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Intel Core i5-4250U vs Intel Core i5-4210Y vs Intel Core i5-4300M

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 i5-4210Y

► remove from comparison 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 i5-4300M

► remove from comparison Intel 4300M

The Intel Core i5-4300M is a fast dual-core processor for laptops 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 2.6 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz for 1 active core or 3.2 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. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Due to these changes, the performance per clock has been improved by almost 10 percent compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the i5-4300M is about as fast as the former top model i7-3520M.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1250 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than a similarly clocked HD 4000.

The i5-4300M 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.

ModelIntel Core i5-4250UIntel Core i5-4210YIntel Core i5-4300M
SeriesIntel Core i5Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
CodenameHaswellHaswellHaswell
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
Clock1300 - 2600 MHz1500 - 1900 MHz2600 - 3300 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache3 MB3 MB3 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 42 / 4
TDP15 Watt11.5 Watt37 Watt
Transistors1300 Million960 Million
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
Die Size181 mm2130 mm2
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
FeaturesHD 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-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i5 4250UIntel Core i5 4210YIntel Core i5 4300M
SocketFCBGA1168rPGA
$297 U.S.$227 U.S.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 127     avg: 145.8     median: 147 (2%)     max: 162 Points
213%
1 4300M +
min: 313     avg: 313.5     median: 313.5 (3%)     max: 314 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 42     avg: 65.5     median: 72.5 (22%)     max: 75 Points
174%
1 4300M +
min: 126     avg: 126.5     median: 126.5 (39%)     max: 127 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 2.44     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (3%)     max: 2.5 Points
min: 1.47     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (2%)     max: 1.7 Points
min: 3.13     avg: 3.3     median: 3.4 (5%)     max: 3.47 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (4%)     max: 1.13 Points
min: 0.5     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (3%)     max: 0.85 Points
min: 1.33     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (4%)     max: 1.44 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 3667     avg: 3680     median: 3679.5 (30%)     max: 3692 Points
2764 Points (23%)
min: 4624     avg: 4690     median: 4721 (39%)     max: 4726 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 7659     avg: 7693     median: 7692.5 (9%)     max: 7726 Points
5399 Points (6%)
min: 9554     avg: 10217     median: 10388 (12%)     max: 10709 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 8491     avg: 9284     median: 9283.5 (7%)     max: 10076 Points
min: 6072     avg: 6534     median: 6534 (5%)     max: 6996 Points
min: 12110     avg: 13073     median: 13448 (10%)     max: 13662 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 4197     avg: 4529     median: 4529 (25%)     max: 4861 Points
min: 3591     avg: 3610     median: 3609.5 (20%)     max: 3628 Points
min: 6076     avg: 6220     median: 6183 (34%)     max: 6402 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4250U +
min: 659     avg: 688     median: 688 (8%)     max: 717 s
95%
1 4210Y +
min: 1045     avg: 1055     median: 1055 (12%)     max: 1065 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4250U +
min: 21.14     avg: 21.9     median: 21.9 (4%)     max: 22.6 s
98%
1 4210Y +
min: 30     avg: 31.4     median: 31.4 (6%)     max: 32.83 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4250U +
min: 2133     avg: 2137     median: 2136.5 (12%)     max: 2140 Points
88%
1 4210Y +
1876 Points (11%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4250U +
14.6 fps (5%)
68%
1 4210Y +
9.9 fps (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4250U +
77.8 fps (18%)
72%
1 4210Y +
56.1 fps (13%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4250U +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
71%
1 4210Y +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4250U +
min: 0.206     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.218 GB/s
71%
1 4210Y +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4250U +
1.4 GB/s (0%)
71%
1 4210Y +
1 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3005     avg: 3024     median: 3024 (6%)     max: 3043 Points
min: 1959     avg: 2039     median: 2039 (4%)     max: 2119 Points
min: 4039     avg: 4148     median: 4147.5 (9%)     max: 4256 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4250U +
min: 15     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (3%)     max: 15.4 s
99%
1 4210Y +
min: 19     avg: 19.4     median: 19.4 (4%)     max: 19.74 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4250U +
min: 34.96     avg: 35     median: 35 (1%)     max: 35 s
100%
1 4210Y +
44 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4250U +
min: 772     avg: 773     median: 772.5 (3%)     max: 773 s
99%
1 4210Y +
min: 974     avg: 997     median: 997 (4%)     max: 1020 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4250U +
min: 40880     avg: 46750     median: 46750 (22%)     max: 52620 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4250U +
min: 28200     avg: 28210     median: 28210 (22%)     max: 28220 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4250U +
6.9 Points (88%)
103%
1 4300M +
7.1 Points (91%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 8256     avg: 8328     median: 8327.5 (8%)     max: 8399 Points
5319 Points (5%)
min: 10179     avg: 10795     median: 10794.5 (10%)     max: 11410 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 3294     avg: 3302     median: 3301.5 (9%)     max: 3309 Points
min: 2012     avg: 2071     median: 2047 (6%)     max: 2153 Points
min: 3523     avg: 4000     median: 4230 (12%)     max: 4246 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 25644     avg: 26128     median: 26127.5 (17%)     max: 26611 Points
min: 15599     avg: 16944     median: 16143 (10%)     max: 19089 Points
min: 30501     avg: 36516     median: 39346 (25%)     max: 39701 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2385     avg: 2396     median: 2396 (6%)     max: 2407 Points
min: 1492     avg: 1590     median: 1617 (4%)     max: 1660 Points
min: 2791     avg: 3131     median: 3184.5 (8%)     max: 3365 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 3337     avg: 3340     median: 3339.5 (6%)     max: 3342 Points
min: 2098     avg: 2194     median: 2195 (4%)     max: 2288 Points
min: 4103     avg: 4526     median: 4708 (9%)     max: 4767 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 3297     avg: 3380     median: 3364 (6%)     max: 3479 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 1775     avg: 1870     median: 1907 (37%)     max: 1927 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4250U +
min: 5768     avg: 5804     median: 5804 (47%)     max: 5840 Points
99%
1 4210Y +
min: 5727     avg: 5740     median: 5739.5 (46%)     max: 5752 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4250U +
min: 5713     avg: 5730     median: 5729.5 (52%)     max: 5746 Points
80%
1 4210Y +
min: 3963     avg: 4560     median: 4560 (41%)     max: 5157 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4250U +
min: 8108     avg: 8112     median: 8111.5 (16%)     max: 8115 Points
44%
1 4210Y +
min: 3267     avg: 3589     median: 3589 (7%)     max: 3911 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4250U +
min: 4147     avg: 4212     median: 4211.5 (8%)     max: 4276 Points
77%
1 4210Y +
min: 3066     avg: 3258     median: 3257.5 (7%)     max: 3449 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4250U +
min: 6015     avg: 6039     median: 6039 (16%)     max: 6063 Points
64%
1 4210Y +
min: 3581     avg: 3882     median: 3881.5 (10%)     max: 4182 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4210Y +
3655 ms (4%)
102%
1 4300M +
2233 ms (3%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4210Y +
172.8 ms (2%)
101%
1 4300M +
87.1 ms (1%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4250U → 100% n=12

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4210Y → 69% n=12

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4300M → 135% n=12

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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