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Intel Core i7-4930MX vs Intel Core i7-4700MQ

Intel Core i7-4930MX

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The Intel Core i7-4930MX is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops and successor of the i7-3940XM. It is based on the Haswell architecture and was launched in Q2/2013. 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 3.0 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.7 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.8 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.9 GHz (for 1 active core). Furthermore, the Extreme CPUs offer an unlocked multiplicator for easy overclocking.

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.

Due to these changes, the performance per clock has been improved by about 10 percent compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the 4930MX is almost 10 % faster than the former i7-3940XM.

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.

The i7-4930MX 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 i7-4700MQ

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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.

ModelIntel Core i7-4930MXIntel Core i7-4700MQ
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i7
CodenameHaswellHaswell
Series: Core i7 Haswell
Intel Core i7-4940MX compare3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4930MX « 3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4980HQ compare2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4910MQ compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4900MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4960HQ compare2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4810MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4870HQ compare2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4800MQ compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4950HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4860HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4720HQ compare2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4850HQ compare2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4710HQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4710MQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4770HQ compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4700HQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4760HQ compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4722HQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4712HQ compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4712MQ compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4750HQ compare2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4702HQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4702MQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4610M compare3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4600M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4578U compare3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4558U compare2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4600U compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4650U compare1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4510U compare2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4500U compare1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4550U compare1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4610Y compare1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4940MX compare3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4980HQ compare2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4910MQ compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4900MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4960HQ compare2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4810MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4870HQ compare2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4800MQ compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4950HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4860HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4720HQ compare2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4850HQ compare2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4710HQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4710MQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4770HQ compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4700HQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4700MQ « 2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4760HQ compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4722HQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4712HQ compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4712MQ compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4750HQ compare2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4702HQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4702MQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4610M compare3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4600M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4578U compare3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4558U compare2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4600U compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4650U compare1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4510U compare2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4500U compare1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4550U compare1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-4610Y compare1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock3000 - 3900 MHz2400 - 3400 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB
L3 Cache8 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 84 / 8
TDP57 Watt47 Watt
Transistors1400 Million1400 Million
Technology22 nm22 nm
Die Size177 mm2177 mm2
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketrPGArPGA
FeaturesHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 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 - 1350 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$1096 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 4930MXIntel Core i7 4700MQ

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
736 Points (8%)
min: 532     avg: 614     median: 631 (7%)     max: 645 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
150 Points (46%)
min: 124     avg: 132.1     median: 132 (40%)     max: 136 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 6.97     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (11%)     max: 7.89 Points
min: 5.22     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (10%)     max: 7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.64     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (5%)     max: 1.85 Points
min: 1.27     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (5%)     max: 1.54 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5508     avg: 5646     median: 5635 (46%)     max: 5778 Points
min: 3573     avg: 4861     median: 4934 (40%)     max: 5031 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 20341     avg: 20852     median: 20812 (24%)     max: 21587 Points
min: 14079     avg: 18337     median: 19019 (22%)     max: 19497 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 25287     avg: 26971     median: 27077 (19%)     max: 28334 Points
min: 19383     avg: 23867     median: 24469 (18%)     max: 24869 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 7320     avg: 7543     median: 7491.5 (41%)     max: 7854 Points
min: 6281     avg: 6498     median: 6518.5 (36%)     max: 6663 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 212.1     avg: 227     median: 224 (3%)     max: 240.6 s
min: 237.4     avg: 293.5     median: 271.5 (3%)     max: 450.2 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 6.812     avg: 7.3     median: 7.2 (1%)     max: 7.613 s
min: 7.628     avg: 9.3     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 14.3 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 3377     avg: 4714     median: 4984.5 (29%)     max: 5511 Points
min: 3777     avg: 4201     median: 4266 (25%)     max: 4561 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 41.84     avg: 42.7     median: 42.3 (15%)     max: 44.45 fps
min: 17.35     avg: 36.5     median: 38.7 (14%)     max: 39.71 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 162.3     avg: 165.6     median: 164.3 (39%)     max: 171.5 fps
min: 125.6     avg: 144.9     median: 148 (35%)     max: 152.6 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.356     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.375 GB/s
min: 0.269     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.343 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.639     avg: 0.7     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.679 GB/s
min: 0.461     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.606 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 3.6     avg: 4     median: 4 (0%)     max: 4.1 GB/s
min: 3     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (0%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6647     avg: 7365     median: 7456 (16%)     max: 7838 Points
min: 5245     avg: 6537     median: 6872 (15%)     max: 6981 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 9     avg: 9.4     median: 9.5 (2%)     max: 9.687 s
min: 10     avg: 11.1     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 19.63 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 20.95     avg: 21.2     median: 21.1 (1%)     max: 21.43 s
min: 24     avg: 25.6     median: 24.8 (1%)     max: 41.41 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 502     avg: 518     median: 512 (2%)     max: 535 s
min: 564     avg: 596     median: 576 (3%)     max: 839 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 154750     avg: 155190     median: 155190 (74%)     max: 155630 MIPS
min: 90920     avg: 114085     median: 110766 (53%)     max: 145700 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 83100     avg: 84050     median: 84050 (64%)     max: 85000 MFLOPS
min: 66380     avg: 78701     median: 81415 (62%)     max: 84121 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
min: 7.6     avg: 7.7     median: 7.7 (98%)     max: 7.7 Points
7.6 Points (97%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 23676     avg: 25468     median: 25519.5 (24%)     max: 26905 Points
min: 17838     avg: 22130     median: 22915 (21%)     max: 23868 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 7943     avg: 8825     median: 8727.5 (24%)     max: 9541 Points
min: 5187     avg: 7208     median: 7360.5 (20%)     max: 8517 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 45810     avg: 47214     median: 47118.5 (30%)     max: 49005 Points
min: 32842     avg: 41546     median: 42954.5 (28%)     max: 44189 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 36671     avg: 41916     median: 43135 (36%)     max: 43507 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 6672     avg: 6919     median: 6842 (17%)     max: 7240 Points
min: 4683     avg: 6117     median: 6335 (16%)     max: 6642 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 8979     avg: 9603     median: 9668.5 (18%)     max: 10099 Points
min: 6241     avg: 8602     median: 8906 (16%)     max: 9104 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 12008     avg: 12014     median: 12013.5 (21%)     max: 12019 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4700MQ +
min: 3185     avg: 3234     median: 3233.5 (63%)     max: 3282 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
8877 Points (72%)
min: 5128     avg: 7459     median: 7748 (62%)     max: 8901 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
8313 Points (75%)
min: 5070     avg: 6903     median: 7323 (66%)     max: 7942 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
13849 Points (27%)
min: 12277     avg: 12491     median: 12497 (24%)     max: 12677 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
12532 Points (25%)
min: 11008     avg: 11270     median: 11266 (23%)     max: 11428 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
11783 Points (31%)
min: 9754     avg: 10442     median: 10614 (28%)     max: 10740 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4700MQ +
4184 ms (5%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4930MX → 100% n=33

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700MQ → 91% n=33

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