CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4700EQ vs 4460 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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4460 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4460  based on its single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4700EQ

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 4700EQ

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Much better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score 12.94 mHash/s vs 8.3 mHash/s More than 55% better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score
Significantly lower typical power consumption 38.19W vs 68.25W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 72.72 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Higher GPU clock speed 400 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 15% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 4460

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Much better performance per dollar 4.26 pt/$ vs 0.5 pt/$ Around 8.5x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 9.64 pt/W vs 4.04 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 10% better turbo clock speed
Newer May, 2014 vs Apr, 2013 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4700EQ vs i5 4460

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4700EQ
12.94 mHash/s
Core i5 4460
8.3 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4700EQ
0.96 fps
Core i5 4460
1.01 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4700EQ
3,160 MB/s
Core i5 4460
4,300,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4700EQ  vs
i5 4460 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad 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
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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

details

Core i7 4700EQ  vs
i5 4460 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 72.72°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 400 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,100 MHz

power consumption

TDP 47W 84W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 4.04 pt/W 9.64 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 68.25W
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