Average Bench: 38.5% (532nd of 1137)

Based on 16,968 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: 13%Average: 38.5% Great: 47%
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i7-4500U averaged 61.5% 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 69Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 67.5Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4500U is 33.3%. 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 184Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 180Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,968 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.9 SC Int 67.5 86.3
21.2 SC Float 69 88
20.9 SC Mixed 67.6 86.6
54.4% 68 Pts
Min Avg Max
57.7 QC Int 167 199
62.6 QC Float 180 214
62.4 QC Mixed 176 210
39.5% 174 Pts
Min Avg Max
62.3 MC Int 172 200
61.9 MC Float 184 214
62.8 MC Mixed 180 210
26.8% 179 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 88.2
SC Float 89.3
SC Mixed 88.7
71% 88.7 Pts
QC Int 200
QC Float 213
QC Mixed 210
47% 207 Pts
MC Int 199
MC Float 212
MC Mixed 209
31% 207 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85
SC Float 83.8
SC Mixed 87.4
68% 85.4 Pts
QC Int 194
QC Float 214
QC Mixed 210
47% 206 Pts
MC Int 192
MC Float 211
MC Mixed 209
30% 204 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.4
SC Float 86.6
SC Mixed 82.9
67% 83.6 Pts
QC Int 190
QC Float 208
QC Mixed 207
46% 202 Pts
MC Int 196
MC Float 212
MC Mixed 203
30% 204 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 56.9
SC Float 59.6
SC Mixed 58.3
47% 58.3 Pts
QC Int 143
QC Float 156
QC Mixed 189
37% 162 Pts
MC Int 162
MC Float 172
MC Mixed 152
24% 162 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,150,305 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4500U Builds (Compare 1,497 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 5537

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $478

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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...

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Good

20 months ago.

Slow in rendering and all other processor intensive tasks!


Very poor

4 years ago.


Average

9 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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