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Intel Core i7-4900MQ

Intel 4900MQ

The Intel Core i7-4900MQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops which has been launched in Q2/2013. 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 2.8 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).

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.

Due to these changes, the overall performance has been improved slightly compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the 4900MQ is about 10 % faster than the former i7-3840QM.

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.

The i7-4900MQ 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 compare3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX compare3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ compare2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ compare2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-4900MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ compare2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ compare2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ compare2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ compare2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ compare2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ compare2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ compare2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ compare2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ compare2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ compare2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ compare2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ compare2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ compare2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ compare2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M compare3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M compare2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U compare3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U compare2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U compare2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U compare1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U compare2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U compare1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U compare1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y compare1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Clock Rate2800 - 3800 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache8 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
SocketrPGA
FeaturesHD Graphics 4600 (400- 1300 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$568 U.S.
Announcement Date06/01/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 4900MQ

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 6.96     avg: 7.2     median: 7.1 (16%)     max: 7.45 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.66     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (65%)     max: 1.7 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5337     avg: 5478     median: 5470 (56%)     max: 5609 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 18993     avg: 20036     median: 20313 (34%)     max: 20617 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 24686     avg: 25926     median: 25752 (30%)     max: 27537 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 7112     avg: 7270     median: 7310 (68%)     max: 7395 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
min: 228     avg: 243     median: 240 (3%)     max: 262.424 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
min: 7     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (2%)     max: 8.034 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 4912     avg: 5048     median: 5047.5 (52%)     max: 5183 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 38.4     avg: 39.8     median: 38.7 (23%)     max: 42.33 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 138.495     avg: 153     median: 157 (54%)     max: 162.48 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.335     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.382 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.607     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.672 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3.8     avg: 4     median: 4 (0%)     max: 4.2 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 6950     avg: 7196     median: 7184.5 (48%)     max: 7376 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 9.578     avg: 9.9     median: 9.8 (2%)     max: 10.8 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
min: 21.453     avg: 22.4     median: 22 (1%)     max: 24.2 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
min: 510.678     avg: 541     median: 534.5 (2%)     max: 579 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
min: 108410     avg: 122473     median: 114285 (54%)     max: 152910 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
min: 84000     avg: 86805     median: 86110 (66%)     max: 91000 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.7 points (99%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 24227     avg: 24814     median: 24877 (35%)     max: 25454 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6643     avg: 8382     median: 8490 (38%)     max: 9521 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 43074     avg: 46858     median: 46272 (30%)     max: 50108 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 6255     avg: 6852     median: 6751.5 (17%)     max: 7467 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 8836     avg: 9536     median: 9567 (30%)     max: 10157 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 8144     avg: 8310     median: 8309.5 (67%)     max: 8475 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 7236     avg: 7520     median: 7519.5 (68%)     max: 7803 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 12985     avg: 13573     median: 13573 (27%)     max: 14161 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 11736     avg: 12223     median: 12222.5 (25%)     max: 12709 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 10913     avg: 11363     median: 11362.5 (30%)     max: 11812 Points
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i7

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» Intel Core i7 i7-8709G
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» Intel Core i7 i7-8706G
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 i7-8705G
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4940MX
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6920HQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 5950HQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4930MX
   3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6970HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6870HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4980HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4910MQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 5850HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3940XM
   3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 5700HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 5750HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6820HK
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6820HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6770HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4900MQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4960HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6700HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4810MQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4870HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 i7-8665U
   1.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3920XM
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4800MQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4950HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4860HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4720HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3840QM
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4850HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4710HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4710MQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 i7-8565U
   1.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4770HQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3820QM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3740QM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3720QM
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4700HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4700MQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4760HQ
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4722HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2960XM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4712HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4712MQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4750HQ
   2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3635QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3630QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4702HQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4702MQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2860QM
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2920XM
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3615QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3610QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3632QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2760QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2820QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3612QM
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2720QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2675QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2670QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6567U
   3.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2635QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2630QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 5557U
   3.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4610M
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 940XM
   2.13 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4600M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4578U
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 920XM
   2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3540M
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4558U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6600U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6650U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6560U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3520M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6500U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 5600U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 5650U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 5500U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 5550U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 840QM
   1.86 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2620M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4600U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4650U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3687U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4510U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 820QM
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 i7-8500Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3667U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4500U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4550U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 740QM
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3537U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3517U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 620M
   2.66 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 720QM
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2649M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4610Y
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2629M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2677M
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 660LM
   2.27 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2637M
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2657M
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3689Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2617M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 640LM
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 620LM
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 680UM
   1.47 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 660UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 640UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 620UM
   1.06 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Tiger Lake i7-1160G7
   2.1 GHz / 5 MB + 12 MB
- AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R7 3780U
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB + 4 MB
- AMD Ryzen 5 R5 1400
   3.2 GHz / 2 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Coffee Lake i5-8259U
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Coffee Lake i5-8257U
   1.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4900MQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
+ Intel Comet Lake i7-10610U
   1.8 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Comet Lake i7-10510U
   1.8 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 4960HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 6700HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 4810MQ
   2.8 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
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Klaus Hinum, 2012-12-15 (Update: 2012-12-15)