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Intel Core i7-4720HQ

Intel 4720HQ

The Intel Core i7-4720HQ 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 2.6 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.5 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.6 GHz (for 1 active core). Compared to the previous i7-4710HQ, the i7-4720HQ is clocked exactly 100 MHz higher.

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 i7-4720HQ is similar to the Core i7-4860HQ or the Ivy Bridge-based i7-3840QM. 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 and comparable to a dedicated GeForce 820M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4720HQ 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 i7-4720HQ2600 - 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 i7-4700HQ (compare)2400 - 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 Rate2600 - 3600 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache6 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Max. 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 Date01/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 4720HQ

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 491     avg: 628.2     median: 642 (30%)     max: 678 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 108     avg: 135.6     median: 138 (71%)     max: 144 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.48     avg: 6.9     median: 7 (29%)     max: 7.37 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.13     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (71%)     max: 1.61 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5040     avg: 5155.5     median: 5145 (65%)     max: 5347 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 16073     avg: 19181.2     median: 19580 (39%)     max: 20120 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 21986     avg: 24798.8     median: 25500 (62%)     max: 26382 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6519     avg: 6774.8     median: 6732 (54%)     max: 6964 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 221.718     avg: 245.2     median: 240.8 (3%)     max: 287.149 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7.154     avg: 7.5     median: 7.3 (1%)     max: 8.124 seconds
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 32     avg: 37.7     median: 37.8 (22%)     max: 41 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 117     avg: 149.2     median: 152.4 (65%)     max: 159.31 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.342     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (21%)     max: 0.364 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.602     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (30%)     max: 0.645 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 2.5     avg: 3.7     median: 3.9 (32%)     max: 4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6222     avg: 6921.8     median: 6930 (55%)     max: 7380 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10     avg: 10.4     median: 10.3 (2%)     max: 10.719 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 23.438     avg: 24     median: 23.9 (1%)     max: 24.643 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 543     avg: 562.4     median: 563.1 (3%)     max: 581.396 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 22350     avg: 23618.5     median: 23618.5 (43%)     max: 24887 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 5596     avg: 7528.9     median: 7718 (47%)     max: 8384 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 29156     avg: 41133.6     median: 42684 (27%)     max: 46247 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 34245     avg: 42516     median: 44007 (64%)     max: 46027 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 39641     avg: 45909.1     median: 46222 (67%)     max: 48489 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4159     avg: 5980.6     median: 6048 (15%)     max: 6845 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 6388     avg: 8643     median: 9059 (40%)     max: 9561 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 10551     avg: 12015     median: 12295.5 (39%)     max: 12654 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3069     avg: 3284.4     median: 3320.5 (71%)     max: 3407 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 12956     avg: 13053.5     median: 13053.5 (35%)     max: 13151 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3503     avg: 3522     median: 3522 (74%)     max: 3541 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1127.8     avg: 1954.6     median: 1955.8 (3%)     max: 2654.6 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 81.1     avg: 98.1     median: 84.5 (2%)     max: 180.4 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 12288     avg: 17469.8     median: 16616 (34%)     max: 31282 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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