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Intel Core i5-4200U

Intel 4200U

The Intel Core i5-4200U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks launched in Q2 2013. It is based on the Haswell architecture and is manufactured in 22nm. Due to Hyper-Threading, the two cores can handle up to four threads in parallel, leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 1.6 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz for 1 active core or 2.3 GHz for 2 active cores.

Haswell is the successor to the Ivy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm and offer an optimized branch prediction as well as additional execution ports, improving performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

The performance of the Core i5-4200U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i5-3337U. However, when using new instruction sets such as AVX2 the performance can be significantly better. Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications.

The integrated HD Graphics 4400 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1000 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4400 is significantly slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other ULV models.

The i5-4200U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for small ultrabooks 11-inches or greater.

SeriesIntel Core i5
CodenameHaswell
Clock Rate1600 - 2600 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3072 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
FeaturesHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Announcement Date06/04/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 4200U

Benchmarks

Octane V2 - Total Score
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 201      avg: 226.6 (15%)     median: 229 (15%)     max: 232 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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min: 1806      avg: 2586 (4%)     median: 2750 (5%)     max: 3202 ms
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 4430      avg: 4482.6 (28%)     median: 4479 (28%)     max: 4533 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 2291      avg: 2315.2 (50%)     median: 2305 (49%)     max: 2351 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
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min: 399      avg: 3177.1 (19%)     median: 3314 (20%)     max: 3410 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
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3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
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3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 12750      avg: 25827.1 (17%)     median: 26909 (17%)     max: 28956 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
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min: 5293      avg: 6578 (70%)     median: 7059 (75%)     max: 7382 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
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Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
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min: 5403      avg: 5436.7 (31%)     median: 5420 (31%)     max: 5487 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
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Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
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min: 5122      avg: 5445 (38%)     median: 5535 (39%)     max: 5678 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
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min: 120      avg: 166.9 (4%)     median: 165.5 (4%)     max: 216 ms
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
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min: 0.0408      avg: 0.1 (0%)     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.187 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
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TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
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min: 0.482      avg: 1.3 (15%)     median: 1.4 (16%)     max: 1.4 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
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min: 5.13      avg: 13.2 (15%)     median: 14.5 (17%)     max: 14.82 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
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min: 23.41      avg: 70.1 (35%)     median: 77.5 (39%)     max: 79.28 fps
WinRAR - Result
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min: 1900      avg: 2481.1 (34%)     median: 2254.5 (31%)     max: 3420 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
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wPrime 2.0x - 32m
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3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
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min: 2272      avg: 3062.5 (23%)     median: 3122 (24%)     max: 3423 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
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min: 3731      avg: 8050.6 (20%)     median: 8243 (21%)     max: 8518 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
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min: 2156      avg: 2989.9 (32%)     median: 3053 (32%)     max: 3214 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 0.7      avg: 1.1 (53%)     median: 1.1 (54%)     max: 1.16 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 1.84      avg: 2.4 (14%)     median: 2.5 (14%)     max: 2.52 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
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min: 4615      avg: 4902.3 (55%)     median: 4951 (56%)     max: 5093 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
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min: 7035      avg: 9644 (27%)     median: 9865 (28%)     max: 10104 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
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min: 3165      avg: 3672.5 (54%)     median: 3725 (55%)     max: 3838 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
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min: 4308      avg: 7436.1 (21%)     median: 7636 (22%)     max: 7796 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
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min: 14      avg: 14.8 (3%)     median: 15 (3%)     max: 16.047 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
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