Intel Core i5-4250U vs Intel Core i5-4210M

Intel Core i5-4250U

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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 i5-4210M

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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 i5-4250UIntel Core i5-4210M
Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
HaswellHaswell
Series: Core i5 Haswell
Intel Core i5-4340M compare2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H compare2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M compare2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H compare2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U compare2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M compare2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E compare2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M compare2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U compare2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U compare2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M compare2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U compare2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U compare2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U compare1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U compare1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U compare1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U compare1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U compare1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E compare1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U compare1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4250U1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y compare1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y compare1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y compare1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y compare1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y compare1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y compare1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4340M compare2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H compare2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M compare2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H compare2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U compare2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M compare2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E compare2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M compare2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4210M2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U compare2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U compare2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M compare2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U compare2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U compare2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U compare1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U compare1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U compare1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U compare1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U compare1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E compare1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U compare1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y compare1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y compare1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y compare1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y compare1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y compare1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y compare1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
1300 - 2600 MHz2600 - 3200 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
3 MB3 MB
2 / 42 / 4
15 37
1300 960
22 22
181 mm2130 mm2
100 °C100 °C
HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
Intel Core i5 4250UIntel Core i5 4210M
rPGA
$225 U.S.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4210M +
min: 302     avg: 305     median: 305.5 (7%)     max: 308 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4210M +
min: 117     avg: 122     median: 122 (53%)     max: 125 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 2.44     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (6%)     max: 2.5 Points
min: 3.3     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (8%)     max: 3.37 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (44%)     max: 1.13 Points
min: 1.34     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (54%)     max: 1.41 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3667     avg: 3680     median: 3679.5 (38%)     max: 3692 Points
min: 4276     avg: 4508     median: 4583.5 (47%)     max: 4590 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 7659     avg: 7693     median: 7692.5 (13%)     max: 7726 Points
min: 10082     avg: 10211     median: 10185.5 (17%)     max: 10389 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 8491     avg: 9284     median: 9283.5 (11%)     max: 10076 Points
min: 12149     avg: 12634     median: 12633.5 (15%)     max: 13118 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 4197     avg: 4529     median: 4529 (40%)     max: 4861 Points
min: 5582     avg: 5829     median: 5828.5 (51%)     max: 6075 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
min: 658.98     avg: 688     median: 687.9 (8%)     max: 716.837 seconds
536 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
min: 21.14     avg: 21.9     median: 21.9 (4%)     max: 22.605 seconds
17.1 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
min: 2133     avg: 2137     median: 2136.5 (22%)     max: 2140 KB/s
3185 KB/s (33%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
14.6 fps (9%)
19.3 fps (11%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
77.8 fps (27%)
95.2 fps (33%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.206     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.218 GB/s
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.4 GB/s (0%)
1.8 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 3005     avg: 3024     median: 3024 (20%)     max: 3043 Points
min: 3940     avg: 3978     median: 3981.5 (27%)     max: 4008 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 15     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (3%)     max: 15.405 Seconds
12 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
min: 34.964     avg: 35     median: 35 (1%)     max: 35 Seconds
30 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
min: 771.615     avg: 772     median: 772.3 (3%)     max: 773 Seconds
644 Seconds (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 4250U +
min: 40880     avg: 46750     median: 46750 (22%)     max: 52620 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 4250U +
min: 28200     avg: 28210     median: 28210 (22%)     max: 28220 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
6.9 points (88%)
7.2 points (92%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 8256     avg: 8328     median: 8327.5 (12%)     max: 8399 Points
10824 Points (15%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3294     avg: 3302     median: 3301.5 (15%)     max: 3309 points
min: 3669     avg: 3934     median: 3989.5 (18%)     max: 4097 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 25644     avg: 26128     median: 26127.5 (17%)     max: 26611 Points
min: 30540     avg: 34670     median: 34639.5 (22%)     max: 37915 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2385     avg: 2396     median: 2396 (6%)     max: 2407 Points
min: 2621     avg: 3055     median: 3131.5 (8%)     max: 3178 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3337     avg: 3340     median: 3339.5 (10%)     max: 3342 Points
min: 4417     avg: 4513     median: 4513 (14%)     max: 4611 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 5768     avg: 5804     median: 5804 (47%)     max: 5840 Points
4814 Points (39%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 5713     avg: 5730     median: 5729.5 (52%)     max: 5746 Points
4959 Points (45%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 8108     avg: 8112     median: 8111.5 (16%)     max: 8115 Points
6947 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 4147     avg: 4212     median: 4211.5 (8%)     max: 4276 Points
6410 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 6015     avg: 6039     median: 6039 (16%)     max: 6063 Points
6148 Points (16%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4210M +
6185 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4210M +
2945 Points (60%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 4210M +
min: 1272     avg: 1534     median: 1312.3 (2%)     max: 2240.4 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4210M +
min: 96.5     avg: 153     median: 163.1 (2%)     max: 188.4 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 4210M +
min: 14952     avg: 23377     median: 25519 (48%)     max: 27518 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4250U → 100% n=29

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4210M → 120% n=29

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