Intel Core i7-4930MX vs Intel Core i7-4850HQ vs Intel Core i7-4500U

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 i7-4850HQ

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The Intel Core i7-4850HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops 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 2.3 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.4 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.5 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 5 - 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Compared to the Core i7-4750HQ, the 4850HQ is clocked 300 MHz higher and therefore somewhat faster. Overall, the 4850HQ matches the slightly higher clocked i7-3740QM. 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 (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. the GeForce GT 740M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4850HQ 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 i7-4500U

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The Intel Core i7-4500U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for 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 1.8 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz for 1 active core or 2.7 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 i7-4500U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i7-3537U. 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 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 significantly slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other ULV models.

The i7-4500U 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 - 1350 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 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz)Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz)
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
736 Points (211%)
578 Points (166%)
min: 166     avg: 251     median: 260 (75%)     max: 274 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
150 Points (104%)
133 Points (92%)
min: 72     avg: 113     median: 116 (81%)     max: 120 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 6.97     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (196%)     max: 7.89 Points
6.2 Points (161%)
min: 1.99     avg: 2.7     median: 2.8 (72%)     max: 2.96 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.64     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (106%)     max: 1.85 Points
1.5 Points (91%)
min: 0.79     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (80%)     max: 1.34 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5508     avg: 5646     median: 5635 (77%)     max: 5778 Points
6640 Points (90%)
min: 3923     avg: 4316     median: 4343 (59%)     max: 4451 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 20341     avg: 20851.8     median: 20812 (139%)     max: 21587 Points
22559 Points (151%)
min: 6843     avg: 8530     median: 8700 (58%)     max: 9095 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 25287     avg: 26970.8     median: 27077 (176%)     max: 28334 Points
min: 8643     avg: 11042     median: 11256 (73%)     max: 11827 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 7320     avg: 7543     median: 7491.5 (83%)     max: 7854 Points
min: 5284     avg: 5707     median: 5764 (64%)     max: 5897 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 212.106     avg: 227     median: 224 (3%)     max: 240.568 seconds
min: 566.179     avg: 646     median: 629.9 (7%)     max: 745.727 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 6.812     avg: 7.3     median: 7.2 (1%)     max: 7.613 seconds
min: 17.734     avg: 19.8     median: 19.6 (4%)     max: 23.534 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 3377     avg: 4714.3     median: 4984.5 (105%)     max: 5511 KB/s
min: 2143     avg: 2678     median: 2473.5 (52%)     max: 3536 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 41.84     avg: 42.7     median: 42.3 (176%)     max: 44.45 fps
min: 14.09     avg: 16.2     median: 16.4 (68%)     max: 17.26 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 162.255     avg: 165.6     median: 164.3 (136%)     max: 171.5 fps
min: 75.33     avg: 88.9     median: 90.6 (75%)     max: 92.66 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.356     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (37%)     max: 0.375 GB/s
min: 0.117     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (15%)     max: 0.145 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.639     avg: 0.7     median: 0.6 (100%)     max: 0.679 GB/s
min: 0.208     avg: 0.2     median: 0.3 (40%)     max: 0.256 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3.6     avg: 4     median: 4 (182%)     max: 4.1 GB/s
min: 1.3     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (73%)     max: 1.6 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6647     avg: 7365.2     median: 7456 (157%)     max: 7838 Points
min: 2464     avg: 3241     median: 3494 (74%)     max: 3644 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 9     avg: 9.4     median: 9.5 (2%)     max: 9.687 Seconds
min: 12     avg: 13.3     median: 12.7 (3%)     max: 20.12 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 20.953     avg: 21.2     median: 21.1 (1%)     max: 21.428 Seconds
min: 27.781     avg: 31     median: 28.9 (1%)     max: 58.78 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 502     avg: 517.8     median: 512.1 (2%)     max: 535.262 Seconds
min: 631.618     avg: 654     median: 646.7 (3%)     max: 761.85 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 154750     avg: 155190     median: 155190 (224%)     max: 155630 MIPS
min: 46370     avg: 53818     median: 53680 (78%)     max: 61540 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 83100     avg: 84050     median: 84050 (164%)     max: 85000 MFLOPS
min: 33000     avg: 34315     median: 34725 (68%)     max: 34810 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 7.6     avg: 7.7     median: 7.7 (101%)     max: 7.7 points
7.1 points (93%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 23676     avg: 25467.7     median: 25519.5 (105%)     max: 26905 Points
21681 Points (89%)
min: 6321     avg: 8884     median: 9621 (40%)     max: 10014 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 7943     avg: 8825     median: 8727.5 (174%)     max: 9541 points
8151 points (163%)
min: 2453     avg: 3481     median: 3555 (71%)     max: 4132 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 45810     avg: 47214     median: 47118.5 (30%)     max: 49005 Points
44622 Points (29%)
min: 21459     avg: 30211     median: 31596.5 (20%)     max: 33878 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 30836     avg: 32801     median: 33273 (76%)     max: 34294 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 33510     avg: 34137     median: 34136.5 (69%)     max: 34763 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 6672     avg: 6918.8     median: 6842 (183%)     max: 7240 Points
5812 Points (155%)
min: 1987     avg: 2594     median: 2727.5 (73%)     max: 2861 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 8979     avg: 9602.5     median: 9668.5 (102%)     max: 10099 Points
8754 Points (93%)
min: 2155     avg: 3629     median: 3910 (41%)     max: 4056 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
8877 Points (86%)
7684 Points (74%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
8313 Points (101%)
6872 Points (83%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
13849 Points (70%)
6390 Points (32%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
12532 Points (137%)
5718 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
11783 Points (102%)
6380 Points (55%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5225     avg: 5369     median: 5348 (56%)     max: 5534 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2659     avg: 2754     median: 2751 (81%)     max: 2851 Points

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