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Intel Core i7-4500U

Intel 4500U

The Intel Core i7-4500U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks launched in Q2 2013. It is based on the Haswell architecture and is manufactured in 22nm. Due to Hyper-Threading, the two cores can handle up to four threads in parallel, leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 1.8 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz for 1 active core or 2.7 GHz for 2 active cores.

Haswell is the successor to the Ivy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm and offer an optimized branch prediction as well as additional execution ports, improving the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

The performance of the Core i7-4500U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i7-3537U. However, when using new instruction sets such as AVX2 the performance can be significantly better. Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications.

The integrated HD Graphics 4400 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000. However, the HD 4400 is significantly slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other ULV models.

The i7-4500U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for small ultrabooks 11-inches or greater.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameHaswell
Clock Rate1800 - 3000 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache4096 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
FeaturesHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Announcement Date06/04/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 4500U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 72      avg: 113 (64%)     median: 116 (66%)     max: 120 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 166      avg: 250.7 (16%)     median: 260 (17%)     max: 274 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 5225      avg: 5369 (33%)     median: 5348 (33%)     max: 5534 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 2659      avg: 2753.7 (59%)     median: 2751 (59%)     max: 2851 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
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min: 2155      avg: 3640.2 (22%)     median: 3919 (24%)     max: 4056 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 1987      avg: 2600.2 (7%)     median: 2742 (7%)     max: 2861 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 33510      avg: 34136.5 (57%)     median: 34136.5 (57%)     max: 34763 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
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min: 30836      avg: 32801 (55%)     median: 33273 (56%)     max: 34294 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 21459      avg: 30323.1 (19%)     median: 31779 (20%)     max: 33878 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
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min: 7684      avg: 7684 (81%)     median: 7684 (81%)     max: 7684 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
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min: 6872      avg: 6872 (78%)     median: 6872 (78%)     max: 6872 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
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min: 6390      avg: 6390 (36%)     median: 6390 (36%)     max: 6390 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
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min: 5718      avg: 5718 (37%)     median: 5718 (37%)     max: 5718 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
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min: 6380      avg: 6380 (45%)     median: 6380 (45%)     max: 6380 Points
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
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min: 0.117      avg: 0.1 (0%)     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.145 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
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min: 0.208      avg: 0.2 (0%)     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.256 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
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min: 1.3      avg: 1.6 (18%)     median: 1.6 (18%)     max: 1.6 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
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min: 14.09      avg: 16.2 (19%)     median: 16.3 (19%)     max: 17.26 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
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min: 75.33      avg: 88.7 (45%)     median: 90.5 (46%)     max: 92.66 fps
WinRAR - Result
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min: 2143      avg: 2760.4 (38%)     median: 2480 (34%)     max: 3753 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
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min: 566.179      avg: 644.2 (8%)     median: 628.1 (7%)     max: 745.727 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
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min: 17.734      avg: 19.7 (4%)     median: 19.6 (4%)     max: 23.534 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
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min: 2453      avg: 3489.2 (26%)     median: 3618.5 (27%)     max: 4132 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
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min: 6321      avg: 8948.3 (23%)     median: 9672 (24%)     max: 10014 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
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min: 2464      avg: 3258.1 (34%)     median: 3494 (37%)     max: 3644 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 0.79      avg: 1.3 (61%)     median: 1.3 (63%)     max: 1.34 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 1.99      avg: 2.7 (15%)     median: 2.8 (16%)     max: 2.96 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
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min: 5284      avg: 5709.4 (64%)     median: 5765 (65%)     max: 5897 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
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min: 8643      avg: 11069 (31%)     median: 11329 (32%)     max: 11827 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
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min: 3923      avg: 4316.9 (64%)     median: 4340 (64%)     max: 4451 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
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min: 6843      avg: 8552.6 (25%)     median: 8720.5 (25%)     max: 9095 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
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min: 12      avg: 13.2 (3%)     median: 12.6 (3%)     max: 20.12 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
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min: 27.781      avg: 30.8 (1%)     median: 28.7 (1%)     max: 58.78 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
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min: 631.618      avg: 653.6 (0%)     median: 645.3 (0%)     max: 761.85 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) -
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min: 46370      avg: 55096 (26%)     median: 59840 (28%)     max: 61540 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) -
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min: 33000      avg: 34440 (26%)     median: 34750 (27%)     max: 34940 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
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min: 7.1      avg: 7.1 (84%)     median: 7.1 (84%)     max: 7.1 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

#0 Did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old +0.002s ... 0.002s

#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.0010147094726562s +1.167s ... 1.169s

#2 return log +0.004s ... 1.173s

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