Intel Core i7-4980HQ vs Intel Core i7-4940MX vs Intel Core i7-4558U

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 i7-4940MX

► remove Intel 4940MX

The Intel Core i7-4940MX is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops and successor of the i7-4930MX. It is based on the Haswell architecture and was launched in Q1/2014. 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 3.1 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). Furthermore, the Extreme CPUs offer an unlocked multiplicator for easy overclocking.

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

Performance

Compared to the Core i7-4930MX, the 4940MX is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is similar to the Desktop Core i7-4770K. 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 1350 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 i7-4940MX 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.

Intel Core i7-4558U

► remove Intel 4558U

The Intel Core i7-4558U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large 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 2.8 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz for 1 active core or 3.2 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 almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

The performance of the Core i7-4558U is slightly above the older and somewhat higher clocked Core i7-3520M. 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 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.

The i7-4558U 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 ultrabooks 14-inches or greater.

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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 - 1350 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-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (200 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$623 U.S.$1096 U.S.$454 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4980HQIntel Core i7 4940MXIntel Core i7 4558U

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 670     avg: 694     median: 696 (15%)     max: 715 Points
102%
1 4940MX +
708 Points (16%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 151     avg: 154     median: 154 (57%)     max: 155 Points
102%
1 4940MX +
157 Points (58%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 7.28     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (15%)     max: 7.7 Points
7.6 Points (15%)
3.5 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
1.8 Points (56%)
1.5 Points (46%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5715     avg: 5755     median: 5737 (51%)     max: 5812
5853 (52%)
4793 (43%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 20150     avg: 21094     median: 21137 (36%)     max: 21995
21022 (35%)
10305 (17%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
27949 Points (27%)
26547 Points (25%)
13800 Points (13%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
7603 Points (57%)
7696 Points (58%)
6339 Points (48%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
224 s (3%)
219 s (3%)
511 s (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
6.7 s (1%)
7 s (1%)
16.3 s (3%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4558U +
2671 (17%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 40     avg: 40.7     median: 40.7 (18%)     max: 41.4 fps
42.9 fps (19%)
20.4 fps (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 172     avg: 174     median: 174 (51%)     max: 176 fps
167 fps (49%)
107 fps (32%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.4 GB/s (0%)
0.4 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.7 GB/s (1%)
0.7 GB/s (1%)
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
4.5 GB/s (0%)
4.1 GB/s (0%)
1.9 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
7609 Points (42%)
7678 Points (42%)
4264 Points (24%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.3 s (2%)
9.3 s (2%)
11.2 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
20.9 s (1%)
20.7 s (1%)
25.7 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
481 s (2%)
491 s (2%)
585 s (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4558U +
72000 MIPS (34%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4558U +
41240 MFLOPS (32%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4980HQ +
7.8 Points (100%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4558U +
11049 Points (13%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 9244     avg: 9906     median: 10201 (42%)     max: 10272 Points
9402 Points (39%)
4037 Points (17%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 51129     avg: 51206     median: 51206 (33%)     max: 51283 Points
49770 Points (32%)
33266 Points (21%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 5722     avg: 6790     median: 7150 (18%)     max: 7497 Points
7082 Points (18%)
2998 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 9636     avg: 10237     median: 10441 (26%)     max: 10635 Points
9870 Points (25%)
4549 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4558U +
8576 Points (69%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4558U +
7610 Points (69%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4558U +
7423 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4558U +
6637 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4558U +
7300 Points (19%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4558U +
6519 (12%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4558U +
3120 (64%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4980HQ +
1729 ms (3%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4980HQ +
73.1 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4980HQ +
19045 Points (30%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4980HQ → 100% n=21

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4940MX → 98% n=21

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4558U → 65% n=21

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