Intel Core i5-4250U vs Intel Core i5-4202Y vs Intel Core i5-4258U

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.

Intel Core i5-4202Y

► remove from comparison Intel 4202Y

The Intel Core i5-4202Y 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 1.6 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.0 GHz (2 cores: 1.7 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 i5-4202Y is similar to the Core i3-4100U with a slightly higher TDP. 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 i5-4202Y is rated at a TDP of 11.5 W (SDP 4.5 W) including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for very small (and even passively cooled) ultrabooks or tablets.

Intel Core i5-4258U

► remove from comparison 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 i5-4250UIntel Core i5-4202YIntel Core i5-4258U
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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
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HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD 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-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Intel Core i5 4250UIntel Core i5 4202YIntel Core i5 4258U
FCBGA
$342 U.S.

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - 4258U
28.5 pt (29%)
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 4202Y +
min: 165     avg: 168     median: 169 (4%)     max: 171 Points
167%
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 4202Y +
min: 72     avg: 74.3     median: 74 (27%)     max: 77 Points
151%
1 4258U +
min: 106     avg: 110     median: 112 (41%)     max: 113 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 2.44     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (5%)     max: 2.5 Points
min: 1.82     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (4%)     max: 1.85 Points
min: 2.92     avg: 3     median: 3 (6%)     max: 3.15 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (36%)     max: 1.13 Points
min: 0.48     avg: 0.7     median: 0.9 (28%)     max: 0.88 Points
min: 1.21     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (39%)     max: 1.27 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 3667     avg: 3680     median: 3679.5 (33%)     max: 3692
2920 (26%)
min: 4312     avg: 4572     median: 4571.5 (41%)     max: 4831
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 7659     avg: 7693     median: 7692.5 (13%)     max: 7726
5686 (10%)
min: 9638     avg: 10121     median: 10121 (17%)     max: 10604
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 8491     avg: 9284     median: 9283.5 (9%)     max: 10076 Points
7188 Points (7%)
11829 Points (11%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 4197     avg: 4529     median: 4529 (34%)     max: 4861 Points
3890 Points (29%)
5647 Points (43%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 658.98     avg: 688     median: 687.9 (8%)     max: 716.837 s
1050 s (12%)
566 s (7%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 21.14     avg: 21.9     median: 21.9 (4%)     max: 22.605 s
33 s (7%)
17.8 s (4%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4250U +
min: 2133     avg: 2137     median: 2136.5 (14%)     max: 2140
87%
1 4202Y +
1864 (12%)
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
14.6 fps (7%)
11 fps (5%)
18.5 fps (8%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
77.8 fps (23%)
59.5 fps (18%)
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
0.1 GB/s (5%)
0.1 GB/s (4%)
0.1 GB/s (6%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.206     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (6%)     max: 0.218 GB/s
0.2 GB/s (4%)
0.3 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.4 GB/s (5%)
1 GB/s (4%)
1.7 GB/s (6%)
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
min: 3005     avg: 3024     median: 3024 (17%)     max: 3043 Points
min: 1853     avg: 2072     median: 2071.5 (11%)     max: 2290 Points
3865 Points (21%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 15     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (3%)     max: 15.405 s
19.1 s (4%)
13 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 34.964     avg: 35     median: 35 (1%)     max: 35 s
42.5 s (2%)
29.2 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4250U +
min: 771.615     avg: 772     median: 772.3 (3%)     max: 773 s
99%
1 4202Y +
941 s (4%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4250U +
min: 40880     avg: 46750     median: 46750 (22%)     max: 52620 MIPS
57%
1 4202Y +
26460 MIPS (13%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4250U +
min: 28200     avg: 28210     median: 28210 (22%)     max: 28220 MFLOPS
76%
1 4202Y +
21330 MFLOPS (16%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4250U +
6.9 Points (88%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4250U +
min: 8256     avg: 8328     median: 8327.5 (10%)     max: 8399 Points
75%
1 4202Y +
6236 Points (7%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 3294     avg: 3302     median: 3301.5 (14%)     max: 3309 Points
2441 Points (10%)
3748 Points (15%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 25644     avg: 26128     median: 26127.5 (17%)     max: 26611 Points
min: 19996     avg: 20091     median: 20091 (13%)     max: 20186 Points
29091 Points (19%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 4202Y +
22639 Points (23%)
162%
1 4258U +
36604 Points (38%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2385     avg: 2396     median: 2396 (6%)     max: 2407 Points
min: 1753     avg: 1758     median: 1758 (4%)     max: 1763 Points
2948 Points (7%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 3337     avg: 3340     median: 3339.5 (8%)     max: 3342 Points
min: 2409     avg: 2421     median: 2421 (6%)     max: 2433 Points
4109 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
min: 5768     avg: 5804     median: 5804 (47%)     max: 5840 Points
5961 Points (48%)
min: 6428     avg: 7032     median: 7032 (57%)     max: 7636 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
min: 5713     avg: 5730     median: 5729.5 (52%)     max: 5746 Points
5167 Points (47%)
min: 6211     avg: 6488     median: 6487.5 (59%)     max: 6764 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
min: 8108     avg: 8112     median: 8111.5 (16%)     max: 8115 Points
4145 Points (8%)
min: 6644     avg: 8314     median: 8314 (16%)     max: 9984 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
min: 4147     avg: 4212     median: 4211.5 (8%)     max: 4276 Points
3648 Points (7%)
min: 5218     avg: 5590     median: 5590 (11%)     max: 5962 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
min: 6015     avg: 6039     median: 6039 (16%)     max: 6063 Points
4357 Points (11%)
min: 6528     avg: 6867     median: 6866.5 (18%)     max: 7205 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4202Y +
3622 (6%)
160%
1 4258U +
min: 5634     avg: 5783     median: 5782.5 (10%)     max: 5931
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4202Y +
2002 (41%)
137%
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 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4258U +
724 (40%)
Geekbench 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 4202Y +
min: 3040.6     avg: 4079     median: 4078.8 (7%)     max: 5117 ms
104%
1 4258U +
min: 1435     avg: 1922     median: 2040 (3%)     max: 2292.2 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4202Y +
min: 149.9     avg: 219     median: 249 (3%)     max: 259 ms
101%
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 4202Y +
5652 Points (9%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4250U → 100% n=25

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4202Y → 80% n=25

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4258U → 118% n=25

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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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