Intel Core i7-4710HQ is an integrated (soldered onto the motherboard) high-end processor released in April of 2014. It is part of the “Haswell” generation and operates at a base frequency of 2.8GHz. If a higher frequency is needed, its four cores can automatically overclock, and if they all operate in tandem, they can reach 3.3GHz. The frequency can go up to 3.4GHz for two cores or 3.5GHz for only one core.
The chip is equipped with 256KB of first level cache, 1MB of second level cache, and 6MB of third level cache. The Core i7-4710HQ has been developed using a 22nm process, allowing for the integration of the Intel HD Graphics 4600 controller. It operates at a base frequency of 400MHz, while Turbo Boost can increase that to 1200MHz. Power consumption of the whole SoC (System on a Chip) amounts to 47 watts with a maximum operating temperature of 100C.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ supports TurboBoost (increasing the clock frequency when necessary), HyperThreading (additional virtual core for every physical one), PCI Express 3.0, DDR3L 1333/1600 memory, AVX, AVX2.0, FMA, Quick Sync and the SSE4 instruction set.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ - technical specifications
|Core / Architecture||Haswell|
|Base CPU frequency||2.50 GHz|
|Number of cores||4|
|Integrated GPU||Intel HD Graphics 4600|
|Base GPU frequency||400 MHz|
|L1 cache||256 KB|
|L3 cache||6144 KB|
|Manufacturing process||22 nm|
|Max Memory||32 GB|
|Date of announcement||14 April 2014|
|Instructions type||64 bits|
|Max. CPU frequency||3.50 GHz|
|LL cache||6144 KB|
|Max. GPU frequency||1200 MHz|
|L2 cache||1024 KB|
|Max. operating temperature||100 °C|
|Max. speed memory bandwith||25.6 GB/s|
|Supported technologies||MMX instructions, SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions, SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2, SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3, SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3, SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4, AES / Advanced Encryption Standard instructions, AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions, AVX2 / Advanced Vector Extensions 2.0, BMI / BMI1 + BMI2 / Bit Manipulation instructions, F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion instructions, FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add instructions, EM64T / Extended Memory 64 technology / Intel 64, NX / XD / Execute disable bit, HT / Hyper-Threading technology, TBT 2.0 / Turbo Boost technology 2.0, VT-x / Virtualization technology, VT-d / Virtualization for directed I/O|