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Front view of Intel Core i7 5650U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 5650U

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Newer Jan, 2015 vs Jul, 2013 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 40% 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 lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 38.19W 3.1x lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.98 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 85% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better performance per watt 159.18 pt/W vs 53.54 pt/W Around 3x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 11.32 $/year 3.1x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i7 4850EQ

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Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 11,977 vs 6,188 Around 95% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 300 MHz Around 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Higher turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
Supports more RAM 32,768 MB vs 16,384 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Slightly better geekbench 3 single core score 3,141 vs 2,998 Around 5% better geekbench 3 single core score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5650U vs 4850EQ

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 4850EQ
4,180,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5650U  vs
4850EQ 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

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 47W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 11.32 $/year
Performance per watt 159.18 pt/W 53.54 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 38.19W

bus

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

details

Core i7 5650U  vs
4850EQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.98 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.98 GHz 1.6 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 6000 Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics 5200
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,768 MB
Intel Core i7 5650U
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