Intel Core i7-4770HQ vs Core i5-8250U

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Intel Core i7-4770HQ
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Price now 668$
Games supported 90%

General info

Comparing Core i7-4770HQ and Core i5-8250U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating11081104
Place by popularityno data57
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i5
Architecture codenameCrystalwell (2013−2014)Kaby Lake Refresh (2017−2019)
Release date21 July 2014 (8 years ago)21 August 2017 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$434$297
Current price$1325 (3.1x MSRP)$668 (2.2x MSRP)

Technical specs

Core i7-4770HQ and Core i5-8250U basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)4 (Quad-Core)
Threads88
Base clock speed2.2 GHz1.6 GHz
Boost clock speed3.4 GHz3.4 GHz
L1 cache64K (per core)64K (per core)
L2 cache256K (per core)256K (per core)
L3 cache8 MB (shared)6 MB (shared)
Chip lithography22 nm14 nm
Die size264 mm2123 mm2
Maximum core temperature100 °C100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)100 °C72 °C
Number of transistors1,400 millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility-+
Unlocked multiplier--

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-4770HQ and Core i5-8250U compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration11
SocketFCBGA1364FC-BGA1356
Thermal design power (TDP)47 Watt15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-4770HQ and Core i5-8250U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI++
AVX++
vPro+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Speed Shiftno data+
My WiFino data+
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX+-
TSX+no data
Idle States++
Thermal Monitoring++
Flex Memory Accessno data+
SIPPno data-
Smart Responseno data+
FDI+no data

Security technologies

Core i7-4770HQ and Core i5-8250U technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+-
EDB++
Secure Key++
Identity Protection++
SGXno dataYes with Intel® ME
OS Guardno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-4770HQ and Core i5-8250U are enumerated here.

AMD-V++
VT-d++
VT-x++
EPT++

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i7-4770HQ and Core i5-8250U. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
Maximum memory size32 GB32 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth25.6 GB/s37.5 GB/s
ECC memory support--

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardIntel Iris Pro Graphics 5200-
InTru 3D+-

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-4770HQ and Core i5-8250U integrated GPUs.

VGA+-

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-4770HQ and Core i5-8250U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over VGA2880x1800@60Hz-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-4770HQ and Core i5-8250U.

PCIe version33.0
PCI Express lanes1612

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i7-4770HQ 6.08
i5-8250U 6.11
+0.5%
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

i7-4770HQ 6132
i5-8250U 6158
+0.4%

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

i7-4770HQ 789
+2.3%
i5-8250U 771

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

i7-4770HQ 3014
+52.9%
i5-8250U 1971

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

i7-4770HQ 7
+15.7%
i5-8250U 6

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

i7-4770HQ 635
+13%
i5-8250U 562

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

i7-4770HQ 132
i5-8250U 143
+8.3%

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

i7-4770HQ 1.5
i5-8250U 1.6
+11.6%

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 6.08 6.11
Recency 21 July 2014 21 August 2017
Cost $434 $297
Base clock speed 2200 1600
Chip lithography 22 nm 14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 47 Watt 15 Watt

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Competitors of Core i7-4770HQ by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-4770HQ from AMD is Mobile Sempron M100, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Core i5-8250U by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-8250U from AMD is Turion 64 X2 TL-62, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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