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Front view of Intel Core i7 4700MQ

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Intel Core i7 4700MQ

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 4700MQ vs the 3630QM.

Front view of Intel Core i7 3630QM

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4700MQ vs 3630QM

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4700MQ
14.48 mHash/s
Core i7 3630QM
6.17 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4700MQ
0.93 fps
Core i7 3630QM
1.31 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 4700MQ
3,830,000 MB/s
Core i7 3630QM
2,270,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 4700MQ  vs
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


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

power consumption

TDP 47W 45W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 10.84 $/year
Performance per watt 15.98 pt/W 11.14 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 36.56W


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


Core i7 4700MQ  vs
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 - 105°C


Overclocked clock speed 3.74 GHz 3.16 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.74 GHz 3.16 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 400 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz 1,150 MHz

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
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Thanks again for this site. Very handy. On this occasion I'm scoping for a tear-apart laptop cpu for a project and a 4700mq I've found sounded like a leap forward. On the numbers though it's slight bump and a new name. Why was I even surprised lol. Cheers.
Greetings I am testing two Machines... Toshiba Qosmio X75-A7298 ...This first Is Better in Components --- and has a Intel Core i7 4700MQ HP ENVY dv6-7280la... This Second is nearly as good in Components - and has Intel Core 3630QM .. . The web Comments you can found about the dv6-7280la are completely positive... This machine is great.... The Intel Core 3630QM is apparently even better -being older- because: * Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 400 MHz ---->> Around 65% higher GPU clock speed * Significantly better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 1.31 fps vs 0.93 fps ---<<More than 40% better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score The reason for the higher point of Intel Core i7 4700MQ is for having a Better geekbench 3 AES single core score 3,830,000 MB/s vs. 2,270,000 MB/s This implicates the mobility and 3D details in games and movies.... That is the reason why is the winner...
yes it is important. Intel graphics will help us to save battery consumption when using light task and also reduce operating heat and it is not for gaming. And btw Intel 4600 is 30 to 50% faster than Intel 4000 in various benchmarks.
and another thing, i think the gpu comparison here is useless , as most normal i7 laptop processors nowadays comes with dedicated graphics, i hope no one uses the intel gpu to play games which will be very silly, maybe in i3 and i5 it seems valid as there are many of them without dedicated graphics, or some ultrabook versions of i7 where there are no dedicated graphics, but here it just seems like a formality, and not all laptops gives you switchable graphics, making it look like a spec in the showroom, meant just for the viewing.
i don't get it , if both the i7 are giving almost the same performance , then what is the difference, the performance increase is very marginal and the older version wins largely on being much cheaper at this point of time, you see the side by side comparison and its seems like a joke. i think the battery life should be compared as well as the battery life in many cases depend on the processor, maybe two similar laptops but with the following processors, but my best hope is that in this category, the fourth gen should have more battery, but then again i see the power consumption is 38w compared to 36.5w, so will it actually give the battery life boost that the fourth gen processors promise.
It really import the Intel HD graphics? I have a 3630qm with the GTX 660M, I tryed to use the Intel Graphics but it seems impossible with the low FPS. And don't have a big difference between the HD4000 and HD4600.
In the end, too many reviews complained about Toshiba and wireless. I went with a pair of HPs from costco with i5-3230M
GPU speed means nothing. The Intel HD 4600 is faster.
Thank you for this most useful page. I think I will go with the 3630 in a Toshiba laptop for the GPU speed and +5 temperature.
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