Intel Core i7-4900MQ vs Intel Core i7-4980HQ vs Intel Core i7-4510U

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 i7-4980HQ

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The Intel Core i7-4980HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops launched in Q3 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 2.8 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). 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 almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Thanks to its higher clock rates, the Core i7-4980HQ is slightly faster than the former 4960HQ. However, the Turbo Boost could be limited by the TDP under long-lasting full load, leading to a slightly lower performance compared to Extreme Editions like the i7-4940MX.

Graphics

The integrated Iris Pro Graphics 5200 GPU offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1300 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. GeForce GT 740M).

Power Consumption

The i7-4980HQ 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 i7-4510U

► remove Intel 4510U

The Intel Core i7-4510U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks launched in Q2 2014. 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 2.0 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz for 1 active core or 2.8 GHz for 2 active cores. That's 100 - 200 MHz more than the i7-4500U (1.8 - 3.0 GHz).

Architektur

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.

Performance

The performance of the Core i7-4510U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i7-3667U. 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.

Graphics

The integrated HD Graphics 4400 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000. However, the HD 4400 is slightly slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other ULV models.

Power Consumption

The i7-4510U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for small ultrabooks 11-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 - 1300 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 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 (200 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz)
$568 U.S.$623 U.S.$393 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4900MQIntel Core i7 4980HQIntel Core i7 4510U

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
641 Points (15%)
min: 670     avg: 694     median: 696 (16%)     max: 715 Points
min: 226     avg: 248     median: 244 (6%)     max: 282 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
145 Points (63%)
min: 151     avg: 154     median: 154 (67%)     max: 155 Points
min: 101     avg: 116     median: 119 (52%)     max: 120 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
min: 7.28     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (17%)     max: 7.7 Points
min: 2.53     avg: 2.8     median: 2.8 (6%)     max: 3 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
min: 1.72     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (68%)     max: 1.74 Points
min: 0.96     avg: 1.3     median: 1.4 (53%)     max: 1.38 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5337     avg: 5478     median: 5470 (56%)     max: 5609
min: 5715     avg: 5755     median: 5737 (59%)     max: 5812
min: 4441     avg: 4485     median: 4486 (46%)     max: 4527
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 18993     avg: 20036     median: 20313 (34%)     max: 20617
min: 20150     avg: 21094     median: 21137 (36%)     max: 21995
min: 7894     avg: 8720     median: 8931 (15%)     max: 9384
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 24686     avg: 25926     median: 25752 (30%)     max: 27537 Points
27949 Points (32%)
min: 5474     avg: 9933     median: 12113 (14%)     max: 12211 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 7112     avg: 7270     median: 7310 (64%)     max: 7395 Points
7603 Points (67%)
min: 3611     avg: 5108     median: 5840 (51%)     max: 5872 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 228     avg: 243     median: 240 (3%)     max: 262.424 s
224 s (3%)
553 s (7%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 7     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (2%)     max: 8.034 s
6.7 s (1%)
17 s (3%)
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
min: 2349     avg: 2432     median: 2474 (25%)     max: 2474
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 38.4     avg: 39.8     median: 38.7 (23%)     max: 42.33 fps
min: 40     avg: 40.7     median: 40.7 (24%)     max: 41.4 fps
min: 16     avg: 16.4     median: 16.4 (10%)     max: 16.78 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 138.495     avg: 153     median: 157 (54%)     max: 162.48 fps
min: 172     avg: 174     median: 174 (60%)     max: 176 fps
min: 88.52     avg: 88.8     median: 88.8 (31%)     max: 89 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.335     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.382 GB/s
0.4 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.146     avg: 0.1     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.15 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.607     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.672 GB/s
0.7 GB/s (1%)
min: 0.26     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.263 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 3.8     avg: 4     median: 4 (0%)     max: 4.2 GB/s
4.5 GB/s (0%)
1.7 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6950     avg: 7196     median: 7184.5 (48%)     max: 7376 Points
7609 Points (51%)
min: 3217     avg: 3427     median: 3341.5 (22%)     max: 3806 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
9.3 s (2%)
12 s (3%)
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
20.9 s (1%)
28 s (1%)
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
481 s (2%)
642 s (3%)
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
64000 MIPS (30%)
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
34340 MFLOPS (26%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
7.7 Points (99%)
7.8 Points (100%)
7.1 Points (91%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 24227     avg: 24814     median: 24877 (35%)     max: 25454 Points
min: 24227     avg: 24813.8     median: 24877 (35%)     max: 25454 Points
min: 24227     avg: 24813.8     median: 24877 (35%)     max: 25454 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 6643     avg: 8382     median: 8490 (38%)     max: 9521 Points
min: 9244     avg: 9906     median: 10201 (46%)     max: 10272 Points
min: 2969     avg: 3561     median: 3690.5 (17%)     max: 3901 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 43074     avg: 46858     median: 46272 (30%)     max: 50108 Points
min: 51129     avg: 51206     median: 51206 (33%)     max: 51283 Points
min: 15548     avg: 29571     median: 32516.5 (21%)     max: 34894 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 6255     avg: 6852     median: 6751.5 (17%)     max: 7467 Points
min: 5722     avg: 6790     median: 7150 (18%)     max: 7497 Points
min: 2149     avg: 2753     median: 2847.5 (7%)     max: 2910 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 8836     avg: 9536     median: 9567 (30%)     max: 10157 Points
min: 9636     avg: 10237     median: 10441 (33%)     max: 10635 Points
min: 3275     avg: 3980     median: 4089 (13%)     max: 4175 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
5333 Points (43%)
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
5363 Points (49%)
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
6647 Points (13%)
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
5827 Points (12%)
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
5971 Points (16%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
258 ms (3%)
73.1 ms (1%)
min: 96.6     avg: 103     median: 100.2 (1%)     max: 113.7 ms

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

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4980HQ → 105% n=34

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4510U → 64% n=34

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