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

Intel Core i5-4210Y

► remove Intel 4210Y

The Intel Core i5-4210Y is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks and tablets launched in Q3 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 1.5 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 1.9 GHz (2 cores: 1.6 GHz). 

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.

The performance of the Core i5-4210Y is similar to the Core i3-4010U with a slightly higher TDP of 15 W. Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as most applications.

The integrated HD Graphics 4200 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 850 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4200 is significantly slower than the HD 4400 found on other ULV models with higher clocks and TDP.

The i5-4210Y is rated at a TDP of 11.5 W (SDP 6 W) including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for very small ultrabooks or tablets.

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.

Intel Core i5-4210YIntel Core i5-4258UIntel Core i5-4278U
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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 4200 (200 - 850 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 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz)
$297 U.S.$342 U.S.$315 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4210YIntel Core i5 4258UIntel Core i5 4278U
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181 mm2181 mm2

Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
100%
1 4258U +
246 Points (45%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
100%
1 4258U +
601 Points (6%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 127     avg: 146     median: 147 (3%)     max: 162 Points
193%
1 4258U +
min: 261     avg: 278     median: 283 (6%)     max: 291 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 42     avg: 65.5     median: 72.5 (32%)     max: 75 Points
154%
1 4258U +
min: 106     avg: 110     median: 112 (50%)     max: 113 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 1.47     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (4%)     max: 1.7 Points
192%
1 4258U +
min: 2.92     avg: 3     median: 3 (7%)     max: 3.15 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 0.5     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (32%)     max: 0.85 Points
149%
1 4258U +
min: 1.21     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (48%)     max: 1.27 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 4210Y +
2764 Points (28%)
165%
1 4258U +
min: 4312     avg: 4572     median: 4571.5 (47%)     max: 4831 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 4210Y +
5399 Points (9%)
187%
1 4258U +
min: 9638     avg: 10121     median: 10121 (17%)     max: 10604 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 6072     avg: 6534     median: 6534 (8%)     max: 6996 Points
181%
1 4258U +
11829 Points (14%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 3591     avg: 3610     median: 3609.5 (34%)     max: 3628 Points
156%
1 4258U +
5647 Points (52%)
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 1045.07     avg: 1055     median: 1055 (12%)     max: 1065 seconds
107%
1 4258U +
566 seconds (7%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 30     avg: 31.4     median: 31.4 (6%)     max: 32.828 seconds
103%
1 4258U +
17.8 seconds (4%)
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4210Y +
1876 KB/s (19%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
100%
1 4258U +
8238 MIPS (8%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
100%
1 4258U +
3270 MIPS (22%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4210Y +
9.9 fps (6%)
187%
1 4258U +
18.5 fps (11%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4210Y +
56.1 fps (19%)
173%
1 4258U +
97.2 fps (34%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
100%
1 4258U +
2.4 fps (9%)
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TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4210Y +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
172%
1 4258U +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4210Y +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
178%
1 4258U +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4210Y +
1 GB/s (0%)
170%
1 4258U +
1.7 GB/s (0%)
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
100%
1 4258U +
1719 Seconds (12%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
100%
1 4258U +
1 sec (22%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 1959     avg: 2039     median: 2039 (14%)     max: 2119 Points
190%
1 4258U +
3865 Points (26%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 19     avg: 19.4     median: 19.4 (4%)     max: 19.735 Seconds
101%
1 4258U +
13 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 43.999     avg: 44     median: 44 (2%)     max: 44 Seconds
101%
1 4258U +
29.2 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 974     avg: 997     median: 997 (4%)     max: 1020.04 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4210Y +
5319 Points (7%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 2012     avg: 2071     median: 2047 (9%)     max: 2153 points
183%
1 4258U +
3748 points (17%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 15599     avg: 16944     median: 16143 (10%)     max: 19089 Points
180%
1 4258U +
29091 Points (19%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
1 4258U +
36604 Points (42%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 1492     avg: 1590     median: 1617 (4%)     max: 1660 Points
182%
1 4258U +
2948 Points (7%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 2098     avg: 2194     median: 2195 (7%)     max: 2288 Points
187%
1 4258U +
4109 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 5727     avg: 5740     median: 5739.5 (46%)     max: 5752 Points
123%
1 4258U +
min: 6428     avg: 7032     median: 7032 (57%)     max: 7636 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 3963     avg: 4560     median: 4560 (41%)     max: 5157 Points
142%
1 4258U +
min: 6211     avg: 6488     median: 6487.5 (59%)     max: 6764 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 3267     avg: 3589     median: 3589 (7%)     max: 3911 Points
232%
1 4258U +
min: 6644     avg: 8314     median: 8314 (16%)     max: 9984 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 3066     avg: 3258     median: 3257.5 (7%)     max: 3449 Points
172%
1 4258U +
min: 5218     avg: 5590     median: 5590 (11%)     max: 5962 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 3581     avg: 3882     median: 3881.5 (10%)     max: 4182 Points
177%
1 4258U +
min: 6528     avg: 6867     median: 6866.5 (18%)     max: 7205 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 3297     avg: 3380     median: 3364 (6%)     max: 3479 Points
172%
1 4258U +
min: 5634     avg: 5783     median: 5782.5 (10%)     max: 5931 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 1775     avg: 1870     median: 1907 (39%)     max: 1927 Points
144%
1 4258U +
min: 2701     avg: 2739     median: 2739 (56%)     max: 2777 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4258U +
6308 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4258U +
2899 Points (59%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4258U +
724 Points (50%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4258U +
1588 Points (13%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 4210Y +
3655 ms (6%)
103%
1 4258U +
min: 1435     avg: 1922     median: 2040 (3%)     max: 2292.2 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4210Y +
173 ms (2%)
101%
1 4258U +
min: 99.1     avg: 122     median: 121.6 (1%)     max: 144 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4258U +
min: 98.2     avg: 138     median: 138.1 (1%)     max: 178 ms

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