AMD Athlon X2 QL-66 vs Intel Core i7-4870HQ

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Games supported 27%

General info

Comparing Core i7-4870HQ and Athlon X2 QL-66 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating10942657
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
SeriesIntel Core i72x AMD Athlon
Architecture codenameCrystalwell (2013−2014)Lion (2008−2009)
Release date21 July 2014
(8 years old)
1 September 2009
(13 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$434no data
Current price$987 (2.3x MSRP)$5.99

Technical specs

Core i7-4870HQ and Athlon X2 QL-66 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)2 (Dual-core)
Threads82
Base clock speed2.5 GHzno data
Boost clock speed3.7 GHz2.2 GHz
Bus supportno data3600 MHz
L1 cache64K (per core)256 KB
L2 cache256K (per core)1 MB
L3 cache8 MB (shared)no data
Chip lithography22 nm65 nm
Die size264 mm2no data
Maximum core temperature100 °C100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)100 °Cno data
Number of transistors1,400 millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier-no data

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-4870HQ and Athlon X2 QL-66 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 configuration1no data
SocketFCBGA1364S1g2
Thermal design power (TDP)47 Watt35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-4870HQ and Athlon X2 QL-66. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, Enhanced 3DNow!, NX bit, AMD64, PowerNow!, AMD Virtualization
AES-NI+no data
AVX+no data
PowerNowno data+
vPro+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Turbo Boost Technology2.0no data
Hyper-Threading Technology+no data
TSX+no data
TSX+no data
Idle States+no data
Thermal Monitoring+no data
FDI+no data

Security technologies

Core i7-4870HQ and Athlon X2 QL-66 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+no data
EDB+no data
Secure Key+no data
Identity Protection+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-4870HQ and Athlon X2 QL-66 are enumerated here.

AMD-V+no data
VT-d+no data
VT-x+no data
EPT+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i7-4870HQ and Athlon X2 QL-66. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3no data
Maximum memory size32 GBno data
Max memory channels2no data
Maximum memory bandwidth25.6 GB/sno data
ECC memory support-no data

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardIntel Iris Pro Graphics 5200no data
Max video memory2 GBno data
Quick Sync Video+no data
Clear Video HD+no data
Graphics max frequency1.2 GHzno data
InTru 3D+no data

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-4870HQ and Athlon X2 QL-66 integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported3no data
eDP+no data
DisplayPort+no data
HDMI+no data
VGA+no data

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-4870HQ and Athlon X2 QL-66 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over HDMI 1.42560x1600@60Hzno data
Max resolution over DisplayPort3840x2160@60Hzno data
Max resolution over VGA1920x1200@60Hzno data

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-4870HQ and Athlon X2 QL-66 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX11.2/12no data
OpenGL4.3no data

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-4870HQ and Athlon X2 QL-66.

PCIe version3no data
PCI Express lanes16no data

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.

i7-4870HQ 5.16
+892%
Athlon X2 QL-66 0.52
  • Passmark
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU

Passmark

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: 67%

i7-4870HQ 6408
+900%
Athlon X2 QL-66 641

Core i7-4870HQ outperforms Athlon X2 QL-66 by 900% in Passmark.

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

i7-4870HQ 5300
+213%
Athlon X2 QL-66 1695

Core i7-4870HQ outperforms Athlon X2 QL-66 by 213% in Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core.

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

i7-4870HQ 19079
+475%
Athlon X2 QL-66 3320

Core i7-4870HQ outperforms Athlon X2 QL-66 by 475% in Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core.

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

i7-4870HQ 6622
+336%
Athlon X2 QL-66 1520

Core i7-4870HQ outperforms Athlon X2 QL-66 by 336% in 3DMark06 CPU.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-4870HQ and Athlon X2 QL-66. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 5.8 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 5.16 0.52
Recency 21 July 2014 1 September 2009
Boost clock speed 3700 2200
Base clock speed 2500 0
Chip lithography 22 nm 65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 47 Watt 35 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

Intel Core i7-4870HQ
Core i7-4870HQ


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Competitors of Core i7-4870HQ by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-4870HQ by AMD is Turion 64 MK-38, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

AMD Turion 64 MK-38 Turion 64 MK-38
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-4870HQ:

Ryzen 5 2500U 101.94
Core i7-4870HQ 100

Competitors of Athlon X2 QL-66 by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon X2 QL-66 by Intel is Pentium T3400, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 8 positions in our rating.

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