Intel Core i7-5650U vs Intel Core i7-5500U

Intel Core i7-5650U

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The Intel Core i7-5650U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor based on the Broadwell architecture, which has been launched in January 2015. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.2 - 3.2 GHz (2 Cores: 3.1 GHz), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 6000 GPU and a dual-channel LPDDR3-1866/DDR3L-1600 memory controller. The Core i7 is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Compared to the Core i7-5600U, the i7-5650U features a lower CPU base clock, but integrates a somewhat faster GPU.

Architecture

Broadwell represents the "Tick" in Intel's Tick-Tock model, which means a shrink of its predecessor Haswell. The new 14 nm manufacturing process with three-dimensional FinFET transistors allows not only improvements in energy efficiency, but also a significantly smaller die size fit for more compact packages and devices.

Further advantages result from the revised microarchitecture of Broadwell. Due to its improved branch prediction, bigger buffer sizes (1500 instead of 1000 entries in the L2 TLB) and other tweaks, the performance per clock has been increased by more than 5 percent over its predecessor. There are also some new instruction set extensions designed for cryptographic applications.

Performance

Thanks to its improved architecture, the Core i7-5650U is about 5 - 20 percent faster than the slightly lower clocked Core i7-4650U (Haswell, 15 W) and matches the Core i5-4288U (Haswell, 28 W). Thus, the CPU has sufficient power even for demanding applications and multitasking.

Graphics

The integrated HD Graphics 6000 offers 48 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 300 - 1000 MHz. Similar to the CPU core, the GPU architecture (Intel Gen 8) has been thoroughly revised for improved performance-per-clock. In addition, the GPU benefits from faster memory speeds up to LPDDR3-1866 (Haswell: DDR3-1600). We expect the HD Graphics 6000 to be significantly faster than the former HD Graphics 5000 (40 EUs), part of the Haswell generation. Nevertheless, demanding games as of 2015 should be playable only in low or medium settings.

Broadwell is the first Intel chip to fully support DirectX 11.2 as well as OpenCL 1.3/2.0 and OpenGL 4.3. Video will output natively via DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4a. However, the new HDMI 2.0 standard is not officially supported.

Power Consumption

The i7-5650U is rated at a TDP of 15 W (cTDP Down: 9.5 W) including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited even for small ultrabooks 11-inches and greater.

Intel Core i7-5500U

► remove Intel 5500U

The Intel Core i7-5500U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor based on the Broadwell architecture, which has been launched in January 2015. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.4 - 3.0 GHz (2 Cores: 2.9 GHz), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 5500 GPU and a dual-channel DDR3(L)-1600 memory controller. The Core i7 is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Compared to the Core i7-5550U, the i7-5500U features a higher CPU base clock, but integrates a somewhat slower GPU.

Architecture

Broadwell represents the "Tick" in Intel's Tick-Tock model, which means a shrink of its predecessor Haswell. The new 14 nm manufacturing process with three-dimensional FinFET transistors allows not only improvements in energy efficiency, but also a significantly smaller die size fit for more compact packages and devices.

Further advantages result from the revised microarchitecture of Broadwell. Due to its improved branch prediction, bigger buffer sizes (1500 instead of 1000 entries in the L2 TLB) and other tweaks, the performance per clock has been increased by more than 5 percent over its predecessor. There are also some new instruction set extensions designed for cryptographic applications.

Performance

Thanks to its improved architecture, the Core i7-5500U beats the slightly lower clocked Core i7-4500U (Haswell, 15 W) by about 5 - 15 percent and matches the Core i5-4258U (Haswell, 28 W). Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications and multitasking.

Graphics

The integrated HD Graphics 5500 offers 24 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 300 - 950 MHz. Similar to the CPU core, the GPU architecture (Intel Gen 8) has been thoroughly revised for improved performance-per-clock. Therefore, the HD Graphics 5500 outperforms the HD Graphics 4400 (20 EUs) as well as the HD Graphics 5000 (40 EUs), both part of the Haswell generation. Nevertheless, most games as of 2015 will be playable only in low settings.

Broadwell is the first Intel chip to fully support DirectX 11.2 as well as OpenCL 1.3/2.0 and OpenGL 4.3. Video will output natively via DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4a. However, the new HDMI 2.0 standard is not supported.

Power Consumption

The i7-5500U is rated at a TDP of 15 W (7.5 W cTDP Down) including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited even for small ultrabooks 11-inches and greater.

