ProductCore i7-4870HQCore i5-4690
Brand Intel Intel
Street Price (Approx) ~ $434
Search low Core i7-4870HQ price (Amazon)
~ $310
Search low Core i5-4690 price (Amazon)
# CPU Cores 44
Frequency (GHz) 2.5 GHz3.5 GHz
Cache (MB) 6
TDP (Watts) 47 W84 W
Product Segment MobileDesktop
Status ReleasedReleased
Announced On 2014-06-012014-03-01
TechnicalsCore i7-4870HQCore i5-4690
Dimensions (2D) 37.5x37.5 mm37.5x37.5 mm
Conflict Free? 11
# CPU Cores 44
Threads/Core 84
Frequency (GHz) 2.5 GHz3.5 GHz
Turbo Frequency (GHz) 3.7 GHz3.9 GHz
Cache (MB) 6
Instructions Width (bits) 6464
Instructions Extensions SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Lithography Process (nm) 22 nm22 nm
TDP (Watts) 47 W84 W
Max RAM 32 GB32 GB
RAM Types DDR3L 1333/1600DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
# Memory Channels 22
Memory Bandwidth (GB/Sec) 25.6GB/s25.6GB/s
Max CPU Temp. 100
Max CPU / Package 11
PCI-E Version 33
PCI-E Configurations 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8 2x4Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI-E Max Lanes # 1616
Compatible Sockets FCBGA1364FCLGA1150
Intel Turbo Boost Version 22
Intel V-Pro YesYes
Intel Hyper-Thread YesNo
Intel Virtualization (VTX) YesYes
Intel Directed I/O (VTD) YesYes
Intel Ext. Page Tables (EPT) YesYes
Intel TSX Sync. Extensions YesNo
Intel 64 YesYes
Intel MyWiFi Yes
Idle States YesYes
Thermal MonitoringTech. YesYes
Intel ID Protect YesYes
Intel SIPP Yes
Intel SMB Advantage Yes
Intel AES New Instructions YesYes
Intel Secure Key YesYes
Intel OS Guard Yes
Trusted Execution YesYes
Execution Disable YesYes


Intel Core i7-4870HQ vs. Intel Core i5-4690 Specs & Speed Benchmarks

CPU Speed

These tests are designed to stress the CPU components of the processor

Geekbench 4 Multi, Higher is better

Geekbench 4 Single, Higher is better

Memory Bandwidth (GB/Sec), Higher is better


Performance/Price (Value)

Some of the same tests as above, but shown as a relation to the price. This shows what performance you get for each additional dollar spent. The higher the score, and the more value you get for your money

Geekbench 4 Multi / Price, Higher is better