Intel Core i5-4200M vs Intel Core i5-4300M vs Intel Core i5-4210U

Intel Core i5-4200M

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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 i5-4300M

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The Intel Core i5-4300M is a fast 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 2.6 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz for 1 active core or 3.2 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 i5-4300M is about as fast as the former top model i7-3520M.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1250 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than a similarly clocked HD 4000.

The i5-4300M 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 i5-4210U

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The Intel Core i5-4210U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks launched in Q2 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 1.7 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.7 GHz for 1 active core or 2.4 GHz for 2 active cores. That's exactly 100 MHz more than the i5-4200U.

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

Performance

The performance of the Core i5-4210U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i5-3427U. 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 HD Graphics 4400 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1000 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4400 is slightly slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other ULV models.

Power Consumption

The i5-4210U 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 i5-4300MIntel Core i5-4210U
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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 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz)
$225 U.S.$227 U.S.$281 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4200MIntel Core i5 4300MIntel Core i5 4210U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 259     avg: 295     median: 297 (7%)     max: 301 Points
min: 313     avg: 314     median: 313.5 (7%)     max: 314 Points
min: 215     avg: 234     median: 237 (5%)     max: 243 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 111     avg: 118     median: 118 (54%)     max: 122 Points
min: 126     avg: 127     median: 126.5 (58%)     max: 127 Points
min: 82     avg: 99.3     median: 102 (47%)     max: 106 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 2.94     avg: 3.2     median: 3.2 (8%)     max: 3.27 Points
min: 3.13     avg: 3.3     median: 3.4 (9%)     max: 3.47 Points
min: 2.11     avg: 2.5     median: 2.6 (7%)     max: 2.62 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.2     avg: 1.3     median: 1.4 (55%)     max: 1.38 Points
min: 1.33     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (57%)     max: 1.44 Points
min: 0.89     avg: 1.1     median: 1.2 (47%)     max: 1.2 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4391     avg: 4484     median: 4485 (46%)     max: 4539 Points
min: 4624     avg: 4690     median: 4721 (49%)     max: 4726 Points
min: 3191     avg: 3809     median: 3843 (39%)     max: 3992 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 9075     avg: 9891     median: 9962 (17%)     max: 10125 Points
min: 9554     avg: 10217     median: 10388 (17%)     max: 10709 Points
min: 6763     avg: 7689     median: 7799 (13%)     max: 8073 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 11710     avg: 12595     median: 12686.5 (17%)     max: 13085 Points
min: 12110     avg: 13073     median: 13448 (18%)     max: 13662 Points
min: 7554     avg: 9880     median: 10185.5 (13%)     max: 10445 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 5752     avg: 5863     median: 5889.5 (55%)     max: 5942 Points
min: 6076     avg: 6220     median: 6183 (57%)     max: 6402 Points
min: 3812     avg: 4993     median: 5114.5 (48%)     max: 5178 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 505.705     avg: 572     median: 553.3 (7%)     max: 683.712 seconds
min: 632.657     avg: 688     median: 674.8 (8%)     max: 878.648 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 16.692     avg: 18.2     median: 17.3 (3%)     max: 22.487 seconds
min: 19.875     avg: 22.2     median: 21.2 (4%)     max: 28.42 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2474     avg: 2989     median: 3050.5 (36%)     max: 3382 KB/s
min: 2229     avg: 2309     median: 2318 (27%)     max: 2372 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 18.5     avg: 18.8     median: 18.8 (12%)     max: 19.1 fps
min: 14     avg: 15     median: 15.1 (10%)     max: 15.31 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 93.1     avg: 95.5     median: 94.5 (34%)     max: 99.9 fps
min: 72     avg: 79.4     median: 79.8 (28%)     max: 81.89 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.157     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (8%)     max: 0.16 GB/s
