Intel Core i7-4900MQ vs Intel Core i7-4850HQ vs Intel Core i7-4720HQ

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 i7-4850HQ

► remove Intel 4850HQ

The Intel Core i7-4850HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops 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 2.3 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.4 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.5 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 i7-4750HQ, the 4850HQ is clocked 300 MHz higher and therefore somewhat faster. Overall, the 4850HQ matches the slightly higher clocked i7-3740QM. 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 (with Turbo Boost), 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, e.g. the GeForce GT 740M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4850HQ 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 i7-4720HQ

► remove Intel 4720HQ

The Intel Core i7-4720HQ 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 2.6 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.5 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.6 GHz (for 1 active core). Compared to the previous i7-4710HQ, the i7-4720HQ is clocked exactly 100 MHz higher.

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 i7-4720HQ is similar to the Core i7-4860HQ or the Ivy Bridge-based i7-3840QM. Even extremly 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 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000 and comparable to a dedicated GeForce 820M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4720HQ 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.

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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 - 1200 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 - 1200 MHz)
$568 U.S.$468 U.S.$378 U.S.
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
641 Points (15%)
578 Points (13%)
min: 491     avg: 628     median: 642 (15%)     max: 678 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
145 Points (63%)
133 Points (58%)
min: 108     avg: 136     median: 138 (60%)     max: 144 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 6.96     avg: 7.2     median: 7.1 (16%)     max: 7.45 Points
6.2 Points (14%)
min: 5.48     avg: 6.9     median: 7 (16%)     max: 7.37 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.66     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (65%)     max: 1.7 Points
1.5 Points (58%)
min: 1.13     avg: 1.5     median: 1.6 (61%)     max: 1.61 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5337     avg: 5478     median: 5470 (56%)     max: 5609
6640 (68%)
min: 5040     avg: 5155     median: 5145 (53%)     max: 5347
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 18993     avg: 20036     median: 20313 (34%)     max: 20617
22559 (38%)
min: 16073     avg: 19181     median: 19580 (33%)     max: 20120
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 24686     avg: 25926     median: 25752 (30%)     max: 27537 Points
min: 24686     avg: 25926.4     median: 25752 (30%)     max: 27537 Points
min: 21986     avg: 24799     median: 25500 (30%)     max: 26382 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 7112     avg: 7270     median: 7310 (64%)     max: 7395 Points
min: 7112     avg: 7269.6     median: 7310 (64%)     max: 7395 Points
min: 6519     avg: 6775     median: 6732 (59%)     max: 6964 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 228     avg: 243     median: 240 (3%)     max: 262.424 s
min: 228     avg: 242.6     median: 240 (3%)     max: 262.424 s
min: 221.718     avg: 245     median: 240.8 (3%)     max: 287.149 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 7     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (2%)     max: 8.034 s
min: 7     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (2%)     max: 8.034 s
min: 7.154     avg: 7.5     median: 7.3 (1%)     max: 8.124 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 4912     avg: 5048     median: 5047.5 (52%)     max: 5183
min: 4912     avg: 5047.5     median: 5047.5 (52%)     max: 5183
4281 (44%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 38.4     avg: 39.8     median: 38.7 (23%)     max: 42.33 fps
min: 38.4     avg: 39.8     median: 38.7 (23%)     max: 42.33 fps
min: 32     avg: 37.7     median: 37.8 (23%)     max: 41 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 138.495     avg: 153     median: 157 (54%)     max: 162.48 fps
min: 138.495     avg: 152.7     median: 157 (54%)     max: 162.48 fps
min: 117     avg: 149     median: 152.4 (53%)     max: 159.31 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.335     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.382 GB/s
