CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4700MQ vs 4700HQ


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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4700MQ

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 4700MQ

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Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.74 GHz vs 3.49 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 3 months later
Front view of Intel Core i7 4700HQ

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Intel Core i7 4700HQ

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Slightly better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,150 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed

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

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy PassMark

PassMark (Single Core) Data courtesy PassMark

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 47W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 11.32 $/year
Performance per watt 20.32 pt/W 20.15 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 38.19W


Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
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 - 100°C


Overclocked clock speed 3.74 GHz 3.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.74 GHz 3.49 GHz

integrated graphics

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 1,150 MHz 1,200 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
Intel Core i7 4700MQ
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You are stating that the HQ can be overclocked slightly more within your article but then you are stating that the MQ can be better overclocked under the "Differences" section.
You don't say xD
Hello??? WRONG description.
They also have an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000, which is clocked at 400MHz. and GpuGPUGPUGPULabelIntel® HD Graphics 4600Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Your missing perhaps one of the most important differences, the HQ is BGA (soldered in) while the MQ is PGA (socketed). HQ has VT-d, MQ does not. Both CPU's can be overclocked past 3.6GHz and graphics past 1200MHz.
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