Average Bench: 49.1% (818th of 1442)

Based on 26,548 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00040651, 0FABFBFF00040651 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4600U CPU @ 2.10GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4600U CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 27%Average: 49.1% Great: 62%
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4600U averaged 50.8% 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 70.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 66.6Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4600U is 35.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4600U performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 166Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 168Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,548 samples)
Min Avg Max
36.6 Memory 70.3 90
20.4 1-Core 66.6 92
38 2-Core 114 156
51.5% 83.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
59.3 4-Core 163 229
70.9 8-Core 168 229
22% 166 Pts
Min Avg Max
62.4 64-Core 166 229
10.3% 166 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.1
1-Core 79.9
2-Core 139
61% 100 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 199
27% 200 Pts
64-Core 202
12% 202 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.4
1-Core 32.2
2-Core 139
50% 84 Pts
4-Core 197
8-Core 202
26% 199 Pts
64-Core 186
12% 186 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 82
1-Core 73.5
2-Core 108
56% 88 Pts
4-Core 144
8-Core 146
19% 145 Pts
64-Core 148
9% 148 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.8
1-Core 80.8
2-Core 128
58% 94.7 Pts
4-Core 148
8-Core 173
21% 160 Pts
64-Core 160
10% 160 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.5
1-Core 81
2-Core 124
56% 91.7 Pts
4-Core 162
8-Core 150
21% 156 Pts
64-Core 93
6% 93 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.4
1-Core 66.4
2-Core 105
49% 79.6 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 179
24% 177 Pts
64-Core 174
11% 174 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.3
1-Core 72.7
2-Core 108
53% 84.2 Pts
4-Core 145
8-Core 146
20% 146 Pts
64-Core 146
9% 146 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 1.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.9
1-Core 47.6
2-Core 68.9
46% 65.8 Pts
4-Core 92.1
8-Core 106
13% 99.1 Pts
64-Core 111
7% 111 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 36.4
1-Core 42.5
2-Core 117
35% 65.2 Pts
4-Core 167
8-Core 139
21% 153 Pts
64-Core 99.8
6% 99.8 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,686,091 CPUs tested

Typical Core i7-4600U Builds (Compare 1,967 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 6%
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Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4600U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ3'13
Processor Numberi7-4600U
# 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 Speed2.1 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.3 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)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Rapid Storage TechYes
Smart Connect TechYes
HD Audio TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes
Small Business AdvantageYes
Smart Response 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 TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

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