Intel Core i7-4940MX vs Intel Core i7-4702MQ vs Intel Core i7-4712MQ

Intel Core i7-4940MX

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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 i7-4702MQ

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The Intel Core i7-4702MQ 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 2.2 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.1 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.2 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 i7-4702MQ 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 i7-3630QM.

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.

With a TDP of only 37 Watt, the Core i7-4702MQ is specified at the level of mobile dual-core CPUs. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i7.

Intel Core i7-4712MQ

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The Intel Core i7-4712MQ 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 2.3 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.2 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.3 GHz (for 1 active core). In contrast to the Core i7-4712HQ, the 4712MQ is not soldered, has a slightly lower clocked GPU an doesn't support VT-d.

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 i7-4712MQ is similar to the Core i7-4750HQ and slightly above the Ivy Bridge-based i7-3630QM. Even very demanding software or multitasking will be handled easily.

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.

With a TDP of only 37 W (including graphics card, memory controller and VRMs), the Core i7-4712MQ is specified at the level of mobile dual-core CPUs. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i7.

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» 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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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
708 Points (16%)
min: 509     avg: 555     median: 575 (13%)     max: 588 Points
min: 579     avg: 594.2     median: 597 (14%)     max: 607 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
157 Points (72%)
min: 120     avg: 124     median: 124 (57%)     max: 128 Points
min: 129     avg: 130.4     median: 130 (60%)     max: 132 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
7.6 Points (17%)
min: 5     avg: 6.1     median: 6 (14%)     max: 6 Points
6.4 Points (15%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.8 Points (89%)
1.4 Points (70%)
1.5 Points (74%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
5853 Points (60%)
min: 4529     avg: 4641.4     median: 4656 (48%)     max: 4748 Points
min: 4698     avg: 4788.8     median: 4816 (49%)     max: 4824 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
21022 Points (32%)
min: 15152     avg: 16779     median: 17388 (27%)     max: 17681 Points
min: 16906     avg: 17701.5     median: 17929 (27%)     max: 18042 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
26547 Points (35%)
min: 19148     avg: 21635.6     median: 22311 (29%)     max: 22675 Points
min: 22408     avg: 22964     median: 23221 (31%)     max: 23263 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
7696 Points (74%)
min: 5915     avg: 6122.4     median: 6149 (59%)     max: 6264 Points
min: 6257     avg: 6348.7     median: 6380 (62%)     max: 6409 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
218.6 seconds (3%)
min: 264     avg: 307.8     median: 282 (3%)     max: 402 seconds
min: 254     avg: 266.8     median: 265 (3%)     max: 282 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
7 seconds (1%)
min: 8     avg: 9.8     median: 9 (2%)     max: 12 seconds
min: 8     avg: 8.5     median: 8 (2%)     max: 9 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 4185     avg: 4250.7     median: 4223 (50%)     max: 4344 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
42.9 fps (24%)
min: 31     avg: 33.7     median: 33 (19%)     max: 36 fps
min: 34     avg: 35.7     median: 36 (20%)     max: 37 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
167.4 fps (62%)
min: 128     avg: 131.8     median: 130 (48%)     max: 138 fps
min: 131     avg: 138.7     median: 142 (53%)     max: 143 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (19%)
0.3 GB/s (15%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.7 GB/s (22%)
0.5 GB/s (18%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
4.1 GB/s (21%)
3.2 GB/s (16%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
7678 Points (51%)
min: 5814     avg: 6212.3     median: 6285 (42%)     max: 6376 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.3 Seconds (2%)
min: 11     avg: 12.7     median: 11 (2%)     max: 20 Seconds
11.1 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
20.7 Seconds (1%)
min: 25     avg: 28.8     median: 26 (1%)     max: 45 Seconds
25.3 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
491.5 Seconds (2%)
min: 584     avg: 606.8     median: 601 (3%)     max: 636 Seconds
min: 574     avg: 588.6     median: 581 (3%)     max: 617 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 101870     avg: 115935     median: 115935 (55%)     max: 130000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 74180     avg: 74395     median: 74395 (57%)     max: 74610 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.6 points (109%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 18922     avg: 20482.5     median: 20620 (29%)     max: 21482 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
9402 points (48%)
min: 5435     avg: 6285.3     median: 6366 (33%)     max: 7092 points
min: 6469     avg: 7376.2     median: 7443 (38%)     max: 7814 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
49770 Points (32%)
min: 33875     avg: 37205.9     median: 38367 (25%)     max: 39567 Points
min: 36842     avg: 38915.8     median: 39530 (25%)     max: 40164 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
39206 Points (47%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
7082 Points (18%)
min: 4944     avg: 5543.4     median: 5640 (14%)     max: 5860 Points
min: 5700     avg: 12608.4     median: 5975 (15%)     max: 39530 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
9870 Points (30%)
min: 6591     avg: 7692     median: 7974 (25%)     max: 8161 Points
min: 8052     avg: 8297.2     median: 8442 (26%)     max: 8458 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
7361 Points (59%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6959 Points (63%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
11281 Points (19%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
10311 Points (18%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
9685 Points (22%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
9180 Points (11%)
11351 Points (14%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2753 Points (56%)
3114 Points (64%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
2138 ms (4%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
110.3 ms (1%)
94.3 ms (1%)
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
110 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
15405 Points (29%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4940MX → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4702MQ → 91%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4712MQ → 93%

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