CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4702MQ vs 4500U


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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Significantly more l3 cache 6 MB vs 4 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Higher turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 400 MHz vs 200 MHz 2x higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better 3DMark06 CPU score 6,285 vs 3,494 Around 80% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Significantly better geekbench (64-bit) score 11,232 vs 5,686 Around 2x better geekbench (64-bit) score
Significantly better PassMark score 7,262 vs 3,834 Around 90% better PassMark score
Supports more RAM 32,768 MB vs 16,384 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Better 3DMark11 physics score 6,640 vs 5,480 More than 20% better 3DMark11 physics score
Better performance per dollar 2.84 pt/$ vs 1.5 pt/$ Around 90% better performance per dollar
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Significantly lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 30.06W 2.5x lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better performance per watt 39.17 pt/W vs 24.29 pt/W More than 60% better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 8.91 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 3 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4702MQ vs 4500U

GeekBench (32-bit)

GeekBench (64-bit)

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

3D Mark 06 (CPU)


Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 4702MQ  vs
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes Yes


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
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 16,384 MB


Core i7 4702MQ  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 37W 15W
Annual home energy cost 8.91 $/year 3.61 $/year
Performance per watt 24.29 pt/W 39.17 pt/W
Typical power consumption 30.06W 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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