Intel Core i7-4910MQ vs Core i7-4900MQ

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Games supported 90%

General info

Comparing Core i7-4910MQ and Core i7-4900MQ processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating10471073
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i7
Architecture codenameHaswell (2013−2015)Haswell (2013−2015)
Release date19 January 2014 (8 years ago)1 June 2013 (9 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$568$568
Current price$696 (1.2x MSRP)$588 (1x MSRP)

Technical specs

Core i7-4910MQ and Core i7-4900MQ 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 speed2.9 GHz2.8 GHz
Boost clock speed3.9 GHz3.8 GHz
L1 cache64K (per core)64K (per core)
L2 cache256K (per core)256K (per core)
L3 cache8 MB (shared)8 MB (shared)
Chip lithography22 nm22 nm
Die size177 mm2177 mm2
Maximum core temperature100 °C100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)100 °C100 °C
Number of transistors1,400 million1,400 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier--

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-4910MQ and Core i7-4900MQ 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
SocketFCPGA946FCPGA946
Thermal design power (TDP)47 Watt47 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-4910MQ and Core i7-4900MQ. 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)++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX--
TSX++
Idle States++
Thermal Monitoring++
FDI++

Security technologies

Core i7-4910MQ and Core i7-4900MQ technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT++
EDB++
Secure Key++
Identity Protection++
Anti-Theft++

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-4910MQ and Core i7-4900MQ are enumerated here.

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

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i7-4910MQ and Core i7-4900MQ. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR3
Maximum memory size32 GB32 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth25.6 GB/s25.6 GB/s
ECC memory support--

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD Graphics 4600-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-4910MQ and Core i7-4900MQ.

PCIe version33
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.

i7-4910MQ 6.15
+2%
i7-4900MQ 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
  • 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
  • WinRAR 4.0
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1

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%

i7-4910MQ 6202
+2.1%
i7-4900MQ 6075

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i7-4910MQ 946
+11%
i7-4900MQ 852

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i7-4910MQ 3344
+10.5%
i7-4900MQ 3027

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%

i7-4910MQ 5512
+0.8%
i7-4900MQ 5470

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%

i7-4910MQ 20998
+3.4%
i7-4900MQ 20313

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%

i7-4910MQ 7078
i7-4900MQ 7185
+1.5%

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%

i7-4910MQ 8
+6.2%
i7-4900MQ 7

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

Benchmark coverage: 14%

i7-4910MQ 697
+8.7%
i7-4900MQ 641

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: 13%

i7-4910MQ 1.7
+3%
i7-4900MQ 1.7

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%

i7-4910MQ 153
+5.5%
i7-4900MQ 145

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%

i7-4910MQ 4.1
+3.8%
i7-4900MQ 4

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%

i7-4910MQ 3048
i7-4900MQ 5048
+65.6%

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%

i7-4910MQ 41
+6.1%
i7-4900MQ 39

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%

i7-4910MQ 162
+3.2%
i7-4900MQ 157

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-4910MQ and Core i7-4900MQ. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 36 Mh/s 5.1 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 6.15 6.03
Novelty 19 January 2014 1 June 2013
Boost clock speed 3900 3800
Base clock speed 2900 2800

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Competitors of Core i7-4910MQ by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-4910MQ from AMD is Turion 64 X2 TL-62, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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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 14 positions in our rating.

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