Intel Core i7-4900MQ vs Intel Core i7-4860HQ vs Intel Core i7-4558U

Intel Core i7-4900MQ

► remove from comparison 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 i7-4860HQ

► remove from comparison Intel 4860HQ

The Intel Core i7-4860HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops launched in Q1 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 2.4 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). The 2C/4C Turbo clocks have not been confirmed yet. 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 i7-4850HQ, the 4860HQ is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is similar to the Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3840QM. 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 i7-4860HQ 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 i7-4558U

► remove from comparison 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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Series: 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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iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz)
$568 U.S.$434 U.S.$454 U.S.
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Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4900MQ +
641 Points (15%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4900MQ +
145 Points (63%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 6.96     avg: 7.2     median: 7.1 (16%)     max: 7.45 Points
6.9 Points (16%)
3.5 Points (8%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 1.66     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (65%)     max: 1.7 Points
87%
1 4558U +
1.5 Points (57%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 5337     avg: 5478     median: 5470 (56%)     max: 5609 Points
88%
1 4558U +
4793 Points (49%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 18993     avg: 20036     median: 20313 (34%)     max: 20617 Points
51%
1 4558U +
10305 Points (17%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 24686     avg: 25926     median: 25752 (30%)     max: 27537 Points
54%
1 4558U +
13800 Points (16%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 7112     avg: 7270     median: 7310 (68%)     max: 7395 Points
87%
1 4558U +
6339 Points (59%)
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 228     avg: 243     median: 240 (3%)     max: 262.424 seconds
97%
1 4558U +
511 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 7     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (2%)     max: 8.034 seconds
98%
1 4558U +
16.3 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 4912     avg: 5048     median: 5047.5 (52%)     max: 5183 KB/s
53%
1 4558U +
2671 KB/s (27%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 38.4     avg: 39.8     median: 38.7 (23%)     max: 42.33 fps
53%
1 4558U +
20.4 fps (12%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 138.495     avg: 153     median: 157 (54%)     max: 162.48 fps
68%
1 4558U +
107 fps (37%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
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 - Twofish Mean 100MB
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 - AES Mean 100MB
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 - CPU Score
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 6950     avg: 7196     median: 7184.5 (48%)     max: 7376 Points
59%
1 4558U +
4264 Points (29%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 9.578     avg: 9.9     median: 9.8 (2%)     max: 10.8 Seconds
100%
1 4558U +
11.2 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 21.453     avg: 22.4     median: 22 (1%)     max: 24.2 Seconds
100%
1 4558U +
25.7 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 510.678     avg: 541     median: 534.5 (2%)     max: 579 Seconds
100%
1 4558U +
585 Seconds (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 108410     avg: 122473     median: 114285 (54%)     max: 152910 MIPS
63%
1 4558U +
72000 MIPS (34%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 84000     avg: 86805     median: 86110 (66%)     max: 91000 MFLOPS
48%
1 4558U +
41240 MFLOPS (32%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 4900MQ +
7.7 points (99%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 24227     avg: 24814     median: 24877 (35%)     max: 25454 Points
44%
1 4558U +
11049 Points (15%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 6643     avg: 8382     median: 8490 (38%)     max: 9521 points
48%
1 4558U +
4037 points (18%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 43074     avg: 46858     median: 46272 (30%)     max: 50108 Points
72%
1 4558U +
33266 Points (21%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 6255     avg: 6852     median: 6751.5 (17%)     max: 7467 Points
44%
1 4558U +
2998 Points (8%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 8836     avg: 9536     median: 9567 (30%)     max: 10157 Points
48%
1 4558U +
4549 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Total Score
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 10913     avg: 11363     median: 11362.5 (30%)     max: 11812 Points
64%
1 4558U +
7300 Points (19%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4558U +
6519 Points (12%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4558U +
3120 Points (64%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4900MQ +
258 ms (3%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4900MQ → 100% n=1

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4860HQ → 97% n=1

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4558U → 49% n=1

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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