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Intel Core i7-4550U vs Intel Core i7-4610Y vs Intel Core i7-4500U

Intel Core i7-4550U

► remove from comparison Intel 4550U

The Intel Core i7-4550U 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 1.5 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 i7-4550U 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 5000 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the HD 5000 competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards.

The i7-4550U 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.

Intel Core i7-4610Y

► remove from comparison Intel 4610Y

The Intel Core i7-4610Y is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks and tablets launched in Q3 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 1.7 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz.

Architecture

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 performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Depending on the benchmark, the Core i7-4610Y offers a performance somewhere between a Core i3-2330M and a Core i7-4500U. Due to TDP limits, the full Turbo Boost will be only active for very short periods of time or in single-thread benchmarks. Overall, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications.

Graphics

The integrated HD Graphics 4200 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 850 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4200 is significantly slower than the HD 4400 found on other ULV models with higher clocks and TDP.

Power Consumption

The i7-4610Y is rated at a TDP of 11.5 watts (SDP 6 watts) including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for very small ultrabooks or tablets.

Intel Core i7-4500U

► remove from comparison 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.

ModelIntel Core i7-4550UIntel Core i7-4610YIntel Core i7-4500U
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
CodenameHaswellHaswellHaswell
Series: Core i7 Haswell
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3.1 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2.8 - 4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2.4 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2.3 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-4500U1.8 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1.7 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Clock1500 - 3000 MHz1700 - 2900 MHz1800 - 3000 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache4 MB4 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 42 / 4
TDP15 Watt11.5 Watt15 Watt
Transistors1300 Million
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
Die Size181 mm2
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
FeaturesHD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, vProHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 4550UIntel Core i7 4610YIntel Core i7 4500U
$415 U.S.
SocketBGA1168

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
253 Points (3%)
192 Points (2%)
min: 166     avg: 250.7     median: 260 (3%)     max: 274 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
118 Points (36%)
107 Points (33%)
min: 72     avg: 113     median: 116 (35%)     max: 120 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
2.8 Points (4%)
2.2 Points (3%)
min: 1.99     avg: 2.7     median: 2.8 (4%)     max: 2.96 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.3 Points (4%)
1.2 Points (4%)
min: 0.79     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (4%)     max: 1.34 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
4395 Points (36%)
4140 Points (34%)
min: 3923     avg: 4316     median: 4343 (35%)     max: 4451 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
8715 Points (10%)
6762 Points (8%)
min: 6843     avg: 8530     median: 8700 (10%)     max: 9095 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
11317 Points (9%)
8659 Points (7%)
min: 8643     avg: 11042     median: 11256 (9%)     max: 11827 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
5835 Points (32%)
4968 Points (27%)
min: 5284     avg: 5707     median: 5764 (31%)     max: 5897 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4610Y +
752 s (9%)
102%
1 4500U +
min: 566     avg: 645     median: 630 (7%)     max: 746 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4610Y +
19.7 s (4%)
100%
1 4500U +
min: 17.73     avg: 19.8     median: 19.6 (4%)     max: 23.53 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2482 Points (14%)
2140 Points (12%)
min: 2143     avg: 2678     median: 2473.5 (14%)     max: 3536 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
15.9 fps (6%)
12.4 fps (5%)
min: 14.09     avg: 16.2     median: 16.4 (6%)     max: 17.26 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
90.8 fps (21%)
72.5 fps (17%)
min: 75.3     avg: 88.9     median: 90.6 (21%)     max: 92.7 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.1 GB/s (0%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.117     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.145 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.208     avg: 0.2     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.256 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.6 GB/s (0%)
1.4 GB/s (0%)
min: 1.3     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (0%)     max: 1.6 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
3443 Points (7%)
2735 Points (6%)
min: 2464     avg: 3241     median: 3494 (7%)     max: 3644 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
12.3 s (3%)
13 s (3%)
min: 12     avg: 13.3     median: 12.7 (3%)     max: 20.12 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
28 s (1%)
29 s (1%)
min: 27.78     avg: 31     median: 28.9 (1%)     max: 58.8 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
633 s (3%)
677 s (3%)
min: 632     avg: 654     median: 647 (3%)     max: 762 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4500U +
min: 46370     avg: 53818     median: 53680 (25%)     max: 61540 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4500U +
min: 33000     avg: 34315     median: 34725 (27%)     max: 34810 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4500U +
7.1 Points (91%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4550U +
8506 Points (8%)
113%
1 4500U +
min: 6321     avg: 8884     median: 9621 (9%)     max: 10014 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
3447 Points (10%)
2811 Points (8%)
min: 2453     avg: 3481     median: 3555 (10%)     max: 4132 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
26023 Points (17%)
24264 Points (16%)
min: 21459     avg: 30211     median: 31596.5 (20%)     max: 33878 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4500U +
min: 30836     avg: 32801     median: 33273 (28%)     max: 34294 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 4500U +
min: 33510     avg: 34137     median: 34136.5 (29%)     max: 34763 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
2621 Points (7%)
2177 Points (6%)
min: 1987     avg: 2594     median: 2727.5 (7%)     max: 2861 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
3719 Points (7%)
3070 Points (6%)
min: 2155     avg: 3629     median: 3910 (7%)     max: 4056 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4500U +
min: 5225     avg: 5369     median: 5348 (9%)     max: 5534 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4500U +
min: 2659     avg: 2754     median: 2751 (54%)     max: 2851 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4550U +
8199 Points (66%)
94%
1 4500U +
7684 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4550U +
7229 Points (66%)
95%
1 4500U +
6872 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4550U +
6476 Points (13%)
99%
1 4500U +
6390 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4550U +
5744 Points (12%)
100%
1 4500U +
5718 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4550U +
6542 Points (17%)
98%
1 4500U +
6380 Points (17%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4550U +
2301 ms (3%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4550U +
103.3 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4550U +
14209 Points (15%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4550U → 100% n=22

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4610Y → 87% n=22

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4500U → 102% n=22

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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