Intel Core i7-4550U: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-4550U

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i7-4550U sales 4 June 2013. This is Haswell architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 22 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.00 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCBGA1168 processor with a TDP of 15 Watt. It supports DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, LPDDR3-1333, LPDDR3-1600 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 7.76 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

General info

Of Core i7-4550U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Series
Intel Core i7
 
Achitecture codename
Haswell
 
Release date
4 June 2013
 

Technical specs

Core i7-4550U's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-4550U's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
2
 
Number of threads
4
 
Maximum frequency
3 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
128 KB
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
512 KB
 
of 32768 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
4 MB
 
of 256 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
Die size
181 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
1300 Million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-4550U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
FCBGA1168
 
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-4550U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
-
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
GPIO
+
 
Smart Connect
+
 
FDI
+
 
AMT
9.5
 
HD Audio
+
 
RST
+
 

Security technologies

Core i7-4550U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 
Anti-Theft
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-4550U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-4550U.
Supported memory types
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, LPDDR3-1333, LPDDR3-1600
 
Maximum memory size
16 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i7-4550U.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz)
 
Max video memory
2 GB
 
Quick Sync
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
InTru 3D
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-4550U's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
3
 
eDP
+
 
DisplayPort
+
 
HDMI
+
 
VGA
+
 

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-4550U's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
3200x2000@60Hz
 
Max resolution over DisplayPort
3200x2000@60Hz
 
Max resolution over VGA
N / A
 

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-4550U's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
11.2 / 12
 
OpenGL
4.3
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i7-4550U's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
12
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)
PCI support
-
 
USB revision
3.0
 
Total number of SATA ports
4
 
Max number of SATA 6 Gb/s Ports
4
 
Integrated IDE
-
 
Number of USB ports
4
 
Integrated LAN
-
 
UART
+
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-4550U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

7.76

3DMark06 CPU

3443

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

4395

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

8715

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

1.33

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

2.8

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

118

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

253

WinRAR 4.0

2482

x264 encoding pass 1

91

x264 encoding pass 2

16

TrueCrypt AES

1.6

Geekbench 2

6542

Passmark

3676

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-4550U is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-4550U performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-4550U from AMD is A10-9620P, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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