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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 4500U.

Front view of Intel Core i7 4500U

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

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4700MQ
14.48 mHash/s
Core i7 4500U
12.55 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4700MQ
0.93 fps
Core i7 4500U
1.05 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 4500U
3,480,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 4700MQ  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


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 4700MQ  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 1,150 MHz 1,100 MHz

power consumption

TDP 47W 15W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 3.61 $/year
Performance per watt 15.98 pt/W 43.13 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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I cannot agree more with you. It was performing just okay when I had Windows 8 (that was pre-installed on my Acer laptop). When Windows 10 came out, everyone got a free upgrade including me. It was unbearable so I switched back to 8 because I thought these are just unoptimized system issues. So after a few years (in 2019) I installed Windows 10 again and it was still the same. Unusable. I thought it will "settle" in a few weaks so I let it be and then I realized I cannot downgrade when nothing changed. So I am stuck with basically non-functioning Windows 10. The funny thing is everyone hated Windows 8 for being slow etc. but it was way faster than Windows 10 which reviewers claim is so much lighter. But it is terrible on any older laptop. Now I have a Lenovo laptop with AMD A6 9225 which is supposed to be a bit better than i7 4500U but it is the same shit, pardon my language. I thought because it is relatively new it will perform well paired with 8 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD but it loads webpages even slower than my 6 years old Acer with i7 4500U. However it loads Windows apps faster (but not programs). But I almost do not use apps so it is useless. Please people, if you pay below 1000 USD for a laptop, it will not be any good in 5 years. Invest more or just accept that it will be shit sooner or later.
Many thanks for the exciting blog posting!
Hello. I have an Acer laptop with Core i7 4500U and AMD Radeon HD 8750M GPU. My computer can run Watch Dogs (a really heavy game) smoothly even at high settings (but not at maximum settings). Core i7 4500U is a really good processor. I got the aforementioned for 750$ U.S because it had a little scratch. (50$ U.S discount) Full laptop spec: -Intel Core i7 4500U 1.8GHZ with Turbo Boost up to 3GHZ (the Turbo Boost tech is extremely effective) -8GB of DDR3 L Memory (RAM) -AMD Radeon HD 8750M with 2GB Dedicated VRAM -750GB HDD -4-Cell Li-ion battery Note: Multi-GPU as there is an integrated Intel HD graphics 4400 graphics card.
Lol you guys are just sad even talking about gaming on these kind of processors. Tbh get the i7 4500u for everyday use = much more battery life and get a gaming desktop.
pardon me ,it is and
I myself dealt with this dilemma for a month,finally after a thorough search ,i decided with 4700mq+740m,firstly cause 4700mq is a far far better processor than 4500u and also surprisingly the 740m scores much better than 750m in gpu benchmarks,this is because it is powered by a much powerful 4700mq.only advantage of 750m is that it performs better at heavier graphics load.For verification visit a complete detail on processors and graphic cards go to
Sorry, of course, I meant i7-4500u (+ nVidia GT 750m) VS i7-4700mq (+ nVidia GT 740m)
In regards to (casual) gaming possibilities: i7-4500u (+ nVidia GT 740m) VS i7-4700mq (+ nVidia GT 750m)? What would be the best option as these are the typical configurations I can find within my budget.
Hi I purchased Dell3537 with Radeon 8850M 8GB RAM, i7-4500U. My laptop runs Black Mesa Source, Bioshock 1 ultra smooth. But heats up after long play. BUT I can play these massive games for 2-3 hours at stretch without power connection since power consumption is very low. Though I am a sucker for better CPUs, I feel should have gone for 4700MQ.
4500u is not too bad and not a bottleneck... It revealed the full potential of the radeon 8870m at my laptop, using medium to hight settings for the latest games, everything running very smooth
4500U is a useless CPU which will shatter your dreams of owning an i7. It is even slower than 3rd gen i5. lol! Must be a bottleneck for any laptop!
Does anyone know why the i7 4500U has the same price point as the 4700QM? I really don't get is... it has a much lower power consumption but is only has half the speed of the quad version and not really big differences on battery life... So why do they put the 4500U in the asus N550LF?
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