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Difference Between Intel 5th Generation and 4th Generation Processors

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Intel 4th Generation Processors gave a huge boost in the world of computing last year, At the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show Intel launched their next iteration of Intel Processors architecture, new Intel 5th Generation Core i3 , Core i5 and Core i7 processors were build on 14nm microarchitecture, these are also known as Broadwell processors. Previous 4th Generation Processor were build on 22nm microarchitecture they are also known by Haswell Processors. you can also check out Difference b/w Intel 4th generation and 3rd generation processors,

In theory the major difference between Intel 5th Generation and 4th Generation Processors is common, in every iteration of microarchitecture they just do shrinking of sizes of die in nano scaling but, this process adds new technologies features, improves existing technologies, enables new possibilities in graphics, computing and delivery maximum performance and increased battery life.

 

Change Between Intel 5th Generation and 4th Generation Processors

 

Tech Specifications difference Between Intel 5th Generation and 4th Generation Processors, Top Core i3 Processors model.

Product Name
Intel® Core™ i3-4330 Processor (4M Cache, 3.50 GHz) Intel® Core™ i3-5157U Processor (3M Cache, 2.50 GHz)
Code Name
Haswell 4th Generation Broadwell 5th Generation

Essentials

Status
Launched Launched
Launch Date
Q3’13 Q1’15
Processor Number
i3-4330 i3-5157U
Cache
4 MB Intel® Smart Cache 3 MB
Bus Type
DMI2 DMI2
System Bus
5 GT/s 5 GT/s
# of QPI Links
0
Instruction Set
64-bit 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2 AVX2.0 AVX, SSE 4.1/4.2
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Scalability
1S Only
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013C
Recommended Customer Price
BOX : $147.00
TRAY: $138.00
TRAY: $315.00
Conflict Free
Yes Yes
Datasheet
Link Link

Performance

# of Cores
2 2
# of Threads
4 4
Processor Base Frequency
3.5 GHz 2.5 GHz
TDP
54 W 28 W
Configurable TDP-down Frequency
600 MHz
Configurable TDP-down
23 W

Memory Specifications

Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 16 GB
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600 DDR3L-1333/1600 LPDDR3-1600/1866
Max # of Memory Channels
2 2
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
Yes

Graphics Specifications

Processor Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® Iris™ Graphics 6100
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 300 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
1.7 GB
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Yes Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
Yes Yes
Intel® Wireless Display
Yes Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
Yes Yes
# of Displays Supported
3 3
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI
Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)
Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology
Yes
Intel® Insider™
Yes

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision
3.0 2.0
PCI Express Configurations
Up to 1×16, 2×8, 1×8/2×4 4×1, 2×4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 12

Package Specifications

Max CPU Configuration
1 1
TCASE
66.8°C
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm 40mm x24mm x 1.3mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography
22nm 14nm
Sockets Supported
FCLGA1150 FCBGA1168
Low Halogen Options Available
See MDDS See MDDS
TJUNCTION
105°C

Advanced Technologies

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
No No
Intel® vPro Technology
No No
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Yes Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Yes Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
No Yes
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Yes Yes
Intel® TSX-NI
No No
Intel® 64
Yes Yes
Idle States
Yes Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Yes Yes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Yes Yes
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
No No
Intel® Fast Memory Access
Yes
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology
Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage
Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Yes

Intel® Data Protection Technology

AES New Instructions
Yes Yes
Secure Key
Yes

Intel® Platform Protection Technology

Trusted Execution Technology
No No
Execute Disable Bit
Yes Yes
OS Guard
Yes

 

Tech Specifications difference Between Intel 5th Generation and 4th Generation Processors, Top Core i5 Processors model.

Product Name
Intel® Core™ i5-4670 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz) Intel® Core™ i5-5287U Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
Code Name
Haswell 4th Generation Broadwell 5th Generation

Essentials

Status
Launched Launched
Launch Date
Q2’13 Q1’15
Processor Number
i5-4670 i5-5287U
Cache
6 MB Intel® Smart Cache 3 MB
Bus Type
DMI2 DMI2
System Bus
5 GT/s 5 GT/s
# of QPI Links
0
Instruction Set
64-bit 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE 4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 AVX, SSE 4.1/4.2
Embedded Options Available
No No
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Scalability
1S Only
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013D
Recommended Customer Price
BOX : $224.00
TRAY: $213.00
TRAY: $315.00
Conflict Free
Yes Yes
Datasheet
Link Link

Performance

# of Cores
4 2
# of Threads
4 4
Processor Base Frequency
3.4 GHz 2.9 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency
3.8 GHz
TDP
84 W 28 W
Configurable TDP-down Frequency
600 MHz
Configurable TDP-down
23 W

Memory Specifications

Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 16 GB
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600 DDR3L-1333/1600 LPDDR3-1600/1866
Max # of Memory Channels
2 2
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
No

Graphics Specifications

Processor Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® Iris™ Graphics 6100
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 300 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.2 GHz 1.1 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
1.7 GB
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Yes Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
Yes Yes
Intel® Insider™
Yes Yes
Intel® Wireless Display
Yes Yes
Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)
Yes Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
Yes Yes
# of Displays Supported
3 3
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI
Intel® Clear Video Technology
Yes

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision
3.0 2.0
PCI Express Configurations
Up to 1×16, 2×8, 1×8/2×4 4×1, 2×4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 12

