CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5700HQ vs 4720HQ among all CPUs

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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Front view of Intel Core i7 4720HQ

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 5700HQ

Reasons to consider the
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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 62.9 vs 58.4 Around 10% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Newer Apr, 2015 vs Jan, 2015 Release date 3 months later
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Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 15% better turbo clock speed
Much better performance per watt 17.06 pt/W vs 5.25 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 2.12 pt/$ vs 0.65 pt/$ Around 3.2x better performance per dollar
Higher GPU clock speed 400 MHz vs 300 MHz Around 35% higher GPU clock speed

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

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5700HQ
31.05 mHash/s
Core i7 4720HQ
15.5 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 5700HQ
17.1 mPixels/s
Core i7 4720HQ
13.55 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

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 5700HQ
3,755 MB/s
Core i7 4720HQ
4,085,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5700HQ  vs
4720HQ 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No 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 5.25 pt/W 17.06 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 38.19W

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 5700HQ  vs
4720HQ 
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 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 3.66 GHz 3.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.66 GHz 3.55 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 1,050 MHz 1,200 MHz

memory controller

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