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Intel Core i5-4210U

Intel 4210U

The Intel Core i5-4210U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks launched in Q2 2014. 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 1.7 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.7 GHz for 1 active core or 2.4 GHz for 2 active cores. That's exactly 100 MHz more than the i5-4200U.

Architecture

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.

Performance

The performance of the Core i5-4210U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i5-3427U. 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.

Graphics

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 slightly slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other ULV models.

Power Consumption

The i5-4210U 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 Rate1700 - 2700 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
SocketBGA
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
Starting Price $281 U.S.
Announcement Date04/14/2014
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 4210U

Benchmarks

Octane V2 - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 10986      avg: 14363.5 (38%)     median: 12230.5 (32%)     max: 22007 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 82      avg: 98.7 (56%)     median: 102 (58%)     max: 106 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 215      avg: 234 (15%)     median: 236 (15%)     max: 242 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1628.9      avg: 2248.1 (4%)     median: 2464.8 (4%)     max: 2648.1 ms
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 4595      avg: 4727.4 (29%)     median: 4641 (29%)     max: 4993 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 2333      avg: 2431.9 (52%)     median: 2379 (51%)     max: 2606 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2225      avg: 3403.5 (21%)     median: 3473 (21%)     max: 3593 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 7.91      avg: 2320.9 (6%)     median: 2459.5 (6%)     max: 2530 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 24564      avg: 24564 (47%)     median: 24564 (47%)     max: 24564 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 92.52      avg: 25623.7 (47%)     median: 27654 (51%)     max: 29245 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
0% 100%
min: 7409      avg: 7409 (78%)     median: 7409 (78%)     max: 7409 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
0% 100%
min: 6368      avg: 6368 (72%)     median: 6368 (72%)     max: 6368 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
0% 100%
min: 5067      avg: 5067 (33%)     median: 5067 (33%)     max: 5067 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 5771      avg: 5771 (40%)     median: 5771 (40%)     max: 5771 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
0% 100%
min: 111      avg: 140.2 (3%)     median: 120.3 (3%)     max: 205.5 ms
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.125      avg: 0.1 (7%)     median: 0.1 (7%)     max: 0.128 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.219      avg: 0.2 (14%)     median: 0.2 (14%)     max: 0.228 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 1.4      avg: 1.4 (16%)     median: 1.4 (16%)     max: 1.4 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 15      avg: 15.2 (18%)     median: 15.3 (18%)     max: 15.3 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 78.87      avg: 80.8 (42%)     median: 81 (42%)     max: 81.8 fps
WinRAR - Result
0% 100%
min: 2229      avg: 2283 (31%)     median: 2283 (31%)     max: 2337 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
0% 100%
min: 642.322      avg: 715.1 (8%)     median: 685.4 (8%)     max: 878.648 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
0% 100%
min: 20.204      avg: 22.8 (5%)     median: 22.2 (4%)     max: 28.42 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2739      avg: 3145 (24%)     median: 3178 (24%)     max: 3343 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 8146      avg: 8513.8 (21%)     median: 8581 (22%)     max: 8666 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
0% 100%
min: 2808      avg: 3148.8 (36%)     median: 3209 (36%)     max: 3229 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.89      avg: 1.1 (57%)     median: 1.2 (59%)     max: 1.2 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2.11      avg: 2.5 (14%)     median: 2.6 (14%)     max: 2.62 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 4739      avg: 5081.9 (60%)     median: 5121 (60%)     max: 5178 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 8744      avg: 9932.1 (28%)     median: 10087 (28%)     max: 10445 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3750      avg: 3847.3 (58%)     median: 3834 (58%)     max: 3992 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 7189      avg: 7756.3 (22%)     median: 7853 (23%)     max: 8044 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
0% 100%
min: 13.924      avg: 14.6 (3%)     median: 14.3 (3%)     max: 16.75 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
0% 100%
min: 31.422      avg: 32.9 (1%)     median: 32.3 (1%)     max: 37.11 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
0% 100%
min: 702.54      avg: 731.9 (3%)     median: 720.5 (3%)     max: 808.93 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) -
0% 100%
min: 42270      avg: 42270 (20%)     median: 42270 (20%)     max: 42270 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) -
0% 100%
min: 31000      avg: 31000 (24%)     median: 31000 (24%)     max: 31000 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

#0 Did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old +0.002s ... 0.002s

#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.00059962272644043s +0.697s ... 0.699s

#2 return log +0.001s ... 0.7s

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i5

» Intel Core i5 4340M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5287U
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210H
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4330M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200H
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5257U
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4308U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4310M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4400E
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4300M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4288U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4278U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3380M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3360M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3340M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3320M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4258U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3230M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5300U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5350U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3210M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2540M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4310U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4360U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5200U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5250U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4300U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4350U
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2520M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2450M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 580M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2435M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2430M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2415M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2410M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3437U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 560M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4260U
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3427U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4402E
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4250U
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 480M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 540M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 460M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3337U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 520M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 450M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3317U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 430M
   2.26 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4300Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4302Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2557M
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3439Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4202Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4220Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2467M
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3339Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200Y
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2537M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 560UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 470UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 540UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 520UM
   1.06 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 430UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i3 3120M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 3437U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 3110M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 560M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i7 720QM
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
+ Intel Core i5 4260U
   1.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 3427U
   1.8 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4402E
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Pentium (Desktop) G860
   3 GHz / 256 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100
   3.06 GHz / 6144 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-04-15)