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Front view of Intel Core i7 4700EQ

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 4700EQ

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 3 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 10% better turbo clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 4102E

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Lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 38.19W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 11.32 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 41.17 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 3 months later

Features Key features of the Core i7 4700EQ  vs i3 4102E 

clock speed

Core i7 4700EQ
2.4 GHz
Core i3 4102E
1.6 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

gpu clock speed

Core i7 4700EQ
400 MHz
Core i3 4102E
400 MHz

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i7 4700EQ
2.4 GHz
Core i3 4102E
1.6 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i7 4700EQ
2.4 GHz
Core i3 4102E
1.6 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4700EQ  vs
i3 4102E 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 47W 25W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year 21.9 $/year
Typical power consumption 38.19W 20.31W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 4700EQ  vs
i3 4102E 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 1.6 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 HD 4000 series
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 400 MHz 400 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 900 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 16,384 MB
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