Average Bench: 38.5% (544th of 1196)

Based on 22,401 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: 21%Average: 38.5% Great: 46%
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 19%
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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 72Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 120Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4500U is 24.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4500U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 182Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 183Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,401 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.2 1-Core 72 87.3
56.7 2-Core 120 148
46.5% 95.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
100 4-Core 179 210
105 8-Core 183 210
24.6% 181 Pts
Min Avg Max
109 64-Core 182 210
12.2% 182 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 85.9
2-Core 147
56% 116 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 208
28% 208 Pts
64-Core 207
14% 207 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 83.6
2-Core 147
55% 115 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 207
28% 206 Pts
64-Core 208
14% 208 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 83.3
2-Core 142
54% 112 Pts
4-Core 205
8-Core 206
28% 206 Pts
64-Core 189
13% 189 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 83.1
2-Core 138
54% 111 Pts
4-Core 207
8-Core 208
28% 207 Pts
64-Core 208
14% 208 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 53.4
2-Core 58.3
29% 55.8 Pts
4-Core 137
8-Core 103
17% 120 Pts
64-Core 160
11% 160 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,858,256 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4500U Builds (Compare 2,624 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 5537

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $425

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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 5 years ago.

Good

2 years ago.

Slow in rendering and all other processor intensive tasks!


Very poor

5 years ago.


Average

21 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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