Intel Core i7-5600U vs Intel Core i7-4600M

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-5600U CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-4600M
Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-4600M
Intel Core i7 Family Intel Core i7
Intel Core i 5000U CPU group Intel Core i 4000M/4000H
5 Generation 4
Broadwell U Architecture Haswell H
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

2 Cores 2
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.60 GHz Frequency 2.90 GHz
3.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.60 GHz
3.10 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.60 GHz

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 5500 GPU Intel HD Graphics 4600
0.30 GHz GPU frequency 0.40 GHz
0.95 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.30 GHz
8 GPU Generation 7.5
14 nm Technology 22 nm
3 Max. displays 3
24 Execution units 20
192 Shader 160
16 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
11.2 DirectX Version 11.1

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
Decode Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode Codec JPEG Decode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR3-1600 Memory DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM
Max. Memory
2 Memory channels 2
-- Bandwidth --
No ECC No
L2 Cache
4.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 3.0
12 PCIe lanes 16

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

15 W TDP (PL1) 37 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

14 nm Technology 22 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
BGA 1168 Socket BGA 1168
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q1/2015 Release date Q4/2013
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
305 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4600M Intel Core i7-4600M
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
632 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4600M Intel Core i7-4600M
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
131 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4600M Intel Core i7-4600M
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
329 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4600M Intel Core i7-4600M
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
0 (0%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
699 (87%)
Intel Core i7-4600M Intel Core i7-4600M
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
803 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1502 (88%)
Intel Core i7-4600M Intel Core i7-4600M
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
1698 (100%)
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V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1037 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4600M Intel Core i7-4600M
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
0 (0%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
Intel HD Graphics 5500 @ 0.95 GHz
365 (88%)
Intel Core i7-4600M Intel Core i7-4600M
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.30 GHz
416 (100%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
4340 (89%)
Intel Core i7-4600M Intel Core i7-4600M
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
4892 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
3194 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4600M Intel Core i7-4600M
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
3210 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
6485 (93%)
Intel Core i7-4600M Intel Core i7-4600M
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
6970 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1.53 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4600M Intel Core i7-4600M
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
3.54 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4600M Intel Core i7-4600M
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
33.3 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4600M Intel Core i7-4600M
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
25.1 (75%)
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