Intel Core i5-4250U vs Intel Core i5-4300U 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 i5-4300U

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The Intel Core i5-4300U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks launched in Fall 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 1.9 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz for 1 active core or 2.6 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 i5-4300U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i7-3517U. 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 4400 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4400 is somewhat slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other Haswell ULV models.

The i5-4300U 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.

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: Core i5 Haswell
Intel Core i5-4340M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4250U1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4340M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4300U1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4340M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4210M2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 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 - 1100 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 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
Intel Core i5 4250UIntel Core i5 4300UIntel Core i5 4210M
FCBGA1168rPGA
$281 U.S.$225 U.S.

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 2.44     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (6%)     max: 2.5 Points
min: 1.05     avg: 2.6     median: 2.8 (6%)     max: 2.79 Points
min: 3.3     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (8%)     max: 3.37 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (44%)     max: 1.13 Points
min: 0.66     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (48%)     max: 1.29 Points
min: 1.34     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (54%)     max: 1.41 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 3667     avg: 3680     median: 3679.5 (38%)     max: 3692
min: 3675     avg: 4015     median: 4070 (42%)     max: 4230
min: 4276     avg: 4508     median: 4583.5 (47%)     max: 4590
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 7659     avg: 7693     median: 7692.5 (13%)     max: 7726
min: 7067     avg: 8288     median: 8601 (14%)     max: 8631
min: 10082     avg: 10211     median: 10185.5 (17%)     max: 10389
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 8491     avg: 9284     median: 9283.5 (11%)     max: 10076 Points
min: 3099     avg: 9482     median: 10698.5 (12%)     max: 11204 Points
min: 12149     avg: 12634     median: 12633.5 (15%)     max: 13118 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 4197     avg: 4529     median: 4529 (40%)     max: 4861 Points
min: 1899     avg: 4821     median: 5310.5 (47%)     max: 5619 Points
min: 5582     avg: 5829     median: 5828.5 (51%)     max: 6075 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 658.98     avg: 688     median: 687.9 (8%)     max: 716.837 s
min: 590.2     avg: 640     median: 612.6 (7%)     max: 746 s
536 s (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 21.14     avg: 21.9     median: 21.9 (4%)     max: 22.605 s
min: 18.7     avg: 19.2     median: 19.2 (4%)     max: 19.9 s
17.1 s (3%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 2133     avg: 2137     median: 2136.5 (22%)     max: 2140
min: 2235     avg: 2268     median: 2267.5 (23%)     max: 2300
3185 (33%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
14.6 fps (9%)
min: 13.47     avg: 14.9     median: 14.9 (9%)     max: 16.32 fps
19.3 fps (11%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
77.8 fps (27%)
min: 75.52     avg: 80.1     median: 80.1 (28%)     max: 84.73 fps
95.2 fps (33%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.1 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.115     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.139 GB/s
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.206     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.218 GB/s
min: 0.21     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.247 GB/s
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.4 GB/s (0%)
1.5 GB/s (0%)
1.8 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3005     avg: 3024     median: 3024 (20%)     max: 3043 Points
min: 3138     avg: 3242     median: 3242 (22%)     max: 3346 Points
min: 3940     avg: 3978     median: 3981.5 (27%)     max: 4008 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     avg: 13.2     median: 13 (3%)     max: 13.719 s
12 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
min: 29     avg: 30.2     median: 30.3 (1%)     max: 31 s
30 s (1%)
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: 665     avg: 679     median: 680.5 (3%)     max: 690.712 s
644 s (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 40880     avg: 46750     median: 46750 (22%)     max: 52620 MIPS
min: 52000     avg: 55600     median: 55600 (26%)     max: 59200 MIPS
min: 40880     avg: 46750     median: 46750 (22%)     max: 52620 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 28200     avg: 28210     median: 28210 (22%)     max: 28220 MFLOPS
min: 29160     avg: 30460     median: 30460 (23%)     max: 31760 MFLOPS
min: 28200     avg: 28210     median: 28210 (22%)     max: 28220 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
6.9 Points (88%)
6.9 Points (88%)
7.2 Points (92%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 8256     avg: 8328     median: 8327.5 (12%)     max: 8399 Points
min: 3214     avg: 5980     median: 5867 (8%)     max: 8860 Points
10824 Points (15%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 3294     avg: 3302     median: 3301.5 (15%)     max: 3309 Points
min: 2635     avg: 3230     median: 3288 (15%)     max: 3590 Points
min: 3669     avg: 3934     median: 3989.5 (18%)     max: 4097 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 25644     avg: 26128     median: 26127.5 (17%)     max: 26611 Points
min: 12468     avg: 25838     median: 27744.5 (18%)     max: 31745 Points
min: 30540     avg: 34670     median: 34639.5 (22%)     max: 37915 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2385     avg: 2396     median: 2396 (6%)     max: 2407 Points
min: 1253     avg: 2404     median: 2641 (7%)     max: 2710 Points
min: 2621     avg: 3055     median: 3131.5 (8%)     max: 3178 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 3337     avg: 3340     median: 3339.5 (10%)     max: 3342 Points
min: 3547     avg: 3699     median: 3741 (12%)     max: 3806 Points
min: 4417     avg: 4513     median: 4513 (14%)     max: 4611 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
min: 5768     avg: 5804     median: 5804 (47%)     max: 5840 Points
7619 Points (61%)
4814 Points (39%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
min: 5713     avg: 5730     median: 5729.5 (52%)     max: 5746 Points
6798 Points (62%)
4959 Points (45%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
min: 8108     avg: 8112     median: 8111.5 (16%)     max: 8115 Points
6178 Points (12%)
6947 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
min: 4147     avg: 4212     median: 4211.5 (8%)     max: 4276 Points
5533 Points (11%)
6410 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
min: 6015     avg: 6039     median: 6039 (16%)     max: 6063 Points
6223 Points (16%)
6148 Points (16%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4250U → 100% n=31

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4300U → 107% n=31

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4210M → 119% n=31

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