CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4860EQ vs 4700EQ 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

8.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4700EQ 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4700EQ  based on its single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Much better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score 25.73 mHash/s vs 12.94 mHash/s Around 2x better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score
Much higher GPU clock speed 750 MHz vs 400 MHz Around 90% higher GPU clock speed
Better performance per watt 5.02 pt/W vs 4.04 pt/W Around 25% better performance per watt
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 3 months later
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Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,832 vs 1,661 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4860EQ vs 4700EQ

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4860EQ
25.73 mHash/s
Core i7 4700EQ
12.94 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 4860EQ
11.8 mPixels/s
Core i7 4700EQ
13.51 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4860EQ
143.21 fps
Core i7 4700EQ
150.9 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4860EQ
1.1 fps
Core i7 4700EQ
0.96 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4860EQ
14.26 fps
Core i7 4700EQ
10.01 fps

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4860EQ  vs
4700EQ 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
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 47W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 11.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year 41.17 $/year
Performance per watt 5.02 pt/W 4.04 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 38.19W

bus

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

details

Core i7 4860EQ  vs
4700EQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 2.4 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics 5200 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 750 MHz 400 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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