Intel Core i7-4980HQ vs Intel Core i7-4710HQ vs Intel Core i7-4600M

Intel Core i7-4980HQ

► remove 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 i7-4710HQ

► remove Intel 4710HQ

The Intel Core i7-4710HQ 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 2.5 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.4 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.5 GHz (for 1 active core).

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

Performance

The performance of the Core i7-4710HQ is similar to the Core i7-4850HQ or the Ivy Bridge-based i7-3820QM. Even extremly demanding software or multitasking will be handled easily.

Graphics

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.

Power Consumption

The i7-4710HQ 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.

Intel Core i7-4600M

► remove Intel 4600M

The Intel Core i7-4600M is a high-end dual-core processor for laptops 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 2.9 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz for 1 active core or 3.5 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. 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 almost 10 percent compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the i7-4600M is about 5 - 10 % faster than the former i7-3540M.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1300 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

The i7-4600M is rated at a TDP of 37 W including the graphics card, memory controller and VRMs. Therefore, the CPU is suited for laptops 14-inches or greater.

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: 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
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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-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 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 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$623 U.S.$378 U.S.$346 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4980HQIntel Core i7 4710HQIntel Core i7 4600M

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 670     avg: 694     median: 696 (15%)     max: 715 Points
min: 499     avg: 611     median: 646 (14%)     max: 661 Points
310 Points (7%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 151     avg: 154     median: 154 (57%)     max: 155 Points
min: 116     avg: 133     median: 135 (50%)     max: 140 Points
132 Points (49%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 7.28     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (15%)     max: 7.7 Points
min: 4.59     avg: 6.7     median: 7 (14%)     max: 7.22 Points
3.4 Points (7%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.72     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (55%)     max: 1.74 Points
min: 1.29     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (49%)     max: 1.56 Points
1.5 Points (48%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 5715     avg: 5755     median: 5737 (51%)     max: 5812
87%
1 4710HQ +
min: 4618     avg: 4983     median: 5008 (45%)     max: 5171
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 20150     avg: 21094     median: 21137 (36%)     max: 21995
90%
1 4710HQ +
min: 14533     avg: 18012     median: 19044 (32%)     max: 19521
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4980HQ +
27949 Points (27%)
85%
1 4710HQ +
min: 17829     avg: 22377     median: 23773 (23%)     max: 25104 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4980HQ +
7603 Points (57%)
87%
1 4710HQ +
min: 5185     avg: 6516     median: 6645 (50%)     max: 6809 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4980HQ +
224 s (3%)
100%
1 4710HQ +
min: 237.394     avg: 279     median: 262.6 (3%)     max: 320.728 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4980HQ +
6.7 s (1%)
100%
1 4710HQ +
min: 7.453     avg: 7.7     median: 7.8 (2%)     max: 8.012 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4710HQ +
min: 3693     avg: 4232     median: 4323.5 (28%)     max: 4587
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 40     avg: 40.7     median: 40.7 (18%)     max: 41.4 fps
93%
1 4710HQ +
min: 30.6     avg: 36.7     median: 38 (17%)     max: 40.1 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 172     avg: 174     median: 174 (51%)     max: 176 fps
86%
1 4710HQ +
min: 118     avg: 142     median: 150 (44%)     max: 153.12 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4980HQ +
0.4 GB/s (0%)
88%
1 4710HQ +
min: 0.344     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.541 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4980HQ +
0.7 GB/s (1%)
90%
1 4710HQ +
min: 0.6     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.628 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4980HQ +
4.5 GB/s (0%)
87%
1 4710HQ +
min: 3     avg: 3.8     median: 3.9 (0%)     max: 3.9 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4980HQ +
7609 Points (42%)
92%
1 4710HQ +
min: 5494     avg: 6682     median: 6980.5 (39%)     max: 7129 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4980HQ +
9.3 s (2%)
100%
1 4710HQ +
min: 10.5     avg: 10.7     median: 10.7 (2%)     max: 11.209 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4980HQ +
20.9 s (1%)
100%
1 4710HQ +
min: 24.016     avg: 24.4     median: 24.3 (1%)     max: 25.287 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4980HQ +
481 s (2%)
100%
1 4710HQ +
min: 553.816     avg: 568     median: 562.2 (2%)     max: 587.266 s
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4980HQ +
7.8 Points (100%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4710HQ +
min: 19149     avg: 22561     median: 23904 (28%)     max: 24195 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 9244     avg: 9906     median: 10201 (42%)     max: 10272 Points
73%
1 4710HQ +
min: 6038     avg: 7340     median: 7491 (31%)     max: 8388 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 51129     avg: 51206     median: 51206 (33%)     max: 51283 Points
min: 30628     avg: 40964     median: 42879.5 (28%)     max: 45662 Points
33469 Points (22%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4710HQ +
min: 32422     avg: 39519     median: 42771 (45%)     max: 43365 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 4710HQ +
min: 44331     avg: 44689     median: 44689 (46%)     max: 45047 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 5722     avg: 6790     median: 7150 (18%)     max: 7497 Points
min: 4736     avg: 6023     median: 6373.5 (16%)     max: 6672 Points
3166 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 9636     avg: 10237     median: 10441 (26%)     max: 10635 Points
min: 6504     avg: 8579     median: 9083 (23%)     max: 9375 Points
4384 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4710HQ +
7547 Points (61%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4710HQ +
6881 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4710HQ +
12985 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4710HQ +
11762 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4710HQ +
10792 Points (28%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4710HQ +
min: 11275     avg: 12028     median: 12231 (22%)     max: 12374
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4710HQ +
min: 2942     avg: 3186     median: 3249 (67%)     max: 3302
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4980HQ +
1729 ms (3%)
100%
1 4710HQ +
min: 1274.3     avg: 1941     median: 1997.4 (3%)     max: 2090 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4980HQ +
73.1 ms (1%)
100%
1 4710HQ +
min: 82.8     avg: 93.1     median: 86.1 (1%)     max: 154.7 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4980HQ +
19045 Points (30%)
87%
1 4710HQ +
min: 14810     avg: 17359     median: 16503 (26%)     max: 29193 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4980HQ → 100% n=7

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4710HQ → 89% n=7

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4600M → 59% n=7

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