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Front view of Intel Core i7 5500U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 5500U

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Much higher turbo clock speed 3 GHz vs None Compared to all cpus, 3 GHz turbo clock speed is just OK
Much higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 2.5x higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 46.04 pt/W vs 6.04 pt/W More than 7.5x better performance per watt
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 40 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 5,520 vs 1,048 More than 5.2x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 2,743 vs 396 Around 7x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,775 vs 708 Around 8.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.92 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 3x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jan, 2015 vs Jun, 2011 Release date over 3 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Z 01

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AMD Z 01

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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
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 4.06W vs 12.19W 3x lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 1.2 $/year vs 3.61 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 4.38 $/year vs 13.14 $/year 3x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5500U vs AMD Z 01

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 5500U
3,570,000 MB/s
AMD Z 01
24,300 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

AMD Z 01
1,048

GeekBench

AMD Z 01
1,048

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5500U  vs
AMD Z 01 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3 GHz None
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 5W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 1.2 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 4.38 $/year
Performance per watt 46.04 pt/W 6.04 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 4.06W

details

Core i7 5500U  vs
AMD Z 01 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 40 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.92 GHz 1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.92 GHz 1 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 5500 Radeon™ HD 6250
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 276 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1066
DDR3
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