Average Bench: 38.5% (508th of 1104)

Based on 13,091 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]

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Poor: 14%Average: 38.5% Great: 47%
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i7-4500U averaged 61.4% 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.

Strengths

Single Core Floating Point Speed 70.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 69.7Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4500U is 33%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4500U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 183Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 179Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,091 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.5 SC Int 68.9 87
20.9 SC Float 70.4 88.5
21 SC Mixed 69.7 88.3
55.7% 69.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
58.5 QC Int 164 200
63.1 QC Float 177 214
61.5 QC Mixed 173 210
38.9% 172 Pts
Min Avg Max
58.8 MC Int 171 201
62.8 MC Float 183 215
62.1 MC Mixed 179 210
26.6% 178 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.8
SC Float 87.4
SC Mixed 89.2
70% 88.1 Pts
QC Int 201
QC Float 214
QC Mixed 211
47% 208 Pts
MC Int 202
MC Float 213
MC Mixed 211
31% 209 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.6
SC Float 89.5
SC Mixed 89.2
71% 88.8 Pts
QC Int 201
QC Float 214
QC Mixed 210
47% 208 Pts
MC Int 203
MC Float 214
MC Mixed 211
31% 209 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77
SC Float 74.4
SC Mixed 77.2
61% 76.2 Pts
QC Int 177
QC Float 186
QC Mixed 182
41% 182 Pts
MC Int 174
MC Float 187
MC Mixed 185
27% 182 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 68.7
SC Float 70.2
SC Mixed 72.7
56% 70.5 Pts
QC Int 168
QC Float 182
QC Mixed 196
41% 182 Pts
MC Int 156
MC Float 153
MC Mixed 134
22% 148 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 62.5
SC Float 67.4
SC Mixed 67.4
53% 65.8 Pts
QC Int 124
QC Float 130
QC Mixed 166
32% 140 Pts
MC Int 156
MC Float 180
MC Mixed 170
25% 169 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,857,875 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4500U Builds (Compare 1,295 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 5537

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $488

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 Specifications

Essentials

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

Graphics

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

Memory

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

I/O

USB Revision3.0
# of USB Ports4
General Purpose IOYes
UARTYes
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
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Rapid Storage TechYes
Smart Connect TechYes
HD Audio TechYes
ME Firmware Version9.5

Package

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

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor...

Added 3 years ago.

Good

14 months ago.

Slow in rendering and all other processor intensive tasks!


Very poor

3 years ago.


Average

3 months 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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