Intel
$370
Intel
 $370 

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

  

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.6 GHz, Skylake.
Release date ≈ Q3 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 312,128 user samples
37,116 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 47% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 47% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 381st / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
275,012 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 47% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 47% Great: 74%
SPEED RANK: 414th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
66.9 % +2% 65.4 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
81.1 Pts +5% 77.4 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
87.1 Pts 87.2 Pts +0%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
166 Pts +1% 165 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
288 Pts 291 Pts +1%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
420 Pts 428 Pts +2%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
90.4 Pts +4% 86.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
99.3 Pts 105 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+6%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
193 Pts 196 Pts +2%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
359 Pts +1% 357 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
498 Pts 510 Pts +2%
Market Share
Based on 43,973,220 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.07 % 0.59 % Hugely higher market share.
+743%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 62 % More popular.
+17%
Age
Newest
99 Months 69+ Months Much more recent.
+30%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
500 Pts 513 Pts +3%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
422 Pts 433 Pts +3%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'13 Q3'15
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
3.4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3L 1333/1600 DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 34.1 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
400 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/VGA eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.2 GHz 1.05 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
2 GB 64 GB
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 32mm x 1.6mm 42mm x 28mm
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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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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