Intel Core i7-4900MQ vs Intel Core i7-4940MX vs Intel Core i7-4700HQ

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 i7-4940MX

► remove Intel 4940MX

The Intel Core i7-4940MX is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops and successor of the i7-4930MX. It is based on the Haswell architecture and was launched in Q1/2014. 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 3.1 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.8 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.9 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 4.0 GHz (for 1 active core). Furthermore, the Extreme CPUs offer an unlocked multiplicator for easy overclocking.

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, increasing the performance per clock by about 5 - 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Compared to the Core i7-4930MX, the 4940MX is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is similar to the Desktop Core i7-4770K. 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 1350 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000. This is slightly slower than the AMD Radeon HD 8650G, but similar to a dedicated GeForce GT 720M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4940MX is rated at a TDP of 57 W including graphics card, memory controller and VRMs.  Therefore, the CPU is only suited for laptops 17-inches or greater.

Intel Core i7-4700HQ

► remove Intel 4700HQ

The Intel Core i7-4700HQ 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 i7-4700HQ 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 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

The i7-4700HQ 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-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 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 HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz)
$568 U.S.$1096 U.S.$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4900MQIntel Core i7 4940MXIntel Core i7 4700HQ

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
641 Points (15%)
708 Points (16%)
min: 464     avg: 611     median: 637 (15%)     max: 643 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
145 Points (65%)
157 Points (70%)
min: 106     avg: 130     median: 132 (59%)     max: 135 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 6.96     avg: 7.2     median: 7.1 (16%)     max: 7.45 Points
7.6 Points (17%)
min: 5.24     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (16%)     max: 7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.66     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (65%)     max: 1.7 Points
1.8 Points (69%)
min: 1.24     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (58%)     max: 1.55 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5337     avg: 5478     median: 5470 (56%)     max: 5609 Points
5853 Points (60%)
min: 4716     avg: 4886     median: 4895 (50%)     max: 5003 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 18993     avg: 20036     median: 20313 (34%)     max: 20617 Points
21022 Points (35%)
min: 14329     avg: 18170     median: 18609 (31%)     max: 19260 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 24686     avg: 25926     median: 25752 (30%)     max: 27537 Points
26547 Points (31%)
min: 18887     avg: 23512     median: 24321 (28%)     max: 24774 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 7112     avg: 7270     median: 7310 (68%)     max: 7395 Points
7696 Points (72%)
min: 6088     avg: 6408     median: 6474.5 (60%)     max: 6612 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
min: 228     avg: 243     median: 240 (3%)     max: 262.424 seconds
219 seconds (3%)
min: 237.813     avg: 303     median: 291.1 (3%)     max: 390.645 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
min: 7     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (2%)     max: 8.034 seconds
7 seconds (1%)
min: 7.592     avg: 9.1     median: 8.1 (2%)     max: 12.438 seconds
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 4912     avg: 5048     median: 5047.5 (52%)     max: 5183 KB/s
86%
1 4700HQ +
4325 KB/s (44%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 38.4     avg: 39.8     median: 38.7 (23%)     max: 42.33 fps
42.9 fps (26%)
min: 29.7     avg: 34.4     median: 34 (20%)     max: 39.52 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 138.495     avg: 153     median: 157 (54%)     max: 162.48 fps
167 fps (58%)
min: 121.8     avg: 136     median: 141 (49%)     max: 145.55 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.335     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.382 GB/s
0.4 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.33     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.341 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.607     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.672 GB/s
0.7 GB/s (1%)
min: 0.576     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.603 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3.8     avg: 4     median: 4 (0%)     max: 4.2 GB/s
4.1 GB/s (0%)
min: 3.7     avg: 3.8     median: 3.8 (0%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 6950     avg: 7196     median: 7184.5 (48%)     max: 7376 Points
7678 Points (51%)
min: 5232     avg: 6572     median: 6758.5 (45%)     max: 6968 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 9.578     avg: 9.9     median: 9.8 (2%)     max: 10.8 Seconds
9.3 Seconds (2%)
min: 10     avg: 10.6     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 10.86 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
min: 21.453     avg: 22.4     median: 22 (1%)     max: 24.2 Seconds
20.7 Seconds (1%)
min: 24     avg: 24.6     median: 24.7 (1%)     max: 24.969 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
min: 510.678     avg: 541     median: 534.5 (2%)     max: 579 Seconds
491 Seconds (2%)
min: 569.349     avg: 576     median: 574 (3%)     max: 587 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 108410     avg: 122473     median: 114285 (54%)     max: 152910 MIPS
96%
1 4700HQ +
min: 109400     avg: 121793     median: 110220 (52%)     max: 145760 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 84000     avg: 86805     median: 86110 (66%)     max: 91000 MFLOPS
91%
1 4700HQ +
min: 58480     avg: 72660     median: 78160 (60%)     max: 81340 MFLOPS
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
91%
1 4700HQ +
min: 17427     avg: 21972     median: 22672.5 (32%)     max: 23555 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6643     avg: 8382     median: 8490 (38%)     max: 9521 points
9402 points (42%)
min: 4232     avg: 7082     median: 7432.5 (34%)     max: 7903 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 43074     avg: 46858     median: 46272 (30%)     max: 50108 Points
49770 Points (32%)
min: 31331     avg: 42188     median: 42962 (28%)     max: 44252 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4700HQ +
min: 41763     avg: 42673     median: 42672.5 (51%)     max: 43582 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 6255     avg: 6852     median: 6751.5 (17%)     max: 7467 Points
7082 Points (18%)
min: 4400     avg: 5985     median: 6345 (16%)     max: 6505 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 8836     avg: 9536     median: 9567 (30%)     max: 10157 Points
9870 Points (31%)
min: 6713     avg: 8718     median: 8903 (28%)     max: 9085 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 8144     avg: 8310     median: 8309.5 (67%)     max: 8475 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 7236     avg: 7520     median: 7519.5 (68%)     max: 7803 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 12985     avg: 13573     median: 13573 (27%)     max: 14161 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 11736     avg: 12223     median: 12222.5 (25%)     max: 12709 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 4900MQ +
min: 10913     avg: 11363     median: 11362.5 (30%)     max: 11812 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4700HQ +
11900 Points (21%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4700HQ +
3156 Points (65%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 4700HQ +
1761 ms (3%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4900MQ +
258 ms (3%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 4700HQ +
4644 Points (9%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4900MQ → 100% n=23

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4940MX → 105% n=23

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700HQ → 94% n=23

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