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Intel Core i7-4980HQ vs Intel Core i7-4578U vs Intel Core i7-4930MX

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 i7-4930MX

► remove from comparison 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.

ModelIntel Core i7-4980HQIntel Core i7-4578UIntel Core i7-4930MX
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 MHz3000 - 3900 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB128 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1 MB512 KB1 MB
L3 Cache6 MB4 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 82 / 44 / 8
TDP47 Watt28 Watt57 Watt
Transistors1700 Million1300 Million1400 Million
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
Die Size260 mm2181 mm2177 mm2
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketFCBGA1364FCBGArPGA
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 - 1350 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (200 - 1300 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$623 U.S.$426 U.S.$1096 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 4980HQIntel Core i7 4578UIntel Core i7 4930MX

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 670     avg: 694     median: 696 (7%)     max: 715 Points
106%
1 4930MX +
736 Points (8%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 151     avg: 153.5     median: 154 (47%)     max: 155 Points
97%
1 4930MX +
150 Points (46%)
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
101%
1 4930MX +
min: 6.97     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (11%)     max: 7.89 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
99%
1 4930MX +
min: 1.64     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (5%)     max: 1.85 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 5715     avg: 5755     median: 5737 (47%)     max: 5812 Points
98%
1 4930MX +
min: 5508     avg: 5646     median: 5635 (46%)     max: 5778 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 20150     avg: 21094     median: 21137 (24%)     max: 21995 Points
98%
1 4930MX +
min: 20341     avg: 20852     median: 20812 (24%)     max: 21587 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4980HQ +
27949 Points (21%)
97%
1 4930MX +
min: 25287     avg: 26971     median: 27077 (20%)     max: 28334 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4980HQ +
7603 Points (41%)
99%
1 4930MX +
min: 7320     avg: 7543     median: 7491.5 (41%)     max: 7854 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4980HQ +
223.6 s (3%)
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 212.1     avg: 227     median: 224 (3%)     max: 240.6 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4980HQ +
6.7 s (1%)
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 6.812     avg: 7.3     median: 7.2 (1%)     max: 7.613 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 3377     avg: 4714     median: 4984.5 (29%)     max: 5511 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 40     avg: 40.7     median: 40.7 (15%)     max: 41.4 fps
104%
1 4930MX +
min: 41.84     avg: 42.7     median: 42.3 (15%)     max: 44.45 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 172     avg: 174     median: 174 (41%)     max: 176 fps
94%
1 4930MX +
min: 162.3     avg: 165.6     median: 164.3 (39%)     max: 171.5 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4980HQ +
0.4 GB/s (0%)
92%
1 4930MX +
min: 0.356     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.375 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4980HQ +
0.7 GB/s (0%)
93%
1 4930MX +
min: 0.639     avg: 0.7     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.679 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4980HQ +
4.5 GB/s (0%)
89%
1 4930MX +
min: 3.6     avg: 4     median: 4 (0%)     max: 4.1 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4980HQ +
7609 Points (16%)
98%
1 4930MX +
min: 6647     avg: 7365     median: 7456 (16%)     max: 7838 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4980HQ +
9.3 s (2%)
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 9     avg: 9.4     median: 9.5 (2%)     max: 9.687 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4980HQ +
20.9 s (1%)
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 20.95     avg: 21.2     median: 21.1 (1%)     max: 21.43 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4980HQ +
481.3 s (2%)
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 502     avg: 518     median: 512 (2%)     max: 535 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 154750     avg: 155190     median: 155190 (74%)     max: 155630 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 83100     avg: 84050     median: 84050 (64%)     max: 85000 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4980HQ +
7.8 Points (100%)
98%
1 4930MX +
min: 7.6     avg: 7.7     median: 7.7 (98%)     max: 7.7 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4930MX +
min: 23676     avg: 25468     median: 25519.5 (24%)     max: 26905 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 9244     avg: 9906     median: 10201 (28%)     max: 10272 Points
86%
1 4930MX +
min: 7943     avg: 8825     median: 8727.5 (24%)     max: 9541 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 51129     avg: 51206     median: 51206 (33%)     max: 51283 Points
92%
1 4930MX +
min: 45810     avg: 47214     median: 47118.5 (30%)     max: 49005 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 5722     avg: 6790     median: 7150 (18%)     max: 7497 Points
96%
1 4930MX +
min: 6672     avg: 6919     median: 6842 (17%)     max: 7240 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 9636     avg: 10237     median: 10441 (19%)     max: 10635 Points
93%
1 4930MX +
min: 8979     avg: 9603     median: 9668.5 (18%)     max: 10099 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4930MX +
8877 Points (72%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4930MX +
8313 Points (75%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4930MX +
13849 Points (27%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4930MX +
12532 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4930MX +
11783 Points (31%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4980HQ +
1729 ms (2%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4980HQ +
73.1 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4980HQ +
19045 Points (20%)

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