Average Bench: 50.1% (801st of 1452)

Based on 39,249 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: 30%Average: 50.1% Great: 62%
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4500U averaged 49.8% 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 73.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 63.9Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4500U is 31.3%. 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 Speed 164Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 163Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 39,249 samples)
Min Avg Max
43.2 Memory 73.2 90.3
23.4 1-Core 63.9 84
44.7 2-Core 109 141
51.2% 82 Pts
Min Avg Max
66.8 4-Core 158 207
77.2 8-Core 163 206
21.4% 161 Pts
Min Avg Max
79.7 64-Core 164 207
10.2% 164 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
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)
Memory 86.9
1-Core 44.8
2-Core 128
54% 86.6 Pts
4-Core 189
8-Core 192
25% 191 Pts
64-Core 188
12% 188 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Memory 76
1-Core 67.7
2-Core 117
54% 86.8 Pts
4-Core 191
8-Core 191
26% 191 Pts
64-Core 191
12% 191 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.1
1-Core 61.4
2-Core 100
51% 79.2 Pts
4-Core 187
8-Core 152
24% 170 Pts
64-Core 158
10% 158 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.6
1-Core 57.4
2-Core 87.4
50% 75.8 Pts
4-Core 64.9
8-Core 149
12% 107 Pts
64-Core 136
8% 136 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.8
1-Core 45.6
2-Core 80.3
44% 66.6 Pts
4-Core 119
8-Core 118
16% 119 Pts
64-Core 120
7% 120 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 68,075,134 CPUs tested

Typical Core i7-4500U Builds (Compare 1,104 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 5537

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $421

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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 9 years ago.

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8 months ago.

Exellent CPU even barely better than i3 8th gen Blender Rendering


Terrible

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

12 days ago.

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


Good

3 years 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

7 years ago.

Slow in rendering and all other processor intensive tasks!


Very poor

9 years ago.


Average

6 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

3 years 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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