CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4900MQ vs 4700MQ


Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

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Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

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Intel Core i7 4900MQ 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Significantly 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
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
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
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark score 9,172 vs 7,827 More than 15% better PassMark score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,103 vs 1,832 Around 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.14 GHz vs 3.74 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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Significantly better performance per dollar 5.46 pt/$ vs 1.89 pt/$ Around 3x better performance per dollar
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 3 months later

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

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

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

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 4900MQ  vs
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


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 47W 47W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 11.32 $/year
Performance per watt 22.1 pt/W 20.81 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 38.19W


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


Core i7 4900MQ  vs
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 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C


Overclocked clock speed 4.14 GHz 3.74 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.14 GHz 3.74 GHz

integrated graphics

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
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
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