Intel Core i5-4200M vs Intel Core i5-4250U vs Intel Core i5-4288U

Intel Core i5-4200M

► remove from comparison Intel 4200M

The Intel Core i5-4200M is a middle-class dual-core processor for laptops 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 2.5 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz for 1 active core or 3.0 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. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Due to these changes, the performance per clock has been improved by almost 10 percent compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the i5-4200M is about as fast as the former Ivy Bridge model i5-3340M.

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.

The i5-4200M is rated at a TDP of 37 W including the graphics card, memory controller and VRMs. Therefore, the CPU is suited for laptops 14-inches or greater.

Intel Core i5-4250U

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The Intel Core i5-4250U 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 1.3 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 i5-4250U 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 5000 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1000 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the HD 5000 competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards.

The i5-4250U 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.

Intel Core i5-4288U

► remove from comparison Intel 4288U

The Intel Core i5-4288U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large 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 2.6 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz for 1 or 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 the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Due to these architectural improvements, the performance of the Core i5-4288U is similar to the old Core i7-3520M. However, when using new instructions 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 Iris Graphics 5100 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1200 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.

The i5-4288U 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 ultrabooks 14-inches or greater.

Intel Core i5-4200MIntel Core i5-4250UIntel Core i5-4288U
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Series: Core i5 Haswell
Intel Core i5-4340M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4200M2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4340M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4250U1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4340M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4288U2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
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HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz)
$225 U.S.$342 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4200MIntel Core i5 4250UIntel Core i5 4288U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4200M +
min: 259     avg: 295     median: 297 (7%)     max: 301 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4200M +
min: 111     avg: 118     median: 118 (51%)     max: 122 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4200M +
min: 2.94     avg: 3.2     median: 3.2 (7%)     max: 3.27 Points
76%
1 4250U +
min: 2.44     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (6%)     max: 2.5 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4200M +
min: 1.2     avg: 1.3     median: 1.4 (53%)     max: 1.38 Points
83%
1 4250U +
min: 1.1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (44%)     max: 1.13 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 4200M +
min: 4391     avg: 4484     median: 4485 (46%)     max: 4539 Points
82%
1 4250U +
min: 3667     avg: 3680     median: 3679.5 (38%)     max: 3692 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 4200M +
min: 9075     avg: 9891     median: 9962 (17%)     max: 10125 Points
77%
1 4250U +
min: 7659     avg: 7693     median: 7692.5 (13%)     max: 7726 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4200M +
min: 11710     avg: 12595     median: 12686.5 (15%)     max: 13085 Points
73%
1 4250U +
min: 8491     avg: 9284     median: 9283.5 (11%)     max: 10076 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4200M +
min: 5752     avg: 5863     median: 5889.5 (55%)     max: 5942 Points
77%
1 4250U +
min: 4197     avg: 4529     median: 4529 (42%)     max: 4861 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4200M +
min: 505.705     avg: 572     median: 553.3 (7%)     max: 683.712 seconds
98%
1 4250U +
min: 658.98     avg: 688     median: 687.9 (8%)     max: 716.837 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4200M +
min: 16.692     avg: 18.2     median: 17.3 (3%)     max: 22.487 seconds
99%
1 4250U +
min: 21.14     avg: 21.9     median: 21.9 (4%)     max: 22.605 seconds
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4200M +
min: 2474     avg: 2989     median: 3050.5 (31%)     max: 3382 KB/s
70%
1 4250U +
