Intel Core i7-5500U: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-5500U

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i7-5500U sales 5 January 2015 at a recommended price of $393. This is Broadwell architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 14 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 and a maximum temperature of 105 °C. It supports DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, LPDDR3-1333, LPDDR3-1600 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 8.40 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

General info

Of Core i7-5500U 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
Broadwell
 
Release date
5 January 2015
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$393
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)

Technical specs

Core i7-5500U's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-5500U'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
14 nm
 
Die size
82 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
105 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
105 °C
 
Transistor count
1300 Million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-5500U 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 i7-5500U. 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
+
 
Flex Memory Access
+
 
Smart Response
+
 
FDI
+
 
Fast Memory Access
+
 

Security technologies

Core i7-5500U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 
OS Guard
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-5500U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-5500U.
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 i7-5500U.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 5500 (300 - 950 MHz)
 
Max video memory
16 GB
 
Quick Sync
+
 
Clear Video
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
Graphics max frequency
950 MHz
 
InTru 3D
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-5500U's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
3
 
eDP
+
 
DisplayPort
+
 
HDMI
+
 

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-5500U's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
2560x1600@60Hz
 
Max resolution over DisplayPort
3840x2160@60Hz
 

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-5500U's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
11.2 / 12
 
OpenGL
4.3
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i7-5500U's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
12
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-5500U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

8.40

3DMark06 CPU

3826

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

4615

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

9791

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

1.41

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

3.2

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

121

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

289

WinRAR 4.0

2474

x264 encoding pass 1

95

x264 encoding pass 2

18

TrueCrypt AES

1.7

Geekbench 2

6336

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

2894

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

6004

Passmark

3979

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-5500U. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
18 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-5500U is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-5500U performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-5500U from AMD is A4-6210, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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