CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4700MQ vs 3820QM among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

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

3.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4700MQ 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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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 4700MQ vs 3820QM

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4700MQ
14.48 mHash/s
Core i7 3820QM
13.04 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4700MQ
0.93 fps

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 3820QM
2,490,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4700MQ  vs
3820QM 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.7 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 45W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 13.05 $/year
Performance per watt 15.98 pt/W 11.94 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 41W

bus

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

details

Core i7 4700MQ  vs
3820QM 
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 8 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 - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.74 GHz 3.83 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.74 GHz 3.83 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
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 1,250 MHz

memory controller

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