CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 920 vs 4700MQ 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

7.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4700MQ 

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

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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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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 4,727.5 vs 53.6 Around 88.2x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Higher clock speed 2.66 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 11,828 vs 7,791 More than 50% better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
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
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Oct, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Better geekbench 3 single core score 2,941 vs 1,959 More than 50% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 10,717 vs 7,125 More than 50% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Significantly better performance per dollar 2.07 pt/$ vs 0.31 pt/$ Around 6.8x better performance per dollar
Better performance per watt 16.99 pt/W vs 1.41 pt/W More than 12x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year vs 48.38 $/year 4.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year vs 134.55 $/year 3.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 11,060 vs 7,014 Around 60% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 920 vs 4700MQ

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 920
143,700 MB/s
Core i7 4700MQ
3,830,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 920  vs
4700MQ 
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

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 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 1.41 pt/W 16.99 pt/W
Typical power consumption 135.63W 38.19W

bus

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

details

Core i7 920  vs
4700MQ 
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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.23 GHz 3.74 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.23 GHz 3.74 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 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1066
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
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