Intel Core i7-5550U advantages： None, current price: $285, item link https://www.topminipc.com/fanless-mini-desktop-pc/broadwell-mini-pc/fanless-mini-pc-i7-5550
Intel Core i7-7500U advantages:
Operating frequency of the Core i7-7500U is higher than the frequency of the Intel i7-5550U.
The microprocessor officially supports faster memory with 2133 MHz data rate, whereas the i7-5550U CPU is limited to LPDDR3-1866 memory. As such, the Intel Core i7-7500U processor has 14% higher memory bandwidth, which is very beneficial to memory bound tasks. Performance gains in programs, that are not memory-bound, will be lower.
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i7-5550U vs i7-7500U specifications comparison:
The charts below compare the most important i7-7500U and Intel i7-5550U features. These characteristics, along with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor performs. The “Number of cores / threads” graph displays the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph represents the number of additional threads, provided by Hyper-Threading technology. The “Operating frequency” chart uses dark color for base frequency, while lighter area is for extra frequency, provided by Turbo feature. Darker area on the “On-chip cache” graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. Although the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.
Detailed side by side comparison of Core i7-5550U vs Intel Core i7-7500U specs can be found in the Specifications section below.