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Intel Core i7-4930MX vs Intel Core i7-4870HQ

Intel Core i7-4930MX

► remove from comparison Intel 4930MX

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 i7-4870HQ

► remove from comparison Intel 4870HQ

The Intel Core i7-4870HQ 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 2.5 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.6 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.7 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 i7-4860HQ, the 4870HQ is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is similar to the Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3920XM. 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 i7-4870HQ 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.

ModelIntel Core i7-4930MXIntel Core i7-4870HQ
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 i7-4870HQ2.5 - 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 compare2.4 - 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 « 2.5 - 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 compare2.4 - 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 MHz2500 - 3700 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB
L3 Cache8 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 84 / 8
TDP57 Watt47 Watt
Transistors1400 Million1700 Million
Technology22 nm22 nm
Die Size177 mm2260 mm2
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketrPGAFCBGA1364
FeaturesHD 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-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz)Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$1096 U.S.$434 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 4930MXIntel Core i7 4870HQ

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
736 Points (8%)
min: 589     avg: 629     median: 621 (6%)     max: 709 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
150 Points (46%)
min: 141     avg: 142.9     median: 143 (44%)     max: 145 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: 6.18     avg: 6.8     median: 6.8 (10%)     max: 7.53 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: 1.58     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (5%)     max: 1.64 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5508     avg: 5646     median: 5635 (46%)     max: 5778 Points
min: 5242     avg: 5300     median: 5300 (43%)     max: 5358 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 20341     avg: 20852     median: 20812 (24%)     max: 21587 Points
min: 17747     avg: 19079     median: 19078.5 (22%)     max: 20410 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 25287     avg: 26971     median: 27077 (19%)     max: 28334 Points
23488 Points (17%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 7320     avg: 7543     median: 7491.5 (41%)     max: 7854 Points
7044 Points (38%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 212.1     avg: 227     median: 224 (3%)     max: 240.6 s
384.8 s (5%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 6.812     avg: 7.3     median: 7.2 (1%)     max: 7.613 s
10.6 s (2%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 3377     avg: 4714     median: 4984.5 (29%)     max: 5511 Points
7031 Points (41%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 41.84     avg: 42.7     median: 42.3 (15%)     max: 44.45 fps
min: 37.03     avg: 39.5     median: 39.5 (14%)     max: 42 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 162.3     avg: 165.6     median: 164.3 (39%)     max: 171.5 fps
min: 169.3     avg: 170     median: 170 (40%)     max: 170.6 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.356     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.375 GB/s
min: 0.37     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.376 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.639     avg: 0.7     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.679 GB/s
min: 0.65     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (0%)     max: 0.662 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 3.6     avg: 4     median: 4 (0%)     max: 4.1 GB/s
4.2 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6647     avg: 7365     median: 7456 (16%)     max: 7838 Points
min: 6095     avg: 6622     median: 6621.5 (14%)     max: 7148 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
9.9 s (2%)
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
22.3 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 502     avg: 518     median: 512 (2%)     max: 535 s
502 s (2%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 154750     avg: 155190     median: 155190 (74%)     max: 155630 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 83100     avg: 84050     median: 84050 (64%)     max: 85000 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 7.6     avg: 7.7     median: 7.7 (98%)     max: 7.7 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 23676     avg: 25468     median: 25519.5 (24%)     max: 26905 Points
min: 21158     avg: 22752     median: 21785 (20%)     max: 25313 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 7943     avg: 8825     median: 8727.5 (24%)     max: 9541 Points
min: 7485     avg: 8783     median: 8737.5 (24%)     max: 9690 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 45810     avg: 47214     median: 47118.5 (30%)     max: 49005 Points
min: 43477     avg: 46195     median: 46655 (30%)     max: 49667 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4870HQ +
46505 Points (38%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 4870HQ +
53710 Points (45%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 6672     avg: 6919     median: 6842 (17%)     max: 7240 Points
min: 5510     avg: 6392     median: 6543 (17%)     max: 6992 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 8979     avg: 9603     median: 9668.5 (18%)     max: 10099 Points
min: 8053     avg: 9137     median: 9452 (17%)     max: 9885 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4870HQ +
min: 12595     avg: 12610     median: 12609.5 (22%)     max: 12624 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4870HQ +
min: 3407     avg: 3415     median: 3414.5 (67%)     max: 3422 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4870HQ +
13332 Points (21%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4870HQ +
3603 Points (54%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4930MX +
8877 Points (72%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4930MX +
8313 Points (75%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4930MX +
13849 Points (27%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4930MX +
12532 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4930MX +
11783 Points (31%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4870HQ +
1666 ms (2%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4870HQ +
114.5 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4870HQ +
27664 Points (29%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4930MX → 100% n=25

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4870HQ → 98% n=25

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