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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 compare3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX compare3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ compare2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ compare2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ compare2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ compare2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ compare2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ compare2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M compare3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U compare3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U compare2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U compare1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U compare2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U compare1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U compare1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y compare1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Clock Rate2600 - 3600 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
Architecturex86
Starting Price$378 U.S.
Announcement Date01/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 4720HQ

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 491     avg: 628     median: 642 (14%)     max: 678 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 108     avg: 136     median: 138 (51%)     max: 144 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.48     avg: 6.9     median: 7 (14%)     max: 7.37 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.13     avg: 1.5     median: 1.6 (50%)     max: 1.61 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5040     avg: 5155     median: 5145 (46%)     max: 5347 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 16073     avg: 19181     median: 19580 (33%)     max: 20120 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 21986     avg: 24799     median: 25500 (24%)     max: 26382 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 6519     avg: 6775     median: 6732 (51%)     max: 6964 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 221.718     avg: 245     median: 240.8 (3%)     max: 287.149 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 7.154     avg: 7.5     median: 7.3 (1%)     max: 8.124 s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 32     avg: 37.7     median: 37.8 (17%)     max: 41 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 117     avg: 149     median: 152.4 (45%)     max: 159.31 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.342     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.364 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.602     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.645 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 2.5     avg: 3.7     median: 3.9 (0%)     max: 4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6222     avg: 6922     median: 6930 (38%)     max: 7380 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10     avg: 10.4     median: 10.3 (2%)     max: 10.719 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 23.438     avg: 24     median: 23.9 (1%)     max: 24.643 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 543     avg: 562     median: 563.1 (3%)     max: 581.396 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 22350     avg: 23619     median: 23618.5 (27%)     max: 24887 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 5596     avg: 7529     median: 7718 (33%)     max: 8384 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 29156     avg: 41134     median: 42684 (27%)     max: 46247 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 34245     avg: 42516     median: 44007 (47%)     max: 46027 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 39641     avg: 45909     median: 46222 (48%)     max: 48489 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 4159     avg: 5981     median: 6048 (15%)     max: 6845 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 6388     avg: 8643     median: 9059 (23%)     max: 9561 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 10551     avg: 12015     median: 12295.5 (22%)     max: 12654 points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 3069     avg: 3284     median: 3320.5 (68%)     max: 3407 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1127.8     avg: 1955     median: 1955.8 (3%)     max: 2654.6 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 81.1     avg: 98.1     median: 84.5 (1%)     max: 180.4 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 12288     avg: 17470     median: 16616 (27%)     max: 31282 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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