Intel Core i7 4500U 

Released July, 2013
  • 1.8 GHz
  • Dual core
7.8 Out of 10

The Intel Core i7 4500U is an, ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processor, based on the Haswell architecture. It was released in the second quarter of 2013 and includes two cores, each of which is clocked at 1.8GHz but they dramatically increase their speed, with Turbo Boost, to 2.7GHz, if both cores are overclocked. The 4500U can handle up to four threads, due to Hyperthreading, and has a 4MB L3 cache. Also, the 4500U has an integrated HD Graphics 4400 with a base speed of 200MHz, and a max speed of 1100MHz with Turbo Boost. All this makes the 4500U a great choice for ultrabooks, and is able to perfectly handle office and multimedia tasks.

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Benchmark performance using all cores

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PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

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PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

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Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

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CompuBench 1.5 Face detection and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

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Overall Performance and TDP


Are you paying a premium for performance?

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Overall Performance and System Price (adjusted)


CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i7 4500U

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4500U
11.59 mPixels/s
Core M 5Y70
13.45 mPixels/s
Core i5 5200U
10.82 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4500U
1.05 fps
Core i5 5200U
0.71 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

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Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

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GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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Core M 5Y70

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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3D Mark 11 (Physics)

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3D Mark 06 (CPU)

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Core M 5Y70

In The News From around the web


The Haswell Ultrabook Review: Core i7-4500U Tested

by Anand Lal Shimpi |
The combination yields a peak sequential throughput of 665MB/s, which is pretty fast for an Ultrabook.
Under heavy load I wouldn’t expect any substantial increase in battery life, however most notebook usage models boast significant periods of idle time.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 1.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3 GHz
Cores Dual core
Is unlocked No


Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. EM64T
  3. SSE4.2
  4. Supplemental SSE3
  5. AVX 2.0
  6. SSE4.1
  7. AVX
  8. SSE
  9. SSE4
  10. AES
  11. SSE3
  12. SSE2
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3L-1600
  2. DDR3L-1333
  3. LPDDR3-1333
  4. LPDDR3-1600
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB


Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm
Max CPUs 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Number of displays supported 3
GPU clock speed 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz

power consumption

Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year
Performance per watt 42.92 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W


Architecture DMI 2.0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s
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Does anybody know whats the best tuning specs for i7 4500u using intel extreme tuning utility?
if you dont know the answer then you probably shouldnt try to tinker with it but its a setting in the bios and its enabled by default. make sure that you have the power setting on performance and that its plugged in.
what is processor turbo speed and how can it be activated?
Download Intel Extreme Utility and put in turboboost power max 15W, some laptops have TDP lowered for more battery life or something. It should work. If it is already 15W, I doubt you can do anything.
my ultrabook K451L B Asus cpu is Core i7 4500u, but turbo clock speed is 2.4Ghz !! what can i do to improve turbo clock speed to 3Ghz ?!!
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