Intel Core i7-4900MQ vs Core i7-5700HQ

General info

Comparing Core i7-4900MQ and Core i7-5700HQ processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.49
 
0.56
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i7
 
Intel Core i7
Architecture codename
Haswell
 
Broadwell
Launch date
29 April 2013 (8 years ago)
 
2 June 2015 (6 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$568
 
$378
Price now
$588 (1x MSRP)
 
$1556 (4.1x MSRP)

Technical specs

Core i7-4900MQ and Core i7-5700HQ 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 cores
4 (Quad-Core)
 
4 (Quad-Core)
Threads
8
 
8
Base clock speed
2.8 GHz
 
2.7 GHz
Boost clock speed
3.8 GHz
 
3.5 GHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
256 KB
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
1 MB
L3 cache
8 MB (shared)
 
6 MB
Chip lithography
22 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
177 mm2
 
no data
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
105 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
100 °C
 
no data
Number of transistors
1,400 million
 
no data
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-4900MQ and Core i7-5700HQ 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 configuration
1
 
no data
Socket
FCPGA946
 
FCBGA1364
Thermal design power (TDP)
47 Watt
 
47 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-4900MQ and Core i7-5700HQ. 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)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
no data
 
+
Smart Response
no data
 
+
FDI
+
 
+
Fast Memory Access
no data
 
+

Security technologies

Core i7-4900MQ and Core i7-5700HQ technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
+
 
-
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
+
Identity Protection
+
 
+
OS Guard
no data
 
+
Anti-Theft
+
 
no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-4900MQ and Core i7-5700HQ 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 i7-5700HQ. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
 
DDR3L-1600, DDR3L-1866, LPDDR3-1600, LPDDR3-1866
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 integrated GPUs, if any.

Max video memory
2 GB
 
32 GB
Quick Sync Video
+
 
+
Clear Video
no data
 
+
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1.3 GHz
 
1.05 GHz
InTru 3D
+
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-4900MQ and Core i7-5700HQ integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported
3
 
3
eDP
+
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
VGA
+
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-4900MQ and Core i7-5700HQ integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
3840x2160@30Hz
 
2560x1600@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
3840x2160@60Hz
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
2880x1800@60Hz
 
no data

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-4900MQ and Core i7-5700HQ integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX
11.2/12
 
11.2/12
OpenGL
4.3
 
4.3

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-4900MQ and Core i7-5700HQ.

PCIe version
3
 
3.0
PCI Express lanes
16
 
16

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 6.81 +0.3%
i7-5700HQ 6.79

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.

i7-4900MQ 5470
i7-5700HQ 5539 +1.3%

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.

i7-4900MQ 7185
i7-5700HQ 7665 +6.7%

TrueCrypt AES

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.

i7-4900MQ 4
i7-5700HQ 4.2 +5%

x264 encoding pass 2

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.  

i7-4900MQ 39
i7-5700HQ 43 +10.3%

x264 encoding pass 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.  

i7-4900MQ 157
i7-5700HQ 166 +5.7%

wPrime 32

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.

i7-4900MQ 7.63
i7-5700HQ 6.84 +11.5%

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

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

i7-4900MQ 641
i7-5700HQ 720 +12.3%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

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.

i7-4900MQ 145 +0.7%
i7-5700HQ 144

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

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.

i7-4900MQ 7.1
i7-5700HQ 7.8 +9.9%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

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.

i7-4900MQ 1.67 +0.6%
i7-5700HQ 1.66

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.

i7-4900MQ 20313
i7-5700HQ 21530 +6%

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.

i7-4900MQ 5979 +0.3%
i7-5700HQ 5960

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-4900MQ and Core i7-5700HQ. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
5.1 Mh/s −782.4%
 
45 Mh/s +782.4%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-4900MQ and Core i7-5700HQ are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

Both CPUs satisfy the 99% minimum and 92% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
99%
Recommended
92%
Minimum
99%
Recommended
92%

Competitors of Core i7-4900MQ from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-4900MQ from AMD is Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-4900MQ:

Competitors of Core i7-5700HQ from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-5700HQ from AMD is Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-5700HQ:

Advantages of Intel Core i7-4900MQ

0.3% better performance in benchmarks

Cheaper ($588 vs $1556)

Higher boost clock speed (3800 vs 3500 MHz)

Higher base clock speed (2800 vs 2700 MHz)

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

Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)

TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)

Advantages of Intel Core i7-5700HQ

More powerful video core

Much newer (2 June 2015 vs 29 April 2013)

Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 22 nm)

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i7-4900MQ and Intel Core i7-5700HQ. The differences in performance seem too small.

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