Intel Core i5-4200M vs Intel Core i5-4250U vs Intel Core i5-4300U

Intel Core i5-4200M

► remove 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 i5-4300U

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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.

Intel Core i5-4200MIntel Core i5-4250UIntel Core i5-4300U
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: 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-NIHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 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 HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz)
$225 U.S.$281 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4200MIntel Core i5 4250UIntel Core i5 4300U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 259     avg: 295     median: 297 (7%)     max: 301 Points
min: 87     avg: 230     median: 253 (6%)     max: 258 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 111     avg: 118     median: 118 (54%)     max: 122 Points
min: 55     avg: 98.4     median: 108 (50%)     max: 110 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 2.94     avg: 3.2     median: 3.2 (8%)     max: 3.27 Points
min: 2.44     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (6%)     max: 2.5 Points
min: 1.05     avg: 2.6     median: 2.8 (7%)     max: 2.79 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.2     avg: 1.3     median: 1.4 (55%)     max: 1.38 Points
min: 1.1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (45%)     max: 1.13 Points
min: 0.66     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (50%)     max: 1.29 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4391     avg: 4484     median: 4485 (46%)     max: 4539 Points
min: 3667     avg: 3680     median: 3679.5 (38%)     max: 3692 Points
min: 3675     avg: 4015     median: 4070 (42%)     max: 4230 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 9075     avg: 9891     median: 9962 (17%)     max: 10125 Points
min: 7659     avg: 7693     median: 7692.5 (13%)     max: 7726 Points
min: 7067     avg: 8288     median: 8601 (14%)     max: 8631 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 11710     avg: 12595     median: 12686.5 (17%)     max: 13085 Points
min: 8491     avg: 9284     median: 9283.5 (12%)     max: 10076 Points
min: 3099     avg: 9482     median: 10698.5 (14%)     max: 11204 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 5752     avg: 5863     median: 5889.5 (55%)     max: 5942 Points
min: 4197     avg: 4529     median: 4529 (42%)     max: 4861 Points
min: 1899     avg: 4821     median: 5310.5 (49%)     max: 5619 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 505.705     avg: 572     median: 553.3 (7%)     max: 683.712 seconds
min: 658.98     avg: 688     median: 687.9 (8%)     max: 716.837 seconds
min: 590.2     avg: 640     median: 612.6 (7%)     max: 746 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 16.692     avg: 18.2     median: 17.3 (3%)     max: 22.487 seconds
min: 21.14     avg: 21.9     median: 21.9 (4%)     max: 22.605 seconds
min: 18.7     avg: 19.2     median: 19.2 (4%)     max: 19.9 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2474     avg: 2989     median: 3050.5 (36%)     max: 3382 KB/s
min: 2133     avg: 2137     median: 2136.5 (25%)     max: 2140 KB/s
min: 2235     avg: 2268     median: 2267.5 (27%)     max: 2300 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 18.5     avg: 18.8     median: 18.8 (12%)     max: 19.1 fps
14.6 fps (9%)
min: 13.47     avg: 14.9     median: 14.9 (9%)     max: 16.32 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 93.1     avg: 95.5     median: 94.5 (34%)     max: 99.9 fps
77.8 fps (28%)
min: 75.52     avg: 80.1     median: 80.1 (28%)     max: 84.73 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.157     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (8%)     max: 0.16 GB/s
0.1 GB/s (6%)
min: 0.115     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (7%)     max: 0.139 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.246     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.284 GB/s
min: 0.206     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.218 GB/s
min: 0.21     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.247 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 1.6     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (9%)     max: 1.8 GB/s
1.4 GB/s (7%)
1.5 GB/s (8%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3619     avg: 3896     median: 3882.5 (26%)     max: 4014 Points
min: 3005     avg: 3024     median: 3024 (20%)     max: 3043 Points
min: 3138     avg: 3242     median: 3242 (22%)     max: 3346 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 12.417     avg: 12.8     median: 13 (3%)     max: 13.141 Seconds
min: 15     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (3%)     max: 15.405 Seconds
min: 13     avg: 13.2     median: 13 (3%)     max: 13.719 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 28     avg: 28.9     median: 29 (1%)     max: 29.266 Seconds
min: 34.964     avg: 35     median: 35 (1%)     max: 35 Seconds
min: 29     avg: 30.2     median: 30.3 (1%)     max: 31 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 624.255     avg: 645     median: 650 (3%)     max: 653.5 Seconds
min: 771.615     avg: 772     median: 772.3 (3%)     max: 773 Seconds
min: 665     avg: 679     median: 680.5 (3%)     max: 690.712 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 52450     avg: 52480     median: 52480 (25%)     max: 52510 MIPS
min: 40880     avg: 46750     median: 46750 (22%)     max: 52620 MIPS
min: 52000     avg: 55600     median: 55600 (26%)     max: 59200 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 38380     avg: 38520     median: 38520 (30%)     max: 38660 MFLOPS
min: 28200     avg: 28210     median: 28210 (22%)     max: 28220 MFLOPS
min: 29160     avg: 30460     median: 30460 (23%)     max: 31760 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.2 points (92%)
6.9 points (88%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 9818     avg: 10535     median: 10613 (15%)     max: 10799 Points
min: 8256     avg: 8328     median: 8327.5 (12%)     max: 8399 Points
min: 3214     avg: 5980     median: 5867 (8%)     max: 8860 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3088     avg: 3789     median: 3930 (19%)     max: 4157 points
min: 3294     avg: 3302     median: 3301.5 (16%)     max: 3309 points
min: 2635     avg: 3230     median: 3288 (16%)     max: 3590 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 28373     avg: 33969     median: 34273 (22%)     max: 37529 Points
min: 25644     avg: 26128     median: 26127.5 (17%)     max: 26611 Points
min: 12468     avg: 25838     median: 27744.5 (18%)     max: 31745 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 30677     avg: 31964     median: 32203 (38%)     max: 33011 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 37376     avg: 37813     median: 37466 (43%)     max: 38597 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2198     avg: 2980     median: 3062.5 (8%)     max: 3140 Points
min: 2385     avg: 2396     median: 2396 (6%)     max: 2407 Points
min: 1253     avg: 2404     median: 2641 (7%)     max: 2710 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3655     avg: 4317     median: 4420.5 (15%)     max: 4475 Points
min: 3337     avg: 3340     median: 3339.5 (11%)     max: 3342 Points
min: 3547     avg: 3699     median: 3741 (13%)     max: 3806 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 4868     avg: 5699     median: 5086.5 (41%)     max: 7755 Points
min: 5768     avg: 5804     median: 5804 (47%)     max: 5840 Points
7619 Points (61%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 4972     avg: 5578     median: 5174.5 (47%)     max: 6991 Points
min: 5713     avg: 5730     median: 5729.5 (52%)     max: 5746 Points
6798 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 6803     avg: 6879     median: 6864.5 (13%)     max: 6985 Points
min: 8108     avg: 8112     median: 8111.5 (16%)     max: 8115 Points
6178 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 6113     avg: 6183     median: 6185.5 (12%)     max: 6249 Points
min: 4147     avg: 4212     median: 4211.5 (8%)     max: 4276 Points
5533 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 6031     avg: 6257     median: 6118 (16%)     max: 6760 Points
min: 6015     avg: 6039     median: 6039 (16%)     max: 6063 Points
6223 Points (16%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5608     avg: 5849     median: 5708 (10%)     max: 6175 Points
4958 Points (9%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2662     avg: 2808     median: 2722 (56%)     max: 3006 Points
2526 Points (52%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4200M → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4250U → 86%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4300U → 91%

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