Chinese forum Benyouhui.it168 has posted some initial benchmarks of Intel’s upcoming flagship mobile processor, the 22 nm quad-core Core i7-4930MX.
The CPU features a base clock of 3.0 GHz, a boost clock of 3.7 GHz, an 8 MB L3 Cache, 57 W TDP and supports DDR3 and DDR3-L memory clocked at up to 1600 MHz. The i7-4930MX also includes the Intel HD 4600 iGP which features a 400 MHz core clock, 1350 MHz memory clock, 20 execution units with two ROPs, four TMUs and a 128-bit DDR3 memory interface.
In addition to evidently allowing games such as Battlefield 3, Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) to be playable at 1366 x 768, the i7-4930MX also scored the following in AIDA 64 and Futuremark’s 3DMark 11:
AIDA 64 Extreme Edition
- CPU AES - 16,492 MB/s
- CPU ZLiB - 309.1 MB/s
- CPU Hash - 3014 MB/s
- CPU PhotoWorxx - 14,315 Mpixel/s
- Performance Preset: P1418
- Extreme Preset: X374
It’s worth noting that Intel’s upcoming “Iris Pro” graphics seems set to provide even more processing power that certainly has the potential to allow systems to offer respectable gaming performance without needing a discrete graphics card.
PS many asus gaming laptops allow you to overclock the CPU (though generally through overclocking presets.
If something can be overclocked safely then it should be as it is free performance.
Not sure about the X but yeah people overclock laptop CPUs in their laptops. Some laptops have decent stock cooling systems and so they like to push the limits.
For instance my tactic is generally to buy a laptop with great cooling, great looks, and decent GPU and underlying hardware and interfaces. Then down the road when the highest end CPU is like $150 I buy it and swap it in! For instance with my G50VT, started with a P8700 then went to an X9100 for $110 and keep that guy at about 3.3GHZ and 90C when I'm crunching (nearly 24/7). Tough CPU
3GHZ stock clocks on a mobile quad core is awesome! First time they've hit that clockrate with the Nehalem/post Nehalem architecture.
I remember when it topped out at 2.133GHZ with the 1st gen quad core i7 (45nm), the dual cores at the time were 32nm.
14nm, who knows, bet they will reduce the power to 45w and bump it to 3.2GHZ base and then 10nm hopefully 6 cores.
Why no Iris graphics (HD 5200) in this CPU? Since it isn't a thermal problem, since the components can dynamically clock on demand, why not put it in.
If I'm not mistaken Haswell moved the voltage reg on die so that adds some TDP and having 2010 (or so claimed) GPU performance on die probably bumps that but a big chunk too.