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

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 i5-4210U

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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 i5-4250UIntel Core i5-4210U
Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
HaswellHaswell
: Core i5 Haswell
Intel Core i5-4340M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H compare2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M compare2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H compare2.8 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U compare2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M compare2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E compare2.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M compare2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M compare2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U compare2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U compare2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M compare2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U compare2.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U compare2 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U compare1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U compare1.9 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U compare1.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U1.7 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U compare1.4 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E compare1.6 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U compare1.6 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4250U1.3 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y compare1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y compare1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y compare1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y compare1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y compare1.5 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y compare1.4 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4340M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H compare2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M compare2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H compare2.8 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U compare2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M compare2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E compare2.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M compare2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M compare2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U compare2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U compare2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M compare2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U compare2.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U compare2 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U compare1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U compare1.9 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U compare1.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4210U1.7 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U compare1.4 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E compare1.6 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U compare1.6 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U1.3 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y compare1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y compare1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y compare1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y compare1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y compare1.5 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y compare1.4 - 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 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Intel Core i5 4250UIntel Core i5 4210U
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$281 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4210U +
min: 215     avg: 234     median: 237 (5%)     max: 243 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4210U +
min: 82     avg: 99.3     median: 102 (38%)     max: 106 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: 2.11     avg: 2.5     median: 2.6 (5%)     max: 2.62 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: 0.89     avg: 1.1     median: 1.2 (37%)     max: 1.2 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 3667     avg: 3680     median: 3679.5 (33%)     max: 3692
min: 3191     avg: 3809     median: 3843 (34%)     max: 3992
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 7659     avg: 7693     median: 7692.5 (13%)     max: 7726
min: 6763     avg: 7689     median: 7799 (13%)     max: 8073
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 8491     avg: 9284     median: 9283.5 (9%)     max: 10076 Points
min: 7554     avg: 9880     median: 10185.5 (10%)     max: 10445 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 4197     avg: 4529     median: 4529 (34%)     max: 4861 Points
min: 3812     avg: 4993     median: 5114.5 (39%)     max: 5178 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 658.98     avg: 688     median: 687.9 (8%)     max: 716.837 s
min: 632.657     avg: 688     median: 674.8 (8%)     max: 878.648 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 21.14     avg: 21.9     median: 21.9 (4%)     max: 22.605 s
min: 19.875     avg: 22.2     median: 21.2 (4%)     max: 28.42 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 2133     avg: 2137     median: 2136.5 (14%)     max: 2140
min: 2229     avg: 2309     median: 2318 (15%)     max: 2372
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
14.6 fps (7%)
min: 14     avg: 15     median: 15.1 (7%)     max: 15.31 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
77.8 fps (23%)
min: 72     avg: 79.4     median: 79.8 (24%)     max: 81.89 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.1 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.125     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.128 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.206     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.218 GB/s
min: 0.219     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.228 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3005     avg: 3024     median: 3024 (17%)     max: 3043 Points
min: 2808     avg: 3150     median: 3200 (18%)     max: 3229 Points
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
min: 13.924     avg: 14.6     median: 14.5 (3%)     max: 16.75 s
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
min: 31.422     avg: 32.8     median: 32.5 (1%)     max: 37.11 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 771.615     avg: 772     median: 772.3 (3%)     max: 773 s
min: 702.54     avg: 730     median: 724.1 (3%)     max: 808.93 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 40880     avg: 46750     median: 46750 (22%)     max: 52620 MIPS
42270 MIPS (20%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 28200     avg: 28210     median: 28210 (22%)     max: 28220 MFLOPS
31000 MFLOPS (24%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4250U +
6.9 Points (88%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 8256     avg: 8328     median: 8327.5 (10%)     max: 8399 Points
min: 8067     avg: 8492     median: 8585 (10%)     max: 8714 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 3294     avg: 3302     median: 3301.5 (14%)     max: 3309 Points
min: 619     avg: 3092     median: 3181 (14%)     max: 3423 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 25644     avg: 26128     median: 26127.5 (17%)     max: 26611 Points
min: 92.52     avg: 26482     median: 27728.5 (18%)     max: 29898 Points
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%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2385     avg: 2396     median: 2396 (6%)     max: 2407 Points
min: 7.91     avg: 2375     median: 2462 (6%)     max: 2547 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 3337     avg: 3340     median: 3339.5 (8%)     max: 3342 Points
min: 2225     avg: 3430     median: 3463 (9%)     max: 3593 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
min: 5768     avg: 5804     median: 5804 (47%)     max: 5840 Points
min: 7409     avg: 7453     median: 7453 (60%)     max: 7497 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
min: 5713     avg: 5730     median: 5729.5 (52%)     max: 5746 Points
min: 6368     avg: 6437     median: 6436.5 (58%)     max: 6505 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
min: 8108     avg: 8112     median: 8111.5 (16%)     max: 8115 Points
min: 5668     avg: 5688     median: 5687.5 (11%)     max: 5707 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
min: 4147     avg: 4212     median: 4211.5 (8%)     max: 4276 Points
min: 5067     avg: 5097     median: 5097 (10%)     max: 5127 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
min: 6015     avg: 6039     median: 6039 (16%)     max: 6063 Points
min: 5771     avg: 5807     median: 5806.5 (15%)     max: 5842 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4210U +
min: 4595     avg: 4716     median: 4653 (8%)     max: 4993
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4210U +
min: 2333     avg: 2425     median: 2391 (49%)     max: 2606
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4210U +
min: 1608.8     avg: 2316     median: 2617.5 (4%)     max: 2823 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4210U +
min: 111     avg: 147     median: 122 (1%)     max: 209.6 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4210U +
min: 10986     avg: 13243     median: 12144 (20%)     max: 22007 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4250U → 100% n=30

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4210U → 104% n=30

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