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Front view of Intel Core i7 4950HQ

Reasons to consider the
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Significantly lower typical power consumption 38.19W vs 68.25W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz vs 1,150 MHz Around 15% better turbo clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 72.72 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 4590

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 200 MHz 75% higher GPU clock speed
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 57.4 vs 57.3 Almost the same
Newer May, 2014 vs Jul, 2013 Release date 11 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4950HQ vs i5 4590

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4950HQ  vs
i5 4590 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.7 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB

details

Core i7 4950HQ  vs
i5 4590 
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 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 72.72°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz 1,150 MHz

power consumption

TDP 47W 84W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year 73.58 $/year
Typical power consumption 38.19W 68.25W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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