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Front view of Intel Core i7 5500U

Intel Core i7 5500U

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Front view of Intel Core i7 610E

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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
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 500 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 65% higher GPU clock speed
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Front view of Intel Core i7 5500U

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Much better performance per watt 46.04 pt/W vs 3.69 pt/W Around 12.5x better performance per watt
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per dollar 1.76 pt/$ vs 0.52 pt/$ Around 3.5x better performance per dollar
Significantly better turbo clock speed 950 MHz vs 766 MHz Around 25% better turbo clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 28.44W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Newer Jan, 2015 vs Jan, 2010 Release date over 5 years later
Better PassMark score 4,002 vs 2,544 More than 55% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.92 GHz vs 2.53 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,563 vs 1,378 Around 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 30.66 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 610E vs 5500U

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 610E  vs
5500U 
Clock speed 2.53 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
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 35W 15W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 3.69 pt/W 46.04 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 12.19W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 610E  vs
5500U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.53 GHz 2.92 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.53 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.53 GHz 2.92 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 5500
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 500 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 766 MHz 950 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 17,066.66 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 9,000.96 MB 16,384 MB
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