Intel Core i7-4900MQ vs Core i5-8265U

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Price now 630$
Games supported 90%

General info

Comparing Core i7-4900MQ and Core i5-8265U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating10981102
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i5
Architecture codenameHaswell (2013−2015)Whiskey Lake-U (2018−2019)
Release date1 June 2013 (9 years ago)21 August 2018 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$568$297
Current price$588 (1x MSRP)$630 (2.1x MSRP)

Technical specs

Core i7-4900MQ and Core i5-8265U 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 speed2.8 GHz1.6 GHz
Boost clock speed3.8 GHz3.9 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 size177 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 i7-4900MQ and Core i5-8265U 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
SocketFCPGA946FCBGA1528
Thermal design power (TDP)47 Watt15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-4900MQ and Core i5-8265U. 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+-
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 i7-4900MQ and Core i5-8265U 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+
Anti-Theft+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-4900MQ and Core i5-8265U are enumerated here.

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

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i7-4900MQ and Core i5-8265U. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR4
Maximum memory size32 GB64 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 HD Graphics 4600-
InTru 3D+-

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-4900MQ and Core i5-8265U integrated GPUs.

VGA+-

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-4900MQ and Core i5-8265U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over VGA2880x1800@60Hz-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-4900MQ and Core i5-8265U.

PCIe version33.0
PCI Express lanes1616

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.

i7-4900MQ 6.04
+0.2%
i5-8265U 6.03
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • wPrime 32
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1
  • WinRAR 4.0
  • Geekbench 2

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: 68%

i7-4900MQ 6090
+0.2%
i5-8265U 6075

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: 37%

i7-4900MQ 854
+18.6%
i5-8265U 720

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: 37%

i7-4900MQ 3036
+33.6%
i5-8265U 2272

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%

i7-4900MQ 5470
i5-8265U 6082
+11.2%

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%

i7-4900MQ 20313
+4.6%
i5-8265U 19418

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%

i7-4900MQ 7185
+13.8%
i5-8265U 6316

wPrime 32M is a math multi-thread processor test, which calculates square roots of first 32 million integer numbers. Its result is measured in seconds, so that the less is benchmark result, the faster the processor.

Benchmark coverage: 18%

i7-4900MQ 7.63
+44.4%
i5-8265U 11.02

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%

i7-4900MQ 7
+23.3%
i5-8265U 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%

i7-4900MQ 641
+6.6%
i5-8265U 602

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%

i7-4900MQ 1.7
i5-8265U 1.8
+6.6%

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: 13%

i7-4900MQ 145
i5-8265U 159
+9.7%

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

i7-4900MQ 4
i5-8265U 4
+11.4%

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

i7-4900MQ 39
i5-8265U 39
+1.1%

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

i7-4900MQ 157
+0.6%
i5-8265U 156

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 12%

i7-4900MQ 5048
+26.6%
i5-8265U 3988

Benchmark coverage: 5%

i7-4900MQ 11363
i5-8265U 11639
+2.4%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-4900MQ and Core i5-8265U. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 5.1 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 6.04 6.03
Novelty 1 June 2013 21 August 2018
Cost $568 $297
Boost clock speed 3800 3900
Base clock speed 2800 1600
Chip lithography 22 nm 14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 47 Watt 15 Watt

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Competitors of Core i7-4900MQ by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-4900MQ from AMD is Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U, which is faster by 1% and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Core i5-8265U by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-8265U from AMD is Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U, which is faster by 1% and higher by 10 positions in our rating.

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