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Intel Core i5-4200U vs i7-4500U

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Intel Core i5-4200U advantages

  • None

Intel Core i7-4500U advantages

  • Higher operating frequency of the Intel i7-4500U microprocessor helps it to achieve better performance in most applications.
  • The Core i7-4500U supports F16C instructions, that were introduced in modern processors not too far ago. These extensions are not broadly supported by programs yet, but their support should improve in future apps.

i5-4200U vs i7-4500U specifications comparison

The charts below compare the most important characteristics of the Intel Core i7-4500U and i5-4200U CPUs. These features, as well as an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a CPU performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph displays the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph represents the number of extra threads, offered by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color for base frequency, while lighter area is for additional frequency, provided by Turbo feature. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. Although the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.

The number of cores / threads
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
4
 
4
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
4
3.2
2.4
1.6
0.8
0
 
 
2.6GHz
 
3GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
6000
4800
3600
2400
1200
0
 
 
3584KB
 
4608KB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
20
16
12
8
4
0
 
 
15W
 
15W
 
 
Lower is better

  - Intel Core i5-4200U       - Intel Core i7-4500U

Detailed side by side comparison of i5-4200U vs i7-4500U specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core i5-4200U Core i7-4500U
General recommendations:
None
  General recommendations:
Clocked higher,
Features F16C instructions

Drawbacks:

Clocked lower,
Does not support some instructions
 

Drawbacks:

None

Similar processors

Core i5-4200U Core i7-4500U
 

Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as Core i5-4200U and Intel Core i7-4500U.

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Specifications

Please visit Intel Core i5-4200U and Intel Core i7-4500U pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core i5-4200UIntel Core i7-4500U
Market segmentMobile
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore i5 MobileCore i7 Mobile
Basic details
Model numberi5-4200Ui7-4500U
CPU part numberCL8064701477702CL8064701477202
Introduction dateJune 2, 2013
 
CPU features
Core nameHaswell
Platform nameShark Bay
MicroarchitectureHaswell
Technology (micron)0.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketBGA1168
Frequency (MHz)16001800
Turbo Frequency (MHz)26003000
Clock Multiplier1618
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)512
L3 cache (KB)30724096
Max temperature (°C)100
TDP (Watt)15
Cores2
Threads4
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+
AVX2 / Advanced Vector Extensions 2+
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion-+
FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeHD 4400
Base frequency (MHz)200
Maximum frequency (MHz)10001100
The number of supported displays3
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, LPDDR3-1333, LPDDR3-1600
Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s)25.6
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "Intel Core i5-4200U" or "Intel Core i7-4500U" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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