Although Intel Core i7-4720HQ debuts in Q1 of 2015, this high-end processor is part of the Haswell family, since the Broadwell generation represents only energy-efficient “U” series chips. The Core i7-4720HQ is a direct successor of the i7-4710HQ which is commonly used in gaming laptops due to its higher clock speeds and high power consumption for more raw performance boost. As usual, the Core i7-4720HQ uses the so-called HyperThreading technology, allowing the CPU to emulate one virtual core for each physical one, thus running 8 threads at the same time with only 4 physical cores. The CPU has a base frequency of 2.6GHz and Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz for 4 active cores, 3.5GHz for two active cores and 3.6GHz for one active core. This makes the Core i7-4720HQ faster than the Core i7-4710HQ with only 100MHz.
The CPU is designed through 22nm manufacturing process (since it’s part of the Haswell generation). The cache levels are high and are as follows: 256KB at level 1, 1024KB at level 2, 6144KB at level 3. The maximum operating temperature is 100°C and as for the maximum TDP – 47W and that includes the memory controller, VRMs, and integrated graphics. Speaking of which, the Core i7-4720HQ accommodates Intel HD Graphics 4600 with 20 EU (Execution Units) clocked at 400MHz and can go up to 1200MHz. The maximum supported memory of the chip is 32GB DDR3L 1333/1600 with two memory channels. Other notable features are HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI.
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Intel Core i7-4720HQ - Specs Sheet
|Base CPU frequency||2.6 GHz|
|Number of cores||4|
|Instructions type||64 bits|
|Integrated GPU||Intel HD Graphics 4600|
|Base GPU frequency||400 MHz|
|Max. operating temperature||100 °C|
|Release date||01 January 2015|
|Core / Architecture||Haswell|
|Max. CPU frequency||3.6 GHz|
|Logical Cores (Threads)||8|
|LL cache||6144 KB|
|Max. GPU frequency||1200 MHz|
|Memory Type||DDR3L 1333/1600|
|Max Memory||32 GB|
|Supported technologies||Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT) Intel® 64 Idle States Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology Thermal Monitoring Technologies Intel® Identity Protection Technology AES New Instructions Secure Key Execute Disable Bit Anti-Theft Technology|
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