Intel Core i7-4900MQ vs Intel Core i7-4712MQ vs Intel Core i7-4558U

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 i7-4712MQ

► remove 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.

Intel Core i7-4558U

► remove Intel 4558U

The Intel Core i7-4558U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large ultrabooks launched in Q2 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 2.8 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz for 1 active core or 3.2 GHz for 2 active cores.

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.

The performance of the Core i7-4558U is slightly above the older and somewhat higher clocked Core i7-3520M. However, when using new instruction sets such as AVX2 the performance can be significantly better. Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications.

The integrated Iris Graphics 5100 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the Iris Graphics competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards.

The i7-4558U is rated at a TDP of 28 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for larger ultrabooks 14-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
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HD Graphics 4600 (400- 1300 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-NIIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$568 U.S.$378 U.S.$454 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4900MQIntel Core i7 4712MQIntel Core i7 4558U

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4900MQ +
641 Points (14%)
93%
1 4712MQ +
min: 579     avg: 594     median: 597 (13%)     max: 607 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4900MQ +
145 Points (53%)
90%
1 4712MQ +
min: 129     avg: 130     median: 130 (48%)     max: 132 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
min: 6.23     avg: 6.4     median: 6.5 (13%)     max: 6.56 Points
3.5 Points (7%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.66     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (53%)     max: 1.7 Points
min: 1.46     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (47%)     max: 1.5 Points
1.5 Points (46%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5337     avg: 5478     median: 5470 (49%)     max: 5609
min: 4698     avg: 4789     median: 4816.5 (43%)     max: 4824
4793 (43%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 18993     avg: 20036     median: 20313 (34%)     max: 20617
min: 16906     avg: 17702     median: 17929 (30%)     max: 18042
10305 (17%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 24686     avg: 25926     median: 25752 (25%)     max: 27537 Points
min: 22408     avg: 22964     median: 23221 (22%)     max: 23263 Points
13800 Points (13%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 7112     avg: 7270     median: 7310 (55%)     max: 7395 Points
min: 6257     avg: 6349     median: 6380 (48%)     max: 6409 Points
6339 Points (48%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 228     avg: 243     median: 240 (3%)     max: 262.424 s
min: 254.003     avg: 267     median: 265.4 (3%)     max: 282.6 s
511 s (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 7     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (2%)     max: 8.034 s
min: 8.22     avg: 8.5     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 9.157 s
16.3 s (3%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 4912     avg: 5048     median: 5047.5 (32%)     max: 5183
53%
1 4558U +
2671 (17%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 38.4     avg: 39.8     median: 38.7 (17%)     max: 42.33 fps
min: 34     avg: 35.7     median: 36 (16%)     max: 37 fps
20.4 fps (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 138.495     avg: 153     median: 157 (46%)     max: 162.48 fps
min: 131     avg: 139     median: 142 (42%)     max: 143 fps
107 fps (32%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 0.335     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.382 GB/s
48%
1 4558U +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 0.607     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.672 GB/s
50%
1 4558U +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 3.8     avg: 4     median: 4 (0%)     max: 4.2 GB/s
48%
1 4558U +
1.9 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 6950     avg: 7196     median: 7184.5 (40%)     max: 7376 Points
59%
1 4558U +
4264 Points (24%)
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
min: 11.078     avg: 11.1     median: 11.1 (2%)     max: 11.11 s
11.2 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
min: 25.141     avg: 25.3     median: 25.3 (1%)     max: 25.626 s
25.7 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
min: 574.493     avg: 589     median: 581 (3%)     max: 617.813 s
585 s (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 108410     avg: 122473     median: 114285 (54%)     max: 152910 MIPS
63%
1 4558U +
72000 MIPS (34%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 84000     avg: 86805     median: 86110 (66%)     max: 91000 MFLOPS
48%
1 4558U +
41240 MFLOPS (32%)
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
44%
1 4558U +
11049 Points (13%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 6643     avg: 8382     median: 8490 (35%)     max: 9521 Points
min: 6469     avg: 7376     median: 7443 (31%)     max: 7814 Points
4037 Points (17%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 43074     avg: 46858     median: 46272 (30%)     max: 50108 Points
min: 36842     avg: 38916     median: 39530 (25%)     max: 40164 Points
33266 Points (21%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 6255     avg: 6852     median: 6751.5 (17%)     max: 7467 Points
min: 5700     avg: 12608     median: 5975 (15%)     max: 39530 Points
2998 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 8836     avg: 9536     median: 9567 (24%)     max: 10157 Points
min: 8052     avg: 8297     median: 8442 (21%)     max: 8458 Points
4549 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 8144     avg: 8310     median: 8309.5 (67%)     max: 8475 Points
103%
1 4558U +
8576 Points (69%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 7236     avg: 7520     median: 7519.5 (68%)     max: 7803 Points
101%
1 4558U +
7610 Points (69%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 12985     avg: 13573     median: 13573 (27%)     max: 14161 Points
55%
1 4558U +
7423 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 11736     avg: 12223     median: 12222.5 (25%)     max: 12709 Points
54%
1 4558U +
6637 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 10913     avg: 11363     median: 11362.5 (30%)     max: 11812 Points
64%
1 4558U +
7300 Points (19%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4712MQ +
11351 (20%)
57%
1 4558U +
6519 (12%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4712MQ +
3114 (64%)
100%
1 4558U +
3120 (64%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4712MQ +
2138 ms (4%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4900MQ +
258 ms (3%)
102%
1 4712MQ +
94.3 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4712MQ +
15405 Points (24%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4900MQ → 100% n=17

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4712MQ → 92% n=17

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4558U → 73% n=17

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