Intel Core i7-4900MQ vs Intel Core i7-4860HQ vs Intel Core i7-4700MQ

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 i7-4860HQ

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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 i7-4700MQ

► remove Intel 4700MQ

The Intel Core i7-4700MQ 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 2.4 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.3 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.4 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 i7-4700MQ 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 i7-3740QM.

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.

The i7-4700MQ 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 - 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)
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
641 Points (15%)
min: 532     avg: 614     median: 631 (14%)     max: 645 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
145 Points (67%)
min: 124     avg: 132     median: 132 (61%)     max: 136 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 6.96     avg: 7.2     median: 7.1 (18%)     max: 7.45 Points
6.9 Points (18%)
min: 5.22     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (18%)     max: 7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.66     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (68%)     max: 1.7 Points
min: 1.27     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (61%)     max: 1.54 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5337     avg: 5478     median: 5470 (56%)     max: 5609 Points
min: 3573     avg: 4861     median: 4934 (51%)     max: 5031 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 18993     avg: 20036     median: 20313 (34%)     max: 20617 Points
min: 14079     avg: 18337     median: 19019 (32%)     max: 19497 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 24686     avg: 25926     median: 25752 (34%)     max: 27537 Points
min: 19383     avg: 23867     median: 24469 (32%)     max: 24869 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 7112     avg: 7270     median: 7310 (68%)     max: 7395 Points
min: 6281     avg: 6498     median: 6518.5 (61%)     max: 6663 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 228     avg: 243     median: 240 (3%)     max: 262.424 seconds
min: 237.425     avg: 293     median: 271.5 (3%)     max: 450.237 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (2%)     max: 8.034 seconds
min: 7.628     avg: 9.3     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 14.295 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 4912     avg: 5048     median: 5047.5 (59%)     max: 5183 KB/s
min: 3777     avg: 4201     median: 4266 (50%)     max: 4561 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 38.4     avg: 39.8     median: 38.7 (25%)     max: 42.33 fps
min: 17.35     avg: 36.5     median: 38.7 (25%)     max: 39.71 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 138.495     avg: 153     median: 157 (56%)     max: 162.48 fps
min: 125.58     avg: 145     median: 148 (53%)     max: 152.6 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.335     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (19%)     max: 0.382 GB/s
min: 0.269     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (18%)     max: 0.343 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.607     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.672 GB/s
min: 0.461     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.606 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3.8     avg: 4     median: 4 (20%)     max: 4.2 GB/s
min: 3     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (19%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6950     avg: 7196     median: 7184.5 (48%)     max: 7376 Points
min: 5245     avg: 6537     median: 6872 (46%)     max: 6981 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 9.578     avg: 9.9     median: 9.8 (2%)     max: 10.8 Seconds
min: 10     avg: 11.1     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 19.628 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 21.453     avg: 22.4     median: 22 (1%)     max: 24.2 Seconds
min: 24     avg: 25.6     median: 24.8 (1%)     max: 41.408 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 510.678     avg: 541     median: 534.5 (2%)     max: 579 Seconds
min: 563.819     avg: 596     median: 576 (3%)     max: 838.996 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 108410     avg: 122473     median: 114285 (54%)     max: 152910 MIPS
min: 90920     avg: 114085     median: 110766 (53%)     max: 145700 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 84000     avg: 86805     median: 86110 (66%)     max: 91000 MFLOPS
min: 66380     avg: 78701     median: 81415 (62%)     max: 84121 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.7 points (99%)
7.6 points (97%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 24227     avg: 24814     median: 24877 (35%)     max: 25454 Points
min: 17838     avg: 22130     median: 22915 (32%)     max: 23868 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6643     avg: 8382     median: 8490 (42%)     max: 9521 points
min: 5187     avg: 7208     median: 7360.5 (36%)     max: 8517 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 43074     avg: 46858     median: 46272 (30%)     max: 50108 Points
min: 32842     avg: 41546     median: 42954.5 (28%)     max: 44189 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 36671     avg: 41916     median: 43135 (51%)     max: 43507 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 6255     avg: 6852     median: 6751.5 (17%)     max: 7467 Points
min: 4683     avg: 6117     median: 6335 (16%)     max: 6642 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 8836     avg: 9536     median: 9567 (33%)     max: 10157 Points
min: 6241     avg: 8602     median: 8906 (30%)     max: 9104 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 8144     avg: 8310     median: 8309.5 (67%)     max: 8475 Points
min: 5128     avg: 7459     median: 7748 (62%)     max: 8901 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 7236     avg: 7520     median: 7519.5 (68%)     max: 7803 Points
min: 5070     avg: 6903     median: 7323 (66%)     max: 7942 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 12985     avg: 13573     median: 13573 (27%)     max: 14161 Points
min: 12277     avg: 12491     median: 12497 (24%)     max: 12677 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 11736     avg: 12223     median: 12222.5 (25%)     max: 12709 Points
min: 11008     avg: 11270     median: 11266 (23%)     max: 11428 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 10913     avg: 11363     median: 11362.5 (30%)     max: 11812 Points
min: 9754     avg: 10442     median: 10614 (28%)     max: 10740 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 12008     avg: 12014     median: 12013.5 (21%)     max: 12019 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3185     avg: 3234     median: 3233.5 (67%)     max: 3282 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
4184 ms (7%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
258 ms (3%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4900MQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4860HQ → 97%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700MQ → 95%

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