Intel Core i7-4722HQ vs AMD Ryzen 7 2700U

Intel Core i7-4722HQ
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U

General info

Comparing Core i7-4722HQ and Ryzen 7 2700U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i7
 
Ryzen 7
Achitecture codename
Haswell
 
Zen
Release date
1 January 2015
 
10 January 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$378
 
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Technical specs

Core i7-4722HQ and Ryzen 7 2700U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-4722HQ and Ryzen 7 2700U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
8
Maximum frequency
3.4 GHz
 
2.2 GHz
L1 cache
256 KB
 
384 KB
L2 cache
1 MB
 
2 MB
L3 cache
6 MB
 
4 MB
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
177 mm2
 
246 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
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Transistor count
1400 Million
 
4500 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-4722HQ and Ryzen 7 2700U 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
FCBGA1364
 
AM4
Power consumption (TDP)
37 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-4722HQ and Ryzen 7 2700U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
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AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
+
 
n/d
Idle States
+
 
n/d
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
FDI
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Core i7-4722HQ and Ryzen 7 2700U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d
Secure Key
+
 
n/d
Identity Protection
+
 
-
Anti-Theft
+
 
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-4722HQ and Ryzen 7 2700U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
n/d
VT-x
+
 
n/d
EPT
+
 
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-4722HQ and Ryzen 7 2700U.
Supported memory types
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
 
DDR4
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
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Max memory channels
2
 
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Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 
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Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-4722HQ and Ryzen 7 2700U.
Graphics max frequency
1.15 GHz
 
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Max video memory
2 GB
 
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Quick Sync
+
 
n/d
Clear Video HD
+
 
n/d
InTru 3D
+
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-4722HQ and Ryzen 7 2700U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
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eDP
+
 
n/d
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
VGA
+
 
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Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-4722HQ and Ryzen 7 2700U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
3840x2160@60Hz
 
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Max resolution over DisplayPort
3840x2160@60Hz
 
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Max resolution over VGA
2880x1800@60Hz
 
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Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-4722HQ and Ryzen 7 2700U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
11.2 / 12
 
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OpenGL
4.3
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-4722HQ and Ryzen 7 2700U.
PCIe revision
3
 
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Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-4722HQ and Ryzen 7 2700U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Core i7-4722HQ 24.97 +9.1%
Ryzen 7 2700U 22.89

Passmark

Core i7-4722HQ 8067 +9.1%
Ryzen 7 2700U 7395

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-4722HQ and Ryzen 7 2700U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-4722HQ

9.1% faster in synthetic tests
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
Thermal Monitoring (prevents a CPU from overheating by lowering frequency upon reaching the critical temperature)
Identity Protection
DisplayPort
HDMI

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 2700U

Much newer (10 January 2018 vs 1 January 2015)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 22 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 37 watts)
SSE 4.2
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
SSE2
SSE3
SSE4A
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
AMD-V (Virtualization hardware acceleration used in AMD CPUs. Speeds up work with virtual machines)

So, Core i7-4722HQ or Ryzen 7 2700U?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i7-4722HQ and AMD Ryzen 7 2700U. The differences in performance seem too small.
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