y

► remove Intel 4610Y

The Intel Core i7-4610Y is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks and tablets launched in Q3 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 1.7 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz.

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 performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Depending on the benchmark, the Core i7-4610Y offers a performance somewhere between a Core i3-2330M and a Core i7-4500U. Due to TDP limits, the full Turbo Boost will be only active for very short periods of time or in single-thread benchmarks. Overall, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications.

Graphics

The integrated HD Graphics 4200 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 850 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4200 is significantly slower than the HD 4400 found on other ULV models with higher clocks and TDP.

Power Consumption

The i7-4610Y is rated at a TDP of 11.5 watts (SDP 6 watts) including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for very small ultrabooks or tablets.

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.

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: 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
2800 - 3800 MHz1700 - 2900 MHz2500 - 3700 MHz
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rPGAFCBGA1364
HD Graphics 4600 (400- 1300 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIHD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, vProIris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$568 U.S.$415 U.S.$434 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4900MQIntel Core i7 4610YIntel Core i7 4870HQ

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
641 Points (14%)
192 Points (4%)
min: 589     avg: 629     median: 621 (14%)     max: 709 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
145 Points (53%)
107 Points (39%)
min: 141     avg: 143     median: 143 (53%)     max: 145 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 6.96     avg: 7.2     median: 7.1 (14%)     max: 7.45 Points
2.2 Points (4%)
min: 6.18     avg: 6.8     median: 6.8 (14%)     max: 7.53 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.66     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (53%)     max: 1.7 Points
1.2 Points (39%)
min: 1.58     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (51%)     max: 1.64 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5337     avg: 5478     median: 5470 (49%)     max: 5609
4140 (37%)
min: 5242     avg: 5300     median: 5300 (47%)     max: 5358
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 18993     avg: 20036     median: 20313 (34%)     max: 20617
6762 (11%)
min: 17747     avg: 19079     median: 19078.5 (32%)     max: 20410
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 24686     avg: 25926     median: 25752 (25%)     max: 27537 Points
8659 Points (8%)
23488 Points (22%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 7112     avg: 7270     median: 7310 (55%)     max: 7395 Points
4968 Points (37%)
7044 Points (53%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 228     avg: 243     median: 240 (3%)     max: 262.424 s
752 s (9%)
385 s (5%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 7     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (2%)     max: 8.034 s
19.6 s (4%)
10.6 s (2%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 4912     avg: 5048     median: 5047.5 (32%)     max: 5183
2140 (14%)
7031 (45%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 38.4     avg: 39.8     median: 38.7 (17%)     max: 42.33 fps
12.4 fps (6%)
min: 37.03     avg: 39.5     median: 39.5 (18%)     max: 42 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 138.495     avg: 153     median: 157 (46%)     max: 162.48 fps
72.5 fps (21%)
min: 169.33     avg: 170     median: 170 (50%)     max: 170.6 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.335     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.382 GB/s
0.1 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.37     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.376 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.607     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.672 GB/s
0.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.65     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (1%)     max: 0.662 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 3.8     avg: 4     median: 4 (0%)     max: 4.2 GB/s
1.4 GB/s (0%)
4.2 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6950     avg: 7196     median: 7184.5 (40%)     max: 7376 Points
2735 Points (15%)
min: 6095     avg: 6622     median: 6621.5 (37%)     max: 7148 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 9.578     avg: 9.9     median: 9.8 (2%)     max: 10.8 s
13 s (3%)
9.9 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 21.453     avg: 22.4     median: 22 (1%)     max: 24.2 s
29 s (1%)
22.3 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 510.678     avg: 541     median: 534.5 (2%)     max: 579 s
677 s (3%)
502 s (2%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 108410     avg: 122473     median: 114285 (54%)     max: 152910 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 84000     avg: 86805     median: 86110 (66%)     max: 91000 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4900MQ +
7.7 Points (99%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 24227     avg: 24814     median: 24877 (29%)     max: 25454 Points
88%
1 4870HQ +
min: 21158     avg: 22752     median: 21785 (25%)     max: 25313 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 6643     avg: 8382     median: 8490 (36%)     max: 9521 Points
2811 Points (12%)
min: 7485     avg: 8783     median: 8737.5 (37%)     max: 9690 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 43074     avg: 46858     median: 46272 (30%)     max: 50108 Points
24264 Points (16%)
min: 43477     avg: 46195     median: 46655 (30%)     max: 49667 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4870HQ +
46505 Points (49%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 4870HQ +
53710 Points (56%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 6255     avg: 6852     median: 6751.5 (17%)     max: 7467 Points
2177 Points (6%)
min: 5510     avg: 6392     median: 6543 (17%)     max: 6992 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 8836     avg: 9536     median: 9567 (24%)     max: 10157 Points
3070 Points (8%)
min: 8053     avg: 9137     median: 9452 (24%)     max: 9885 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 8144     avg: 8310     median: 8309.5 (67%)     max: 8475 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 7236     avg: 7520     median: 7519.5 (68%)     max: 7803 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 12985     avg: 13573     median: 13573 (27%)     max: 14161 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 11736     avg: 12223     median: 12222.5 (25%)     max: 12709 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 10913     avg: 11363     median: 11362.5 (30%)     max: 11812 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4870HQ +
min: 12595     avg: 12610     median: 12609.5 (22%)     max: 12624
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4870HQ +
min: 3407     avg: 3415     median: 3414.5 (70%)     max: 3422
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4870HQ +
13332 (21%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4870HQ +
3603 (73%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4870HQ +
1666 ms (3%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4900MQ +
258 ms (3%)
102%
1 4870HQ +
115 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4870HQ +
27664 Points (47%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4900MQ → 100% n=24

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4610Y → 55% n=24

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4870HQ → 101% n=24

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