min: 2133     avg: 2137     median: 2136.5 (22%)     max: 2140 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4200M +
min: 18.5     avg: 18.8     median: 18.8 (11%)     max: 19.1 fps
77%
1 4250U +
14.6 fps (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4200M +
min: 93.1     avg: 95.5     median: 94.5 (33%)     max: 99.9 fps
82%
1 4250U +
77.8 fps (27%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4200M +
min: 0.157     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.16 GB/s
75%
1 4250U +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4200M +
min: 0.246     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.284 GB/s
75%
1 4250U +
min: 0.206     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.218 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4200M +
min: 1.6     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (0%)     max: 1.8 GB/s
78%
1 4250U +
1.4 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 4200M +
min: 3619     avg: 3896     median: 3882.5 (26%)     max: 4014 Points
78%
1 4250U +
min: 3005     avg: 3024     median: 3024 (20%)     max: 3043 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4200M +
min: 12.417     avg: 12.8     median: 13 (3%)     max: 13.141 Seconds
100%
1 4250U +
min: 15     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (3%)     max: 15.405 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4200M +
min: 28     avg: 28.9     median: 29 (1%)     max: 29.266 Seconds
100%
1 4250U +
min: 34.964     avg: 35     median: 35 (1%)     max: 35 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4200M +
min: 624.255     avg: 645     median: 650 (3%)     max: 653.5 Seconds
99%
1 4250U +
min: 771.615     avg: 772     median: 772.3 (3%)     max: 773 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 4200M +
min: 52450     avg: 52480     median: 52480 (25%)     max: 52510 MIPS
89%
1 4250U +
min: 40880     avg: 46750     median: 46750 (22%)     max: 52620 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 4200M +
min: 38380     avg: 38520     median: 38520 (30%)     max: 38660 MFLOPS
73%
1 4250U +
min: 28200     avg: 28210     median: 28210 (22%)     max: 28220 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 4200M +
7.2 points (92%)
96%
1 4250U +
6.9 points (88%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4200M +
min: 9818     avg: 10535     median: 10613 (15%)     max: 10799 Points
78%
1 4250U +
min: 8256     avg: 8328     median: 8327.5 (12%)     max: 8399 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4200M +
min: 3088     avg: 3789     median: 3930 (18%)     max: 4157 points
84%
1 4250U +
min: 3294     avg: 3302     median: 3301.5 (15%)     max: 3309 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4200M +
min: 28373     avg: 33969     median: 34273 (22%)     max: 37529 Points
76%
1 4250U +
min: 25644     avg: 26128     median: 26127.5 (17%)     max: 26611 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4200M +
min: 30677     avg: 31964     median: 32203 (38%)     max: 33011 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
1 4200M +
min: 37376     avg: 37813     median: 37466 (43%)     max: 38597 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4200M +
min: 2198     avg: 2980     median: 3062.5 (8%)     max: 3140 Points
78%
1 4250U +
min: 2385     avg: 2396     median: 2396 (6%)     max: 2407 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4200M +
min: 3655     avg: 4317     median: 4420.5 (14%)     max: 4475 Points
76%
1 4250U +
min: 3337     avg: 3340     median: 3339.5 (10%)     max: 3342 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 4200M +
min: 4868     avg: 5699     median: 5086.5 (41%)     max: 7755 Points
114%
1 4250U +
min: 5768     avg: 5804     median: 5804 (47%)     max: 5840 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 4200M +
min: 4972     avg: 5578     median: 5174.5 (47%)     max: 6991 Points
111%
1 4250U +
min: 5713     avg: 5730     median: 5729.5 (52%)     max: 5746 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 4200M +
min: 6803     avg: 6879     median: 6864.5 (13%)     max: 6985 Points
118%
1 4250U +
min: 8108     avg: 8112     median: 8111.5 (16%)     max: 8115 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 4200M +
min: 6113     avg: 6183     median: 6185.5 (12%)     max: 6249 Points
68%
1 4250U +
min: 4147     avg: 4212     median: 4211.5 (8%)     max: 4276 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 4200M +
min: 6031     avg: 6257     median: 6118 (16%)     max: 6760 Points
99%
1 4250U +
min: 6015     avg: 6039     median: 6039 (16%)     max: 6063 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4200M +
min: 5608     avg: 5849     median: 5708 (10%)     max: 6175 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4200M +
min: 2662     avg: 2808     median: 2722 (56%)     max: 3006 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4200M → NAN% n=

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4250U → NAN% n=

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