CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4700HQ vs 4700EQ 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

8.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4700HQ 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4700HQ  based on its performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4700HQ

Reasons to consider the
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Much better performance per dollar 1.99 pt/$ vs 0.5 pt/$ Around 4x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 16.03 pt/W vs 4.04 pt/W Around 4x better performance per watt
Much better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 1.46 fps vs 0.96 fps More than 50% better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 20% better turbo clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.46 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly better geekbench 3 single core score 2,985 vs 2,798 More than 5% better geekbench 3 single core score
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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4700HQ vs 4700EQ

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4700HQ
7.55 mHash/s
Core i7 4700EQ
12.94 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4700HQ
1.46 fps
Core i7 4700EQ
0.96 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 4700HQ
3,870,000 MB/s
Core i7 4700EQ
3,160 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4700HQ  vs
4700EQ 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.4 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 No 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 47W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 11.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year 41.17 $/year
Performance per watt 16.03 pt/W 4.04 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 38.19W

bus

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

details

Core i7 4700HQ  vs
4700EQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
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 - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.46 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.46 GHz 2.4 GHz

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 400 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
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