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Intel Core i7-4600M vs Intel Core i7-4558U vs Intel Core i7-4650U

Intel Core i7-4600M

► remove from comparison Intel 4600M

The Intel Core i7-4600M is a high-end dual-core processor for laptops 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 2.9 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz for 1 active core or 3.5 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. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Due to these changes, the performance per clock has been improved by almost 10 percent compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the i7-4600M is about 5 - 10 % faster than the former i7-3540M.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1300 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

The i7-4600M is rated at a TDP of 37 W including the graphics card, memory controller and VRMs. Therefore, the CPU is suited for laptops 14-inches or greater.

Intel Core i7-4558U

► remove from comparison Intel 4558U

The Intel Core i7-4558U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large 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 2.8 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz for 1 active core or 3.2 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 i7-4558U is slightly above the older and somewhat higher clocked Core i7-3520M. 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 Iris Graphics 5100 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the Iris Graphics competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards.

The i7-4558U is rated at a TDP of 28 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for larger ultrabooks 14-inches or greater.

Intel Core i7-4650U

► remove from comparison Intel 4650U

The Intel Core i7-4650U 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 1.7 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz for 1 active core or 2.9 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 alomst 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

The performance of the Core i7-4650U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i7-3687U. 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 i7-4650U 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 i7-4600MIntel Core i7-4558UIntel Core i7-4650U
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
Clock2900 - 3600 MHz2800 - 3300 MHz1700 - 3300 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache4 MB4 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 42 / 4
TDP37 Watt28 Watt15 Watt
Transistors960 Million1300 Million1300 Million
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
Die Size130 mm2181 mm2181 mm2
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketrPGAFCBGA
FeaturesHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$346 U.S.$454 U.S.$454 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 4600MIntel Core i7 4558UIntel Core i7 4650U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4600M +
310 Points (3%)
83%
1 4650U +
min: 241     avg: 256     median: 256 (3%)     max: 271 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4600M +
132 Points (40%)
93%
1 4650U +
min: 122     avg: 123     median: 123 (38%)     max: 124 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
3.4 Points (5%)
3.5 Points (5%)
min: 2.5     avg: 2.7     median: 2.7 (4%)     max: 2.9 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.5 Points (5%)
1.5 Points (5%)
min: 1.36     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (4%)     max: 1.45 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4558U +
4793 Points (39%)
98%
1 4650U +
min: 4592     avg: 4694     median: 4714.5 (38%)     max: 4755 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4558U +
10305 Points (12%)
84%
1 4650U +
min: 8173     avg: 8801     median: 8620.5 (10%)     max: 9789 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4558U +
13800 Points (10%)
81%
1 4650U +
min: 10658     avg: 11373     median: 11128.5 (8%)     max: 12576 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4558U +
6339 Points (35%)
99%
1 4650U +
min: 5828     avg: 6190     median: 6276 (34%)     max: 6380 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4558U +
511 s (6%)
98%
1 4650U +
min: 628     avg: 633     median: 632.5 (7%)     max: 637 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4558U +
16.3 s (3%)
100%
1 4650U +
min: 18.07     avg: 18.1     median: 18.1 (4%)     max: 18.11 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4558U +
2671 Points (15%)
89%
1 4650U +
min: 2363     avg: 2442     median: 2382 (14%)     max: 2582 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4558U +
20.4 fps (7%)
79%
1 4650U +
min: 15.37     avg: 16.6     median: 16 (6%)     max: 18.37 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4558U +
107.2 fps (25%)
83%
1 4650U +
min: 84.1     avg: 89.6     median: 89.1 (21%)     max: 95.5 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4558U +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
88%
1 4650U +
min: 0.143     avg: 0.1     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.155 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4558U +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
89%
1 4650U +
min: 0.236     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.274 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4558U +
1.9 GB/s (0%)
89%
1 4650U +
min: 1.5     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (0%)     max: 1.7 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4558U +
4264 Points (9%)
76%
1 4650U +
min: 2698     avg: 3086     median: 3249 (7%)     max: 3312 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4558U +
11.2 s (2%)
100%
1 4650U +
min: 11     avg: 11.4     median: 11.4 (2%)     max: 11.9 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4558U +
25.7 s (1%)
100%
1 4650U +
min: 26.27     avg: 26.7     median: 26.7 (1%)     max: 27 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4558U +
585 s (3%)
100%
1 4650U +
min: 593     avg: 603     median: 605 (3%)     max: 611 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4558U +
72000 MIPS (34%)
40%
1 4650U +
min: 14230     avg: 28558     median: 28557.5 (14%)     max: 42885 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4558U +
41240 MFLOPS (32%)
48%
1 4650U +
min: 9820     avg: 19671     median: 19671 (15%)     max: 29522 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4650U +
7 Points (90%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4558U +
11049 Points (10%)
80%
1 4650U +
min: 7058     avg: 8258     median: 8856 (8%)     max: 8861 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4558U +
4037 Points (11%)
83%
1 4650U +
min: 3158     avg: 3346     median: 3360 (9%)     max: 3530 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
33469 Points (22%)
33266 Points (21%)
min: 24370     avg: 28186     median: 27147 (17%)     max: 31370 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
3166 Points (8%)
2998 Points (8%)
min: 2519     avg: 2668     median: 2635 (7%)     max: 2924 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
4384 Points (8%)
4549 Points (8%)
min: 3582     avg: 3794     median: 3735.5 (7%)     max: 4121 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4558U +
6519 Points (12%)
90%
1 4650U +
min: 5839     avg: 5857     median: 5857 (10%)     max: 5875 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4558U +
3120 Points (61%)
99%
1 4650U +
min: 3086     avg: 3089     median: 3088.5 (60%)     max: 3091 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4558U +
8576 Points (69%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4558U +
7610 Points (69%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4558U +
7423 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4558U +
6637 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4558U +
7300 Points (19%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4650U +
2137 ms (2%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4650U +
97.3 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4650U +
15205 Points (16%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4600M → 100% n=5

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4558U → 100% n=5

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4650U → 84% n=5

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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