Intel Core i7-4550U vs AMD A6 Pro-7050B

Intel Core i7-4550U
AMD A6 Pro-7050B

General info

Comparing Core i7-4550U and A6 Pro-7050B processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i7
 
AMD Kaveri
Achitecture codename
Haswell
 
Kaveri
Release date
4 June 2013
 
4 June 2014

Technical specs

Core i7-4550U and A6 Pro-7050B 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 and A6 Pro-7050B performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
2
Maximum frequency
3 GHz
 
3 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
n/d
L2 cache
512 KB
 
1024 KB
L3 cache
4 MB
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
28 nm
Die size
181 mm2
 
245 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
n/d
Transistor count
1300 Million
 
2410 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-4550U and A6 Pro-7050B 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
 
n/d
Socket
FCBGA1168
 
FP3
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
17 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-4550U and A6 Pro-7050B. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
n/d
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
-
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
FRTC
-
 
+
TrueAudio
-
 
+
PowerNow
-
 
+
PowerGating
-
 
+
Out-of-band client management
-
 
+
VirusProtect
-
 
+
RAID
-
 
+
HSA
-
 
+
vPro
-
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
+
 
n/d
Idle States
+
 
n/d
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
GPIO
+
 
n/d
Smart Connect
+
 
n/d
FDI
+
 
n/d
AMT
9.5
 
n/d
HD Audio
+
 
n/d
RST
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Core i7-4550U and A6 Pro-7050B technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d
Secure Key
+
 
n/d
Identity Protection
+
 
-
Anti-Theft
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-4550U and A6 Pro-7050B are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
n/d
VT-x
+
 
n/d
EPT
+
 
n/d
IOMMU 2.0
-
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-4550U and A6 Pro-7050B.
Supported memory types
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, LPDDR3-1333, LPDDR3-1600
 
DDR3 / DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
16 GB
 
n/d
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 
n/d

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-4550U and A6 Pro-7050B.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz)
 
iGPU core count
n/d
 
3
Number of pipelines
n/d
 
192
Max video memory
2 GB
 
n/d
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video HD
+
 
n/d
Enduro
-
 
+
Switchable graphics
-
 
+
UVD
-
 
+
VCE
-
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
n/d
InTru 3D
+
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-4550U and A6 Pro-7050B integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
n/d
eDP
+
 
n/d
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
VGA
+
 
n/d

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-4550U and A6 Pro-7050B integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
3200x2000@60Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over DisplayPort
3200x2000@60Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over VGA
N / A
 
n/d

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-4550U and A6 Pro-7050B integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
11.2 / 12
 
DirectX® 12
OpenGL
4.3
 
n/d
Vulkan
-
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-4550U and A6 Pro-7050B.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
12
 
n/d
PCI support
-
 
n/d
USB revision
3.0
 
n/d
Total number of SATA ports
4
 
n/d
Max number of SATA 6 Gb/s Ports
4
 
n/d
Integrated IDE
-
 
n/d
Number of USB ports
4
 
n/d
Integrated LAN
-
 
n/d
UART
+
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-4550U and A6 Pro-7050B. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i7-4550U 7.76 +0.5%
A6 Pro-7050B 7.72

3DMark06 CPU

i7-4550U 3443 +134.5%
A6 Pro-7050B 1468

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i7-4550U 4395 +141.5%
A6 Pro-7050B 1820

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i7-4550U 8715 +197.4%
A6 Pro-7050B 2930

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

i7-4550U 1 +133.3%
A6 Pro-7050B 1

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

i7-4550U 3 +180%
A6 Pro-7050B 1

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

i7-4550U 118 +136%
A6 Pro-7050B 50

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

i7-4550U 253 +208.5%
A6 Pro-7050B 82

WinRAR 4.0

i7-4550U 2482 +224.4%
A6 Pro-7050B 765

x264 encoding pass 1

i7-4550U 91 +175.8%
A6 Pro-7050B 33

x264 encoding pass 2

i7-4550U 16 +166.7%
A6 Pro-7050B 6

TrueCrypt AES

i7-4550U 2 +166.7%
A6 Pro-7050B 1

Geekbench 2

i7-4550U 6542 +180.9%
A6 Pro-7050B 2329

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-4550U and A6 Pro-7050B are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-4550U

0.5% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 17 watts)
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo

Advantages of AMD A6 Pro-7050B

Much newer (4 June 2014 vs 4 June 2013)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
FMA4
FRTC
TrueAudioMenu
PowerNow
PowerGatingMenu
OutofBandManageMenu
Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)
RAIDSupportMenu
HSA
IOMMU20Menu
Enduro (saves battery charge by automatically switching between an integrated and discrete AMD GPU depending on workload. Similar to NVIDIA Optimus)
SwitchableGraphics
UVDMenu
VCEMenu
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, Core i7-4550U or A6 Pro-7050B?

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