Package Specifications

Max CPU Configuration
1 1
TCASE
72.72°C
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm 40mm x24mm x 1.3mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography
22nm 14nm
Sockets Supported
FCLGA1150 FCBGA1168
Low Halogen Options Available
See MDDS See MDDS
TJUNCTION
105°C

Advanced Technologies

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 2.0
Intel® vPro Technology
Yes No
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
No Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Yes Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Yes Yes
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Yes Yes
Intel® TSX-NI
No No
Intel® 64
Yes Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology
Yes
Idle States
Yes Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Yes Yes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Yes Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology
Yes Yes
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Intel® Fast Memory Access
Yes
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage
Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Yes

Intel® Data Protection Technology

AES New Instructions
Yes Yes
Secure Key
Yes Yes

Intel® Platform Protection Technology

OS Guard
Yes Yes
Trusted Execution Technology
Yes No
Execute Disable Bit
Yes Yes
Anti-Theft Technology
Yes

 

Tech Specifications difference Between Intel 5th Generation and 4th Generation Processors, Top Core i7 Processors model.

Product Name
Intel® Core™ i7-4900MQ Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz) Intel® Core™ i7-5557U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
Code Name
Haswell 4th Generation Broadwell 5th Generation

Essentials

Status
Launched Launched
Launch Date
Q2’13 Q1’15
Processor Number
i7-4900MQ i7-5557U
Cache
8 MB Intel® Smart Cache 4 MB
Bus Type
DMI2 DMI2
System Bus
5 GT/s 5 GT/s
Instruction Set
64-bit 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE 4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 AVX, SSE 4.1/4.2
Embedded Options Available
No No
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Customer Price
BOX : $570.00
TRAY: $568.00
TRAY: $426.00
Conflict Free
Yes Yes
Datasheet
Link Link

Performance

# of Cores
4 2
# of Threads
8 4
Processor Base Frequency
2.8 GHz 3.1 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency
3.8 GHz 3.4 GHz
TDP
47 W 28 W
Configurable TDP-down
23 W

Memory Specifications

Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 16 GB
Memory Types
DDR3L-1333,1600 DDR3L-1333/1600 LPDDR3-1600/1866
Max # of Memory Channels
2 2
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
No

Graphics Specifications

Processor Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® Iris™ Graphics 6100
Graphics Base Frequency
400 MHz 300 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.3 GHz 1.1 GHz
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/VGA eDP/DP/HDMI
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Yes Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
Yes Yes
Intel® Insider™
Yes Yes
Intel® Wireless Display
Yes Yes
Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)
Yes Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
Yes Yes
# of Displays Supported
3 3
Intel® Clear Video Technology
Yes

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision
3 2.0
PCI Express Configurations
1×16, 2×8, 1×8 2×4 4×1, 2×4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 12

Package Specifications

Max CPU Configuration
1 1
TJUNCTION
100°C 105°C
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm x 4.7mm 40mm x24mm x 1.3mm
Sockets Supported
FCPGA946 FCBGA1168
Low Halogen Options Available
See MDDS See MDDS
Graphics and IMC Lithography
14nm

Advanced Technologies

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 2.0
Intel® vPro Technology
Yes No
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Yes Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Yes Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Yes Yes
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Yes Yes
Intel® TSX-NI
No No
Intel® 64
Yes Yes
Idle States
Yes Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Yes Yes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Yes Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology
Yes Yes
Intel® Fast Memory Access
Yes
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Yes
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
No
Intel® Small Business Advantage
Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Yes

Intel® Data Protection Technology

AES New Instructions
Yes Yes
Secure Key
Yes Yes

Intel® Platform Protection Technology

Trusted Execution Technology
Yes No
Execute Disable Bit
Yes Yes
Anti-Theft Technology
Yes
OS Guard
Yes

Source Intel.

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In Intel 5th Generation processors the main focus was to archive greater performance and battery life in compact sizes like ultrabooks and tablets. They are making Tablets and Ultrabooks as powerful as Desktop computer without sacrificing battery life, 5th Generation processors are designed to be thinner, lighter, fanless and more power efficient computing. When compared to 4th generation processor new 5th generation processor improved x100 internal graphics performances.

 

Best reasons to buy a latest Intel 5th Generation Laptop / 2 in 1 / Ultrabook / Tablets

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Difference Between Intel 5th Generation and 4th Generation Processors 2015-02-22_11-00-30-compressorUp to 50 percent faster CPU and 2x graphics performance compared to technology from four years ago.1
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Finally words :

Without get very technical, the primary differences for the average person are relatively small. If you are using 4th Generation Laptop and you are a normal user then there is no effect of 5th Generation processors, your 4th Generation Laptop is Likely to Last more 2 – 3 years.

 

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I recommend 5th Generation processors for those who are in the field of Information technology (IT) / Superusers. to enhance their latest IT applications with new Technologies, 5th Generation processors are best battery optimized processors compared to Intel previous processors. So if your Applications are sucking more battery, you need shift to these latest processor tablets / laptop / ultrabook.

 

 

Source & references:

Intel® Core™ i3-4330 Processor (4M Cache, 3.50 GHz) vs Intel® Core™ i3-5157U Processor (3M Cache, 2.50 GHz) – Intel

Intel® Core™ i5-5287U Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz) vs Intel® Core™ i5-4670 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz) – Intel

Intel® Core™ i7-5557U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz) vs Intel® Core™ i7-4900MQ Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz) – Intel

5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family: Product Brief – Intel

List of Intel Core i7 microprocessors – Wikipedia

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