Intel Core i7-4940MX vs Intel Core i7-4710HQ

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 i7-4710HQ

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The Intel Core i7-4710HQ 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 2.5 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).

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. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

The performance of the Core i7-4710HQ is similar to the Core i7-4850HQ or the Ivy Bridge-based i7-3820QM. 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 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

Power Consumption

The i7-4710HQ 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.

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» Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX compare3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ compare2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ compare2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ compare2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ compare2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ compare2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ compare2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M compare3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U compare3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U compare2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U compare1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U compare2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U compare1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U compare1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y compare1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX compare3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ compare2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ compare2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ compare2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ compare2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ compare2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ compare2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M compare3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U compare3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U compare2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U compare1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U compare2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U compare1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U compare1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y compare1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
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iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$1096 U.S.$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4940MXIntel Core i7 4710HQ

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
708 Points (16%)
min: 499     avg: 611     median: 646 (14%)     max: 661 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
157 Points (58%)
min: 116     avg: 133     median: 135 (50%)     max: 140 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
7.6 Points (15%)
min: 4.59     avg: 6.7     median: 7 (14%)     max: 7.22 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.8 Points (56%)
min: 1.29     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (49%)     max: 1.56 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5853 (52%)
min: 4618     avg: 4983     median: 5008 (45%)     max: 5171
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
21022 (35%)
min: 14533     avg: 18012     median: 19044 (32%)     max: 19521
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
26547 Points (25%)
min: 17829     avg: 22377     median: 23773 (23%)     max: 25104 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
7696 Points (58%)
min: 5185     avg: 6516     median: 6645 (50%)     max: 6809 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
219 s (3%)
min: 237.394     avg: 279     median: 262.6 (3%)     max: 320.728 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
7 s (1%)
min: 7.453     avg: 7.7     median: 7.8 (2%)     max: 8.012 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4710HQ +
min: 3693     avg: 4232     median: 4323.5 (28%)     max: 4587
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
42.9 fps (19%)
min: 30.6     avg: 36.7     median: 38 (17%)     max: 40.1 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
167 fps (49%)
min: 118     avg: 142     median: 150 (44%)     max: 153.12 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.4 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.344     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.541 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.7 GB/s (1%)
min: 0.6     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.628 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
4.1 GB/s (0%)
min: 3     avg: 3.8     median: 3.9 (0%)     max: 3.9 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
7678 Points (42%)
min: 5494     avg: 6682     median: 6980.5 (39%)     max: 7129 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.3 s (2%)
min: 10.5     avg: 10.7     median: 10.7 (2%)     max: 11.209 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
20.7 s (1%)
min: 24.016     avg: 24.4     median: 24.3 (1%)     max: 25.287 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
491 s (2%)
min: 553.816     avg: 568     median: 562.2 (2%)     max: 587.266 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4710HQ +
min: 19149     avg: 22561     median: 23904 (28%)     max: 24195 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
9402 Points (40%)
min: 6038     avg: 7340     median: 7491 (32%)     max: 8388 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
49770 Points (32%)
min: 30628     avg: 40964     median: 42879.5 (28%)     max: 45662 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4710HQ +
min: 32422     avg: 39519     median: 42771 (45%)     max: 43365 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 4710HQ +
min: 44331     avg: 44689     median: 44689 (46%)     max: 45047 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
7082 Points (18%)
min: 4736     avg: 6023     median: 6373.5 (16%)     max: 6672 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
9870 Points (25%)
min: 6504     avg: 8579     median: 9083 (23%)     max: 9375 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4710HQ +
7547 Points (61%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4710HQ +
6881 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4710HQ +
12985 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4710HQ +
11762 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4710HQ +
10792 Points (28%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4710HQ +
min: 11275     avg: 12028     median: 12231 (22%)     max: 12374
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4710HQ +
min: 2942     avg: 3186     median: 3249 (67%)     max: 3302
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4710HQ +
min: 1274.3     avg: 1941     median: 1997.4 (3%)     max: 2090 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4710HQ +
min: 82.8     avg: 93.1     median: 86.1 (1%)     max: 154.7 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4710HQ +
min: 14810     avg: 17359     median: 16503 (28%)     max: 29193 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4940MX → 100% n=23

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4710HQ → 92% n=23

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