Intel Core i7-4980HQ vs Intel Core i7-4960HQ vs Intel Core i7-4910MQ

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 i7-4960HQ

► remove Intel 4960HQ

The Intel Core i7-4960HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops launched in Q3 2013. 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 2.6 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.7 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.8 GHz (for 1 active core). Please note: These Turbo clocks are not confirmed yet. A noteworthy feature is the fast integrated graphics unit (GT3e) with eDRAM memory (128 MB, 77 mm², on-package, 102 GB/s).

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.

Since the turbo stages of the Core i7-4960HQ exactly match those of the i7-4900MQ, the performance should be very similar. Therefore, the CPU will match the Ivy Bridge based Core i7-3940XM and handle even the most demanding applications.

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.

The i7-4960HQ 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.

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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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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 670     avg: 694     median: 696 (16%)     max: 715 Points
632 Points (14%)
min: 651     avg: 696     median: 697 (16%)     max: 739 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 151     avg: 154     median: 154 (69%)     max: 155 Points
99%
1 4910MQ +
min: 149     avg: 152     median: 153 (68%)     max: 154 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 7.28     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (17%)     max: 7.7 Points
101%
1 4910MQ +
min: 7.05     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (17%)     max: 7.99 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 1.72     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (68%)     max: 1.74 Points
99%
1 4910MQ +
min: 1.69     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (67%)     max: 1.75 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 5715     avg: 5755     median: 5737 (59%)     max: 5812 Points
96%
1 4910MQ +
min: 5457     avg: 5512     median: 5512 (57%)     max: 5567 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 20150     avg: 21094     median: 21137 (36%)     max: 21995 Points
99%
1 4910MQ +
min: 19910     avg: 20998     median: 20997.5 (35%)     max: 22085 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4980HQ +
27949 Points (32%)
94%
1 4910MQ +
26355 Points (31%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4980HQ +
7603 Points (71%)
95%
1 4910MQ +
7223 Points (67%)
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4980HQ +
224 seconds (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4980HQ +
6.7 seconds (1%)
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4910MQ +
3048 KB/s (31%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 40     avg: 40.7     median: 40.7 (24%)     max: 41.4 fps
101%
1 4910MQ +
41 fps (24%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 172     avg: 174     median: 174 (60%)     max: 176 fps
93%
1 4910MQ +
162 fps (56%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4980HQ +
0.4 GB/s (0%)
97%
1 4910MQ +
0.4 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4980HQ +
0.7 GB/s (1%)
96%
1 4910MQ +
0.7 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4980HQ +
4.5 GB/s (0%)
91%
1 4910MQ +
4.1 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 4980HQ +
7609 Points (51%)
93%
1 4910MQ +
7078 Points (47%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4980HQ +
9.3 Seconds (2%)
99%
1 4910MQ +
13 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4980HQ +
20.9 Seconds (1%)
100%
1 4910MQ +
21 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4980HQ +
481 Seconds (2%)
100%
1 4910MQ +
523 Seconds (2%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 4980HQ +
7.8 points (100%)
99%
1 4910MQ +
7.7 points (99%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4910MQ +
25513 Points (36%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 9244     avg: 9906     median: 10201 (46%)     max: 10272 points
85%
1 4910MQ +
8706 points (39%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 51129     avg: 51206     median: 51206 (33%)     max: 51283 Points
91%
1 4910MQ +
min: 44602     avg: 46333     median: 46567 (30%)     max: 47831 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 5722     avg: 6790     median: 7150 (18%)     max: 7497 Points
97%
1 4910MQ +
min: 6594     avg: 6840     median: 6959 (18%)     max: 6966 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4980HQ +
min: 9636     avg: 10237     median: 10441 (33%)     max: 10635 Points
94%
1 4910MQ +
min: 4496     avg: 8069     median: 9775 (31%)     max: 9937 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4910MQ +
12909 Points (23%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4910MQ +
3621 Points (74%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 4980HQ +
1729 ms (3%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4980HQ +
73.1 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 4980HQ +
19045 Points (36%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4980HQ → 100% n=1

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4960HQ → 91% n=1

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4910MQ → 100% n=1

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