Intel Core i7-4950HQ vs Intel Core i7-4930MX vs Intel Core i7-4710HQ

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 i7-4930MX

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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 i7-4710HQ

► remove Intel 4710HQ

The Intel Core i7-4710HQ 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 2.5 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.4 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.5 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 i7-4710HQ is similar to the Core i7-4850HQ or the Ivy Bridge-based i7-3820QM. 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 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

Power Consumption

The i7-4710HQ 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-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 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 - 1200 MHz)
$657 U.S.$1096 U.S.$378 U.S.
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
736 Points (17%)
min: 499     avg: 611     median: 646 (15%)     max: 661 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
150 Points (69%)
min: 116     avg: 133     median: 135 (62%)     max: 140 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
7.4 Points (19%)
min: 6.97     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (20%)     max: 7.89 Points
min: 4.59     avg: 6.7     median: 7 (18%)     max: 7.22 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.6 Points (65%)
min: 1.64     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (70%)     max: 1.85 Points
min: 1.29     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (62%)     max: 1.56 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5508     avg: 5646     median: 5635 (58%)     max: 5778 Points
min: 4618     avg: 4983     median: 5008 (51%)     max: 5171 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 20341     avg: 20852     median: 20812 (35%)     max: 21587 Points
min: 14533     avg: 18012     median: 19044 (32%)     max: 19521 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 25287     avg: 26971     median: 27077 (36%)     max: 28334 Points
min: 17829     avg: 22377     median: 23773 (31%)     max: 25104 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 7320     avg: 7543     median: 7491.5 (70%)     max: 7854 Points
min: 5185     avg: 6516     median: 6645 (62%)     max: 6809 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 212.106     avg: 227     median: 224 (3%)     max: 240.568 seconds
min: 237.394     avg: 279     median: 262.6 (3%)     max: 320.728 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 6.812     avg: 7.3     median: 7.2 (1%)     max: 7.613 seconds
min: 7.453     avg: 7.7     median: 7.8 (2%)     max: 8.012 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 3377     avg: 4714     median: 4984.5 (58%)     max: 5511 KB/s
min: 3693     avg: 4232     median: 4323.5 (51%)     max: 4587 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 41.84     avg: 42.7     median: 42.3 (27%)     max: 44.45 fps
min: 30.6     avg: 36.7     median: 38 (24%)     max: 40.1 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 162.255     avg: 166     median: 164.3 (58%)     max: 171.5 fps
min: 118     avg: 142     median: 150 (53%)     max: 153.12 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.356     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (19%)     max: 0.375 GB/s
min: 0.344     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (18%)     max: 0.541 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.639     avg: 0.7     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.679 GB/s
min: 0.6     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.628 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3.6     avg: 4     median: 4 (21%)     max: 4.1 GB/s
min: 3     avg: 3.8     median: 3.9 (20%)     max: 3.9 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6647     avg: 7365     median: 7456 (50%)     max: 7838 Points
min: 5494     avg: 6682     median: 6980.5 (47%)     max: 7129 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 9     avg: 9.4     median: 9.5 (2%)     max: 9.687 Seconds
min: 10.5     avg: 10.7     median: 10.7 (2%)     max: 11.209 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 20.953     avg: 21.2     median: 21.1 (1%)     max: 21.428 Seconds
min: 24.016     avg: 24.4     median: 24.3 (1%)     max: 25.287 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 502     avg: 518     median: 512.1 (2%)     max: 535.262 Seconds
min: 553.816     avg: 568     median: 562.2 (2%)     max: 587.266 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 154750     avg: 155190     median: 155190 (74%)     max: 155630 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 83100     avg: 84050     median: 84050 (64%)     max: 85000 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 7.6     avg: 7.7     median: 7.7 (98%)     max: 7.7 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 23676     avg: 25468     median: 25519.5 (36%)     max: 26905 Points
min: 19149     avg: 22561     median: 23904 (33%)     max: 24195 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 7943     avg: 8825     median: 8727.5 (43%)     max: 9541 points
min: 6038     avg: 7340     median: 7491 (37%)     max: 8388 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 45810     avg: 47214     median: 47118.5 (30%)     max: 49005 Points
min: 30628     avg: 40964     median: 42879.5 (28%)     max: 45662 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 32422     avg: 39519     median: 42771 (51%)     max: 43365 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 44331     avg: 44689     median: 44689 (52%)     max: 45047 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 6672     avg: 6919     median: 6842 (17%)     max: 7240 Points
min: 4736     avg: 6023     median: 6373.5 (16%)     max: 6672 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 8979     avg: 9603     median: 9668.5 (33%)     max: 10099 Points
min: 6504     avg: 8579     median: 9083 (31%)     max: 9375 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
8877 Points (72%)
7547 Points (61%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
8313 Points (75%)
6881 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
13849 Points (27%)
12985 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
12532 Points (25%)
11762 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
11783 Points (31%)
10792 Points (28%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 11275     avg: 12028     median: 12231 (22%)     max: 12374 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2942     avg: 3186     median: 3249 (67%)     max: 3302 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1274.3     avg: 1941     median: 1997.4 (3%)     max: 2090 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 82.8     avg: 93.1     median: 86.1 (1%)     max: 154.7 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 14810     avg: 17359     median: 16503 (31%)     max: 29193 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4950HQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4930MX → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4710HQ → 94%

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