4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.4GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q1 2013.


2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.1 GHz, Broadwell.
Release date ≈ Q1 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 30,198 user samples
25,363 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 71% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 28% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 28% Great: 71%
SPEED RANK: 262nd / 1158
Gaming 59%
Desktop 61%
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
4,835 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 37% Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 20% Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 20% Great: 37%
SPEED RANK: 653rd / 1158
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation 19%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
59.2 % Hugely faster effective speed.
32.4 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
86.4 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
56.6 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
286 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
149 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
427 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
154 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
99.1 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
65.4 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
358 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
169 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
500 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
169 Pts
Market Share
Based on 17,143,379 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.16 % Hugely higher market share.
0.04 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % More popular.
51 %
74 Months 51+ Months Much more recent.
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
98.7 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
62.3 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
101 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
68.7 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
364 Pts Hugely faster quad-core int speed.
155 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
364 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
181 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
474 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
156 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
507 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
181 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'13 Q1'15
6 MB SmartCache 3 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE 4.1/4.2 AVX 2.0
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
No Yes
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$378.00 $281.00
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 16 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3L 1333/1600 DDR3L 1333/1600 LPDDR 1333 /1600
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 5500
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
400 MHz 300 MHz
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.2 GHz 900 MHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
2 GB 16 GB
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 32mm x 1.6mm 40mm x 24mmx 1.3mm
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3 2.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4 4x1 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 12

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The Intel Core i7-4700HQ is a fourth generation top-end mobile Haswell CPU. With a base clock of 2.4 GHz and a maximum turbo clock of 3.4 GHz. The 4700HQ has a maximum TDP of 47 Watts and is equipped with 4 cores and 8 threads so it's equally at ease with both single-core and multi-core workloads. Thanks to the 4700HQs relatively high turbo clock speed and its relatively new architecture it achieved an effective speed of 83.3 which is staggering for a mobile processor and actually only 15% below the average of the top nine group leaders which include both desktop and server CPUs. This mobile CPU will give older workstations a run for their money. [Oct '14 CPUPro]


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