Intel Core i7-4940MX vs Intel Core i7-4860HQ vs Intel Core i7-4800MQ

Intel Core i7-4940MX

► remove from comparison 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 i7-4860HQ

► remove from comparison Intel 4860HQ

The Intel Core i7-4860HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops launched in Q1 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 2.4 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.5 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.6 GHz (for 1 active core). The 2C/4C Turbo clocks have not been confirmed yet. 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 i7-4850HQ, the 4860HQ is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is similar to the Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3840QM. 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 i7-4860HQ 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.

Intel Core i7-4800MQ

► remove from comparison Intel 4800MQ

The Intel Core i7-4800MQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops which has been launched in Q2/2013. 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 2.7 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).

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.

Due to these changes, the performance has been improved slightly compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the 4800MQ is about 10 % faster than the former i7-3740QM.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1300 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

The i7-4800MQ 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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Series: Core i7 Haswell
» 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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HD 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-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 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)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)
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Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4940MX +
708 Points (16%)
94%
1 4800MQ +
min: 529     avg: 648     median: 663 (15%)     max: 684 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4940MX +
157 Points (68%)
90%
1 4800MQ +
min: 137     avg: 141     median: 142 (62%)     max: 145 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
7.6 Points (17%)
6.9 Points (16%)
min: 5.49     avg: 7.1     median: 7.2 (16%)     max: 7.61 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4940MX +
1.8 Points (69%)
92%
1 4800MQ +
min: 1.55     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (64%)     max: 1.68 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 4940MX +
5853 Points (60%)
89%
1 4800MQ +
min: 5009     avg: 5210     median: 5233 (54%)     max: 5428 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 4940MX +
21022 Points (35%)
96%
1 4800MQ +
min: 15633     avg: 19353     median: 20089 (34%)     max: 20736 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4940MX +
26547 Points (31%)
99%
1 4800MQ +
min: 21426     avg: 25633     median: 26343 (31%)     max: 27104 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4940MX +
7696 Points (72%)
92%
1 4800MQ +
min: 6602     avg: 6993     median: 7052 (66%)     max: 7270 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4940MX +
219 seconds (3%)
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 224.985     avg: 253     median: 245.6 (3%)     max: 286.7 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4940MX +
7 seconds (1%)
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 6.955     avg: 8     median: 7.7 (2%)     max: 9.7 seconds
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 4431     avg: 4589     median: 4473 (46%)     max: 4862 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4940MX +
42.9 fps (26%)
97%
1 4800MQ +
min: 34.6     avg: 39.9     median: 41.5 (25%)     max: 42 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4940MX +
167 fps (58%)
96%
1 4800MQ +
min: 143.2     avg: 157     median: 160.1 (55%)     max: 163 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4940MX +
0.4 GB/s (0%)
102%
1 4800MQ +
min: 0.313     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.424 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4940MX +
0.7 GB/s (1%)
98%
1 4800MQ +
min: 0.522     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.723 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4940MX +
4.1 GB/s (0%)
99%
1 4800MQ +
min: 3.3     avg: 4     median: 4.1 (0%)     max: 4.4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 4940MX +
7678 Points (51%)
95%
1 4800MQ +
min: 5411     avg: 7049     median: 7265 (49%)     max: 7585 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4940MX +
9.3 Seconds (2%)
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 9.86     avg: 10.2     median: 10 (2%)     max: 11.148 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4940MX +
20.7 Seconds (1%)
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 22.61     avg: 23.3     median: 23.1 (1%)     max: 24.982 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4940MX +
491 Seconds (2%)
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 523.414     avg: 536     median: 535 (2%)     max: 552.272 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 152.56     avg: 92658     median: 103935 (49%)     max: 162610 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 86.67     avg: 63357     median: 81295 (62%)     max: 90750 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 7.4     avg: 7.6     median: 7.7 (99%)     max: 7.8 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 19618     avg: 23880     median: 24234 (34%)     max: 25503 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4940MX +
9402 points (42%)
84%
1 4800MQ +
min: 6888     avg: 7843     median: 7896 (36%)     max: 9169 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4940MX +
49770 Points (32%)
93%
1 4800MQ +
min: 33398     avg: 44630     median: 46157 (30%)     max: 48964 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 36993     avg: 44305     median: 46378.5 (55%)     max: 47470 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
1 4800MQ +
min: 47915     avg: 48106     median: 48105.5 (56%)     max: 48296 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4940MX +
7082 Points (18%)
94%
1 4800MQ +
min: 5427     avg: 6590     median: 6686 (17%)     max: 7326 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4940MX +
9870 Points (31%)
97%
1 4800MQ +
min: 7609     avg: 9333     median: 9544 (30%)     max: 10005 Points
3DMark - Time Spy CPU 2560x1440
100%
1 4800MQ +
3276 Points (23%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4800MQ +
12753 Points (23%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4800MQ +
3355 Points (69%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4940MX → 100% n=1

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4860HQ → 90% n=1

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4800MQ → 94% n=1

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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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