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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
SocketFCBGA1168
FeaturesHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $281 U.S.
Announcement Date10/01/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 4300U

CPU Benchmarks

Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 55     avg: 98.4 (59.58%)     max: 110 Points
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 87     avg: 229.6 (14.68%)     max: 258 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 4958     avg: 4958 (38.63%)     max: 4958 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 2526     avg: 2526 (72.05%)     max: 2526 Points
3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3547     avg: 3699.2 (21.54%)     max: 3806 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1253     avg: 2403.7 (5.68%)     max: 2710 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 12468     avg: 25837.8 (47.72%)     max: 31745 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 7619     avg: 7619 (83.86%)     max: 7619 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 6798     avg: 6798 (81.08%)     max: 6798 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 6178     avg: 6178 (37.16%)     max: 6178 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 5533     avg: 5533 (41.46%)     max: 5533 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 6223     avg: 6223 (49.56%)     max: 6223 Points
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.115     avg: 0.1 (6.41%)     max: 0.139 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.21     avg: 0.2 (12.61%)     max: 0.247 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 1.5     avg: 1.5 (16.76%)     max: 1.5 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 13.47     avg: 14.9 (15.63%)     max: 16.32 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 75.52     avg: 80.1 (42.62%)     max: 84.73 fps
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 2235     avg: 2267.5 (31.18%)     max: 2300 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 590.2     avg: 640.3 (93.87%)     max: 746 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 18.7     avg: 19.2 (97.02%)     max: 19.9 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2635     avg: 3229.5 (24.44%)     max: 3590 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3214     avg: 5980.3 (14.96%)     max: 8860 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 3138     avg: 3242 (35.17%)     max: 3346 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.66     avg: 1.2 (60.92%)     max: 1.29 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.05     avg: 2.6 (13.51%)     max: 2.79 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1899     avg: 4820.5 (19.37%)     max: 5619 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3099     avg: 9481.8 (24.59%)     max: 11204 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3675     avg: 4014.8 (59.42%)     max: 4230 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 7067     avg: 8287.6 (23.83%)     max: 8631 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 13     avg: 13.2 (99.08%)     max: 13.719 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 29     avg: 30.2 (99.6%)     max: 31 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 665     avg: 679.2 (97.04%)     max: 690.712 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 52000     avg: 55600 (26.38%)     max: 59200 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 29160     avg: 30460 (23.37%)     max: 31760 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
Intel Core i5 2430M
8074.9 
AMD Phenom II X4 (Desktop) 905e
8241 
Intel Core i5 3437U
8268 
Intel Core i5 4300U
8287.6 
Intel Core i7 4600U
8373.7 
Intel Core i5 2450M
8506.8 
Intel Core i5 2520M
8515.8 
...
Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2697 v2 (max)
34776 

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Dell Latitude E7240 Touch (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 12.5")
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Dell Latitude E7240-SM008LE72408GER (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 12.5")
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Dell Latitude E7440 (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 14")
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Fujitsu LifeBook U904-0M0006PL (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 14.0")
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Fujitsu Stylistic Q704 (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 12.5")
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HP EliteBook 820 G1-F1R78AW (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 12.5")
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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 14.0")
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HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2 (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 11.6")
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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 12.0")
» Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet Review - Review
» Microsoft Surface Pro 3 - External Review
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Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3 (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 11.6")
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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 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 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 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 / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 2520M
   2.5 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 5157U
   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
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-08- 8)