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Intel Core i7-4980HQ vs Intel Core i7-4578U vs Intel Core i7-4712MQ

Intel Core i7-4980HQ

► remove from comparison Intel 4980HQ

The Intel Core i7-4980HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops launched in Q3 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 3.8 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.9 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 4.0 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).

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 almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Thanks to its higher clock rates, the Core i7-4980HQ is slightly faster than the former 4960HQ. However, the Turbo Boost could be limited by the TDP under long-lasting full load, leading to a slightly lower performance compared to Extreme Editions like the i7-4940MX.

Graphics

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 (e.g. GeForce GT 740M).

Power Consumption

The i7-4980HQ 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 i7-4578U

► remove from comparison Intel 4578U

The Intel Core i7-4578U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large ultrabooks launched in Q3/2014. 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 3.0 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz.

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 almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

The performance of the Core i7-4578U is slightly above the older and somewhat higher clocked Core i7-3540M. 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.

Graphics

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 (e.g. GeForce GT 720M).

Power Consumption

The i7-4578U 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, well-cooled ultrabooks.

Intel Core i7-4712MQ

► remove from comparison Intel 4712MQ

The Intel Core i7-4712MQ 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 2.3 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.2 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.3 GHz (for 1 active core). In contrast to the Core i7-4712HQ, the 4712MQ is not soldered, has a slightly lower clocked GPU an doesn't support VT-d.

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 i7-4712MQ is similar to the Core i7-4750HQ and slightly above the Ivy Bridge-based i7-3630QM. Even very demanding software or multitasking will be handled easily.

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 W (including graphics card, memory controller and VRMs), the Core i7-4712MQ is specified at the level of mobile dual-core CPUs. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i7.

ModelIntel Core i7-4980HQIntel Core i7-4578UIntel Core i7-4712MQ
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
CodenameHaswellHaswellHaswell
Series: 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
Clock2800 - 4000 MHz3000 - 3500 MHz2300 - 3300 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB128 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1 MB512 KB1 MB
L3 Cache6 MB4 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 82 / 44 / 8
TDP47 Watt28 Watt37 Watt
Transistors1700 Million1300 Million1400 Million
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
Die Size260 mm2181 mm2177 mm2
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketFCBGA1364FCBGAFCPGA946
FeaturesIris 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)
Architecturex86x86x86
$623 U.S.$426 U.S.$378 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 4980HQIntel Core i7 4578UIntel Core i7 4712MQ

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 670     avg: 694     median: 696 (7%)     max: 715 Points
86%
1 4712MQ +
min: 579     avg: 594     median: 597 (6%)     max: 607 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 151     avg: 153.5     median: 154 (47%)     max: 155 Points
84%
1 4712MQ +
min: 129     avg: 130.4     median: 130 (40%)     max: 132 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 7.28     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (11%)     max: 7.7 Points
86%
1 4712MQ +
min: 6.23     avg: 6.4     median: 6.5 (9%)     max: 6.56 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 1.72     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (6%)     max: 1.74 Points
84%
1 4712MQ +
min: 1.46     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (5%)     max: 1.5 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 5715     avg: 5755     median: 5737 (47%)     max: 5812 Points
84%
1 4712MQ +
min: 4698     avg: 4789     median: 4816.5 (39%)     max: 4824 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 20150     avg: 21094     median: 21137 (24%)     max: 21995 Points
85%
1 4712MQ +
min: 16906     avg: 17702     median: 17929 (21%)     max: 18042 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4980HQ +
27949 Points (21%)
83%
1 4712MQ +
min: 22408     avg: 22964     median: 23221 (18%)     max: 23263 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4980HQ +
7603 Points (41%)
84%
1 4712MQ +
min: 6257     avg: 6349     median: 6380 (35%)     max: 6409 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4980HQ +
223.6 s (3%)
99%
1 4712MQ +
min: 254     avg: 266.8     median: 265.4 (3%)     max: 282.6 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4980HQ +
6.7 s (1%)
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 8.22     avg: 8.5     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 9.157 s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 40     avg: 40.7     median: 40.7 (15%)     max: 41.4 fps
88%
1 4712MQ +
min: 34     avg: 35.7     median: 36 (13%)     max: 37 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 172     avg: 174     median: 174 (41%)     max: 176 fps
82%
1 4712MQ +
min: 131     avg: 138.7     median: 142 (33%)     max: 143 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4980HQ +
0.4 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4980HQ +
0.7 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4980HQ +
4.5 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4980HQ +
7609 Points (16%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4980HQ +
9.3 s (2%)
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 11.08     avg: 11.1     median: 11.1 (2%)     max: 11.11 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4980HQ +
20.9 s (1%)
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 25.14     avg: 25.3     median: 25.3 (1%)     max: 25.63 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4980HQ +
481.3 s (2%)
100%
1 4712MQ +
min: 574     avg: 589     median: 581 (3%)     max: 618 s
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4980HQ +
7.8 Points (100%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 9244     avg: 9906     median: 10201 (28%)     max: 10272 Points
73%
1 4712MQ +
min: 6469     avg: 7376     median: 7443 (21%)     max: 7814 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 51129     avg: 51206     median: 51206 (33%)     max: 51283 Points
77%
1 4712MQ +
min: 36842     avg: 38916     median: 39530 (25%)     max: 40164 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 5722     avg: 6790     median: 7150 (18%)     max: 7497 Points
84%
1 4712MQ +
min: 5700     avg: 12608     median: 5975 (15%)     max: 39530 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 9636     avg: 10237     median: 10441 (19%)     max: 10635 Points
81%
1 4712MQ +
min: 8052     avg: 8297     median: 8442 (16%)     max: 8458 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4712MQ +
11351 Points (20%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4712MQ +
3114 Points (61%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4980HQ +
1729 ms (2%)
100%
1 4712MQ +
2138 ms (2%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4980HQ +
73.1 ms (1%)
100%
1 4712MQ +
94.3 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4980HQ +
19045 Points (20%)
81%
1 4712MQ +
15405 Points (16%)

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