Intel Core i5-4210U vs Intel Core i5-4258U vs Intel Core i5-4278U

Intel Core i5-4210U

► remove Intel 4210U

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 i5-4258U

► remove Intel 4258U

The Intel Core i5-4258U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large 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 2.4 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz for 1 or 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 the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Due to these architectural improvements, the performance is slightly above a similarly clocked Ivy Bridge CPU. Therefore, the Core i5-4258U is almost as fast as the older i5-3230M. 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 Iris Graphics 5100 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the Iris Graphics competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards. However, even fast dual-channel memory limits the performance.

The i5-4258U is rated at a TDP of 28 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for larger ultrabooks 14-inches or greater.

Intel Core i5-4278U

► remove Intel 4278U

The Intel Core i5-4278U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large ultrabooks launched in Q3 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 3.1 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 the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Due to these architectural improvements, the performance is slightly above a similarly clocked Ivy Bridge CPU. Therefore, the Core i5-4278U is almost as fast as the older i7-3520M. 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 Iris Graphics 5100 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the Iris Graphics competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards (e.g. GeForce GT 720M). However, even fast dual-channel memory limits the performance.

Power Consumption

The i5-4278U is rated at a TDP of 28 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for larger, well-cooled ultrabooks.

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: 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
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HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$281 U.S.$342 U.S.$315 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4210UIntel Core i5 4258UIntel Core i5 4278U
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181 mm2181 mm2

Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
100%
1 4258U +
246 Points (38%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
100%
1 4258U +
601 Points (6%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4210U +
min: 215     avg: 234     median: 237 (5%)     max: 243 Points
119%
1 4258U +
min: 261     avg: 278     median: 283 (6%)     max: 291 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4210U +
min: 82     avg: 99.3     median: 102 (38%)     max: 106 Points
110%
1 4258U +
min: 106     avg: 110     median: 112 (41%)     max: 113 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4210U +
min: 2.11     avg: 2.5     median: 2.6 (5%)     max: 2.62 Points
119%
1 4258U +
min: 2.92     avg: 3     median: 3 (6%)     max: 3.15 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4210U +
min: 0.89     avg: 1.1     median: 1.2 (37%)     max: 1.2 Points
107%
1 4258U +
min: 1.21     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (39%)     max: 1.27 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4210U +
min: 3191     avg: 3809     median: 3843 (34%)     max: 3992
119%
1 4258U +
min: 4312     avg: 4572     median: 4571.5 (41%)     max: 4831
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4210U +
min: 6763     avg: 7689     median: 7799 (13%)     max: 8073
130%
1 4258U +
min: 9638     avg: 10121     median: 10121 (17%)     max: 10604
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4210U +
min: 7554     avg: 9880     median: 10185.5 (10%)     max: 10445 Points
116%
1 4258U +
11829 Points (11%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4210U +
min: 3812     avg: 4993     median: 5114.5 (39%)     max: 5178 Points
110%
1 4258U +
5647 Points (43%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4210U +
min: 632.657     avg: 688     median: 674.8 (8%)     max: 878.648 s
101%
1 4258U +
566 s (7%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4210U +
min: 19.875     avg: 22.2     median: 21.2 (4%)     max: 28.42 s
101%
1 4258U +
17.8 s (4%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4210U +
min: 2229     avg: 2309     median: 2318 (15%)     max: 2372
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
100%
1 4258U +
8238 MIPS (6%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
100%
1 4258U +
3270 MIPS (22%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4210U +
min: 14     avg: 15     median: 15.1 (7%)     max: 15.31 fps
122%
1 4258U +
18.5 fps (8%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4210U +
min: 72     avg: 79.4     median: 79.8 (24%)     max: 81.89 fps
122%
1 4258U +
97.2 fps (29%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
100%
1 4258U +
2.4 fps (8%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4210U +
min: 0.125     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.128 GB/s
116%
1 4258U +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4210U +
min: 0.219     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.228 GB/s
119%
1 4258U +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4210U +
1.4 GB/s (0%)
121%
1 4258U +
1.7 GB/s (0%)
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
100%
1 4258U +
1719 Seconds (12%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
100%
1 4258U +
1 sec (22%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4210U +
min: 2808     avg: 3150     median: 3200 (18%)     max: 3229 Points
121%
1 4258U +
3865 Points (21%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4210U +
min: 13.924     avg: 14.6     median: 14.5 (3%)     max: 16.75 s
100%
1 4258U +
13 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4210U +
min: 31.422     avg: 32.8     median: 32.5 (1%)     max: 37.11 s
100%
1 4258U +
29.2 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4210U +
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%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4210U +
min: 8067     avg: 8492     median: 8585 (10%)     max: 8714 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4210U +
min: 619     avg: 3092     median: 3181 (14%)     max: 3423 Points
118%
1 4258U +
3748 Points (16%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 4210U +
min: 92.52     avg: 26482     median: 27728.5 (18%)     max: 29898 Points
105%
1 4258U +
29091 Points (19%)
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%)
124%
1 4258U +
36604 Points (38%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 4210U +
min: 7.91     avg: 2375     median: 2462 (6%)     max: 2547 Points
120%
1 4258U +
2948 Points (7%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 4210U +
min: 2225     avg: 3430     median: 3463 (9%)     max: 3593 Points
119%
1 4258U +
4109 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4210U +
min: 7409     avg: 7453     median: 7453 (60%)     max: 7497 Points
94%
1 4258U +
min: 6428     avg: 7032     median: 7032 (57%)     max: 7636 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4210U +
min: 6368     avg: 6437     median: 6436.5 (58%)     max: 6505 Points
101%
1 4258U +
min: 6211     avg: 6488     median: 6487.5 (59%)     max: 6764 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4210U +
min: 5668     avg: 5688     median: 5687.5 (11%)     max: 5707 Points
146%
1 4258U +
min: 6644     avg: 8314     median: 8314 (16%)     max: 9984 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4210U +
min: 5067     avg: 5097     median: 5097 (10%)     max: 5127 Points
110%
1 4258U +
min: 5218     avg: 5590     median: 5590 (11%)     max: 5962 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4210U +
min: 5771     avg: 5807     median: 5806.5 (15%)     max: 5842 Points
118%
1 4258U +
min: 6528     avg: 6867     median: 6866.5 (18%)     max: 7205 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4210U +
min: 4595     avg: 4716     median: 4653 (8%)     max: 4993
124%
1 4258U +
min: 5634     avg: 5783     median: 5782.5 (10%)     max: 5931
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4210U +
min: 2333     avg: 2425     median: 2391 (49%)     max: 2606
115%
1 4258U +
min: 2701     avg: 2739     median: 2739 (56%)     max: 2777
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4258U +
6308 (10%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4258U +
2899 (59%)
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4258U +
724 (41%)
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4258U +
1588 (9%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4210U +
min: 1608.8     avg: 2316     median: 2617.5 (4%)     max: 2823 ms
101%
1 4258U +
min: 1435     avg: 1922     median: 2040 (3%)     max: 2292.2 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4210U +
min: 111     avg: 147     median: 122 (1%)     max: 209.6 ms
100%
1 4258U +
min: 99.1     avg: 122     median: 121.6 (1%)     max: 144 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4258U +
min: 98.2     avg: 138     median: 138.1 (1%)     max: 178 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4210U +
min: 10986     avg: 13243     median: 12144 (20%)     max: 22007 Points

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