CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4700HQ vs 4500U


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Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4700HQ

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Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Significantly more l3 cache 6 MB vs 4 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Higher turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
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 cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better 3DMark06 CPU score 6,758.5 vs 3,494 Around 95% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 400 MHz vs 200 MHz 2x higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better PassMark score 7,827 vs 3,834 More than 2x better PassMark score
Significantly better geekbench (64-bit) score 11,905 vs 5,686 More than 2x better geekbench (64-bit) score
Better 3DMark11 physics score 6,810 vs 5,480 Around 25% better 3DMark11 physics score
Better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,812 vs 1,596 Around 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per dollar 2.51 pt/$ vs 1.5 pt/$ Around 70% better performance per dollar
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Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 38.19W 3.1x lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better performance per watt 39.17 pt/W vs 20.21 pt/W Around 95% better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 11.32 $/year 3.1x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 3 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4700HQ vs 4500U

GeekBench (32-bit)

GeekBench (64-bit)

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

3D Mark 06 (CPU)


Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 4700HQ  vs
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes Yes


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s


Core i7 4700HQ  vs
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 4 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 400 MHz 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz 1,100 MHz

power consumption

TDP 47W 15W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 3.61 $/year
Performance per watt 20.21 pt/W 39.17 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 12.19W


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