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

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 i5-4210U

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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 i5-4210MIntel Core i5-4210U
Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
HaswellHaswell
Series: Core i5 Haswell
Intel Core i5-4340M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H compare2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M compare2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H compare2.8 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U compare2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M compare2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E compare2.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M compare2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4210M2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U compare2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U compare2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M compare2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U compare2.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U compare2 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U compare1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U compare1.9 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U compare1.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U1.7 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U compare1.4 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E compare1.6 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U compare1.6 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U compare1.3 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y compare1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y compare1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y compare1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y compare1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y compare1.5 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y compare1.4 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4340M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H compare2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M compare2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H compare2.8 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U compare2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M compare2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E compare2.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M compare2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U compare2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U compare2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M compare2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U compare2.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U compare2 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U compare1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U compare1.9 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U compare1.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4210U1.7 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U compare1.4 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E compare1.6 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U compare1.6 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U compare1.3 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y compare1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y compare1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y compare1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y compare1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y compare1.5 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y compare1.4 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
2600 - 3200 MHz1700 - 2700 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
3 MB3 MB
2 / 42 / 4
37 15
960
22 22
130 mm2
100 °C100 °C
rPGABGA
HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, 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 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$225 U.S.$281 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4210MIntel Core i5 4210U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 302     avg: 305     median: 305.5 (7%)     max: 308 Points
min: 215     avg: 234     median: 237 (5%)     max: 243 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 117     avg: 122     median: 122 (45%)     max: 125 Points
min: 82     avg: 99.3     median: 102 (38%)     max: 106 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 3.3     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (7%)     max: 3.37 Points
min: 2.11     avg: 2.5     median: 2.6 (5%)     max: 2.62 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.34     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (44%)     max: 1.41 Points
min: 0.89     avg: 1.1     median: 1.2 (37%)     max: 1.2 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4276     avg: 4508     median: 4583.5 (41%)     max: 4590
min: 3191     avg: 3809     median: 3843 (34%)     max: 3992
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 10082     avg: 10211     median: 10185.5 (17%)     max: 10389
min: 6763     avg: 7689     median: 7799 (13%)     max: 8073
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 12149     avg: 12634     median: 12633.5 (12%)     max: 13118 Points
min: 7554     avg: 9880     median: 10185.5 (10%)     max: 10445 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 5582     avg: 5829     median: 5828.5 (44%)     max: 6075 Points
min: 3812     avg: 4993     median: 5114.5 (39%)     max: 5178 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
536 s (6%)
min: 632.657     avg: 688     median: 674.8 (8%)     max: 878.648 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
17.1 s (3%)
min: 19.875     avg: 22.2     median: 21.2 (4%)     max: 28.42 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
3185 (20%)
min: 2229     avg: 2309     median: 2318 (15%)     max: 2372
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
19.3 fps (9%)
min: 14     avg: 15     median: 15.1 (7%)     max: 15.31 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
95.2 fps (28%)
min: 72     avg: 79.4     median: 79.8 (24%)     max: 81.89 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (7%)
min: 0.125     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (5%)     max: 0.128 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (8%)
min: 0.219     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (6%)     max: 0.228 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.8 GB/s (7%)
1.4 GB/s (5%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3940     avg: 3978     median: 3981.5 (22%)     max: 4008 Points
min: 2808     avg: 3150     median: 3200 (18%)     max: 3229 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
12 s (3%)
min: 13.924     avg: 14.6     median: 14.5 (3%)     max: 16.75 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
30 s (1%)
min: 31.422     avg: 32.8     median: 32.5 (1%)     max: 37.11 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
644 s (3%)
min: 702.54     avg: 730     median: 724.1 (3%)     max: 808.93 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4210U +
42270 MIPS (20%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4210U +
31000 MFLOPS (24%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4210M +
7.2 Points (92%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
10824 Points (13%)
min: 8067     avg: 8492     median: 8585 (10%)     max: 8714 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 3669     avg: 3934     median: 3989.5 (16%)     max: 4097 Points
min: 619     avg: 3092     median: 3181 (13%)     max: 3423 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 30540     avg: 34670     median: 34639.5 (22%)     max: 37915 Points
min: 92.52     avg: 26482     median: 27728.5 (18%)     max: 29898 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4210U +
min: 24564     avg: 26681     median: 26680.5 (28%)     max: 28797 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 4210U +
29464 Points (30%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2621     avg: 3055     median: 3131.5 (8%)     max: 3178 Points
min: 7.91     avg: 2375     median: 2462 (6%)     max: 2547 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 4417     avg: 4513     median: 4513 (11%)     max: 4611 Points
min: 2225     avg: 3430     median: 3463 (9%)     max: 3593 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
4814 Points (39%)
min: 7409     avg: 7453     median: 7453 (60%)     max: 7497 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
4959 Points (45%)
min: 6368     avg: 6437     median: 6436.5 (58%)     max: 6505 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
6947 Points (14%)
min: 5668     avg: 5688     median: 5687.5 (11%)     max: 5707 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
6410 Points (13%)
min: 5067     avg: 5097     median: 5097 (10%)     max: 5127 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
6148 Points (16%)
min: 5771     avg: 5807     median: 5806.5 (15%)     max: 5842 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
6185 (11%)
min: 4595     avg: 4716     median: 4653 (8%)     max: 4993
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
2945 (60%)
min: 2333     avg: 2425     median: 2391 (49%)     max: 2606
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1272     avg: 1534     median: 1312.3 (2%)     max: 2240.4 ms
min: 1608.8     avg: 2316     median: 2617.5 (4%)     max: 2823 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 96.5     avg: 153     median: 163.1 (2%)     max: 188.4 ms
min: 111     avg: 147     median: 122 (1%)     max: 209.6 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 14952     avg: 23377     median: 25519 (41%)     max: 27518 Points
min: 10986     avg: 13243     median: 12144 (19%)     max: 22007 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4210M → 100% n=35

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4210U → 87% n=35

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