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Intel Core i7 5650U

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Front view of Intel Core i7 5650U

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Newer Jan, 2015 vs Jul, 2013 Release date over 1 years later
Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 159 pt/W vs 70.66 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Significantly better performance per dollar 5.6 pt/$ vs 2.59 pt/$ Around 2.2x better performance per dollar
Higher GPU clock speed 300 MHz vs 200 MHz 50% higher GPU clock speed
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 3,967 vs 3,249 More than 20% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 6,188 vs 5,624 More than 10% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 10% better turbo clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.17 GHz vs 2.98 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5650U vs 4650U

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 5650U
4,080,000 MB/s
Core i7 4650U
4,100,000 MB/s

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5650U  vs
4650U 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

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

power consumption

TDP 15W 15W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 3.61 $/year
Performance per watt 159 pt/W 70.66 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 12.19W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 5650U  vs
4650U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.98 GHz 3.17 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 1.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.98 GHz 3.17 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 6000 Intel® HD Graphics 5000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR2-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
DDR2-800
DDR2-667
DDR2
DDR
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 16,384 MB
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