Intel Core i5-4250U vs Intel Core i5-4260U

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 i5-4260U

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The Intel Core i5-4260U 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 1.4 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 (i5-4250U: 1.3 - 2.6 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 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 i5-4260U 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 5000 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1000 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. However, the performance is often limited by the memory bandwidth and just slightly above the HD 4400 (20 EUs).

Power Consumption

The i5-4260U 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.

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: 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 i5-4210U compare1.7 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U1.4 - 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 i5-4210U compare1.7 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4260U1.4 - 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 5000 (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 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz)
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$325 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4260U +
239 Points (5%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4260U +
105 Points (39%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 2.44     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (5%)     max: 2.5 Points
2.6 Points (5%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (36%)     max: 1.13 Points
1.2 Points (38%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 3667     avg: 3680     median: 3679.5 (33%)     max: 3692
3951 (35%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 7659     avg: 7693     median: 7692.5 (13%)     max: 7726
7913 (13%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 8491     avg: 9284     median: 9283.5 (9%)     max: 10076 Points
10033 Points (10%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 4197     avg: 4529     median: 4529 (34%)     max: 4861 Points
5186 Points (39%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4250U +
min: 658.98     avg: 688     median: 687.9 (8%)     max: 716.837 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4250U +
min: 21.14     avg: 21.9     median: 21.9 (4%)     max: 22.605 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4250U +
min: 2133     avg: 2137     median: 2136.5 (14%)     max: 2140
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4250U +
14.6 fps (7%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4250U +
77.8 fps (23%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4250U +
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
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3005     avg: 3024     median: 3024 (17%)     max: 3043 Points
3222 Points (18%)
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: 15.405 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4250U +
min: 34.964     avg: 35     median: 35 (1%)     max: 35 s
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
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%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4250U +
min: 8256     avg: 8328     median: 8327.5 (10%)     max: 8399 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 3294     avg: 3302     median: 3301.5 (14%)     max: 3309 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 4250U +
min: 25644     avg: 26128     median: 26127.5 (17%)     max: 26611 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4260U +
28512 Points (30%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 4260U +
29963 Points (31%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2385     avg: 2396     median: 2396 (6%)     max: 2407 Points
2495 Points (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 4250U +
min: 3337     avg: 3340     median: 3339.5 (8%)     max: 3342 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4250U +
min: 5768     avg: 5804     median: 5804 (47%)     max: 5840 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4250U +
min: 5713     avg: 5730     median: 5729.5 (52%)     max: 5746 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4250U +
min: 8108     avg: 8112     median: 8111.5 (16%)     max: 8115 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4250U +
min: 4147     avg: 4212     median: 4211.5 (8%)     max: 4276 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4250U +
min: 6015     avg: 6039     median: 6039 (16%)     max: 6063 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4250U → 100% n=9

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4260U → 106% n=9

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