Intel Core i7-4960HQ vs Intel Core i7-4558U vs Intel Core i7-4702MQ

Intel Core i7-4960HQ

► remove Intel 4960HQ

The Intel Core i7-4960HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops launched in Q3 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 2.6 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). Please note: These Turbo clocks are not confirmed yet. 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 the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Since the turbo stages of the Core i7-4960HQ exactly match those of the i7-4900MQ, the performance should be very similar. Therefore, the CPU will match the Ivy Bridge based Core i7-3940XM and handle even the most demanding applications.

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 i7-4960HQ 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 i7-4558U

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The Intel Core i7-4558U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large ultrabooks launched in Q2 2013. It is based on the Haswell architecture and is manufactured in 22nm. Due to Hyper-Threading, the two cores can handle up to four 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 3.3 GHz for 1 active core or 3.2 GHz for 2 active cores.

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.

The performance of the Core i7-4558U is slightly above the older and somewhat higher clocked Core i7-3520M. However, when using new instruction sets such as AVX2 the performance can be significantly better. Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications.

The integrated Iris Graphics 5100 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the Iris Graphics competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards.

The i7-4558U is rated at a TDP of 28 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for larger ultrabooks 14-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.

Intel Core i7-4960HQIntel Core i7-4558UIntel Core i7-4702MQ
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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 Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 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 HD Graphics 4600 (200 - 1300 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
$657 U.S.$454 U.S.$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4960HQIntel Core i7 4558UIntel Core i7 4702MQ

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
632 Points (14%)
min: 509     avg: 555     median: 575 (13%)     max: 588 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 120     avg: 124     median: 124 (57%)     max: 128 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
3.5 Points (8%)
min: 5     avg: 6.1     median: 6 (14%)     max: 6 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.5 Points (73%)
1.4 Points (70%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4793 Points (52%)
min: 4529     avg: 4641.4     median: 4656 (51%)     max: 4748 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
10305 Points (16%)
min: 15152     avg: 16779     median: 17388 (27%)     max: 17681 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
13800 Points (18%)
min: 19148     avg: 21635.6     median: 22311 (29%)     max: 22675 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
6339 Points (61%)
min: 5915     avg: 6122.4     median: 6149 (59%)     max: 6264 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
510.7 seconds (6%)
min: 264     avg: 307.8     median: 282 (3%)     max: 402 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
16.3 seconds (3%)
min: 8     avg: 9.8     median: 9 (2%)     max: 12 seconds
WinRAR - Result
2671 KB/s (31%)
min: 4185     avg: 4250.7     median: 4223 (50%)     max: 4344 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
20.4 fps (1%)
min: 31     avg: 33.7     median: 33 (1%)     max: 36 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
107.2 fps (40%)
min: 128     avg: 131.8     median: 130 (48%)     max: 138 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (9%)
0.3 GB/s (15%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (10%)
0.5 GB/s (18%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.9 GB/s (10%)
3.2 GB/s (16%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
4264 Points (29%)
min: 5814     avg: 6212.3     median: 6285 (42%)     max: 6376 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11.2 Seconds (2%)
min: 11     avg: 12.7     median: 11 (2%)     max: 20 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
25.7 Seconds (1%)
min: 25     avg: 28.8     median: 26 (1%)     max: 45 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
584.7 Seconds (3%)
min: 584     avg: 606.8     median: 601 (3%)     max: 636 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
72000 MIPS (34%)
min: 101870     avg: 115935     median: 115935 (55%)     max: 130000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
41240 MFLOPS (32%)
min: 74180     avg: 74395     median: 74395 (57%)     max: 74610 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.6 points (109%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
11049 Points (15%)
min: 18922     avg: 20482.5     median: 20620 (29%)     max: 21482 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
4037 points (21%)
min: 5435     avg: 6285.3     median: 6366 (33%)     max: 7092 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
33266 Points (21%)
min: 33875     avg: 37205.9     median: 38367 (25%)     max: 39567 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
39206 Points (47%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
2998 Points (8%)
min: 4944     avg: 5543.4     median: 5640 (14%)     max: 5860 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
4549 Points (14%)
min: 6591     avg: 7692     median: 7974 (25%)     max: 8161 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
8576 Points (69%)
7361 Points (59%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
7610 Points (69%)
6959 Points (63%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
7423 Points (13%)
11281 Points (19%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
6637 Points (11%)
10311 Points (18%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
7300 Points (17%)
9685 Points (22%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
6519 Points (8%)
9180 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3120 Points (64%)
2753 Points (56%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
110.3 ms (1%)
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
110 ms (1%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4960HQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4558U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4702MQ → 134%

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