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

► remove from comparison Intel 4300M

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 i5-4250U

► remove from comparison Intel 4250U

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.

ModelIntel Core i5-4210MIntel Core i5-4300MIntel Core i5-4250U
SeriesIntel Core i5Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
CodenameHaswellHaswellHaswell
Series: Core i5 Haswell
Intel Core i5-4340M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H2.8 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E2.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4210M2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U2.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U2 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U1.9 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U1.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U1.7 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U1.4 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E1.6 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U1.6 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U1.3 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y1.5 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y1.4 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4340M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H2.8 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E2.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4300M2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U2.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U2 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U1.9 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U1.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U1.7 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U1.4 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E1.6 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U1.6 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U1.3 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y1.5 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y1.4 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4340M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H2.8 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E2.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U2.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U2 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U1.9 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U1.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U1.7 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U1.4 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E1.6 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U1.6 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4250U1.3 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y1.5 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y1.4 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Clock2600 - 3200 MHz2600 - 3300 MHz1300 - 2600 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache3 MB3 MB3 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 42 / 4
TDP37 Watt37 Watt15 Watt
Transistors960 Million960 Million1300 Million
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
Die Size130 mm2130 mm2181 mm2
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketrPGArPGA
FeaturesHD 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 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 - 1250 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$225 U.S.$227 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i5 4210MIntel Core i5 4300MIntel Core i5 4250U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4210M +
min: 302     avg: 305.3     median: 305.5 (3%)     max: 308 Points
103%
1 4300M +
min: 313     avg: 313.5     median: 313.5 (3%)     max: 314 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4210M +
min: 117     avg: 121.5     median: 122 (37%)     max: 125 Points
104%
1 4300M +
min: 126     avg: 126.5     median: 126.5 (39%)     max: 127 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 3.3     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (5%)     max: 3.37 Points
min: 3.13     avg: 3.3     median: 3.4 (5%)     max: 3.47 Points
min: 2.44     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (3%)     max: 2.5 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.34     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (4%)     max: 1.41 Points
min: 1.33     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (4%)     max: 1.44 Points
min: 1.1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (4%)     max: 1.13 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4276     avg: 4508     median: 4583.5 (37%)     max: 4590 Points
min: 4624     avg: 4690     median: 4721 (39%)     max: 4726 Points
min: 3667     avg: 3680     median: 3679.5 (30%)     max: 3692 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 10082     avg: 10211     median: 10185.5 (12%)     max: 10389 Points
min: 9554     avg: 10217     median: 10388 (12%)     max: 10709 Points
min: 7659     avg: 7693     median: 7692.5 (9%)     max: 7726 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 12149     avg: 12634     median: 12633.5 (10%)     max: 13118 Points
min: 12110     avg: 13073     median: 13448 (10%)     max: 13662 Points
min: 8491     avg: 9284     median: 9283.5 (7%)     max: 10076 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 5582     avg: 5829     median: 5828.5 (32%)     max: 6075 Points
min: 6076     avg: 6220     median: 6183 (34%)     max: 6402 Points
min: 4197     avg: 4529     median: 4529 (25%)     max: 4861 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4210M +
536 s (6%)
98%
1 4250U +
min: 659     avg: 688     median: 688 (8%)     max: 717 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4210M +
17.1 s (3%)
99%
1 4250U +
min: 21.14     avg: 21.9     median: 21.9 (4%)     max: 22.6 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4210M +
3185 Points (18%)
67%
1 4250U +
min: 2133     avg: 2137     median: 2136.5 (12%)     max: 2140 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4210M +
19.3 fps (7%)
75%
1 4250U +
14.6 fps (5%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4210M +
95.2 fps (22%)
82%
1 4250U +
77.8 fps (18%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4210M +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4210M +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
75%
1 4250U +
min: 0.206     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.218 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4210M +
1.8 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3940     avg: 3978     median: 3981.5 (8%)     max: 4008 Points
min: 4039     avg: 4148     median: 4147.5 (9%)     max: 4256 Points
min: 3005     avg: 3024     median: 3024 (6%)     max: 3043 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4210M +
12 s (3%)
99%
1 4250U +
min: 15     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (3%)     max: 15.4 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4210M +
30 s (1%)
100%
1 4250U +
min: 34.96     avg: 35     median: 35 (1%)     max: 35 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4210M +
644 s (3%)
99%
1 4250U +
min: 772     avg: 773     median: 772.5 (3%)     max: 773 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4250U +
min: 40880     avg: 46750     median: 46750 (22%)     max: 52620 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4250U +
min: 28200     avg: 28210     median: 28210 (22%)     max: 28220 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
7.2 Points (92%)
7.1 Points (91%)
6.9 Points (88%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
10824 Points (10%)
min: 10179     avg: 10795     median: 10794.5 (10%)     max: 11410 Points
min: 8256     avg: 8328     median: 8327.5 (8%)     max: 8399 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 3669     avg: 3934     median: 3989.5 (11%)     max: 4097 Points
min: 3523     avg: 4000     median: 4230 (12%)     max: 4246 Points
min: 3294     avg: 3302     median: 3301.5 (9%)     max: 3309 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 30540     avg: 34670     median: 34639.5 (22%)     max: 37915 Points
min: 30501     avg: 36516     median: 39346 (25%)     max: 39701 Points
min: 25644     avg: 26128     median: 26127.5 (17%)     max: 26611 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2621     avg: 3055     median: 3131.5 (8%)     max: 3178 Points
min: 2791     avg: 3131     median: 3184.5 (8%)     max: 3365 Points
min: 2385     avg: 2396     median: 2396 (6%)     max: 2407 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 4417     avg: 4513     median: 4513 (8%)     max: 4611 Points
min: 4103     avg: 4526     median: 4708 (9%)     max: 4767 Points
min: 3337     avg: 3340     median: 3339.5 (6%)     max: 3342 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4210M +
6185 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4210M +
2945 Points (58%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4210M +
4814 Points (39%)
121%
1 4250U +
min: 5768     avg: 5804     median: 5804 (47%)     max: 5840 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4210M +
4959 Points (45%)
116%
1 4250U +
min: 5713     avg: 5730     median: 5729.5 (52%)     max: 5746 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4210M +
6947 Points (14%)
117%
1 4250U +
min: 8108     avg: 8112     median: 8111.5 (16%)     max: 8115 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4210M +
6410 Points (13%)
66%
1 4250U +
min: 4147     avg: 4212     median: 4211.5 (8%)     max: 4276 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4210M +
6148 Points (16%)
98%
1 4250U +
min: 6015     avg: 6039     median: 6039 (16%)     max: 6063 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4210M +
min: 1272     avg: 1534     median: 1312 (2%)     max: 2240 ms
99%
1 4300M +
2233 ms (3%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4210M +
min: 96.5     avg: 152.8     median: 163.1 (2%)     max: 188.4 ms
101%
1 4300M +
87.1 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4210M +
min: 14952     avg: 23377     median: 25519 (26%)     max: 27518 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4210M → 100% n=13

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4300M → 104% n=13

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4250U → 78% n=13

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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