CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 860 vs 4700EQ 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

8.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4700EQ 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4700EQ  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 860

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 860

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Higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.14 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.15 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better performance per dollar 0.57 pt/$ vs 0.5 pt/$ Around 15% better performance per dollar
Front view of Intel Core i7 4700EQ

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 4700EQ

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Much lower typical power consumption 38.19W vs 156.35W 4.1x lower typical power consumption
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score 12.94 mHash/s vs 4.31 mHash/s Around 3x better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 72.7 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,832 vs 1,226 Around 50% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much lower annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year vs 53.98 $/year 4.8x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year vs 157.68 $/year 3.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly better performance per watt 4.04 pt/W vs 0.96 pt/W Around 4.2x better performance per watt
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Jul, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
Better PassMark score 7,229 vs 5,051 Around 45% better PassMark score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 860 vs 4700EQ

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 860
4.31 mHash/s
Core i7 4700EQ
12.94 mHash/s

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 860
134,600 MB/s
Core i7 4700EQ
3,160 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 860  vs
4700EQ 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.46 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

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

power consumption

TDP 95W 47W
Annual home energy cost 53.98 $/year 11.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 157.68 $/year 41.17 $/year
Performance per watt 0.96 pt/W 4.04 pt/W
Typical power consumption 156.35W 38.19W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 860  vs
4700EQ 
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 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.7°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.14 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.15 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.14 GHz 2.4 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 400 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,768 MB
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