Intel Core i5-4210M vs Intel Core i5-4250U

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 i5-4250U

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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 i5-4210MIntel Core i5-4250U
Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
HaswellHaswell
: Core i5 Haswell
Intel Core i5-4340M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H (compare)2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M (compare)2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H (compare)2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U (compare)2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M (compare)2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E (compare)2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M (compare)2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4210M2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U (compare)2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U (compare)2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M (compare)2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U (compare)2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U (compare)2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U (compare)1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U (compare)1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U (compare)1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U (compare)1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U (compare)1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E (compare)1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U (compare)1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y (compare)1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y (compare)1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y (compare)1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y (compare)1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y (compare)1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y (compare)1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4340M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H (compare)2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M (compare)2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H (compare)2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U (compare)2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M (compare)2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E (compare)2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M (compare)2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U (compare)2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U (compare)2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M (compare)2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U (compare)2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U (compare)2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U (compare)1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U (compare)1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U (compare)1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U (compare)1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U (compare)1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E (compare)1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U (compare)1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4250U1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y (compare)1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y (compare)1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y (compare)1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y (compare)1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y (compare)1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y (compare)1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
2600 - 3200 MHz1300 - 2600 MHz
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130 mm2181 mm2
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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-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz)
$225 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4210MIntel Core i5 4250U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 302     avg: 305.3     median: 305.5 (10%)     max: 308 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 117     avg: 121.5     median: 122 (57%)     max: 125 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3.3     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (12%)     max: 3.37 Points
min: 2.44     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (9%)     max: 2.5 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.34     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (57%)     max: 1.41 Points
min: 1.1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (46%)     max: 1.13 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4276     avg: 4508.3     median: 4583.5 (50%)     max: 4590 Points
min: 3667     avg: 3679.5     median: 3679.5 (40%)     max: 3692 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 10082     avg: 10210.5     median: 10185.5 (20%)     max: 10389 Points
min: 7659     avg: 7692.5     median: 7692.5 (15%)     max: 7726 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 12149     avg: 12633.5     median: 12633.5 (17%)     max: 13118 Points
min: 8491     avg: 9283.5     median: 9283.5 (12%)     max: 10076 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 5582     avg: 5828.5     median: 5828.5 (57%)     max: 6075 Points
min: 4197     avg: 4529     median: 4529 (44%)     max: 4861 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
535.8 seconds (6%)
min: 658.98     avg: 687.9     median: 687.9 (8%)     max: 716.837 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
17.1 seconds (3%)
min: 21.14     avg: 21.9     median: 21.9 (4%)     max: 22.605 seconds
WinRAR - Result
3185 KB/s (37%)
min: 2133     avg: 2136.5     median: 2136.5 (25%)     max: 2140 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
19.3 fps (13%)
14.6 fps (10%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
95.2 fps (35%)
77.8 fps (29%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (10%)
min: 0.206     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (7%)     max: 0.218 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.8 GB/s (9%)
1.4 GB/s (7%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3940     avg: 3977.8     median: 3981.5 (11%)     max: 4008 Points
min: 3005     avg: 3024     median: 3024 (9%)     max: 3043 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
12 Seconds (3%)
min: 15     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (3%)     max: 15.405 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
30 Seconds (1%)
min: 34.964     avg: 35     median: 35 (1%)     max: 35 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
644 Seconds (3%)
min: 771.615     avg: 772.3     median: 772.3 (3%)     max: 773 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 40880     avg: 46750     median: 46750 (22%)     max: 52620 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 28200     avg: 28210     median: 28210 (22%)     max: 28220 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.2 points (92%)
6.9 points (88%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
10824 Points (18%)
min: 8256     avg: 8327.5     median: 8327.5 (14%)     max: 8399 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3669     avg: 3934.3     median: 3989.5 (21%)     max: 4097 points
min: 3294     avg: 3301.5     median: 3301.5 (18%)     max: 3309 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 30540     avg: 34669.8     median: 34639.5 (22%)     max: 37915 Points
min: 25644     avg: 26127.5     median: 26127.5 (17%)     max: 26611 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2621     avg: 3054.7     median: 3131.5 (8%)     max: 3178 Points
min: 2385     avg: 2396     median: 2396 (6%)     max: 2407 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4417     avg: 4513.2     median: 4513 (17%)     max: 4611 Points
min: 3337     avg: 3339.5     median: 3339.5 (12%)     max: 3342 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
4814 Points (39%)
min: 5768     avg: 5804     median: 5804 (47%)     max: 5840 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
4959 Points (45%)
min: 5713     avg: 5729.5     median: 5729.5 (52%)     max: 5746 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
6947 Points (20%)
min: 8108     avg: 8111.5     median: 8111.5 (23%)     max: 8115 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
6410 Points (20%)
min: 4147     avg: 4211.5     median: 4211.5 (13%)     max: 4276 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
6148 Points (24%)
min: 6015     avg: 6039     median: 6039 (23%)     max: 6063 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
6185 Points (20%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2945 Points (63%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1272     avg: 1534.2     median: 1312.3 (2%)     max: 2240.4 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 96.5     avg: 152.8     median: 163.1 (4%)     max: 188.4 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 14952     avg: 23377     median: 25519 (53%)     max: 27518 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4210M → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4250U → 86%

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