CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4720HQ vs 6300HQ among all CPUs

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

8.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4720HQ 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4720HQ  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4720HQ

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 4720HQ

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Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 950 MHz More than 25% better turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 17.11 pt/W vs 4.43 pt/W More than 3.8x better performance per watt
Significantly better performance per dollar 2.13 pt/$ vs 0.8 pt/$ Around 2.8x better performance per dollar
Higher GPU clock speed 400 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 15% higher GPU clock speed
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,915 vs 1,673 Around 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 8,030 vs 6,012 Around 35% better PassMark score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 63.5 vs 57.3 More than 10% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Front view of Intel Core i5 6300HQ

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 1.14 fps vs -1 fps Around 225% better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jan, 2015 Release date 6 months later
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4720HQ vs i5 6300HQ

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4720HQ
15.16 mHash/s
Core i5 6300HQ
23.46 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 4720HQ
13.55 mPixels/s
Core i5 6300HQ
17.34 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6300HQ
1.14 fps

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 4720HQ
4,085,000 MB/s
Core i5 6300HQ
4,270 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4720HQ  vs
i5 6300HQ 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
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 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 17.11 pt/W 4.43 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 36.56W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 FSB
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 4720HQ  vs
i5 6300HQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
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 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.55 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.55 GHz 3.2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 400 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz 950 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 65,536 MB
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