Intel Core i7-4900MQ vs Intel Core i7-4760HQ vs Intel Core i7-4702MQ

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 i7-4760HQ

► remove Intel 4760HQ

The Intel Core i7-4760HQ 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 2.1 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.2 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.3 GHz (for 1 active core). A special feature is the fast integrated graphics unit (GT3e) with additional eDRAM memory (128 MB, 77 mm², on-Package, 102 GB/s).

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 i7-4760HQ is almost 10 percent above a similarly clocked Ivy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is just slightly below the Core i7-3720QM.

The integrated Iris Pro Graphics 5200 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1200 MHz (with Turbo Boost), making it significantly faster than the HD 4000 or HD 4600. The additional eDRAM memory further improves the performance. As a result, the Iris Pro competes with dedicated mid-range graphics cards, e.g. the GeForce GT 740M.

The i7-4760HQ 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 i7-4702MQ

► remove Intel 4702MQ

The Intel Core i7-4702MQ 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 2.2 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.1 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.2 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 i7-4702MQ 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 i7-3630QM.

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 Watt, the Core i7-4702MQ is specified at the level of mobile dual-core CPUs. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i7.

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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-NIIris 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 HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
$568 U.S.$434 U.S.$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4900MQIntel Core i7 4760HQIntel Core i7 4702MQ

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
641 Points (15%)
min: 509     avg: 555     median: 575 (13%)     max: 588 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
145 Points (67%)
min: 120     avg: 124     median: 124 (57%)     max: 128 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 6     avg: 7.2     median: 7 (16%)     max: 7 Points
6.5 Points (15%)
min: 5     avg: 6.1     median: 6 (14%)     max: 6 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.7 Points (84%)
1.5 Points (73%)
1.4 Points (70%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5337     avg: 5478     median: 5470 (56%)     max: 5609 Points
min: 4529     avg: 4641.4     median: 4656 (48%)     max: 4748 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 18993     avg: 20036.4     median: 20313 (31%)     max: 20617 Points
min: 15152     avg: 16779     median: 17388 (27%)     max: 17681 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 24686     avg: 25926.4     median: 25752 (34%)     max: 27537 Points
min: 19148     avg: 21635.6     median: 22311 (29%)     max: 22675 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 7112     avg: 7269.6     median: 7310 (71%)     max: 7395 Points
min: 5915     avg: 6122.4     median: 6149 (59%)     max: 6264 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 228     avg: 242.6     median: 239 (3%)     max: 262 seconds
min: 264     avg: 307.8     median: 282 (3%)     max: 402 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7     avg: 7.6     median: 7 (1%)     max: 8 seconds
min: 8     avg: 9.8     median: 9 (2%)     max: 12 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 4912     avg: 5047.5     median: 5047 (59%)     max: 5183 KB/s
min: 4185     avg: 4250.7     median: 4223 (50%)     max: 4344 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 38     avg: 39.8     median: 38 (21%)     max: 42 fps
min: 31     avg: 33.7     median: 33 (19%)     max: 36 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 138     avg: 152.7     median: 157 (58%)     max: 162 fps
min: 128     avg: 131.8     median: 130 (48%)     max: 138 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (18%)
0.3 GB/s (15%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.6 GB/s (21%)
0.5 GB/s (18%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3     avg: 4     median: 3 (15%)     max: 4 GB/s
3.2 GB/s (16%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6950     avg: 7196     median: 7184 (48%)     max: 7376 Points
min: 5814     avg: 6212.3     median: 6285 (42%)     max: 6376 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 9     avg: 9.9     median: 9 (2%)     max: 10 Seconds
min: 11     avg: 12.7     median: 11 (2%)     max: 20 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 21     avg: 22.4     median: 22 (1%)     max: 24 Seconds
min: 25     avg: 28.8     median: 26 (1%)     max: 45 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 510     avg: 540.9     median: 534 (2%)     max: 579 Seconds
min: 584     avg: 606.8     median: 601 (3%)     max: 636 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 108410     avg: 122472     median: 114285 (54%)     max: 152910 MIPS
min: 101870     avg: 115935     median: 115935 (55%)     max: 130000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 84000     avg: 86805     median: 86110 (66%)     max: 91000 MFLOPS
min: 74180     avg: 74395     median: 74395 (57%)     max: 74610 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.7 points (110%)
7.6 points (109%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 24227     avg: 24813.8     median: 24877 (35%)     max: 25454 Points
min: 18922     avg: 20482.5     median: 20620 (29%)     max: 21482 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6643     avg: 8381.9     median: 8490 (44%)     max: 9521 points
min: 5435     avg: 6285.3     median: 6366 (33%)     max: 7092 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 43074     avg: 46857.8     median: 46272 (30%)     max: 50108 Points
min: 33875     avg: 37205.9     median: 38367 (25%)     max: 39567 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
39206 Points (47%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 6255     avg: 6851.7     median: 6751 (17%)     max: 7467 Points
min: 4944     avg: 5543.4     median: 5640 (14%)     max: 5860 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 8836     avg: 9535.6     median: 9567 (29%)     max: 10157 Points
min: 6591     avg: 7692     median: 7974 (25%)     max: 8161 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 8144     avg: 8309.5     median: 8309 (67%)     max: 8475 Points
7361 Points (59%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 7236     avg: 7519.5     median: 7519 (68%)     max: 7803 Points
6959 Points (63%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 12985     avg: 13573     median: 13573 (23%)     max: 14161 Points
11281 Points (19%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 11736     avg: 12222.5     median: 12222 (21%)     max: 12709 Points
10311 Points (18%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 10913     avg: 11362.5     median: 11362 (26%)     max: 11812 Points
9685 Points (22%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
9180 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2753 Points (56%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
258.2 ms (3%)
110.3 ms (1%)
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
110 ms (1%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4900MQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4760HQ → 93%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4702MQ → 91%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)