Intel Core i7-4700MQ vs Core i5-8250U

General info

Comparing Core i7-4700MQ and Core i5-8250U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
14.52
 
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Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i7
 
Intel Core i5
Architecture codename
Haswell
 
Kaby Lake Refresh
Release date
27 May 2013
 
21 August 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
$288
 
$297
Price now
$189
 
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Technical specs

Core i7-4700MQ and Core i5-8250U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-4700MQ and Core i5-8250U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
8
Base frequency
2.4 GHz
 
1.6 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.4 GHz
 
3.4 GHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
6 MB (shared)
 
6 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
177 mm2
 
123 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
100 °C
 
72 °C
Transistor count
1,400 million
 
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64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-4700MQ and Core i5-8250U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCPGA946
 
FC-BGA1356
Power consumption (TDP)
47 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-4700MQ and Core i5-8250U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
-
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Speed Shift
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+
My WiFi
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
no data
 
+
Smart Response
no data
 
+
FDI
+
 
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Security technologies

Core i7-4700MQ and Core i5-8250U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
-
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
+
Identity Protection
+
 
+
SGX
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Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
no data
 
+
Anti-Theft
+
 
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-4700MQ and Core i5-8250U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
-
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-4700MQ and Core i5-8250U.
Supported memory types
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
 
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB/s
 
34.1 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-4700MQ and Core i5-8250U.
Max video memory
2 GB
 
32 GB
Quick Sync
+
 
+
Clear Video
no data
 
+
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1.15 GHz
 
1.1 GHz
InTru 3D
+
 
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Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-4700MQ and Core i5-8250U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
3
eDP
+
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
DVI
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VGA
+
 
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Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-4700MQ and Core i5-8250U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
no data
 
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Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
3840x2160@60Hz
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
no data
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
3840x2160@60Hz
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
2880x1800@60Hz
 
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Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-4700MQ and Core i5-8250U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
11.2/12
 
12
OpenGL
4.3
 
4.4

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-4700MQ and Core i5-8250U.
PCIe revision
3
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-4700MQ and Core i5-8250U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i7-4700MQ 6.65
i5-8250U 7.71 +15.9%

3DMark06 CPU

i7-4700MQ 6872 +8.3%
i5-8250U 6348

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i7-4700MQ 4934
i5-8250U 5533 +12.1%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i7-4700MQ 19019 +5.7%
i5-8250U 17987

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

i7-4700MQ 1.51
i5-8250U 1.64 +8.6%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

i7-4700MQ 6.9 +16.9%
i5-8250U 5.9

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

i7-4700MQ 132
i5-8250U 144 +9.1%

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

i7-4700MQ 631 +11.9%
i5-8250U 564

wPrime 32

i7-4700MQ 8.37
i5-8250U 8.06 +3.8%

WinRAR 4.0

i7-4700MQ 4266 +6.9%
i5-8250U 3991

x264 encoding pass 1

i7-4700MQ 148 +7.2%
i5-8250U 138

x264 encoding pass 2

i7-4700MQ 39 +21.9%
i5-8250U 32

TrueCrypt AES

i7-4700MQ 4 +0%
i5-8250U 4

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

i7-4700MQ 3234
i5-8250U 3242 +0.2%

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

i7-4700MQ 12014
i5-8250U 12742 +6.1%

Passmark

i7-4700MQ 5315
i5-8250U 6158 +15.9%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-4700MQ and Core i5-8250U. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
30 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-4700MQ and Core i5-8250U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-4700MQ

Cheaper ($288 vs $297)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)

Advantages of Intel Core i5-8250U

15.9% faster in synthetic tests
More powerful video core
Much newer (21 August 2017 vs 27 May 2013)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 22 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 47 watts)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)

So, Core i7-4700MQ or Core i5-8250U?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Core i5-8250U.
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