Average Bench: 53.6% (651st of 1316)

Based on 34,000 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: 33%Average: 53.6% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4500U averaged 46.3% 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. Memory Latency 77.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 70.4Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4500U is 30.3%. 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 178Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 178Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,000 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.3 Memory 77.4 91.3
21.8 1-Core 70.4 87.3
39.6 2-Core 117 148
56.1% 88.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
59.9 4-Core 175 210
60.7 8-Core 178 210
24% 177 Pts
Min Avg Max
60.4 64-Core 178 210
12% 178 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.8
1-Core 84.9
2-Core 145
65% 105 Pts
4-Core 206
8-Core 208
28% 207 Pts
64-Core 209
14% 209 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 82
1-Core 86.8
2-Core 142
64% 104 Pts
4-Core 210
8-Core 210
29% 210 Pts
64-Core 207
14% 207 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.6
1-Core 46
2-Core 82.8
49% 71.1 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 181
25% 180 Pts
64-Core 175
12% 175 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.6
1-Core 75.9
2-Core 102
60% 89.4 Pts
4-Core 139
8-Core 139
19% 139 Pts
64-Core 122
8% 122 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,062,604 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4500U Builds (Compare 2,029 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 5537

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $424

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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 6 years ago.

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12 days ago.

I need a laptop to run the adobe cc suite, on the cloud, and your utility confirmed my used yoga pro with an i7 quad core processor is completely inadequate for the job. Time for an entirely new laptop. The cost of upgrading memory, and the graphics card, etc would be approximately the same, if not more. You saved me time, and a big headache.


Good

19 days ago.

I have been using it for the past 6 years, works perfectly fine.


Good

7 months ago.

For daily use and office activities it’s ok, but not for games.


Good

1 month ago.

The Intel Core i7-4500U has worked extremely well in my laptop for the past 7 years for office work, presentation and gaming. Only now starting to sloooww down. Time to research another work horse / gaming desktop replacement.


Good

4 years ago.

Slow in rendering and all other processor intensive tasks!


Very poor

6 years ago.


Average

3 years 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.


Good

6 months ago.

It is good if you don't want to play games with the integrated graphic card. 2021 and still working good with 16GB ram + ssd


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