Intel Core i7-5650UIntel Core i7-5500U
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
BroadwellBroadwell
: Core i7 Broadwell
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Intel Core i7-5750HQ compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
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Intel Core i7-5600U compare2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-5650U2.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-5500U2.4 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-5550U compare2 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-5950HQ compare2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-5850HQ compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-5700HQ compare2.7 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-5750HQ compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-5557U compare3.1 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-5600U compare2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-5650U2.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-5500U2.4 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-5550U compare2 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
2200 - 3200 MHz2400 - 3000 MHz
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512 KB512 KB
4 MB4 MB
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15 15
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14 14
133 mm282 mm2
105 °C105 °C
BGABGA
LPDDR3-1866/DDR3L-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIDDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 6000 (300 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5500 (300 - 950 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$426 U.S.$393 U.S.
Intel Core i7 5650UIntel Core i7 5500U

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
296 Points (7%)
min: 210     avg: 283     median: 289 (6%)     max: 305 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
112 Points (41%)
min: 77     avg: 118     median: 121 (44%)     max: 125 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
3.1 Points (6%)
min: 2.55     avg: 3.1     median: 3.2 (6%)     max: 3.29 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.5 Points (47%)
min: 0.96     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (45%)     max: 1.43 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
4980 (51%)
min: 4062     avg: 4592     median: 4615 (47%)     max: 4695
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
10008 (17%)
min: 7806     avg: 9663     median: 9791 (16%)     max: 10145
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
12273 Points (12%)
min: 9109     avg: 11951     median: 12478 (12%)     max: 13267 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
6646 Points (50%)
min: 3435     avg: 5716     median: 6073 (46%)     max: 6200 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
517 s (6%)
min: 494.037     avg: 534     median: 538.2 (6%)     max: 561 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
15.9 s (3%)
min: 15.507     avg: 17     median: 16.8 (3%)     max: 21.168 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2513 (16%)
min: 2318     avg: 2497     median: 2474 (16%)     max: 2705
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
19 fps (9%)
min: 14.89     avg: 17.3     median: 17.8 (8%)     max: 18.8 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
107 fps (32%)
min: 84.17     avg: 92.2     median: 94.6 (28%)     max: 98.8 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.155     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.164 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.254     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.284 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.9 GB/s (0%)
min: 1.7     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (0%)     max: 1.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
3967 Points (22%)
min: 3246     avg: 3754     median: 3826 (21%)     max: 3970 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11 s (2%)
min: 12.574     avg: 12.9     median: 12.8 (3%)     max: 13.954 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
27 s (1%)
min: 28.891     avg: 29.9     median: 29.8 (1%)     max: 31.643 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
621 s (3%)
min: 649     avg: 669     median: 673.2 (3%)     max: 686.745 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 5500U +
59350 MIPS (28%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 5500U +
37600 MFLOPS (29%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 5500U +
7 Points (90%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
10620 Points (12%)
min: 9380     avg: 10684     median: 10944 (13%)     max: 11269 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
3800 Points (16%)
min: 1722     avg: 3857     median: 4008 (17%)     max: 4328 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
39175 Points (25%)
min: 14154     avg: 34665     median: 35682 (23%)     max: 41584 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 5500U +
34471 Points (37%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 5500U +
43526 Points (45%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
3631 Points (9%)
min: 1466     avg: 3278     median: 3409 (9%)     max: 3566 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
5189 Points (13%)
min: 969     avg: 4570     median: 4855 (12%)     max: 4996 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 5500U +
min: 5269     avg: 6504     median: 6504 (52%)     max: 7739 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 5500U +
min: 5157     avg: 5920     median: 5920 (54%)     max: 6683 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 5500U +
min: 6714     avg: 6739     median: 6738.5 (13%)     max: 6763 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 5500U +
min: 6063     avg: 6124     median: 6124 (12%)     max: 6185 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 5500U +
min: 6047     avg: 6336     median: 6336 (17%)     max: 6625 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
6406 (11%)
min: 5526     avg: 5947     median: 6004 (11%)     max: 6285
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
3053 (63%)
min: 2674     avg: 2866     median: 2894 (59%)     max: 3041
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 5500U +
min: 5794     avg: 5894     median: 5893.5 (9%)     max: 5993
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 5500U +
min: 2839     avg: 2864     median: 2863.5 (58%)     max: 2888
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 5500U +
min: 2223.4     avg: 2424     median: 2282.9 (4%)     max: 3649 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 5500U +
min: 93.5     avg: 109     median: 99.8 (1%)     max: 194.8 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 5500U +
108 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 5500U +
min: 6867     avg: 13623     median: 14438 (24%)     max: 15201 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-5650U → 100% n=27

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-5500U → 97% n=27

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