Intel Core i5-4200H vs Intel Core i5-4278U

Intel Core i5-4200H

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The Intel Core i5-4200H is a fast dual-core processor for laptops launched in Q4 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 2.8 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz for 1 active core and 3.3 GHz for 2 active cores.

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. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Due to these changes, the performance per clock has been improved by almost 10 percent compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the i5-4200H is slightly faster than the former top model i7-3520M and roughly on par with the Core i5-4330M.

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1150 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than a similarly clocked HD 4000.

Power Consumption

The i5-4200H is rated at a very high TDP of 47 W including the graphics card, memory controller and VRMs. This TDP range is typical of mobile quad-core processors. Therefore, the CPU is suited for laptops 15-inches or greater.

Intel Core i5-4278U

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The Intel Core i5-4278U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large ultrabooks launched in Q3 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 2.6 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz.

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 the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Due to these architectural improvements, the performance is slightly above a similarly clocked Ivy Bridge CPU. Therefore, the Core i5-4278U is almost as fast as the older i7-3520M. 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 Iris Graphics 5100 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the Iris Graphics competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards (e.g. GeForce GT 720M). However, even fast dual-channel memory limits the performance.

Power Consumption

The i5-4278U is rated at a TDP of 28 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for larger, well-cooled ultrabooks.

Intel Core i5-4200HIntel Core i5-4278U
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: Core i5 Haswell
Intel Core i5-4340M compare2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H compare2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M compare2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4200H2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U compare2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M compare2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E compare2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M compare2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M compare2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U compare2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M compare2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U compare2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U compare2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U compare1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U compare1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U compare1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U compare1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U compare1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E compare1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U compare1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U compare1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y compare1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y compare1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y compare1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y compare1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y compare1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y compare1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4340M compare2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H compare2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M compare2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U compare2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M compare2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E compare2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M compare2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M compare2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U compare2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4278U2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M compare2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U compare2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U compare2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U compare1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U compare1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U compare1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U compare1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U compare1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E compare1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U compare1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U compare1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y compare1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y compare1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y compare1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y compare1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y compare1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y compare1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
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47 28
960 1300
22 22
130 mm2181 mm2
100 °C100 °C
FCBGA1364FCBGA
HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz)
$257 U.S.$315 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4200HIntel Core i5 4278U

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 321     avg: 323     median: 323.5 (7%)     max: 325 Points
min: 321     avg: 323.3     median: 323.5 (7%)     max: 325 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 128     avg: 129     median: 129.5 (56%)     max: 130 Points
min: 128     avg: 129.3     median: 129.5 (56%)     max: 130 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 3.5     avg: 3.5     median: 3.5 (8%)     max: 3.57 Points
min: 3.5     avg: 3.5     median: 3.5 (8%)     max: 3.57 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.46     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (57%)     max: 1.47 Points
min: 1.46     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (57%)     max: 1.47 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4773     avg: 5719     median: 5719 (59%)     max: 6665
min: 4773     avg: 5719     median: 5719 (59%)     max: 6665
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 10668     avg: 10739     median: 10739 (18%)     max: 10810
min: 10668     avg: 10739     median: 10739 (18%)     max: 10810
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
13739 Points (16%)
13739 Points (16%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
6646 Points (58%)
6646 Points (58%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
499 s (6%)
499.5 s (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
15.8 s (3%)
15.8 s (3%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2469 (25%)
2469 (25%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
20.5 fps (12%)
20.5 fps (12%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
103 fps (36%)
103 fps (36%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (0%)
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.9 GB/s (0%)
1.9 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
4361 Points (29%)
4361 Points (29%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11.4 s (2%)
11.4 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
26.1 s (1%)
26.1 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
595 s (3%)
595.2 s (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
56230 MIPS (27%)
56230 MIPS (27%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
41070 MFLOPS (32%)
41070 MFLOPS (32%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
11474 Points (16%)
11474 Points (16%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 3928     avg: 4038     median: 4031 (18%)     max: 4163 Points
min: 3928     avg: 4038.3     median: 4031 (18%)     max: 4163 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 25321     avg: 29965     median: 25570 (16%)     max: 39005 Points
min: 25321     avg: 29965.3     median: 25570 (16%)     max: 39005 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 3339     avg: 3357     median: 3357 (8%)     max: 3376 Points
min: 3339     avg: 3357.3     median: 3357 (8%)     max: 3376 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 4829     avg: 4846     median: 4840.5 (15%)     max: 4872 Points
min: 4829     avg: 4845.5     median: 4840.5 (15%)     max: 4872 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
4955 Points (40%)
4955 Points (40%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
4991 Points (45%)
4991 Points (45%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
7171 Points (14%)
7171 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
6614 Points (13%)
6614 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
6318 Points (17%)
6318 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
5977 (11%)
5977 (11%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
2799 (57%)
2799 (57%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
2168 ms (4%)
2168.4 ms (4%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
88.3 ms (1%)
88.3 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
15140 Points (25%)
15140 Points (25%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4200H → 100% n=37

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4278U → 100% n=37

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