Intel Core i5-4250U vs Intel Core i5-4310M

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 i5-4310M

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The Intel Core i5-4310M is a fast dual-core processor for laptops launched in Q1/2014. 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 2.7 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz for 1 active core or 3.3 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, improving the performance per clock by 5 - 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Compared to the Core i5-4300M, the 4310M is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is on par with the Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3540M. Even demanding software or multitasking will be handled easily.

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1250 MHz, making it about 30 % faster than a similarly clocked HD 4000. This is slightly slower than the AMD Radeon HD 8650G or a dedicated GeForce GT 720M.

Power Consumption

The i5-4310M 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 i5-4310M
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 i5-4310M2.7 - 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 i5-4260U 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 i5-4310M2.7 - 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 i5-4260U 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 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 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Intel Core i5 4250UIntel Core i5 4310M
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$225 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4310M +
min: 325     avg: 326     median: 326 (7%)     max: 327 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4310M +
min: 128     avg: 129     median: 128.5 (47%)     max: 129 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: 3.56     avg: 3.6     median: 3.6 (7%)     max: 3.59 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: 1.47     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (47%)     max: 1.48 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 3667     avg: 3680     median: 3679.5 (33%)     max: 3692
4664 (42%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 7659     avg: 7693     median: 7692.5 (13%)     max: 7726
9622 (16%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 8491     avg: 9284     median: 9283.5 (9%)     max: 10076 Points
14079 Points (13%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 4197     avg: 4529     median: 4529 (34%)     max: 4861 Points
6533 Points (49%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 658.98     avg: 688     median: 687.9 (8%)     max: 716.837 s
496 s (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 21.14     avg: 21.9     median: 21.9 (4%)     max: 22.605 s
15.6 s (3%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 2133     avg: 2137     median: 2136.5 (14%)     max: 2140
2578 (17%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
14.6 fps (7%)
20.7 fps (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
77.8 fps (23%)
105 fps (31%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.1 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.206     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.218 GB/s
0.3 GB/s (0%)
2 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4250U +
min: 3005     avg: 3024     median: 3024 (17%)     max: 3043 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
11.4 s (2%)
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
26 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
591 s (3%)
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
min: 8256     avg: 8328     median: 8327.5 (10%)     max: 8399 Points
11595 Points (13%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 3294     avg: 3302     median: 3301.5 (14%)     max: 3309 Points
min: 3846     avg: 3976     median: 3976 (17%)     max: 4106 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 25644     avg: 26128     median: 26127.5 (17%)     max: 26611 Points
min: 34628     avg: 37014     median: 37013.5 (24%)     max: 39399 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2385     avg: 2396     median: 2396 (6%)     max: 2407 Points
min: 3300     avg: 3312     median: 3312 (8%)     max: 3324 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 3337     avg: 3340     median: 3339.5 (8%)     max: 3342 Points
min: 4582     avg: 4736     median: 4735.5 (12%)     max: 4889 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
min: 5768     avg: 5804     median: 5804 (47%)     max: 5840 Points
5307 Points (43%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
min: 5713     avg: 5730     median: 5729.5 (52%)     max: 5746 Points
5403 Points (49%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
min: 8108     avg: 8112     median: 8111.5 (16%)     max: 8115 Points
7454 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
min: 4147     avg: 4212     median: 4211.5 (8%)     max: 4276 Points
6880 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
min: 6015     avg: 6039     median: 6039 (16%)     max: 6063 Points
6628 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4310M +
6227 (11%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4310M +
2939 (60%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4250U → 100% n=27

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4310M → 126% n=27

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