Intel Core i7-4600M is a high mid-range processor announced in Q2 of 2013. It is part of the “Haswell” generation and operates at a base frequency of 2.9GHz. If a higher frequency is needed, its two cores can overclock, and if they both operate in tandem, they can reach 3.5GHz. The frequency can go up to 3.6GHz 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 i7-4600M has been developed using a 22nm process, allowing for the integration of the Intel HD Graphics 4600 controller. It operates at a base frequency of 400MHz, while Turbo Boost can increase that to 1300MHz. Power consumption of the whole SoC (System on a Chip) is 37 watts with a maximum operating temperature of 100C.
Intel Core i7-4600M supports TurboBoost (increasing the clock frequency when necessary), HyperThreading (additional virtual core for every physical one), PCI Express 3.0, up to 32GB of DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600 memory and the SSE4 instruction set.
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Intel Core i7-4600M - Specs Sheet
|Base CPU frequency||2.9 GHz|
|Number of cores||2|
|Instructions type||64 bits|
|Integrated GPU||Intel HD Graphics 4600|
|Base GPU frequency||400 MHz|
|Max. operating temperature||100 °C|
|Release date||04 June 2013|
|Core / Architecture||Haswell|
|Max. CPU frequency||3.6 GHz|
|Logical Cores (Threads)||4|
|LL cache||4096 KB|
|Max. GPU frequency||1300 MHz|
|Max Memory||32 GB|
|Supported technologies||Intel® HD Graphics 4600, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Vpro, 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® TSX-NI, Intel® 64, Idle States, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology, Thermal Monitoring Technologies, Intel® Identity Protection Technology.|
Intel Core i7-4600M - benchmark tests
Results are from the Cinebench 11 CPU test (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the NovaBench 3.0 CPU test (higher the score, the better)
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (lower the score, the better)