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Intel Core i7-4700HQ

Intel 4700HQ

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.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameHaswell
Series: 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 i7-4980HQ (compare)2800 - 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
Clock Rate2400 - 3400 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache6 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)47 Watt
Transistor Count1400 Million
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Die Size177 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketFCBGA1364
FeaturesHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$378 U.S.
Announcement Date06/01/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 4700HQ

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 464     avg: 611     median: 637 (15%)     max: 643 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 106     avg: 130     median: 132 (59%)     max: 135 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.24     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (16%)     max: 7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.24     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (58%)     max: 1.55 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4716     avg: 4886     median: 4895 (50%)     max: 5003 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 14329     avg: 18170     median: 18609 (31%)     max: 19260 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 18887     avg: 23512     median: 24321 (28%)     max: 24774 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6088     avg: 6408     median: 6474.5 (60%)     max: 6612 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 237.813     avg: 303     median: 291.1 (3%)     max: 390.645 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7.592     avg: 9.1     median: 8.1 (2%)     max: 12.438 seconds
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 29.7     avg: 34.4     median: 34 (20%)     max: 39.52 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 121.8     avg: 136     median: 141 (49%)     max: 145.55 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.33     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (15%)     max: 0.341 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.576     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (16%)     max: 0.603 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3.7     avg: 3.8     median: 3.8 (19%)     max: 3.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5232     avg: 6572     median: 6758.5 (45%)     max: 6968 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10     avg: 10.6     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 10.86 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 24     avg: 24.6     median: 24.7 (1%)     max: 24.969 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 569.349     avg: 576     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
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 17427     avg: 21972     median: 22672.5 (32%)     max: 23555 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 4232     avg: 7082     median: 7432.5 (34%)     max: 7903 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 31331     avg: 42188     median: 42962 (28%)     max: 44252 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 41763     avg: 42673     median: 42672.5 (51%)     max: 43582 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4400     avg: 5985     median: 6345 (16%)     max: 6505 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 6713     avg: 8718     median: 8903 (28%)     max: 9085 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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