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Intel Core i7 4760HQ

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Intel Core i7 4760HQ

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Much better performance per watt 35.13 pt/W vs 9.83 pt/W More than 3.5x better performance per watt
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 38.19W vs 77.19W 2x lower typical power consumption
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Better PassMark score 8,340 vs 5,468 Around 55% better PassMark score
Much lower annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,745 vs 1,596 Around 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
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Much better performance per dollar 12.46 pt/$ vs 3.8 pt/$ More than 3.2x better performance per dollar
Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 75% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.37 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.45 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Aug, 2014 vs Apr, 2014 Release date 4 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4760HQ vs Athlon X4 860K

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 4760HQ
4,250,000 MB/s
Athlon X4 860K
2,290,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4760HQ  vs
Athlon X4 860K 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
AVX 2.0

power consumption

TDP 47W 95W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 35.13 pt/W 9.83 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 77.19W

details

Core i7 4760HQ  vs
Athlon X4 860K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.1 GHz 4.37 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 4.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.1 GHz 4.37 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 200 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
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