Intel Core i5-4300U

Intel 4300U

The Intel Core i5-4300U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks launched in Fall 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 1.9 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz for 1 active core or 2.6 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 i5-4300U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i7-3517U. 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 - 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4400 is somewhat slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other Haswell ULV models.

The i5-4300U 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 Rate1900 - 2900 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 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Announcement Date10/01/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 4300U

CPU Benchmarks

Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 13     avg: 13.4 (99.04%)     max: 13.719 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 30.672     avg: 30.8 (99.57%)     max: 31 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 687     avg: 688.9 (96.99%)     max: 690.712 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 59200     avg: 59200 (28.09%)     max: 59200 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 31760     avg: 31760 (24.36%)     max: 31760 MFLOPS
PCMark Vantage: Result 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 7705     avg: 7705 (30.31%)     max: 7705 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2947     avg: 3815.8 (58.96%)     max: 4230 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4824     avg: 7648.5 (28.02%)     max: 8631 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 6257     avg: 9645.8 (25.06%)     max: 10929 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 4024     avg: 5024.5 (20.19%)     max: 5507 Points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 4645     avg: 6752.5 (11.87%)     max: 8860 Points
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 19     avg: 19.2 (97.03%)     max: 19.34 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 595     avg: 612.6 (94.21%)     max: 630.108 seconds*
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.33     avg: 2.4 (18.65%)     max: 2.77 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.45     avg: 1 (0.71%)     max: 1.29 Points
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1620     avg: 2732 (22.63%)     max: 3541 points
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 2300     avg: 2300 (44.35%)     max: 2300 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 84.73     avg: 84.7 (45.41%)     max: 84.73 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 16.32     avg: 16.3 (27.29%)     max: 16.32 fps
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 1.5     avg: 1.5 (28.16%)     max: 1.5 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.21     avg: 0.2 (22.44%)     max: 0.227 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.115     avg: 0.1 (6.07%)     max: 0.129 GB/s
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 13593     avg: 18851 (34.82%)     max: 24109 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1298     avg: 1891.5 (6.81%)     max: 2485 Points
3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1581     avg: 2906 (20.42%)     max: 3590 Points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Intel Core i5 4300U processor

Dell Latitude E5540 (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 15.6")
» Dell Latitude E5540 - External Review

Dell Latitude E7240 Touch (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 12.5")
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» Dell Latitude E7240 Touch - External Review

Dell Latitude E7440 (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 14")
» Dell Latitude E7440 - External Review

Fujitsu LifeBook U904-0M0006PL (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 14.0")
» Fujitsu LifeBook U904-0M0006PL - External Review

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 14.0")
» HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 - External Review

HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2 (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 11.6")
» HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2 - External Review

Toshiba Portege Z30-A1301 (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 13.3")
» Toshiba Portege Z30-A1301 - External Review

Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1401 (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 14.0")
» Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1401 - External Review

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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 4330M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200H
   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 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 4288U
   2.6 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 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 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 i7 4550U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i7 740QM
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB + 6 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 i7 3537U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 4300U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
+ Intel Core i5 4350U
   1.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 2520M
   2.5 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 4110M
   2.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 2450M
   2.5 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i7 3517U
   1.9 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-08- 8)