CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4500U vs 4050e among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

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

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4500U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4500U  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Intel Core i7 4500U

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Front view of Intel Core i7 4500U

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4500U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 4500U

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 43.13 pt/W vs 1.44 pt/W More than 30x better performance per watt
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 4,802 vs 1,547 More than 3x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,205 vs 1,594 More than 3.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l3 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 36.56W 3x lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,566 vs 641 Around 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 78 °C Around 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Apr, 2008 Release date over 5 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 10.84 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 39.42 $/year 3x lower annual commercial energy cost
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Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X2 4050e

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More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2.1 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4500U vs Athlon X2 4050e

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 i7 4500U
3,480,000 MB/s
Athlon X2 4050e
57,300 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4500U  vs
Athlon X2 4050e 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 45W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 43.13 pt/W 1.44 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 36.56W

details

Core i7 4500U  vs
Athlon X2 4050e 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 78°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4400 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 200 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A
Intel Core i7 4500U
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