CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 920 vs 4700MQ


Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark and GeekBench

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?



Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Value

Intel Core i7 4700MQ 

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Intel Core i7 4700MQ

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 920

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 920

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Higher clock speed 2.66 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 11.72 pt/$ vs 2.48 pt/$ Around 4.8x better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.23 GHz vs 3.74 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.93 GHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 38.19W vs 135.63W 3.6x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 67.9 °C More than 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,825 vs 1,158 Around 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 6,872 vs 4,727.5 More than 45% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Oct, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Better PassMark score 7,824 vs 4,994 More than 55% better PassMark score
Better geekbench (64-bit) score 11,828 vs 7,791 More than 50% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Better performance per watt 20.38 pt/W vs 4.11 pt/W Around 5x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year vs 48.38 $/year 4.3x lower annual home energy cost
Better 3DMark11 physics score 6,810 vs 5,590 More than 20% better 3DMark11 physics score
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year vs 134.55 $/year 3.3x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 920 vs 4700MQ

GeekBench (32-bit)

GeekBench (64-bit)

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Core i7 920


Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 920  vs
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.93 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 47W
Annual home energy cost 48.38 $/year 11.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 134.55 $/year 41.17 $/year
Performance per watt 4.11 pt/W 20.38 pt/W
Typical power consumption 135.63W 38.19W


Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 4,800 MT/s 5,000 MT/s


Core i7 920  vs
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 - 67.9°C Unknown - 100°C


Overclocked clock speed 4.23 GHz 3.74 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.23 GHz 3.74 GHz

integrated graphics

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 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
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