Intel Core i7-5500U Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-5500U is a 2 core processor. It can handle 4 threads simultaneously and was introduced in Q1/2015. The Intel Core i7-5500U is based on the 5. generation of the Intel Core i7 series and requires a mainboard with the socket BGA 1168. The Intel Core i7-5500U scores 681 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 1,737 points.
Intel Core i7-5500U

At a glance

Name: Intel Core i7-5500U
Family: Intel Core i7 (298)
CPU group: Intel Core i 5000U (16)
Architecture: Broadwell U
Technology: 14 nm
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 5
Predecessor: Intel Core i7-4500U
Successor: Intel Core i7-6500U

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 2 CPU cores of the Intel Core i7-5500U clock with 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz). The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

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

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

With the Intel HD Graphics 5500, the Intel Core i7-5500U has an build in graphic solution. It has 24 SM processors, which have a total of 192 texture shaders. The iGPU not only enables games, but also significantly accelerates video playback.

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 5500
GPU frequency: 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 0.95 GHz
Compute units: 24
Shader: 192
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q1/2015
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 8
Direct X: 11.2
Technology: 14 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 16 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors that have an integrated graphics can play videos faster and more efficiently. This can have a positive effect on the battery life of notebooks, for example.

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 Intel Core i7-5500U supports up to 16 GB memory in up to 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 25.6 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR3-1600
25.6 GB/s
Max. Memory: 16 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 2.0 x 12
PCIe Bandwidth: 6.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The Intel Core i7-5500U has a TDP of 15 W.

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

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-5500U has a 4.00 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 14 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: BGA 1168
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 4.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
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: Technical data sheet

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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.
Intel Celeron G3900T Intel Celeron G3900T
2C 2T @ 2.60 GHz
682
Intel Pentium G3220 Intel Pentium G3220
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
682
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2
6C 12T @ 3.10 GHz
682
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
681
HiSilicon Kirin 980 HiSilicon Kirin 980
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
681
Intel Core i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
681
Intel Core i7-4765T Intel Core i7-4765T
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
679

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 i3-4330 Intel Core i3-4330
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1744
Intel Core i5-4308U Intel Core i5-4308U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
1741
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
1740
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
1737
Intel Core i7-4610M Intel Core i7-4610M
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
1736
Intel Atom C2750 Intel Atom C2750
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
1734
Intel Core i3-4370T Intel Core i3-4370T
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1732

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i7-4558U Intel Core i7-4558U
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
960
Intel Core i5-4210M Intel Core i5-4210M
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
959
AMD Ryzen 3 3250C AMD Ryzen 3 3250C
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
957
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
956
Intel Core i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
956
Intel Core i3-4160T Intel Core i3-4160T
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
955
Apple A10X Fusion Apple A10X Fusion
6C 6T @ 2.36 GHz
954

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1937
Intel Core i7-6600U Intel Core i7-6600U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1937
Intel Core i7-2860QM Intel Core i7-2860QM
4C 8T @ 2.50 GHz
1934
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
1933
Intel Core m7-6Y75 Intel Core m7-6Y75
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1933
Intel Core i5-3475S Intel Core i5-3475S
4C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
1932
Intel Core i3-4160T Intel Core i3-4160T
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1923

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 i3-4130 Intel Core i3-4130
Intel HD Graphics 4400 @ 1.15 GHz
368
Intel Core i3-4330 Intel Core i3-4330
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.15 GHz
368
Intel Core i3-4340 Intel Core i3-4340
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.15 GHz
368
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
Intel HD Graphics 5500 @ 0.95 GHz
365
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
ARM Mali-G57 MP3 @ 0.95 GHz
365
MediaTek Dimensity 800 MediaTek Dimensity 800
ARM Mali-G57 MP3 @ 0.95 GHz
365
Intel Core i3-6102E Intel Core i3-6102E
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 0.95 GHz
365

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 i5-7Y57 Intel Core i5-7Y57
2C 4T @ 1.20 GHz
2769
Intel Core i5-7Y54 Intel Core i5-7Y54
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
2766
Intel Pentium G4500 Intel Pentium G4500
2C 2T @ 3.50 GHz
2766
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
2762
Intel Xeon X3440 Intel Xeon X3440
4C 8T @ 2.53 GHz
2755
AMD A10-5745M AMD A10-5745M
4C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
2753
AMD A8-7100 AMD A8-7100
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
2741

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

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

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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