Intel Core i5-4210M vs Intel Core i5-4260U vs Intel Core i5-4310M

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 i5-4260U

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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 i5-4310M

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The Intel Core i5-4310M is a fast dual-core processor for laptops launched in Q1/2014. 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 2.7 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz for 1 active core or 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, improving the performance per clock by 5 - 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Compared to the Core i5-4300M, the 4310M is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is on par with the Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3540M. Even demanding software or multitasking will be handled easily.

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1250 MHz, making it about 30 % faster than a similarly clocked HD 4000. This is slightly slower than the AMD Radeon HD 8650G or a dedicated GeForce GT 720M.

Power Consumption

The i5-4310M 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.

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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 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz)
$225 U.S.$325 U.S.$225 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4210MIntel Core i5 4260UIntel Core i5 4310M

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 302     avg: 305.3     median: 305.5 (7%)     max: 308 Points
239 Points (5%)
min: 325     avg: 326     median: 326 (7%)     max: 327 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 117     avg: 121.5     median: 122 (56%)     max: 125 Points
105 Points (48%)
min: 128     avg: 128.5     median: 128.5 (59%)     max: 129 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3.3     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (12%)     max: 3.37 Points
2.6 Points (10%)
min: 3.56     avg: 3.6     median: 3.6 (13%)     max: 3.59 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.34     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (57%)     max: 1.41 Points
1.2 Points (49%)
min: 1.47     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (60%)     max: 1.48 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4276     avg: 4508.3     median: 4583.5 (50%)     max: 4590 Points
3951 Points (43%)
4664 Points (51%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 10082     avg: 10210.5     median: 10185.5 (20%)     max: 10389 Points
7913 Points (16%)
9622 Points (19%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 12149     avg: 12633.5     median: 12633.5 (17%)     max: 13118 Points
10033 Points (13%)
14079 Points (19%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 5582     avg: 5828.5     median: 5828.5 (57%)     max: 6075 Points
5186 Points (50%)
6533 Points (63%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
535.8 seconds (6%)
495.9 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
17.1 seconds (3%)
15.6 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
3185 KB/s (37%)
2578 KB/s (30%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
19.3 fps (0%)
20.7 fps (1%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
95.2 fps (35%)
105 fps (39%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (9%)
0.2 GB/s (9%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (9%)
0.3 GB/s (10%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.8 GB/s (9%)
2 GB/s (10%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3940     avg: 3977.8     median: 3981.5 (28%)     max: 4008 Points
3222 Points (22%)
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 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
644 Seconds (3%)
591.1 Seconds (3%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.2 points (92%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
10824 Points (18%)
11595 Points (19%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3669     avg: 3934.3     median: 3989.5 (21%)     max: 4097 points
3182 points (17%)
min: 3846     avg: 3976     median: 3976 (21%)     max: 4106 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 30540     avg: 34669.8     median: 34639.5 (22%)     max: 37915 Points
min: 34628     avg: 37013.5     median: 37013.5 (24%)     max: 39399 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
28512 Points (34%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
29963 Points (35%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2621     avg: 3054.7     median: 3131.5 (8%)     max: 3178 Points
2495 Points (6%)
min: 3300     avg: 3312     median: 3312 (8%)     max: 3324 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4417     avg: 4513.2     median: 4513 (17%)     max: 4611 Points
min: 4582     avg: 4735.5     median: 4735.5 (17%)     max: 4889 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
4814 Points (39%)
5307 Points (43%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
4959 Points (45%)
5403 Points (49%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
6947 Points (20%)
7454 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
6410 Points (20%)
6880 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
6148 Points (24%)
6628 Points (25%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
6185 Points (20%)
6227 Points (20%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2945 Points (61%)
2939 Points (61%)
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 (2%)     max: 188.4 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 14952     avg: 23377     median: 25519 (51%)     max: 27518 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4210M → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4260U → 85%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4310M → 104%

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