Intel Core i7-4950HQ vs Intel Core i7-4860HQ vs Intel Core i7-4810MQ

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 i7-4860HQ

► remove 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 i7-4810MQ

► remove Intel 4810MQ

The Intel Core i7-4810MQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops which has been 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 2.8 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.7 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.8 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, 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 i7-4800MQ, the 4810MQ is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is almost similar to the Core i7-4900MQ. 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 1300 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 i7-4810MQ 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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: 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-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 Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1300 MHz)Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)
$657 U.S.$434 U.S.$378 U.S.
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 623     avg: 650     median: 647 (15%)     max: 696 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 145     avg: 148     median: 148 (66%)     max: 151 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
7.4 Points (17%)
6.9 Points (16%)
min: 6.66     avg: 7     median: 7 (16%)     max: 7.5 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4950HQ +
1.6 Points (63%)
104%
1 4810MQ +
min: 1.64     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (65%)     max: 1.68 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 5430     avg: 5445     median: 5445 (56%)     max: 5460 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 18564     avg: 19148     median: 19147.5 (32%)     max: 19731 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 23921     avg: 24926     median: 24926 (29%)     max: 25931 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 6954     avg: 7059     median: 7058.5 (66%)     max: 7163 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 270     avg: 326     median: 326.1 (4%)     max: 382.292 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 7.64     avg: 9.9     median: 9.9 (2%)     max: 12.217 seconds
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 3054     avg: 3467     median: 3466.5 (36%)     max: 3879 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4810MQ +
38.3 fps (23%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4810MQ +
146 fps (50%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4810MQ +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4810MQ +
0.6 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4810MQ +
3.7 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 4810MQ +
7049 Points (47%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 9.86     avg: 10.9     median: 10.9 (2%)     max: 12 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 22.261     avg: 22.6     median: 22.6 (1%)     max: 23 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 522.32     avg: 547     median: 546.7 (2%)     max: 571 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 107890     avg: 126580     median: 126580 (60%)     max: 145270 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 79690     avg: 79945     median: 79945 (61%)     max: 80200 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 7.6     avg: 7.7     median: 7.7 (98%)     max: 7.7 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 22292     avg: 23470     median: 23348 (33%)     max: 24893 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 7507     avg: 8043     median: 8012 (36%)     max: 8498 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 42114     avg: 45670     median: 46717 (30%)     max: 48857 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 6064     avg: 6572     median: 6426 (16%)     max: 7231 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 8331     avg: 9150     median: 9175 (29%)     max: 10087 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 8714     avg: 8744     median: 8744 (71%)     max: 8774 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 8038     avg: 8083     median: 8082.5 (73%)     max: 8127 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 12740     avg: 13182     median: 13181.5 (26%)     max: 13623 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 11277     avg: 11803     median: 11803 (24%)     max: 12329 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 4810MQ +
min: 10908     avg: 11235     median: 11235 (29%)     max: 11562 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4810MQ +
11663 Points (21%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4810MQ +
3506 Points (72%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4950HQ → 100% n=1

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4860HQ → 93% n=1

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4810MQ → 95% n=1

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