Intel Core i7-4720HQ: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-4720HQ

Summary

Intel started Core i7-4720HQ sales 1 January 2015 at a recommended price of $378. This is Haswell architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 22 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.60 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCBGA1364 processor with a TDP of 47 Watt. It supports DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 25.13 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

General info

Of Core i7-4720HQ processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Series
Intel Core i7
 
Achitecture codename
Haswell
 
Release date
1 January 2015
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$378
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)

Technical specs

Core i7-4720HQ's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-4720HQ's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
4
 
Number of threads
8
 
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
256 KB
 
L2 cache
1 MB
 
L3 cache
6 MB
 
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
of 7 (Ryzen 3 3300)
Die size
177 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
1400 Million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-4720HQ 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
 
Socket
FCBGA1364
 
Power consumption (TDP)
47 Watt
 
of 1055 (Core i9-10900KF)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-4720HQ. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
FDI
+
 

Security technologies

Core i7-4720HQ technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 
Anti-Theft
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-4720HQ are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-4720HQ.
Supported memory types
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
 
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i7-4720HQ.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz)
 
Graphics max frequency
1.2 GHz
 
Max video memory
2 GB
 
Quick Sync
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
InTru 3D
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-4720HQ's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
3
 
eDP
+
 
DisplayPort
+
 
HDMI
+
 
VGA
+
 

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-4720HQ's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
3840x2160@60Hz
 
Max resolution over DisplayPort
3840x2160@60Hz
 
Max resolution over VGA
2880x1800@60Hz
 

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-4720HQ's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
11.2 / 12
 
OpenGL
4.3
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i7-4720HQ's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-4720HQ. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

25.13

3DMark06 CPU

6930

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

5145

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

19580

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

1.57

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

7

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

138

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

642

WinRAR 4.0

4281

x264 encoding pass 1

152

x264 encoding pass 2

38

TrueCrypt AES

3.9

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

3321

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

12296

Passmark

7993

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

6520

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-4720HQ is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-4720HQ performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-4720HQ from AMD is Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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