Intel Core i7-4940MX vs Intel Core i7-4712HQ vs Intel Core i7-4510U

Intel Core i7-4940MX

► remove Intel 4940MX

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 i7-4712HQ

► remove Intel 4712HQ

The Intel Core i7-4712HQ 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).

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 i7-4712HQ 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.

Graphics

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.

Power Consumption

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

Intel Core i7-4510U

► remove Intel 4510U

The Intel Core i7-4510U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks launched in Q2 2014. 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 2.0 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz for 1 active core or 2.8 GHz for 2 active cores. That's 100 - 200 MHz more than the i7-4500U (1.8 - 3.0 GHz).

Architektur

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.

Performance

The performance of the Core i7-4510U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i7-3667U. 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.

Graphics

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 slightly slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other ULV models.

Power Consumption

The i7-4510U 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 i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 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-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, 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 HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$1096 U.S.$378 U.S.$393 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4940MXIntel Core i7 4712HQIntel Core i7 4510U

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
708 Points (16%)
min: 470     avg: 518     median: 517.5 (12%)     max: 565 Points
min: 226     avg: 248     median: 244 (5%)     max: 282 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
157 Points (58%)
min: 118     avg: 122     median: 121.5 (45%)     max: 125 Points
min: 101     avg: 116     median: 119 (44%)     max: 120 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
7.6 Points (15%)
min: 5.11     avg: 5.8     median: 5.8 (12%)     max: 6.4 Points
min: 2.53     avg: 2.8     median: 2.8 (6%)     max: 3 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.8 Points (56%)
min: 1.41     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (45%)     max: 1.44 Points
min: 0.96     avg: 1.3     median: 1.4 (43%)     max: 1.38 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5853 (52%)
4445 (40%)
min: 4441     avg: 4485     median: 4486 (40%)     max: 4527
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
21022 (35%)
13918 (23%)
min: 7894     avg: 8720     median: 8931 (15%)     max: 9384
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
26547 Points (25%)
22609 Points (22%)
min: 5474     avg: 9933     median: 12113 (12%)     max: 12211 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
7696 Points (58%)
6205 Points (47%)
min: 3611     avg: 5108     median: 5840 (44%)     max: 5872 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4940MX +
219 s (3%)
96%
1 4510U +
553 s (7%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4940MX +
7 s (1%)
98%
1 4510U +
17 s (3%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4712HQ +
3962 (25%)
62%
1 4510U +
min: 2349     avg: 2432     median: 2474 (16%)     max: 2474
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4940MX +
42.9 fps (19%)
38%
1 4510U +
min: 16     avg: 16.4     median: 16.4 (7%)     max: 16.78 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4940MX +
167 fps (49%)
53%
1 4510U +
min: 88.52     avg: 88.8     median: 88.8 (26%)     max: 89 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.4 GB/s (0%)
0.3 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.146     avg: 0.1     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.15 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.7 GB/s (1%)
0.5 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.26     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.263 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
4.1 GB/s (0%)
3.4 GB/s (0%)
1.7 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4940MX +
7678 Points (42%)
44%
1 4510U +
min: 3217     avg: 3427     median: 3341.5 (18%)     max: 3806 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4940MX +
9.3 s (2%)
99%
1 4510U +
12 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4940MX +
20.7 s (1%)
100%
1 4510U +
28 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4940MX +
491 s (2%)
99%
1 4510U +
642 s (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4510U +
64000 MIPS (30%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4510U +
34340 MFLOPS (26%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4510U +
7.1 Points (91%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
9402 Points (40%)
min: 6444     avg: 6991     median: 6991 (30%)     max: 7538 Points
min: 2969     avg: 3561     median: 3690.5 (16%)     max: 3901 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
49770 Points (32%)
min: 34103     avg: 36739     median: 36739 (24%)     max: 39375 Points
min: 15548     avg: 29571     median: 32516.5 (21%)     max: 34894 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
7082 Points (18%)
min: 5121     avg: 5467     median: 5466.5 (14%)     max: 5812 Points
min: 2149     avg: 2753     median: 2847.5 (7%)     max: 2910 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
9870 Points (25%)
min: 7183     avg: 7749     median: 7749 (20%)     max: 8315 Points
min: 3275     avg: 3980     median: 4089 (10%)     max: 4175 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4510U +
5333 Points (43%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4510U +
5363 Points (49%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4510U +
6647 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4510U +
5827 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4510U +
5971 Points (16%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4510U +
min: 5301     avg: 5569     median: 5666 (10%)     max: 5740
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4510U +
min: 2646     avg: 2860     median: 2947 (61%)     max: 2986
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4712HQ +
23050 ms (39%)
157%
1 4510U +
min: 2321.3     avg: 2346     median: 2327 (4%)     max: 2385 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4712HQ +
98 ms (1%)
100%
1 4510U +
min: 96.6     avg: 103     median: 100.2 (1%)     max: 113.7 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4712HQ +
13958 Points (22%)
102%
1 4510U +
min: 13750     avg: 15869     median: 14223.5 (23%)     max: 24290 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4940MX → 100% n=15

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4712HQ → 78% n=15

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4510U → 51% n=15

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