CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4900MQ vs 4700MQ

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

Features

How does CPUBoss rank the features of each product?

Features and specifications that differ between products

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Features

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Intel Core i7 4900MQ 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4900MQ  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz vs 1,150 MHz Around 15% better turbo clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,109 vs 1,846 Around 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark score 9,088 vs 7,946 Around 15% better PassMark score
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 12,104 vs 10,717 Around 15% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.95 GHz vs 3.74 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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Better performance per dollar 2.76 pt/$ vs 1.94 pt/$ More than 40% better performance per dollar
Marginally newer Jun, 2013 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 3 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4900MQ vs 4700MQ

GeekBench (32-bit)

GeekBench

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i7 4900MQ Core i7 4700MQ @ community.futuremark.com

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4900MQ  vs
4700MQ 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
AVX 2.0
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
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 1,300 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1333
DDR3L-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 12,800 MB/s

details

Core i7 4900MQ  vs
4700MQ 
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 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 22 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.95 GHz 3.74 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.95 GHz 3.74 GHz

power consumption

TDP 47W 47W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 11.32 $/year
Performance per watt 23.53 pt/W 22.21 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 38.19W

bus

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