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Front view of Intel Core i7 4950HQ

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Intel Core i7 4950HQ

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 4950HQ vs the 4940MX Extreme Edition.

Front view of Intel Core i7 4940MX

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4950HQ vs 4940MX

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4950HQ  vs
4940MX 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

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
DDR3L-1600
DDR3
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB

details

Core i7 4950HQ  vs
4940MX 
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 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

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 400 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz 1,350 MHz

power consumption

TDP 47W 57W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 13.73 $/year
Typical power consumption 38.19W 46.31W

bus

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