Intel Core i5-4210M vs Intel Core i5-4200H vs Intel Core i5-4260U

Intel Core i5-4210M

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The Intel Core i5-4210M is a middle-class dual-core processor for laptops 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 2.6 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz for 1 active core or 3.1 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 i5-4210M is about as fast as the former Ivy Bridge model i7-3520M and can handle all typical office and multimedia tasks as well as more demanding software.

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 i5-4210M 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 i5-4200H

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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 i5-4260U

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The Intel Core i5-4260U 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 1.4 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 (i5-4250U: 1.3 - 2.6 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 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 i5-4260U 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 5000 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1000 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. However, the performance is often limited by the memory bandwidth and just slightly above the HD 4400 (20 EUs).

Power Consumption

The i5-4260U 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 i5-4210MIntel Core i5-4200HIntel Core i5-4260U
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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 - 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-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz)
$225 U.S.$257 U.S.$325 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4210MIntel Core i5 4200HIntel Core i5 4260U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 302     avg: 305.3     median: 305.5 (7%)     max: 308 Points
min: 321     avg: 323.3     median: 323.5 (7%)     max: 325 Points
239 Points (5%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 117     avg: 121.5     median: 122 (57%)     max: 125 Points
min: 128     avg: 129.3     median: 129.5 (61%)     max: 130 Points
105 Points (49%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3.3     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (12%)     max: 3.37 Points
min: 3.5     avg: 3.5     median: 3.5 (13%)     max: 3.57 Points
2.6 Points (10%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.34     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (57%)     max: 1.41 Points
min: 1.46     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (60%)     max: 1.47 Points
1.2 Points (49%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4276     avg: 4508.3     median: 4583.5 (50%)     max: 4590 Points
min: 4773     avg: 5719     median: 5719 (63%)     max: 6665 Points
3951 Points (43%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 10082     avg: 10210.5     median: 10185.5 (20%)     max: 10389 Points
min: 10668     avg: 10739     median: 10739 (22%)     max: 10810 Points
7913 Points (16%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 12149     avg: 12633.5     median: 12633.5 (17%)     max: 13118 Points
13739 Points (18%)
10033 Points (13%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 5582     avg: 5828.5     median: 5828.5 (57%)     max: 6075 Points
6646 Points (65%)
5186 Points (50%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
535.8 seconds (6%)
499.5 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
17.1 seconds (3%)
15.8 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
3185 KB/s (37%)
2469 KB/s (29%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
19.3 fps (13%)
20.5 fps (14%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
95.2 fps (35%)
103 fps (38%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (9%)
0.3 GB/s (10%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.8 GB/s (9%)
1.9 GB/s (10%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3940     avg: 3977.8     median: 3981.5 (11%)     max: 4008 Points
4361 Points (12%)
3222 Points (9%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
12 Seconds (3%)
11.4 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
30 Seconds (1%)
26.1 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
644 Seconds (3%)
595.2 Seconds (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
56230 MIPS (27%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
41070 MFLOPS (32%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.2 points (92%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
10824 Points (18%)
11474 Points (19%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3669     avg: 3934.3     median: 3989.5 (21%)     max: 4097 points
min: 3928     avg: 4038.3     median: 4031 (22%)     max: 4163 points
3182 points (17%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 30540     avg: 34669.8     median: 34639.5 (22%)     max: 37915 Points
min: 25321     avg: 29965.3     median: 25570 (16%)     max: 39005 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
28512 Points (37%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
29963 Points (38%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2621     avg: 3054.7     median: 3131.5 (8%)     max: 3178 Points
min: 3339     avg: 3357.3     median: 3357 (8%)     max: 3376 Points
2495 Points (6%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4417     avg: 4513.2     median: 4513 (17%)     max: 4611 Points
min: 4829     avg: 4845.5     median: 4840.5 (18%)     max: 4872 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
4814 Points (39%)
4955 Points (40%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
4959 Points (45%)
4991 Points (45%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
6947 Points (20%)
7171 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
6410 Points (20%)
6614 Points (20%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
6148 Points (24%)
6318 Points (24%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
6185 Points (20%)
5977 Points (19%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2945 Points (63%)
2799 Points (60%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1272     avg: 1534.2     median: 1312.3 (2%)     max: 2240.4 ms
2168.4 ms (4%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 96.5     avg: 152.8     median: 163.1 (2%)     max: 188.4 ms
88.3 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 14952     avg: 23377     median: 25519 (53%)     max: 27518 Points
15140 Points (31%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4210M → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4200H → 101%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4260U → 85%

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