CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4960HQ vs 4558U among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4960HQ 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4960HQ

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 4558U vs the 4960HQ.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4960HQ vs 4558U

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4960HQ
32.01 mHash/s
Core i7 4558U
28.31 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 4960HQ
18.87 mPixels/s
Core i7 4558U
18.52 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4960HQ
2.09 fps
Core i7 4558U
-1 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4960HQ
4,550,000 MB/s
Core i7 4558U
4,100,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4960HQ  vs
4558U 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 47W 28W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 6.75 $/year
Performance per watt 26.93 pt/W 38.97 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 22.75W

bus

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

details

Core i7 4960HQ  vs
4558U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz 2.8 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD 5200 Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz 1,200 MHz

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
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