Intel Core i7-4900MQ vs i7-3930K
Intel Core i7-4900MQ advantages
- The processor incorporates AVX2 and FMA3 instructions, that were introduced in the recent past. These extensions are not widely supported by programs yet, however this should improve in future applications.
- Besides 4 CPU cores, the Core i7-4900MQ integrates HD 4600 GPU. This Graphics Processing Unit replaces low-end graphics card, and thus lowers the cost of the system.
- Power consumption of the microprocessor is better.
- Based on current official prices, the CPU is 3% cheaper.
Intel Core i7-3930K advantages
- More CPU cores on the Intel i7-3930K help to process multiple processes or heavily multi-threaded programs.
- Base frequency of the microprocessor is higher than the frequency of the i7-4900MQ.
- The Intel i7-3930K features unlocked multiplier. The processor can be effortlessly overclocked on most motherboards if better performance is desired. Be aware that overclocking voids warranty of the CPU.
i7-4900MQ vs i7-3930K specifications comparison
The graphs below compare the most important Intel Core i7-3930K and i7-4900MQ characteristics. These features, along with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph shows the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph corresponds to the number of additional threads, provided by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color for base frequency, while lighter area is for extra frequency, provided by Turbo feature. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. Although the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.
The number of cores / threads
Higher is better
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
Lower is better
Current official price
Lower is better
- Intel Core i7-4900MQ - Intel Core i7-3930K
Detailed side by side comparison of Intel Core i7-4900MQ vs Core i7-3930K specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.
Pros and Cons summary
|Core i7-4900MQ|| ||Core i7-3930K|
Features AVX2 / FMA3 instructions,
Has integrated HD 4600 GPU,
Considerably lower power,
More cores improve multi-threading performance,
Can execute more threads at once,
Higher base frequency,
Allows simple overclocking
Not as many CPU cores,
Handles fewer threads,
Runs at lower base frequency
Does not support some instructions,
Does not have on-chip graphics,
Requires much more power,
Slightly higher official price
Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as i7-4900MQ and Intel i7-3930K, but their performance and other characteristics are a bit different.
Please visit Intel Core i7-4900MQ and Intel Core i7-3930K pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.
| ||Intel Core i7-4900MQ||Intel Core i7-3930K|
|Family||Core i7 Mobile||Core i7|
|CPU part number||CW8064701470901||CM8061901100802|
|Box part number||BX80647I74900MQ||BX80619I73930K|
|Introduction date||June 2, 2013||November 14, 2011|
|Current official price||$568 (as of Jun 2013)||$583 (as of Jun 2013)|
|Core name||Haswell||Sandy Bridge-E|
|Platform name||Shark Bay|| |
|Data width (bits)||64|
|Socket||Socket G3||Socket 2011|
|Turbo Frequency (MHz)||3800 / 3700 / 3600 / 3600||3800|
|L1 cache||128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)||192 KB (code) / 192 KB (data)|
|L2 cache (KB)||1024||1536|
|L3 cache (KB)||8192||12288|
|Max temperature (°C)||100||66.8|
|Core voltage (V)|| ||0.6 - 1.35|
|Instruction set extensions|
|AES / Advanced Encryption Standard||+|
|AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology||+|
|AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions||+|
|AVX2 / Advanced Vector Extensions 2||+||-|
|FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add||+||-|
|SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3||+|
|TSX / Transactional Synchronization Extensions||+||-|
|PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep||+|
|Turbo Core / Turbo Boost||+|
|Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit||+|
|GPU Type||HD 4600||None|
|Integrated Memory Controller(s)|
|The number of controllers||1|
|Supported memory||DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1600||DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600|
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