Intel Core i7-5500U Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-5500U has 2 cores with 4 threads and is based on the 5. gen of the Intel Core i7 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the BGA 1168 socket and was released in Q1/2015.
Intel Core i7-5500U

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i7-5500U. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i7-5500U.

Name: Intel Core i7-5500U
Family: Intel Core i7
CPU group: Intel Core i 5000U
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 5
Predecessor: --
Successor: Intel Core i7-6500U

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i7-5500U can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.40 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.00 GHz
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): 2.90 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i7-5500U has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 5500
GPU frequency: 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 0.95 GHz
Execution units: 24
Shader: 192
Max. GPU Memory: 16 GB
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 8
Direct X: 11.2
Technology: 14 nm
Release date: Q1/2015

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

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

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

Memory type: DDR3-1600
Max. Memory:
Memory channels: 2
Bandwidth: --
ECC: No
PCIe: 2.0 x 12
AES-NI: Yes

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

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

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i7-5500U as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: BGA 1168
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 4.00 MB
Architecture: Broadwell U
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
Release date: Q1/2015
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-5500U have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


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.

Samsung Exynos 880 Samsung Exynos 880
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
645
Intel Core i7-3520M Intel Core i7-3520M
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
644
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
644
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
643
HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G
8C 8T @ 2.36 GHz
641
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200U AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200U
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
641
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
641
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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.

AMD Athlon Silver 3050C AMD Athlon Silver 3050C
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
1389
Intel Core m5-6Y54 Intel Core m5-6Y54
2C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
1386
Intel Core i7-7600U Intel Core i7-7600U
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1377
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
1374
AMD Athlon II X4 645 AMD Athlon II X4 645
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1374
Intel Core i7-4600U Intel Core i7-4600U
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1372
MediaTek Helio P70 MediaTek Helio P70
8C 8T @ 1.90 GHz
1371
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
4C 4T @ 2.66 GHz
891
Intel Core i5-4200H Intel Core i5-4200H
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
875
Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
865
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
860
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
855
Intel Core i5-4300M Intel Core i5-4300M
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
855
AMD FX-6100 AMD FX-6100
6C 6T @ 3.30 GHz
853
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



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 i3-4340 Intel Core i3-4340
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.15 GHz
368
MediaTek Dimensity 800 MediaTek Dimensity 800
ARM Mali-G57 MP3 @ 0.95 GHz
365
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
ARM Mali-G57 MP3 @ 0.95 GHz
365
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
Intel HD Graphics 5500 @ 0.95 GHz
365
Intel Core i3-6102E Intel Core i3-6102E
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 0.95 GHz
365
Intel Core i3-6100E Intel Core i3-6100E
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 0.95 GHz
365
Intel Core i5-7Y57 Intel Core i5-7Y57
Intel HD Graphics 615 @ 0.95 GHz
365
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



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 i3-6100 Intel Core i3-6100
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
4122
AMD Phenom II X4 B99 AMD Phenom II X4 B99
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
4112
Intel Celeron N5105 Intel Celeron N5105
4C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
4099
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
4060
Intel Core i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
4060
Intel Core i3-7130U Intel Core i3-7130U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
4058
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
4052
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



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 i5-4300M Intel Core i5-4300M
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
124
Intel Core i5-4430 Intel Core i5-4430
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
124
Intel Core i5-4570R Intel Core i5-4570R
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
124
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
123
Intel Core i7-4550U Intel Core i7-4550U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
123
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
123
Intel Celeron G3930T Intel Celeron G3930T
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
123
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



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 Atom x6413E Intel Atom x6413E
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
312
Intel Core i5-4210M Intel Core i5-4210M
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
312
Intel Core i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
310
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
307
Intel Core i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
307
Intel Core i3-7167U Intel Core i3-7167U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
306
Intel Core i3-3245 Intel Core i3-3245
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
306
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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 i5-4340M Intel Core i5-4340M
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
3010
Intel Core M-5Y71 Intel Core M-5Y71
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
2999
Intel Core i3-7167U Intel Core i3-7167U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
2996
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
2994
Intel Core i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
2994
Intel Core i3-7130U Intel Core i3-7130U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
2989
Intel Core i5-4210H Intel Core i5-4210H
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
2986
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 i5-5350U Intel Core i5-5350U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
6089
Intel Core i3-7130U Intel Core i3-7130U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
6085
Intel Core i5-6260U Intel Core i5-6260U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
6083
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
6067
Intel Core i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
6067
Intel Core i5-4300M Intel Core i5-4300M
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
6040
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
6038
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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 i7-4558U Intel Core i7-4558U
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1.44
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
1.44
Intel Xeon E5-2683 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2683 v3
14C 28T @ 3.00 GHz
1.44
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1.43
Intel Core i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1.43
Intel Core i7-4785T Intel Core i7-4785T
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1.43
Intel Pentium G3450 Intel Pentium G3450
2C 2T @ 3.40 GHz
1.43
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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.

AMD A10-7870K AMD A10-7870K
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
3.33
AMD A10-5800K AMD A10-5800K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
3.32
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
3.32
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
3.31
Intel Core i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
3.31
Intel Core i3-3225 Intel Core i3-3225
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
3.31
Intel Core i3-3220 Intel Core i3-3220
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
3.31
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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 i3-8145U Intel Core i3-8145U
Intel UHD Graphics 620 @ 1.00 GHz
34
Intel Core i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.25 GHz
33.4
Intel Core i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.25 GHz
33.4
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
Intel HD Graphics 5500 @ 0.95 GHz
33.3
Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
Intel HD Graphics 5500 @ 0.95 GHz
33.3
Intel Core i5-7400T Intel Core i5-7400T
Intel HD Graphics 630 @ 1.00 GHz
33.1
Intel Core i5-7400 Intel Core i5-7400
Intel HD Graphics 630 @ 1.00 GHz
33.1
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



Leaderboards

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