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Core i7-4500U vs i5-2410M


Description
The i7-4500U is based on Haswell architecture while the i5-2410M is based on Sandy Bridge.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i7-4500U gets a score of 53.4 k points while the i5-2410M gets 38.7 k points.

Summarizing, the i7-4500U is 1.4 times faster than the i5-2410M . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
40651
206a7
Core
Haswell
Sandy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
1.8 GHz
2.3 GHz
Boost frecuency
3 GHz
2.9 GHz
Socket
BGA1168
Socket G2 (988B)
Cores/Threads
2 /2
2/2
TDP
15 W
35 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
4096 kB
3072 kB
Date
Jun 2013
February 2011

Non-optimized benchmark
The benchmark in Mode 0 (FPU) measures cpu performance with non-optimized software. It uses the basic µinstructions from the i386 architecture with the i387 floating point unit. This mode is compatible with all CPUs so it's practical to compare very different CPUs
Monothread
i7-4500U
i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
3313
2376 (-28.29%)
Test#2 (FP)
8374
6604 (-21.14%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3680
3479 (-5.47%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3343
3160 (-5.48%)
TOTAL
18711
15618 (-16.53%)

Multithread

i7-4500U

i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
5207
5488 (5.38%)
Test#2 (FP)
18544
14387 (-22.41%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
7797
8389 (7.59%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3545
3086 (-12.94%)
TOTAL
35092
31349 (-10.67%)

SSE3 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode I (SSE) is optimized for the use of SIMD instructions with 128 bits register and the SSE set up to version 3. Nearly every modern CPU has support for this mode.
Monothread
i7-4500U
i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
10196
7981 (-21.72%)
Test#2 (FP)
9233
6548 (-29.08%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3894
3283 (-15.69%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3291
2705 (-17.82%)
TOTAL
26614
20516 (-22.91%)

Multithread

i7-4500U

i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
19204
13656 (-28.89%)
Test#2 (FP)
19017
13167 (-30.76%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8308
7054 (-15.09%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3222
3021 (-6.24%)
TOTAL
49751
36899 (-25.83%)

AVX optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode II (AVX) is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the first version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX compatible CPU was released in 2011.
Monothread
i7-4500U
i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
10412
7376 (-29.16%)
Test#2 (FP)
8970
6764 (-24.59%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3821
3304 (-13.54%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3385
2660 (-21.43%)
TOTAL
26588
20103 (-24.39%)

Multithread

i7-4500U

i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
19907
14169 (-28.83%)
Test#2 (FP)
21470
14714 (-31.47%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8534
6932 (-18.77%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3531
2868 (-18.77%)
TOTAL
53442
38683 (-27.62%)

Performance/W
i7-4500U
i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
1327 points/W
405 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
1431 points/W
420 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
569 points/W
198 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
235 points/W
82 points/W
TOTAL
3563 points/W
1105 points/W

Performance/GHz
i7-4500U
i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
3471 points/GHz
2543 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
2990 points/GHz
2332 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1274 points/GHz
1139 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1128 points/GHz
917 points/GHz
TOTAL
8863 points/GHz
6932 points/GHz

Monothread performance graph
Monothread performance graphics gives the performance vs time. They are useful to measure the time it takes to the CPU to reach the maximum performance.

Usually, CPU's performance will be steady during these tests but if it has a slow frequency strategy, the first samples will show a lower score.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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Multithread performance graph
Multithread graphs measure the performance against a heavy load during certain time.

If CPU's TDP doesn't limit the frequency and the machine is properly cooled, performance should remain steady vs time. Otherwise, the performance score will oscillate or decrease over time.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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