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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
Series: Core i7 Haswell
Intel Core i7-4940MX (compare)3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX (compare)3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ (compare)2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ (compare)2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ (compare)2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ (compare)2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ (compare)2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ (compare)2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ (compare)2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ (compare)2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ (compare)2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ (compare)2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ (compare)2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ (compare)2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ (compare)2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U (compare)3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U (compare)2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U (compare)1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U (compare)2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-4500U1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U (compare)1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y (compare)1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Clock Rate1800 - 3000 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache4 MB
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
Announcement Date06/04/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 4500U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 166     avg: 250.7     median: 260 (12%)     max: 274 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 72     avg: 113     median: 116 (58%)     max: 120 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.99     avg: 2.7     median: 2.8 (1%)     max: 2.96 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.79     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (58%)     max: 1.34 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3923     avg: 4316     median: 4343 (59%)     max: 4451 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 6843     avg: 8530.3     median: 8700 (17%)     max: 9095 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 8643     avg: 11041.9     median: 11256 (28%)     max: 11827 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 5284     avg: 5707.2     median: 5764 (47%)     max: 5897 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 566.179     avg: 645.5     median: 629.9 (7%)     max: 745.727 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 17.734     avg: 19.8     median: 19.6 (4%)     max: 23.534 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2143     avg: 2677.7     median: 2473.5 (29%)     max: 3536 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 14.09     avg: 16.2     median: 16.4 (10%)     max: 17.26 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 75.33     avg: 88.9     median: 90.6 (39%)     max: 92.66 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.117     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (8%)     max: 0.145 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.208     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (12%)     max: 0.256 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 1.3     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (13%)     max: 1.6 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2464     avg: 3240.5     median: 3494 (28%)     max: 3644 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 12     avg: 13.3     median: 12.7 (3%)     max: 20.12 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 27.781     avg: 31     median: 28.9 (1%)     max: 58.78 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 631.618     avg: 654.3     median: 646.7 (3%)     max: 761.85 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 46370     avg: 53817.5     median: 53680 (25%)     max: 61540 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 33000     avg: 34315     median: 34725 (27%)     max: 34810 MFLOPS
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 6321     avg: 8883.6     median: 9621 (18%)     max: 10014 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2453     avg: 3480.6     median: 3555 (22%)     max: 4132 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 21459     avg: 30211     median: 31596.5 (20%)     max: 33878 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 30836     avg: 32801     median: 33273 (49%)     max: 34294 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 33510     avg: 34136.5     median: 34136.5 (49%)     max: 34763 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1987     avg: 2593.8     median: 2727.5 (7%)     max: 2861 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 2155     avg: 3628.6     median: 3910 (17%)     max: 4056 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5225     avg: 5369     median: 5348 (17%)     max: 5534 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2659     avg: 2753.7     median: 2751 (59%)     max: 2851 Points
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