CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4700HQ vs 4500U

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

Features

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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
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 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 threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better PassMark score 7,982 vs 3,867 More than 2x better PassMark score
Significantly better 3DMark06 CPU score 6,808 vs 3,494 Around 95% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Significantly better geekbench (64-bit) score 11,730 vs 5,575 More than 2x better geekbench (64-bit) score
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 400 MHz vs 200 MHz 2x higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better performance per dollar 2.7 pt/$ vs 1.6 pt/$ Around 70% better performance per dollar
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 1,841 vs 1,599 More than 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
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Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 38.19W 3.1x lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 41.94 pt/W vs 21.73 pt/W Around 95% better performance per watt
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 11.32 $/year 3.1x lower annual home energy cost
Marginally newer Jul, 2013 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 3 months later

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

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i7 4700HQ Core i7 4500U @ community.futuremark.com
On average I measured a 15% increase in the subset of game tests I was able to run in Taipei, and a 13% increase in performance across our 3DMark tests.
Core i7 4500U | by Anand-Lal-Shimpi (Jun, 2013)

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Passmark

PCMark 7 and single-threaded Cinebench show a 3 - 6% increase in performance, while multithreaded Cinebench and x264 show a 3 - 5% decrease in performance.
Core i7 4500U | by Anand-Lal-Shimpi (Jun, 2013)

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4700HQ  vs
4500U 
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

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
SSE2
EM64T
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
AVX 2.0
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 47W 15W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 3.61 $/year
Performance per watt 21.73 pt/W 41.94 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 12.19W

bus

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

details

Core i7 4700HQ  vs
4500U 
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 nms 22 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1333
DDR3L-1600
LPDDR3-1333
LPDDR3-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
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