min: 0.125     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (7%)     max: 0.128 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.246     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.284 GB/s
min: 0.219     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.228 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%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3619     avg: 3896     median: 3882.5 (26%)     max: 4014 Points
min: 4039     avg: 4148     median: 4147.5 (28%)     max: 4256 Points
min: 2808     avg: 3150     median: 3200 (21%)     max: 3229 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 12.417     avg: 12.8     median: 13 (3%)     max: 13.141 Seconds
min: 13.924     avg: 14.6     median: 14.5 (3%)     max: 16.75 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 28     avg: 28.9     median: 29 (1%)     max: 29.266 Seconds
min: 31.422     avg: 32.8     median: 32.5 (1%)     max: 37.11 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 624.255     avg: 645     median: 650 (3%)     max: 653.5 Seconds
min: 702.54     avg: 730     median: 724.1 (3%)     max: 808.93 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 52450     avg: 52480     median: 52480 (25%)     max: 52510 MIPS
42270 MIPS (20%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 38380     avg: 38520     median: 38520 (30%)     max: 38660 MFLOPS
31000 MFLOPS (24%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.2 points (92%)
7.1 points (91%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 9818     avg: 10535     median: 10613 (15%)     max: 10799 Points
min: 10179     avg: 10795     median: 10794.5 (15%)     max: 11410 Points
min: 8067     avg: 8492     median: 8585 (12%)     max: 8714 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3088     avg: 3789     median: 3930 (19%)     max: 4157 points
min: 3523     avg: 4000     median: 4230 (21%)     max: 4246 points
min: 619     avg: 3092     median: 3181 (16%)     max: 3423 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 28373     avg: 33969     median: 34273 (22%)     max: 37529 Points
min: 30501     avg: 36516     median: 39346 (25%)     max: 39701 Points
min: 92.52     avg: 26482     median: 27728.5 (18%)     max: 29898 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 30677     avg: 31964     median: 32203 (38%)     max: 33011 Points
min: 24564     avg: 26681     median: 26680.5 (32%)     max: 28797 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 37376     avg: 37813     median: 37466 (43%)     max: 38597 Points
29464 Points (34%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2198     avg: 2980     median: 3062.5 (8%)     max: 3140 Points
min: 2791     avg: 3131     median: 3184.5 (8%)     max: 3365 Points
min: 7.91     avg: 2375     median: 2462 (6%)     max: 2547 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3655     avg: 4317     median: 4420.5 (15%)     max: 4475 Points
min: 4103     avg: 4526     median: 4708 (16%)     max: 4767 Points
min: 2225     avg: 3430     median: 3463 (12%)     max: 3593 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 4868     avg: 5699     median: 5086.5 (41%)     max: 7755 Points
min: 7409     avg: 7453     median: 7453 (60%)     max: 7497 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 4972     avg: 5578     median: 5174.5 (47%)     max: 6991 Points
min: 6368     avg: 6437     median: 6436.5 (58%)     max: 6505 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 6803     avg: 6879     median: 6864.5 (13%)     max: 6985 Points
min: 5668     avg: 5688     median: 5687.5 (11%)     max: 5707 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 6113     avg: 6183     median: 6185.5 (12%)     max: 6249 Points
min: 5067     avg: 5097     median: 5097 (10%)     max: 5127 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 6031     avg: 6257     median: 6118 (16%)     max: 6760 Points
min: 5771     avg: 5807     median: 5806.5 (15%)     max: 5842 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5608     avg: 5849     median: 5708 (10%)     max: 6175 Points
min: 4595     avg: 4716     median: 4653 (8%)     max: 4993 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2662     avg: 2808     median: 2722 (56%)     max: 3006 Points
min: 2333     avg: 2425     median: 2391 (50%)     max: 2606 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
2233 ms (4%)
min: 1608.8     avg: 2316     median: 2617.5 (4%)     max: 2823 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
87.1 ms (1%)
min: 111     avg: 147     median: 122 (1%)     max: 209.6 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 10986     avg: 13243     median: 12144 (23%)     max: 22007 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4200M → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4300M → 105%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4210U → 88%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)