Intel Core i7-4950HQ vs Core i7-4940MX

General info

Comparing Core i7-4950HQ and Core i7-4940MX processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
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1.16
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i7
 
Intel Core i7
Architecture codename
Crystal Well
 
Haswell
Launch date
7 June 2013 (8 years ago)
 
20 January 2014 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$657
 
$1,096
Price now
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$1087

Technical specs

Core i7-4950HQ and Core i7-4940MX 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
2.4 GHz
 
3.1 GHz
Boost clock speed
3.6 GHz
 
4 GHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
8 MB (shared)
 
8 MB (shared)
Chip lithography
22 nm
 
22 nm
Die size
264 mm2
 
177 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
100 °C
 
100 °C
Number of transistors
1,400 million
 
1,400 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked multiplier
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-4950HQ and Core i7-4940MX 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
 
1
Socket
FCBGA1364
 
G3
Thermal design power (TDP)
47 Watt
 
57 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-4950HQ and Core i7-4940MX. 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)
+
 
+
My WiFi
+
 
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Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
+
TSX
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
FDI
+
 
+

Security technologies

Core i7-4950HQ and Core i7-4940MX 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 i7-4950HQ and Core i7-4940MX are enumerated here.

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

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i7-4950HQ and Core i7-4940MX. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
 
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
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
 
1.7 GB
Quick Sync Video
+
 
+
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1.3 GHz
 
1.35 GHz
InTru 3D
+
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-4950HQ and Core i7-4940MX integrated GPUs.

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

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-4950HQ and Core i7-4940MX integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
3840x2160@30Hz
 
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Max resolution over DisplayPort
3840x2160@60Hz
 
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Max resolution over VGA
2880x1800@60Hz
 
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Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-4950HQ and Core i7-4940MX integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX
11.2/12
 
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OpenGL
4.3
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-4950HQ and Core i7-4940MX.

PCIe version
3
 
3
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.

i7-4950HQ 8.11 +1%
i7-4940MX 8.03

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.

i7-4950HQ 7.4
i7-4940MX 7.6 +2.7%

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.

i7-4950HQ 1.61
i7-4940MX 1.77 +9.9%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-4950HQ and Core i7-4940MX 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 100% minimum and 96% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
96%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
96%

Competitors of Core i7-4950HQ from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-4950HQ from AMD is Ryzen 3 PRO 3200G, which is slower by 1% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-4950HQ:

Competitors of Core i7-4940MX from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-4940MX from AMD is Ryzen 3 PRO 3200G, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 7 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-4940MX:

Advantages of Intel Core i7-4950HQ

1% better performance in benchmarks

More powerful video core

Lower power consumption (47W vs 57W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-4940MX

Somewhat newer (20 January 2014 vs 7 June 2013)

Higher boost clock speed (4000 vs 3600 MHz)

Higher base clock speed (3100 vs 2400 MHz)

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i7-4950HQ and Intel Core i7-4940MX. The differences in performance seem too small.

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