Intel Core i7-4950HQ vs Intel Core i7-4700MQ vs Intel Core i7-4712MQ

Intel Core i7-4950HQ

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The Intel Core i7-4950HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops 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 2.4 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). A noteworthy feature is the fast integrated graphics unit (GT3e) with eDRAM memory (128 MB, 77 mm², on-package, 102 GB/s).

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

Due to these changes, the performance per clock has been improved by about 10 percent compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the performance of the i7-4950HQ is similar to the slightly faster clocked i7-3840QM (Ivy Bridge based).

The integrated Iris Pro Graphics 5200 GPU offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1300 MHz (with Turbo Boost), 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.

The i7-4950HQ 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 i7-4700MQ

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The Intel Core i7-4700MQ 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 2.4 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.3 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.4 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 i7-4700MQ 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 i7-3740QM.

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.

The i7-4700MQ 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.

Intel Core i7-4712MQ

► remove Intel 4712MQ

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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: 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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Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1300 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 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
$657 U.S.$378 U.S.
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 532     avg: 614     median: 631 (14%)     max: 645 Points
min: 579     avg: 594     median: 597 (14%)     max: 607 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 124     avg: 132     median: 132 (61%)     max: 136 Points
min: 129     avg: 130     median: 130 (60%)     max: 132 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
7.4 Points (19%)
min: 5.22     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (18%)     max: 7 Points
min: 6.23     avg: 6.4     median: 6.5 (17%)     max: 6.56 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.6 Points (65%)
min: 1.27     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (61%)     max: 1.54 Points
min: 1.46     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (60%)     max: 1.5 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3573     avg: 4861     median: 4934 (51%)     max: 5031 Points
min: 4698     avg: 4789     median: 4816.5 (49%)     max: 4824 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 14079     avg: 18337     median: 19019 (32%)     max: 19497 Points
min: 16906     avg: 17702     median: 17929 (30%)     max: 18042 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 19383     avg: 23867     median: 24469 (32%)     max: 24869 Points
min: 22408     avg: 22964     median: 23221 (31%)     max: 23263 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6281     avg: 6498     median: 6518.5 (61%)     max: 6663 Points
min: 6257     avg: 6349     median: 6380 (59%)     max: 6409 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 237.425     avg: 293     median: 271.5 (3%)     max: 450.237 seconds
min: 254.003     avg: 267     median: 265.4 (3%)     max: 282.6 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7.628     avg: 9.3     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 14.295 seconds
min: 8.22     avg: 8.5     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 9.157 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 3777     avg: 4201     median: 4266 (50%)     max: 4561 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 17.35     avg: 36.5     median: 38.7 (25%)     max: 39.71 fps
min: 34     avg: 35.7     median: 36 (23%)     max: 37 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 125.58     avg: 145     median: 148 (53%)     max: 152.6 fps
min: 131     avg: 139     median: 142 (50%)     max: 143 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.269     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (18%)     max: 0.343 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.461     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (18%)     max: 0.606 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (19%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5245     avg: 6537     median: 6872 (46%)     max: 6981 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10     avg: 11.1     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 19.628 Seconds
min: 11.078     avg: 11.1     median: 11.1 (2%)     max: 11.11 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 24     avg: 25.6     median: 24.8 (1%)     max: 41.408 Seconds
min: 25.141     avg: 25.3     median: 25.3 (1%)     max: 25.626 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 563.819     avg: 596     median: 576 (3%)     max: 838.996 Seconds
min: 574.493     avg: 589     median: 581 (3%)     max: 617.813 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 90920     avg: 114085     median: 110766 (53%)     max: 145700 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 66380     avg: 78701     median: 81415 (62%)     max: 84121 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.6 points (97%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 17838     avg: 22130     median: 22915 (32%)     max: 23868 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 5187     avg: 7208     median: 7360.5 (36%)     max: 8517 points
min: 6469     avg: 7376     median: 7443 (36%)     max: 7814 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 32842     avg: 41546     median: 42954.5 (28%)     max: 44189 Points
min: 36842     avg: 38916     median: 39530 (25%)     max: 40164 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 36671     avg: 41916     median: 43135 (51%)     max: 43507 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4683     avg: 6117     median: 6335 (16%)     max: 6642 Points
min: 5700     avg: 12608     median: 5975 (15%)     max: 39530 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 6241     avg: 8602     median: 8906 (30%)     max: 9104 Points
min: 8052     avg: 8297     median: 8442 (29%)     max: 8458 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 5128     avg: 7459     median: 7748 (62%)     max: 8901 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 5070     avg: 6903     median: 7323 (66%)     max: 7942 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 12277     avg: 12491     median: 12497 (24%)     max: 12677 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 11008     avg: 11270     median: 11266 (23%)     max: 11428 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 9754     avg: 10442     median: 10614 (28%)     max: 10740 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 12008     avg: 12014     median: 12013.5 (21%)     max: 12019 Points
11351 Points (20%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3185     avg: 3234     median: 3233.5 (66%)     max: 3282 Points
3114 Points (64%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
4184 ms (7%)
2138 ms (4%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
94.3 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
15405 Points (29%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4950HQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700MQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4712MQ → 97%

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