min: 0.335     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.382 GB/s
min: 0.342     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.364 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.607     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.672 GB/s
min: 0.607     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.672 GB/s
min: 0.602     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.645 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 3.8     avg: 4     median: 4 (0%)     max: 4.2 GB/s
min: 3.8     avg: 4     median: 4 (0%)     max: 4.2 GB/s
min: 2.5     avg: 3.7     median: 3.9 (0%)     max: 4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6950     avg: 7196     median: 7184.5 (48%)     max: 7376 Points
min: 6950     avg: 7196     median: 7184.5 (48%)     max: 7376 Points
min: 6222     avg: 6922     median: 6930 (46%)     max: 7380 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
min: 9.578     avg: 9.9     median: 9.8 (2%)     max: 10.8 s
min: 10     avg: 10.4     median: 10.3 (2%)     max: 10.719 s
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: 21.453     avg: 22.4     median: 22 (1%)     max: 24.2 s
min: 23.438     avg: 24     median: 23.9 (1%)     max: 24.643 s
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: 510.678     avg: 540.9     median: 534.5 (2%)     max: 579 s
min: 543     avg: 562     median: 563.1 (3%)     max: 581.396 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 108410     avg: 122473     median: 114285 (54%)     max: 152910 MIPS
min: 108410     avg: 122472.5     median: 114285 (54%)     max: 152910 MIPS
min: 108410     avg: 122472.5     median: 114285 (54%)     max: 152910 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 84000     avg: 86805     median: 86110 (66%)     max: 91000 MFLOPS
min: 84000     avg: 86805     median: 86110 (66%)     max: 91000 MFLOPS
min: 84000     avg: 86805     median: 86110 (66%)     max: 91000 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
7.7 Points (99%)
7.7 Points (99%)
7.7 Points (99%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 24227     avg: 24814     median: 24877 (35%)     max: 25454 Points
21681 Points (30%)
min: 22350     avg: 23619     median: 23618.5 (33%)     max: 24887 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 6643     avg: 8382     median: 8490 (38%)     max: 9521 Points
8151 Points (37%)
min: 5596     avg: 7529     median: 7718 (35%)     max: 8384 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 43074     avg: 46858     median: 46272 (30%)     max: 50108 Points
44622 Points (29%)
min: 29156     avg: 41134     median: 42684 (27%)     max: 46247 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 6255     avg: 6852     median: 6751.5 (17%)     max: 7467 Points
5812 Points (15%)
min: 4159     avg: 5981     median: 6048 (15%)     max: 6845 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 8836     avg: 9536     median: 9567 (30%)     max: 10157 Points
8754 Points (27%)
min: 6388     avg: 8643     median: 9059 (28%)     max: 9561 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
min: 8144     avg: 8310     median: 8309.5 (67%)     max: 8475 Points
min: 8144     avg: 8309.5     median: 8309.5 (67%)     max: 8475 Points
min: 8144     avg: 8309.5     median: 8309.5 (67%)     max: 8475 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
min: 7236     avg: 7520     median: 7519.5 (68%)     max: 7803 Points
min: 7236     avg: 7519.5     median: 7519.5 (68%)     max: 7803 Points
min: 7236     avg: 7519.5     median: 7519.5 (68%)     max: 7803 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
min: 12985     avg: 13573     median: 13573 (27%)     max: 14161 Points
min: 12985     avg: 13573     median: 13573 (27%)     max: 14161 Points
min: 12985     avg: 13573     median: 13573 (27%)     max: 14161 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
min: 11736     avg: 12223     median: 12222.5 (25%)     max: 12709 Points
min: 11736     avg: 12222.5     median: 12222.5 (25%)     max: 12709 Points
min: 11736     avg: 12222.5     median: 12222.5 (25%)     max: 12709 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
min: 10913     avg: 11363     median: 11362.5 (30%)     max: 11812 Points
min: 10913     avg: 11362.5     median: 11362.5 (30%)     max: 11812 Points
min: 10913     avg: 11362.5     median: 11362.5 (30%)     max: 11812 Points
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
258 ms (3%)
258.2 ms (3%)
min: 81.1     avg: 98.1     median: 84.5 (1%)     max: 180.4 ms

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4900MQ → 100% n=34

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4850HQ → 98% n=34

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4720HQ → 97% n=34

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