Average Bench: 39.5% (449th of 1052)

Based on 12,876 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00040651, , 0000000000040651 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz

The Intel i7-4500U is a dual core, four thread 4th generation Haswell ultrabook processor. Its most impressive feature is a TDP of 15 Watts which typically yields over five hours of battery life. Despite the i7-4500Us relatively low effective speed of 66 (compared to the average of the leaders), the i7-4500U is perfectly adequate for handling the majority of day to day computing tasks, but it will struggle to deliver on CPU intensive tasks such as video editing and CAD. Gamers should obviously look elsewhere as despite the impressive desktop performance of the integrated HD 4400 graphics, 3D performance is far from adequate for modern games. If the battery life is a priority, then downgrading to the cheaper i5-4200U will deliver 15% more life but comparing the 4500U and 4200U shows that the 4500U is around 17% faster. [Nov '14 CPUPro]

Poor: 17%Average: 39.5% Great: 47%
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop 46%
Workstation 23%

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i7-4500U averaged 60.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Single Core Floating Point Speed 72.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 71.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4500U is 29.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4500U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Multi Core Floating Point Speed 187Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 182Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 12,876 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.3 SC Int 70.4 87.2
22.4 SC Float 72.3 88.5
21.9 SC Mixed 71.5 88.1
57.1% 71.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
57.7 QC Int 168 200
63.8 QC Float 181 214
63.1 QC Mixed 178 210
39.7% 175 Pts
Min Avg Max
59.2 MC Int 175 201
63.3 MC Float 187 215
61.4 MC Mixed 182 210
27.2% 181 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86
SC Float 87.1
SC Mixed 85.6
69% 86.2 Pts
QC Int 198
QC Float 212
QC Mixed 208
47% 206 Pts
MC Int 198
MC Float 212
MC Mixed 208
31% 206 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.7
SC Float 83.2
SC Mixed 80.7
64% 79.9 Pts
QC Int 194
QC Float 209
QC Mixed 204
46% 202 Pts
MC Int 182
MC Float 198
MC Mixed 192
28% 191 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74.6
SC Float 76.6
SC Mixed 74.6
60% 75.3 Pts
QC Int 183
QC Float 196
QC Mixed 185
43% 188 Pts
MC Int 181
MC Float 196
MC Mixed 193
28% 190 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,873,973 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4500U Builds (Compare 1,134 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation 24%

System: Dell Inspiron 5537

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $478

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DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4500U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.00 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ3'13
Processor Numberi7-4500U
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$393.00
Clock Speed1.8 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP15 W


Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4400
Graphics Base Frequency200 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB


Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3L 1333/1600, LPDDR3 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo


USB Revision3.0
# of USB Ports4
General Purpose IOYes
Total # of SATA Ports4
Integrated LANNo
Integrated IDENo
Max # of SATA 6.0 Gb/s Ports4

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations4x1, 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes12
PCI SupportNo

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Rapid Storage TechYes
Smart Connect TechYes
HD Audio TechYes
ME Firmware Version9.5


Package Size40mm x 24mm x 1.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1168

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes


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12 months ago.

Slow in rendering and all other processor intensive tasks!

Very poor

3 years ago.


1 month ago.

It may not be the most powerful processor ever, but at least it is energy efficient... just don't expect to run heavy simulations very quickly.

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