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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 compare3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-4930MX3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ compare2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ compare2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ compare2800 - 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 Rate3000 - 3900 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache8 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
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 R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 6.97     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (17%)     max: 7.89 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.64     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (68%)     max: 1.85 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5508     avg: 5646     median: 5635 (58%)     max: 5778 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 20341     avg: 20852     median: 20812 (35%)     max: 21587 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 25287     avg: 26971     median: 27077 (31%)     max: 28334 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 7320     avg: 7543     median: 7491.5 (66%)     max: 7854 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
min: 212.106     avg: 227     median: 224 (3%)     max: 240.568 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
min: 6.812     avg: 7.3     median: 7.2 (1%)     max: 7.613 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 3377     avg: 4714     median: 4984.5 (51%)     max: 5511 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 41.84     avg: 42.7     median: 42.3 (25%)     max: 44.45 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 162.255     avg: 166     median: 164.3 (57%)     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 (0%)     max: 4.1 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 6647     avg: 7365     median: 7456 (50%)     max: 7838 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 9     avg: 9.4     median: 9.5 (2%)     max: 9.687 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
min: 20.953     avg: 21.2     median: 21.1 (1%)     max: 21.428 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
min: 502     avg: 518     median: 512.1 (2%)     max: 535.262 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
min: 154750     avg: 155190     median: 155190 (74%)     max: 155630 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
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: 25468     median: 25519.5 (36%)     max: 26905 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 7943     avg: 8825     median: 8727.5 (39%)     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: 6919     median: 6842 (17%)     max: 7240 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 8979     avg: 9603     median: 9668.5 (30%)     max: 10099 Points
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» Intel Core i7 6970HQ
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» 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
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   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4650U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
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   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
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   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
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   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
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   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
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   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
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   1.73 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
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   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 Core i7 6920HQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 990X EE
   3.47 GHz / 1.5 MB + 12 MB
- Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 980X EE
   3.33 GHz / 1.5 MB + 12 MB
- Intel Xeon E3-1545M v5
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i7 5950HQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4930MX
   3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
+ Intel Xeon E3-1535M v5
   2.9 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 6970HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ AMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU) R5 2400G
   3.6 GHz / 2048 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i5 i5-8305G
   2.8 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
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Klaus Hinum, 2012-12-15 (Update: 2013-11- 4)