CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4700EQ vs 4400E among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4700EQ 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4700EQ  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 4700EQ

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Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 13.51 mPixels/s vs 12.13 mPixels/s More than 10% better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
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
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,832 vs 476 More than 3.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better PassMark score 7,229 vs 1,271 Around 5.8x better PassMark score
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
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better performance per dollar 0.5 pt/$ vs 0.36 pt/$ Around 40% better performance per dollar
Better performance per watt 4.04 pt/W vs 2.61 pt/W Around 55% better performance per watt
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Higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 30.06W vs 38.19W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower annual home energy cost 8.91 $/year vs 11.32 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 32.41 $/year vs 41.17 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 3 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4700EQ vs i5 4400E

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4700EQ
12.94 mHash/s
Core i5 4400E
12.65 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 4700EQ
13.51 mPixels/s
Core i5 4400E
12.13 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4700EQ
150.9 fps
Core i5 4400E
77.02 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4700EQ
0.96 fps
Core i5 4400E
0.85 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4700EQ
10.01 fps
Core i5 4400E
8.96 fps

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4700EQ  vs
i5 4400E 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
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 37W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 8.91 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year 32.41 $/year
Performance per watt 4.04 pt/W 2.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 30.06W

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
i5 4400E 
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 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 2.7 GHz

integrated graphics

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