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Front view of Intel Core i7 5850EQ

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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
Much better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 274.23 fps vs 143.65 fps More than 90% better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
Higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Newer Apr, 2015 vs Apr, 2014 Release date a year later
Front view of Intel Core i7 4710HQ

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Much better performance per dollar 1.98 pt/$ vs 0.71 pt/$ More than 2.8x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 15.91 pt/W vs 6.56 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 20% better turbo clock speed
Higher GPU clock speed 400 MHz vs 300 MHz Around 35% higher GPU clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.5 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5850EQ vs 4710HQ

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 5850EQ
16.69 mPixels/s
Core i7 4710HQ
15.5 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5850EQ
274.23 fps
Core i7 4710HQ
143.65 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5850EQ
1.54 fps
Core i7 4710HQ
1.21 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5850EQ
20.65 fps
Core i7 4710HQ
10.79 fps

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5850EQ  vs
4710HQ 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.5 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
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
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 6.56 pt/W 15.91 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 5850EQ  vs
4710HQ 
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 2.7 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz 3.5 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 6200 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
DDR3L-1600
DDR3
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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