Intel Core i7-4600U vs Intel Pentium 4405U

Compare Intel 4th Generation Core i7 2 core CPU vs Intel Pentium 4000 Series 2 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

12 %
Identical
12 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

24 %
14% slightly better gaming score
21 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

9 %
Identical
9 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

9 %
Identical
9 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

1,317
19% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
1,101

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

637
34% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
474

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

2
Identical
2

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
Identical
4

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
Identical
2 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
Identical
15 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

12
20% slightly more pcie lanes
10

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

16 GiB
32 GiB
100% significantly more supported memory

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

1,041st of 1,335
1,049th of 1,335

Family

The product line

4th Generation Core i7
Pentium 4000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2013
August 2015

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR3-1333
DDR4-1866

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
No

Core i7-4600U vs Pentium 4405U comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i7-4600U beats the Pentium 4405U in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Pentium 4405U in all gaming tests too.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count and the same number of threads. According to our data, the Core i7-4600U and Pentium 4405U have the same clock speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i7-4600U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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