Intel Core i7-4980HQ vs Intel Core i7-4700HQ

Intel Core i7-4980HQ

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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 i7-4700HQ

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The Intel Core i7-4700HQ 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 2.4 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.3 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.4 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 i7-4700HQ 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 i7-3740QM.

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.

The i7-4700HQ 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 i7-4940MX (compare)3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX (compare)3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-4980HQ2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ (compare)2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ (compare)2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ (compare)2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ (compare)2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ (compare)2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ (compare)2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ (compare)2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ (compare)2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ (compare)2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ (compare)2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ (compare)2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ (compare)2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U (compare)3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U (compare)2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U (compare)1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U (compare)2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U (compare)1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U (compare)1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y (compare)1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX (compare)3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX (compare)3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ (compare)2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ (compare)2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ (compare)2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ (compare)2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ (compare)2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ (compare)2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ (compare)2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ (compare)2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ (compare)2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ (compare)2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ (compare)2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4700HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ (compare)2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U (compare)3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U (compare)2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U (compare)1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U (compare)2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U (compare)1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U (compare)1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y (compare)1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
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260 mm2177 mm2
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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 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (200 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz)
$623 U.S.$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4980HQIntel Core i7 4700HQ

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 670     avg: 694.3     median: 696 (16%)     max: 715 Points
min: 464     avg: 610.9     median: 637 (15%)     max: 643 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 151     avg: 153.5     median: 154 (71%)     max: 155 Points
min: 106     avg: 130     median: 132 (61%)     max: 135 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
7.5 Points (17%)
min: 5     avg: 6.7     median: 6 (14%)     max: 7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.7 Points (87%)
1.5 Points (75%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5715     avg: 5754.7     median: 5737 (63%)     max: 5812 Points
min: 4716     avg: 4886     median: 4895 (54%)     max: 5003 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 20150     avg: 21094     median: 21137 (32%)     max: 21995 Points
min: 14329     avg: 18170     median: 18609 (28%)     max: 19260 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
27949 Points (37%)
min: 18887     avg: 23512.3     median: 24321 (32%)     max: 24774 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
7603 Points (73%)
min: 6088     avg: 6408.3     median: 6474 (63%)     max: 6612 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
223.6 seconds (3%)
min: 237     avg: 302.7     median: 291 (3%)     max: 390 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
6.7 seconds (1%)
min: 7     avg: 9.1     median: 8 (2%)     max: 12 seconds
WinRAR - Result
4325 KB/s (51%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 40     avg: 40.7     median: 40 (1%)     max: 41 fps
min: 29     avg: 34.4     median: 34 (1%)     max: 39 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 172     avg: 174     median: 174 (64%)     max: 176 fps
min: 121     avg: 136.1     median: 141 (52%)     max: 145 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (20%)
0.3 GB/s (17%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.7 GB/s (23%)
0.6 GB/s (20%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
4.5 GB/s (23%)
3.8 GB/s (19%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
7609 Points (51%)
min: 5232     avg: 6572.1     median: 6758 (45%)     max: 6968 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.3 Seconds (2%)
10.6 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
20.9 Seconds (1%)
24.6 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
481.3 Seconds (2%)
min: 569     avg: 576.1     median: 574 (3%)     max: 587 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 109400     avg: 121793     median: 110220 (52%)     max: 145760 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 58480     avg: 72660     median: 78160 (60%)     max: 81340 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.8 points (111%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 17427     avg: 21972.1     median: 22672 (32%)     max: 23555 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 9244     avg: 9905.7     median: 10201 (52%)     max: 10272 points
min: 4232     avg: 7081.9     median: 7432 (38%)     max: 7903 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 51129     avg: 51206     median: 51206 (33%)     max: 51283 Points
min: 31331     avg: 42187.5     median: 42962 (28%)     max: 44252 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 41763     avg: 42672.5     median: 42672 (51%)     max: 43582 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5722     avg: 6789.7     median: 7150 (18%)     max: 7497 Points
min: 4400     avg: 5985.1     median: 6345 (16%)     max: 6505 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 9636     avg: 10237.3     median: 10441 (32%)     max: 10635 Points
min: 6713     avg: 8718.1     median: 8903 (27%)     max: 9085 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
11900 Points (15%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3156 Points (65%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
1728.5 ms (3%)
1760.8 ms (3%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
73.1 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
19045 Points (36%)
4644 Points (9%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4980HQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4700HQ → 90%

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