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Front view of Intel Core i5 4460

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Front view of Intel Core i5 2550K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4460 vs 2550K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4460
4,300,000 MB/s
Core i5 2550K
2,640,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4460
10,351
Core i5 2550K
11,863

GeekBench

Core i5 4460
10,351
Core i5 2550K
13,047

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4460  vs
2550K 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1150
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s

details

Core i5 4460  vs
2550K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 32 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 72.6°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A

power consumption

TDP 84W 95W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 9.64 pt/W 11.5 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 77.19W
Intel Core i5 4460
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