Intel Core i7 4600U 

Released July, 2013
  • 2.1 GHz
  • Dual core
7.9 Out of 10

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CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i7 4600U among laptop CPUs (up to 15W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i7 4600U
8.9
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i7 4600U
9.6
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i7 4600U
8.6
Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i7 4600U
8.1
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i7 4600U
5.4
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i7 4600U
5.1
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i7 4600U
7.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i7 4600U

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4600U
6.36 mHash/s
Core i7 5600U
28.02 mHash/s
Core i5 4300U
13.98 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4600U
0.88 fps
Core i5 4300U
1.11 fps
Core i7 5600U
1.01 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i7 4600U
2,368

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i7 4600U
2,387

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i7 4600U
4,351

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4600U
5,506

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4600U
2,854

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4600U
3,600,000 MB/s
Core i7 5600U
3,825,000 MB/s
Core i5 4300U
3,440,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type BGA 1168
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes
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

power consumption

TDP 15W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year
Performance per watt 46.32 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s

details

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
Clock multiplier 21
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.42 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz

integrated graphics

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

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
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