Intel Core i7-4750HQ vs Core i7-8550U

Intel Core i7-4750HQ
Intel Core i7-8550U

General info

Comparing Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-8550U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i7
 
Intel Core i7
Achitecture codename
Haswell
 
Kaby Lake Refresh
Release date
1 June 2013
 
21 August 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
$434
 
$409

Technical specs

Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-8550U 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 i7-8550U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
8
Maximum frequency
3.2 GHz
 
4 GHz
L1 cache
256 KB
 
256 KB
L2 cache
1024 KB
 
1 MB
L3 cache
6144 KB
 
8 MB
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
260 mm2
 
123 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
100 °C
 
72 °C
Transistor count
1700 Million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-8550U 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
 
FC-BGA1356
Power consumption (TDP)
47 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-8550U. 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
n/d
 
+
My WiFi
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+
Smart Response
n/d
 
+
FDI
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-8550U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
+
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
+
Identity Protection
+
 
+
SGX
n/d
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
n/d
 
+
Anti-Theft
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-8550U 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 i7-8550U.
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 i7-4750HQ and Core i7-8550U.
Graphics max frequency
1.2 GHz
 
1.15 GHz
Max video memory
2 GB
 
32 GB
Quick Sync
+
 
+
Clear Video
n/d
 
+
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
InTru 3D
+
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-8550U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
3
eDP
+
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
DVI
n/d
 
+
VGA
+
 
n/d

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-8550U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
n/d
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
3840x2160@60Hz
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
3840x2160@60Hz
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
2880x1800@60Hz
 
n/d

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-8550U 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 i7-4750HQ and Core i7-8550U.
PCIe revision
3
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-8550U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Core i7-4750HQ 25.54
Core i7-8550U 25.83 +1.1%

3DMark06 CPU

Core i7-4750HQ 6436 +10.1%
Core i7-8550U 5845

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Core i7-4750HQ 4723
Core i7-8550U 6428 +36.1%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Core i7-4750HQ 18026 +3.8%
Core i7-8550U 17362

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Core i7-4750HQ 1
Core i7-8550U 2 +33.1%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Core i7-4750HQ 7 +8.2%
Core i7-8550U 6

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Core i7-4750HQ 123
Core i7-8550U 164 +33.3%

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Core i7-4750HQ 612 +10.7%
Core i7-8550U 553

wPrime 32

Core i7-4750HQ 9 +13.5%
Core i7-8550U 10

WinRAR 4.0

Core i7-4750HQ 4619 +5.6%
Core i7-8550U 4374

x264 encoding pass 1

Core i7-4750HQ 138
Core i7-8550U 148 +7.2%

x264 encoding pass 2

Core i7-4750HQ 35 +6.1%
Core i7-8550U 33

TrueCrypt AES

Core i7-4750HQ 4
Core i7-8550U 4 +19.4%

Passmark

Core i7-4750HQ 8197
Core i7-8550U 8288 +1.1%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-4750HQ and Core i7-8550U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-4750HQ

vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
Hyper-Threading (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)

Advantages of Intel Core i7-8550U

1.1% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (21 August 2017 vs 1 June 2013)
Cheaper ($409 vs $434)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 22 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 47 watts)

So, Core i7-4750HQ or Core i7-8550U?

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