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Front view of Intel Core i7 5700EQ

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Newer Apr, 2015 vs Jan, 2015 Release date 3 months later
Front view of Intel Core i7 4720HQ

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Much better performance per dollar 2.13 pt/$ vs 0.74 pt/$ Around 3x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 17.09 pt/W vs 5.93 pt/W Around 3x better performance per watt
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 20% better turbo clock speed
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Higher GPU clock speed 400 MHz vs 300 MHz Around 35% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.54 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5700EQ vs 4720HQ

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5700EQ  vs
4720HQ 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad 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
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 47W 47W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 11.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year 41.17 $/year
Performance per watt 5.93 pt/W 17.09 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

details

Core i7 5700EQ  vs
4720HQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.6 GHz 3.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.6 GHz 3.54 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 5600 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 400 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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