Intel Core i7-4900MQ vs Intel Core i7-4712MQ vs Intel Core i7-4600U

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 i7-4600U

► remove Intel 4600U

The Intel Core i7-4600U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks 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 2.1 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz for 1 active core (2.9 GHz for 2 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 i7-4600U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i7-3687U. However, when using new instruction sets such as AVX2, the performance can be significantly higher. Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications.

The integrated HD Graphics 4400 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 MHz up to 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4400 is a bit slower than the HD 5000 found on other ULV models (e.g. i7-4650U).

The i7-4600U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for small ultrabooks 11-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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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-NIHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 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 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz)
$568 U.S.$378 U.S.$398 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4900MQIntel Core i7 4712MQIntel Core i7 4600U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
641 Points (15%)
min: 579     avg: 594     median: 597 (14%)     max: 607 Points
min: 146     avg: 239     median: 248 (6%)     max: 273 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
145 Points (67%)
min: 129     avg: 130     median: 130 (60%)     max: 132 Points
min: 85     avg: 118     median: 124 (57%)     max: 129 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 6.96     avg: 7.2     median: 7.1 (18%)     max: 7.45 Points
min: 6.23     avg: 6.4     median: 6.5 (17%)     max: 6.56 Points
min: 1.77     avg: 2.6     median: 2.7 (7%)     max: 2.95 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.66     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (68%)     max: 1.7 Points
min: 1.46     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (60%)     max: 1.5 Points
min: 1.01     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (58%)     max: 1.46 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5337     avg: 5478     median: 5470 (56%)     max: 5609 Points
min: 4698     avg: 4789     median: 4816.5 (49%)     max: 4824 Points
min: 3265     avg: 4527     median: 4668.5 (48%)     max: 4744 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 18993     avg: 20036     median: 20313 (34%)     max: 20617 Points
min: 16906     avg: 17702     median: 17929 (30%)     max: 18042 Points
min: 5576     avg: 8374     median: 8444 (14%)     max: 9345 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 24686     avg: 25926     median: 25752 (34%)     max: 27537 Points
min: 22408     avg: 22964     median: 23221 (31%)     max: 23263 Points
min: 7006     avg: 10839     median: 11221 (15%)     max: 12107 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 7112     avg: 7270     median: 7310 (68%)     max: 7395 Points
min: 6257     avg: 6349     median: 6380 (59%)     max: 6409 Points
min: 4245     avg: 5914     median: 6060.5 (56%)     max: 6336 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 228     avg: 243     median: 240 (3%)     max: 262.424 seconds
min: 254.003     avg: 267     median: 265.4 (3%)     max: 282.6 seconds
min: 579.7     avg: 620     median: 614 (7%)     max: 660.347 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (2%)     max: 8.034 seconds
min: 8.22     avg: 8.5     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 9.157 seconds
min: 15.9     avg: 16.9     median: 17.1 (3%)     max: 17.819 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 4912     avg: 5048     median: 5047.5 (59%)     max: 5183 KB/s
min: 2372     avg: 2498     median: 2493 (29%)     max: 2643 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 38.4     avg: 39.8     median: 38.7 (25%)     max: 42.33 fps
min: 34     avg: 35.7     median: 36 (23%)     max: 37 fps
min: 14.3     avg: 15.8     median: 16.3 (10%)     max: 16.68 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 138.495     avg: 153     median: 157 (56%)     max: 162.48 fps
min: 131     avg: 139     median: 142 (50%)     max: 143 fps
min: 77.5     avg: 90.4     median: 91.7 (33%)     max: 97.5 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.335     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (19%)     max: 0.382 GB/s
min: 0.159     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (8%)     max: 0.16 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.607     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.672 GB/s
min: 0.272     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.282 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3.8     avg: 4     median: 4 (20%)     max: 4.2 GB/s
min: 1.7     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (9%)     max: 1.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6950     avg: 7196     median: 7184.5 (48%)     max: 7376 Points
min: 2805     avg: 3303     median: 3223 (22%)     max: 3788 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 9.578     avg: 9.9     median: 9.8 (2%)     max: 10.8 Seconds
min: 11.078     avg: 11.1     median: 11.1 (2%)     max: 11.11 Seconds
min: 11.314     avg: 11.5     median: 11.5 (2%)     max: 12 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 21.453     avg: 22.4     median: 22 (1%)     max: 24.2 Seconds
min: 25.141     avg: 25.3     median: 25.3 (1%)     max: 25.626 Seconds
min: 26.072     avg: 26.4     median: 26.3 (1%)     max: 27 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 510.678     avg: 541     median: 534.5 (2%)     max: 579 Seconds
min: 574.493     avg: 589     median: 581 (3%)     max: 617.813 Seconds
min: 595.952     avg: 606     median: 602.1 (3%)     max: 624 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 108410     avg: 122473     median: 114285 (54%)     max: 152910 MIPS
min: 24810     avg: 36025     median: 36025 (17%)     max: 47240 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 84000     avg: 86805     median: 86110 (66%)     max: 91000 MFLOPS
min: 11500     avg: 24640     median: 24640 (19%)     max: 37780 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.7 points (99%)
min: 5     avg: 6.1     median: 6.1 (78%)     max: 7.1 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 24227     avg: 24814     median: 24877 (35%)     max: 25454 Points
min: 8308     avg: 9060     median: 8679 (12%)     max: 10541 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6643     avg: 8382     median: 8490 (42%)     max: 9521 points
min: 6469     avg: 7376     median: 7443 (36%)     max: 7814 points
min: 2930     avg: 3511     median: 3423.5 (17%)     max: 4329 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 43074     avg: 46858     median: 46272 (30%)     max: 50108 Points
min: 36842     avg: 38916     median: 39530 (25%)     max: 40164 Points
min: 14184     avg: 28863     median: 30173 (19%)     max: 35733 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 6255     avg: 6852     median: 6751.5 (17%)     max: 7467 Points
min: 5700     avg: 12608     median: 5975 (15%)     max: 39530 Points
min: 2156     avg: 2700     median: 2600 (7%)     max: 3215 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 8836     avg: 9536     median: 9567 (33%)     max: 10157 Points
min: 8052     avg: 8297     median: 8442 (29%)     max: 8458 Points
min: 3083     avg: 4234     median: 3893 (13%)     max: 9435 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 8144     avg: 8310     median: 8309.5 (67%)     max: 8475 Points
min: 5128     avg: 6656     median: 6656 (54%)     max: 8184 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 7236     avg: 7520     median: 7519.5 (68%)     max: 7803 Points
min: 5175     avg: 6261     median: 6260.5 (57%)     max: 7346 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 12985     avg: 13573     median: 13573 (27%)     max: 14161 Points
min: 6941     avg: 7087     median: 7086.5 (14%)     max: 7232 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 11736     avg: 12223     median: 12222.5 (25%)     max: 12709 Points
min: 6216     avg: 6290     median: 6289.5 (13%)     max: 6363 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 10913     avg: 11363     median: 11362.5 (30%)     max: 11812 Points
min: 6162     avg: 6604     median: 6603.5 (17%)     max: 7045 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
11351 Points (20%)
6078 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3114 Points (65%)
3095 Points (64%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
2138 ms (4%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
258 ms (3%)
94.3 ms (1%)
161 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
15405 Points (29%)
23947 Points (46%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4900MQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4712MQ → 94%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4600U → 65%

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