Intel Core i7-4940MX vs Intel Core i7-4712HQ vs Intel Core i7-4870HQ

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 i7-4870HQ

► remove 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.

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» 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-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 HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$1096 U.S.$378 U.S.$434 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4940MXIntel Core i7 4712HQIntel Core i7 4870HQ

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
708 Points (16%)
min: 470     avg: 518     median: 517.5 (12%)     max: 565 Points
min: 589     avg: 629     median: 621 (14%)     max: 709 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
157 Points (58%)
min: 118     avg: 122     median: 121.5 (45%)     max: 125 Points
min: 141     avg: 143     median: 143 (53%)     max: 145 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: 6.18     avg: 6.8     median: 6.8 (14%)     max: 7.53 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: 1.58     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (51%)     max: 1.64 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5853 (52%)
4445 (40%)
min: 5242     avg: 5300     median: 5300 (47%)     max: 5358
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
21022 (35%)
13918 (23%)
min: 17747     avg: 19079     median: 19078.5 (32%)     max: 20410
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
26547 Points (25%)
22609 Points (22%)
23488 Points (22%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
7696 Points (58%)
6205 Points (47%)
7044 Points (53%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4940MX +
219 s (3%)
98%
1 4870HQ +
385 s (5%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4940MX +
7 s (1%)
99%
1 4870HQ +
10.6 s (2%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4712HQ +
3962 (25%)
177%
1 4870HQ +
7031 (45%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4940MX +
42.9 fps (19%)
92%
1 4870HQ +
min: 37.03     avg: 39.5     median: 39.5 (18%)     max: 42 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4940MX +
167 fps (49%)
102%
1 4870HQ +
min: 169.33     avg: 170     median: 170 (50%)     max: 170.6 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.4 GB/s (0%)
0.3 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.37     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.376 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.7 GB/s (1%)
0.5 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.65     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (1%)     max: 0.662 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
4.1 GB/s (0%)
3.4 GB/s (0%)
4.2 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4940MX +
7678 Points (42%)
86%
1 4870HQ +
min: 6095     avg: 6622     median: 6621.5 (37%)     max: 7148 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4940MX +
9.3 s (2%)
100%
1 4870HQ +
9.9 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4940MX +
20.7 s (1%)
100%
1 4870HQ +
22.3 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4940MX +
491 s (2%)
100%
1 4870HQ +
502 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4870HQ +
min: 21158     avg: 22752     median: 21785 (25%)     max: 25313 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
9402 Points (40%)
min: 6444     avg: 6991     median: 6991 (30%)     max: 7538 Points
min: 7485     avg: 8783     median: 8737.5 (37%)     max: 9690 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
49770 Points (32%)
min: 34103     avg: 36739     median: 36739 (24%)     max: 39375 Points
min: 43477     avg: 46195     median: 46655 (30%)     max: 49667 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4870HQ +
46505 Points (49%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 4870HQ +
53710 Points (56%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
7082 Points (18%)
min: 5121     avg: 5467     median: 5466.5 (14%)     max: 5812 Points
min: 5510     avg: 6392     median: 6543 (17%)     max: 6992 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
9870 Points (25%)
min: 7183     avg: 7749     median: 7749 (20%)     max: 8315 Points
min: 8053     avg: 9137     median: 9452 (24%)     max: 9885 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4870HQ +
min: 12595     avg: 12610     median: 12609.5 (22%)     max: 12624
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4870HQ +
min: 3407     avg: 3415     median: 3414.5 (70%)     max: 3422
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4870HQ +
13332 (21%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4870HQ +
3603 (73%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4712HQ +
23050 ms (39%)
159%
1 4870HQ +
1666 ms (3%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4712HQ +
98 ms (1%)
100%
1 4870HQ +
115 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4712HQ +
13958 Points (22%)
198%
1 4870HQ +
27664 Points (44%)

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

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

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4870HQ → 93% n=15

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