Intel Core i7-4750HQ vs Core i7-3720QM

General info

Comparing Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-3720QM processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
no data
 
8.04
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i7
 
Intel Core i7
Architecture codename
Crystalwell
 
Ivy Bridge
Release date
27 May 2013
 
29 April 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
$434
 
$378
Price now
no data
 
$359

Technical specs

Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-3720QM quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-3720QM 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 GHz
 
2.6 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.2 GHz
 
3.6 GHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
8 MB (shared)
 
6 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
22 nm
Die size
264 mm2
 
160 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
105 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
100 °C
 
no data
Transistor count
1,400 million
 
1,400 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-3720QM 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
 
FCBGA1224, FCPGA988
Power consumption (TDP)
47 Watt
 
45 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-3720QM. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
Intel® AVX
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
My WiFi
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
no data
 
+
Demand Based Switching
no data
 
-
FDI
+
 
+
Fast Memory Access
no data
 
+

Security technologies

Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-3720QM 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 i7-4750HQ and Core i7-3720QM are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-3720QM.
Supported memory types
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
 
DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB/s
 
25.6 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-3720QM.
Max video memory
2 GB
 
no data
Quick Sync
+
 
+
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1.2 GHz
 
1.25 GHz
InTru 3D
+
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-3720QM integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
3
eDP
+
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
VGA
+
 
no data
SDVO
no data
 
+
CRT
no data
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-3720QM integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
3840x2160@60Hz
 
no data
Max resolution over DisplayPort
3840x2160@60Hz
 
no data
Max resolution over VGA
2880x1800@60Hz
 
no data

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-3720QM integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
11.2/12
 
no data
OpenGL
4.3
 
no data

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-3720QM.
PCIe revision
3
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-3720QM. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i7-4750HQ 6.94
i7-3720QM 6.99 +0.7%

3DMark06 CPU

i7-4750HQ 6436
i7-3720QM 6642 +3.2%

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i7-4750HQ 4723
i7-3720QM 4821 +2.1%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i7-4750HQ 18026
i7-3720QM 18879 +4.7%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

i7-4750HQ 1.42
i7-3720QM 1.47 +3.5%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

i7-4750HQ 6.6
i7-3720QM 6.7 +1.5%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

i7-4750HQ 123
i7-3720QM 126 +2.4%

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

i7-4750HQ 612 +0.3%
i7-3720QM 610

wPrime 32

i7-4750HQ 8.72
i7-3720QM 7.85 +11.1%

WinRAR 4.0

i7-4750HQ 4619 +5.8%
i7-3720QM 4365

x264 encoding pass 1

i7-4750HQ 138
i7-3720QM 147 +6.5%

x264 encoding pass 2

i7-4750HQ 35
i7-3720QM 37 +5.7%

TrueCrypt AES

i7-4750HQ 4 +33.3%
i7-3720QM 3

Geekbench 2

i7-4750HQ 10366
i7-3720QM 10848 +4.6%

Passmark

i7-4750HQ 5544
i7-3720QM 5587 +0.8%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-3720QM. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
no data
 
5.3 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-3720QM are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-4750HQ

More powerful video core
Much newer (27 May 2013 vs 29 April 2012)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)

Advantages of Intel Core i7-3720QM

0.7% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($378 vs $434)
Higher maximum frequency (3600 vs 3200 MHz)
Less power hungry (45 vs 47 watts)

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