Intel Core i7-4550U is an integrated (soldered onto the motherboard), low-voltage, high-range processor announced on April 06, of 2013. It is part of the “Haswell” generation and operates at a base frequency of 1.5GHz. If a higher frequency is needed, its two cores can overclock, and if they both operate in tandem, they go to 2.7GHz. The frequency goes up to 3GHz for only one core.
The chip is equipped with 128KB of first level cache, 512KB of second level cache, and 4MB of third level cache. The Core i7-4550U has been developed using a 22nm process, allowing for the integration of the Intel HD Graphics 5000 controller. It operates at a base frequency of 200MHz, while Turbo Boost can increase that to 1100MHz. Power consumption of the whole SoC (System on a Chip) is 15 watts with a maximum operating temperature of 100C.
Intel Core i7-4550U supports TurboBoost (increasing the clock frequency when necessary), HyperThreading (additional virtual core for every physical one), PCI Express 2.0, up to 16GB of (DDR3L-1333/1600; LPDDR3-1333/1600) memory, AVX2.0 and the SSE4.1/4.2 instruction set.
Intel Core i7-4550U - technical specifications
|Core / Architecture||Haswell|
|Base CPU frequency||1.5 GHz|
|Number of cores||2|
|Integrated GPU||Intel HD Graphics 5000|
|Base GPU frequency||200 MHz|
|L1 cache||128 KB|
|L3 cache||4096 KB|
|Manufacturing process||22 nm|
|Max Memory||16 GB|
|Date of announcement||04 June 2013|
|Instructions type||64 bits|
|Max. CPU frequency||3.0 GHz|
|LL cache||4096 KB|
|Max. GPU frequency||1100 MHz|
|L2 cache||512 KB|
|Max. operating temperature||100 °C|
|Memory Type||DDR3L-1333/1600; LPDDR3-1333/1600|
|Max. speed memory bandwith||25.6 GB/s|
|Supported technologies||Intel® HD Graphics 5000, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync Virtualization, AES-NI.Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x), Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT), Intel® 64, Idle States, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology, Thermal Monitoring Technologies, Intel® Identity Protection Technology, Intel® TSX-NI, Intel® ME Firmware Version 9.5.|