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Intel Core i7-4930MX

Intel 4930MX

The Intel Core i7-4930MX is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops and successor of the i7-3940XM. It is based on the Haswell architecture and was launched in Q2/2013. 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 3.0 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). Furthermore, the Extreme CPUs offer an unlocked multiplicator for easy overclocking.

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.

Due to these changes, the performance per clock has been improved by about 10 percent compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the 4930MX is almost 10 % faster than the former i7-3940XM.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1350 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

The i7-4930MX is rated at a TDP of 57 W including graphics card, memory controller and VRMs.  Therefore, the CPU is only suited for laptops 17-inches or greater.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameHaswell
Series: Core i7 Haswell
Intel Core i7-4940MX (compare)3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-4930MX3000 - 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 i7-4700HQ (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 Rate3000 - 3900 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache8 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)57 Watt
Transistor Count1400 Million
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Die Size177 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketrPGA
FeaturesHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$1096 U.S.
Announcement Date06/01/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 4930MX

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
150 Points (73%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 6.97     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (32%)     max: 7.89 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.64     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (74%)     max: 1.85 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5508     avg: 5646     median: 5635 (67%)     max: 5778 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 20341     avg: 20851.8     median: 20812 (42%)     max: 21587 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 25287     avg: 26970.8     median: 27077 (47%)     max: 28334 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 7320     avg: 7543     median: 7491.5 (83%)     max: 7854 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 212.106     avg: 227     median: 224 (3%)     max: 240.568 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 6.812     avg: 7.3     median: 7.2 (1%)     max: 7.613 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 3377     avg: 4714.3     median: 4984.5 (59%)     max: 5511 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 41.84     avg: 42.7     median: 42.3 (35%)     max: 44.45 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 162.255     avg: 165.6     median: 164.3 (70%)     max: 171.5 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.356     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.375 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.639     avg: 0.7     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.679 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3.6     avg: 4     median: 4 (21%)     max: 4.1 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6647     avg: 7365.2     median: 7456 (59%)     max: 7838 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 9     avg: 9.4     median: 9.5 (2%)     max: 9.687 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 20.953     avg: 21.2     median: 21.1 (1%)     max: 21.428 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 502     avg: 517.8     median: 512.1 (2%)     max: 535.262 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 154750     avg: 155190     median: 155190 (74%)     max: 155630 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 83100     avg: 84050     median: 84050 (64%)     max: 85000 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 7.6     avg: 7.7     median: 7.7 (98%)     max: 7.7 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 23676     avg: 25467.7     median: 25519.5 (43%)     max: 26905 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 7943     avg: 8825     median: 8727.5 (49%)     max: 9541 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 45810     avg: 47214     median: 47118.5 (30%)     max: 49005 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 6672     avg: 6918.8     median: 6842 (17%)     max: 7240 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 8979     avg: 9602.5     median: 9668.5 (38%)     max: 10099 Points
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