Intel Core i7-5500U is a high-end processor released on January 05, 2015. It is part of the “Broadwell” generation and operates at a base frequency of 2.40GHz. If a higher frequency is needed, its two cores can overclock, and if they both operate in tandem, they go to 2.9GHz. 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 i7-5500U has been developed using a 14nm process, allowing for the integration of the Intel HD Graphics 5500 controller. It operates at a base frequency of 300MHz, while Turbo Boost can increase that to 950MHz. TDP consumption of the whole SoC (System on a Chip) is 15 watts with a maximum operating temperature of 105C.
Intel Core i7-5500U supports TurboBoost (increasing the clock frequency when necessary), HyperThreading (additional virtual core for every physical one), PCI Express 3.0, DDR3/L/ 1333/1600 memory, AVX, AVX2.0, FMA, QuickSync and the SSE4 instruction set.
Intel Core i7-5500U - technical specifications
|Core / Architecture||-|
|Base CPU frequency||2.4 GHz|
|Number of cores||2|
|Integrated GPU||Intel Core i7-5500U|
|Base GPU frequency||300 MHz|
|L1 cache||128 KB|
|L3 cache||4096 KB|
|Manufacturing process||14 nm|
|Max Memory||32 GB|
|Date of announcement||05 January 2015|
|Instructions type||64 bits|
|Max. CPU frequency||3.0 GHz|
|LL cache||4096 KB|
|Max. GPU frequency||950 MHz|
|L2 cache||512 KB|
|Max. operating temperature||105 °C|
|Max. speed memory bandwith||25.6 GB/s|
|Supported technologies||Intel HD Graphics 5500 (300 - 950 MHz), HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI,Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x), Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d), Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT), Intel® 64, Idle States, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology, Thermal Monitoring Technologies Intel® Fast Memory Access, Intel® Flex Memory Access, Intel® Identity Protection Technology, Intel® Small Business Advantage, Intel® Smart Response Technology.|