Intel Core i7-4960HQ vs Intel Core i7-4930MX

Intel Core i7-4960HQ

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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 i7-4930MX

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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 i7-4960HQIntel Core i7-4930MX
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: Core i7 Haswell
Intel Core i7-4940MX compare3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ compare2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ compare2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-4960HQ2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ compare2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ compare2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ compare2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ compare2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ compare2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ compare2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ compare2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ compare2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ compare2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ compare2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ compare2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ compare2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ compare2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M compare3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M compare2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U compare3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U compare2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U compare2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U compare1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U compare2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U compare1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U compare1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y compare1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX compare3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-4930MX3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ compare2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ compare2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ compare2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ compare2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ compare2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ compare2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ compare2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ compare2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ compare2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ compare2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ compare2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ compare2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ compare2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ compare2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ compare2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M compare3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M compare2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U compare3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U compare2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U compare2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U compare1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U compare2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U compare1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U compare1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y compare1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
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FCBGA1364rPGA
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-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (200 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz)
$657 U.S.$1096 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4960HQIntel Core i7 4930MX

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
632 Points (14%)
736 Points (17%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4930MX +
150 Points (67%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 6.97     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (17%)     max: 7.89 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 1.64     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (68%)     max: 1.85 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 5508     avg: 5646     median: 5635 (58%)     max: 5778 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 20341     avg: 20852     median: 20812 (35%)     max: 21587 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 25287     avg: 26971     median: 27077 (31%)     max: 28334 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 7320     avg: 7543     median: 7491.5 (70%)     max: 7854 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 212.106     avg: 227     median: 224 (3%)     max: 240.568 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 6.812     avg: 7.3     median: 7.2 (1%)     max: 7.613 seconds
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 3377     avg: 4714     median: 4984.5 (51%)     max: 5511 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 41.84     avg: 42.7     median: 42.3 (25%)     max: 44.45 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 162.255     avg: 166     median: 164.3 (57%)     max: 171.5 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 0.356     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.375 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 0.639     avg: 0.7     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.679 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 3.6     avg: 4     median: 4 (0%)     max: 4.1 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 6647     avg: 7365     median: 7456 (50%)     max: 7838 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 9     avg: 9.4     median: 9.5 (2%)     max: 9.687 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 20.953     avg: 21.2     median: 21.1 (1%)     max: 21.428 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 502     avg: 518     median: 512.1 (2%)     max: 535.262 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 154750     avg: 155190     median: 155190 (74%)     max: 155630 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 83100     avg: 84050     median: 84050 (64%)     max: 85000 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 7.6     avg: 7.7     median: 7.7 (98%)     max: 7.7 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 23676     avg: 25468     median: 25519.5 (36%)     max: 26905 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 7943     avg: 8825     median: 8727.5 (39%)     max: 9541 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 45810     avg: 47214     median: 47118.5 (30%)     max: 49005 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 6672     avg: 6919     median: 6842 (17%)     max: 7240 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 8979     avg: 9603     median: 9668.5 (30%)     max: 10099 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 4930MX +
8877 Points (72%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 4930MX +
8313 Points (75%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 4930MX +
13849 Points (27%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 4930MX +
12532 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 4930MX +
11783 Points (31%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4960HQ → 100% n=1

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4930MX → 116% n=1

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