Intel Core i7-4980HQ vs Intel Core i7-4910MQ vs Intel Core i7-4650U

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 i7-4910MQ

► remove Intel 4910MQ

The Intel Core i7-4910MQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops which has been launched in Q1/2014. 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 2.9 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).

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 5 - 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Compared to the Core i7-4900MQ, the 4910MQ is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is almost similar to the Core i7-4930MX. 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 1300 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000. This is slightly slower than the AMD Radeon HD 8650G, but similar to a dedicated GeForce GT 720M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4910MQ 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 i7-4650U

► remove Intel 4650U

The Intel Core i7-4650U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks 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 1.7 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz for 1 active core or 2.9 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, improving the performance per clock by alomst 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

The performance of the Core i7-4650U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i7-3687U. 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.

The integrated HD Graphics 5000 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the HD 5000 competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards.

The i7-4650U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for small ultrabooks 11-inches or greater.

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: Core i7 Haswell
Intel Core i7-4940MX3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-4980HQ2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4910MQ2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-4650U1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 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 - 1300 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIHD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 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 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz)
$623 U.S.$568 U.S.$454 U.S.
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 670     avg: 694.3     median: 696 (16%)     max: 715 Points
min: 651     avg: 695.7     median: 697 (16%)     max: 739 Points
min: 241     avg: 256     median: 256 (6%)     max: 271 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 151     avg: 153.5     median: 154 (71%)     max: 155 Points
min: 149     avg: 152     median: 153 (70%)     max: 154 Points
min: 122     avg: 123     median: 123 (56%)     max: 124 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
7.5 Points (17%)
7.5 Points (17%)
2.7 Points (6%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.7 Points (87%)
1.7 Points (86%)
1.4 Points (70%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5715     avg: 5754.7     median: 5737 (63%)     max: 5812 Points
min: 5457     avg: 5512     median: 5512 (60%)     max: 5567 Points
min: 4592     avg: 4694     median: 4714 (52%)     max: 4755 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 20150     avg: 21094     median: 21137 (32%)     max: 21995 Points
min: 19910     avg: 20997.5     median: 20997 (32%)     max: 22085 Points
min: 8173     avg: 8800.8     median: 8620 (13%)     max: 9789 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
27949 Points (37%)
26355 Points (35%)
min: 10658     avg: 11372.8     median: 11128 (15%)     max: 12576 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
7603 Points (73%)
7223 Points (70%)
min: 5828     avg: 6190     median: 6276 (61%)     max: 6380 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
223.6 seconds (3%)
min: 628     avg: 632.8     median: 632 (7%)     max: 637 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
6.7 seconds (1%)
18.1 seconds (4%)
WinRAR - Result
3048 KB/s (36%)
min: 2363     avg: 2442.3     median: 2382 (28%)     max: 2582 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 40     avg: 40.7     median: 40 (1%)     max: 41 fps
41 fps (1%)
min: 15     avg: 16.6     median: 16 (0%)     max: 18 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 172     avg: 174     median: 174 (64%)     max: 176 fps
162 fps (60%)
min: 84     avg: 89.6     median: 89 (33%)     max: 95 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (20%)
0.4 GB/s (20%)
0.2 GB/s (8%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.7 GB/s (23%)
0.7 GB/s (22%)
0.3 GB/s (9%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
4.5 GB/s (23%)
4.1 GB/s (21%)
1.6 GB/s (8%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
7609 Points (51%)
7078 Points (47%)
min: 2698     avg: 3086.3     median: 3249 (22%)     max: 3312 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.3 Seconds (2%)
13 Seconds (3%)
11.4 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
20.9 Seconds (1%)
21 Seconds (1%)
min: 26     avg: 26.7     median: 26 (1%)     max: 27 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
481.3 Seconds (2%)
523 Seconds (2%)
min: 593     avg: 603.1     median: 605 (3%)     max: 611 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 14230     avg: 28557.5     median: 28557 (14%)     max: 42885 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 9820     avg: 19671     median: 19671 (15%)     max: 29522 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.8 points (111%)
7.7 points (110%)
7 points (100%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
25513 Points (36%)
min: 7058     avg: 8258.3     median: 8856 (12%)     max: 8861 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 9244     avg: 9905.7     median: 10201 (52%)     max: 10272 points
8706 points (45%)
min: 3158     avg: 3346.2     median: 3360 (17%)     max: 3530 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 51129     avg: 51206     median: 51206 (33%)     max: 51283 Points
min: 44602     avg: 46333.3     median: 46567 (30%)     max: 47831 Points
min: 24370     avg: 28186.4     median: 27147 (17%)     max: 31370 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5722     avg: 6789.7     median: 7150 (18%)     max: 7497 Points
min: 6594     avg: 6839.7     median: 6959 (18%)     max: 6966 Points
min: 2519     avg: 2668.2     median: 2635 (7%)     max: 2924 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 9636     avg: 10237.3     median: 10441 (32%)     max: 10635 Points
min: 4496     avg: 8069.3     median: 9775 (30%)     max: 9937 Points
min: 3582     avg: 3793.5     median: 3735 (11%)     max: 4121 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
12909 Points (16%)
min: 5839     avg: 5857     median: 5857 (7%)     max: 5875 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3621 Points (74%)
min: 3086     avg: 3088.5     median: 3088 (63%)     max: 3091 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
1728.5 ms (3%)
2136.7 ms (4%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
73.1 ms (1%)
97.3 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
19045 Points (36%)
15205 Points (29%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4980HQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4910MQ → 97%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4650U → 68%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)