Average Bench: 39.3% (523rd of 1146)

Based on 18,881 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: 19%Average: 39.3% 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 60.7% 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 Integer Speed 70Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 71.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4500U is 27.9%. 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 187Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 182Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,881 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.9 SC Int 70 86.6
22.6 SC Float 71.1 87.9
21.1 SC Mixed 70 86.7
56.3% 70.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
60.3 QC Int 169 199
84.8 QC Float 182 214
79 QC Mixed 178 209
40% 177 Pts
Min Avg Max
83.1 MC Int 175 200
98 MC Float 187 214
96.1 MC Mixed 182 210
27.1% 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 83.5
SC Float 77.5
SC Mixed 81.7
65% 80.9 Pts
QC Int 154
QC Float 157
QC Mixed 168
36% 159 Pts
MC Int 191
MC Float 210
MC Mixed 199
30% 200 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 57.4
SC Float 68.7
SC Mixed 65.1
51% 63.7 Pts
QC Int 190
QC Float 194
QC Mixed 195
44% 193 Pts
MC Int 183
MC Float 179
MC Mixed 125
24% 162 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 35.8
SC Float 55.8
SC Mixed 69.5
43% 53.7 Pts
QC Int 153
QC Float 145
QC Mixed 147
34% 148 Pts
MC Int 191
MC Float 208
MC Mixed 200
30% 200 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 53.4
SC Float 65.1
SC Mixed 43.4
43% 54 Pts
QC Int 148
QC Float 181
QC Mixed 158
37% 162 Pts
MC Int 179
MC Float 206
MC Mixed 191
29% 192 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,741,523 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4500U Builds (Compare 1,909 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 5537

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $468

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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 4 years ago.

Poor

22 days ago.

slow


Good

2 years ago.

Slow in rendering and all other processor intensive tasks!


Very poor

4 years ago.


Average

13 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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