Intel Core i7-4950HQ vs Intel Core i7-4930MX vs Intel Core i7-4702MQ

Intel Core i7-4950HQ

► remove Intel 4950HQ

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 i7-4930MX

► remove Intel 4930MX

The Intel Core i7-4930MX is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops and successor of the i7-3940XM. It is based on the Haswell architecture and was launched in Q2/2013. 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 3.0 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.7 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.8 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.9 GHz (for 1 active core). Furthermore, the Extreme CPUs offer an unlocked multiplicator for easy overclocking.

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.

Due to these changes, the performance per clock has been improved by about 10 percent compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the 4930MX is almost 10 % faster than the former i7-3940XM.

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.

The i7-4930MX 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 i7-4702MQ

► remove Intel 4702MQ

The Intel Core i7-4702MQ 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 2.2 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.1 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.2 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 i7-4702MQ 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 i7-3630QM.

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 Watt, the Core i7-4702MQ 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 i7-4940MX3.1 - 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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Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1300 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIHD 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-NI
iGPUIntel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$657 U.S.$1096 U.S.$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4950HQIntel Core i7 4930MXIntel Core i7 4702MQ

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4930MX +
736 Points (16%)
78%
1 4702MQ +
min: 509     avg: 555     median: 575 (13%)     max: 588 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4930MX +
150 Points (55%)
83%
1 4702MQ +
min: 120     avg: 124     median: 124 (46%)     max: 128 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
7.4 Points (15%)
min: 6.97     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (15%)     max: 7.89 Points
min: 5.43     avg: 6.1     median: 6.2 (12%)     max: 6.36 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.6 Points (51%)
min: 1.64     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (55%)     max: 1.85 Points
min: 1.27     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (45%)     max: 1.44 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 5508     avg: 5646     median: 5635 (50%)     max: 5778
83%
1 4702MQ +
min: 4529     avg: 4641     median: 4656 (42%)     max: 4748
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 20341     avg: 20852     median: 20812 (35%)     max: 21587
84%
1 4702MQ +
min: 15152     avg: 16779     median: 17388 (29%)     max: 17681
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 25287     avg: 26971     median: 27077 (26%)     max: 28334 Points
82%
1 4702MQ +
min: 19148     avg: 21636     median: 22311 (21%)     max: 22675 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 7320     avg: 7543     median: 7491.5 (56%)     max: 7854 Points
82%
1 4702MQ +
min: 5915     avg: 6122     median: 6149 (46%)     max: 6264 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 212.106     avg: 227     median: 224 (3%)     max: 240.568 s
99%
1 4702MQ +
min: 264.564     avg: 308     median: 282.3 (3%)     max: 402.083 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 6.812     avg: 7.3     median: 7.2 (1%)     max: 7.613 s
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 8.453     avg: 9.8     median: 9.2 (2%)     max: 12.796 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 3377     avg: 4714     median: 4984.5 (32%)     max: 5511
85%
1 4702MQ +
min: 4185     avg: 4251     median: 4223 (27%)     max: 4344
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 41.84     avg: 42.7     median: 42.3 (19%)     max: 44.45 fps
80%
1 4702MQ +
min: 31.35     avg: 33.7     median: 33.7 (15%)     max: 36.15 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 162.255     avg: 166     median: 164.3 (48%)     max: 171.5 fps
79%
1 4702MQ +
min: 128     avg: 132     median: 130.1 (38%)     max: 138.99 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 0.356     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.375 GB/s
84%
1 4702MQ +
min: 0.279     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.311 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 0.639     avg: 0.7     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.679 GB/s
85%
1 4702MQ +
min: 0.494     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.549 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 3.6     avg: 4     median: 4 (0%)     max: 4.1 GB/s
80%
1 4702MQ +
min: 3.1     avg: 3.2     median: 3.2 (0%)     max: 3.4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 6647     avg: 7365     median: 7456 (41%)     max: 7838 Points
84%
1 4702MQ +
min: 5814     avg: 6212     median: 6285 (35%)     max: 6376 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 9     avg: 9.4     median: 9.5 (2%)     max: 9.687 s
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 11     avg: 12.7     median: 11.5 (2%)     max: 20.512 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 20.953     avg: 21.2     median: 21.1 (1%)     max: 21.428 s
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 25.552     avg: 28.8     median: 26 (1%)     max: 45.392 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 502     avg: 518     median: 512.1 (2%)     max: 535.262 s
100%
1 4702MQ +
min: 584.154     avg: 607     median: 601.4 (3%)     max: 636.762 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 154750     avg: 155190     median: 155190 (74%)     max: 155630 MIPS
75%
1 4702MQ +
min: 101870     avg: 115935     median: 115935 (55%)     max: 130000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 83100     avg: 84050     median: 84050 (64%)     max: 85000 MFLOPS
89%
1 4702MQ +
min: 74180     avg: 74395     median: 74395 (57%)     max: 74610 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 7.6     avg: 7.7     median: 7.7 (98%)     max: 7.7 Points
99%
1 4702MQ +
7.6 Points (97%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 23676     avg: 25468     median: 25519.5 (30%)     max: 26905 Points
81%
1 4702MQ +
min: 18922     avg: 20483     median: 20620 (24%)     max: 21482 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 7943     avg: 8825     median: 8727.5 (36%)     max: 9541 Points
73%
1 4702MQ +
min: 5435     avg: 6285     median: 6366.5 (26%)     max: 7092 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 45810     avg: 47214     median: 47118.5 (30%)     max: 49005 Points
81%
1 4702MQ +
min: 33875     avg: 37206     median: 38367.5 (25%)     max: 39567 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4702MQ +
39206 Points (42%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 6672     avg: 6919     median: 6842 (17%)     max: 7240 Points
82%
1 4702MQ +
min: 4944     avg: 5543     median: 5640.5 (14%)     max: 5860 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 8979     avg: 9603     median: 9668.5 (24%)     max: 10099 Points
82%
1 4702MQ +
min: 6591     avg: 7692     median: 7974.5 (20%)     max: 8161 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4930MX +
8877 Points (72%)
83%
1 4702MQ +
7361 Points (59%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4930MX +
8313 Points (75%)
84%
1 4702MQ +
6959 Points (63%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4930MX +
13849 Points (27%)
81%
1 4702MQ +
11281 Points (22%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4930MX +
12532 Points (25%)
82%
1 4702MQ +
10311 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4930MX +
11783 Points (31%)
82%
1 4702MQ +
9685 Points (25%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4702MQ +
9180 (16%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4702MQ +
2753 (57%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4702MQ +
110 ms (1%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4702MQ +
110 ms (1%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4950HQ → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4930MX → 105% n=2

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4702MQ → 86% n=2

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