CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 920 vs 4700MQ

Performance

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?

TDP

Value

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Value

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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
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
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.24 GHz vs 3.74 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of Intel Core i7 4700MQ

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Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 45 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
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
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,846 vs 1,159 Around 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much higher Maximum Operating Temperature 100 °C vs 67.9 °C More than 45% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 6,873 vs 4,727.5 More than 45% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Significantly better performance per watt 22.21 pt/W vs 4.49 pt/W Around 5x better performance per watt
Better PassMark score 7,946 vs 5,008 Around 60% better PassMark score
Better geekbench (64-bit) score 11,841 vs 7,865 More than 50% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Marginally newer Jun, 2013 vs Oct, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Better 3DMark11 physics score 6,810 vs 5,590 More than 20% better 3DMark11 physics score
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

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 920 vs 4700MQ

GeekBench (32-bit)

GeekBench (64-bit)

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i7 920 Core i7 4700MQ @ community.futuremark.com

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Core i7 920
4,727.5

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
Is hyperthreaded Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
AVX 2.0
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

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
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3L-1333
DDR3L-1600
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s 12,800 MB/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 nms 22 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.24 GHz 3.74 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.24 GHz 3.74 GHz

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 4.49 pt/W 22.21 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
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