Intel Core i5-4250U vs Intel Core i5-4400E

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 i5-4400E

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The Intel Core i5-4400E is a dual-core processor for embedded systems launched in mid-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 2.7 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz for 1 active core. The memory controller supports ECC.

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 i5-4400E is similar to the consumer model Core i5-4300M with a slighty lower base clock. Therefore, the 4400E should be comparable to the Ivy Bridge based Core i7-3520M.

The integrated graphics card offers 20 Execution Units (EUs), which represents the GT2 version of the Haswell GPU. Technically, the GPU seems similar to the Intel HD Graphics 4600 found on other Core i5 CPUs, but the clock rate of 400 - 1000 MHz is noticeably lower.

The i5-4400E is rated at a TDP of 37 W including the graphics card, memory controller and VRMs.

Intel Core i5-4250UIntel Core i5-4400E
Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
HaswellHaswell
: Core i5 Haswell
Intel Core i5-4340M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H (compare)2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M (compare)2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H (compare)2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U (compare)2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M (compare)2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M (compare)2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M (compare)2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U (compare)2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U (compare)2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M (compare)2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U (compare)2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U (compare)2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U (compare)1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U (compare)1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U (compare)1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U (compare)1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U (compare)1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E (compare)1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U (compare)1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4250U1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y (compare)1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y (compare)1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y (compare)1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y (compare)1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y (compare)1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y (compare)1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4340M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H (compare)2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M (compare)2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H (compare)2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U (compare)2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M (compare)2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4400E2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M (compare)2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M (compare)2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U (compare)2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U (compare)2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M (compare)2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U (compare)2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U (compare)2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U (compare)1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U (compare)1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U (compare)1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U (compare)1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U (compare)1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E (compare)1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U (compare)1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y (compare)1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y (compare)1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y (compare)1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y (compare)1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y (compare)1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y (compare)1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
1300 - 2600 MHz2700 - 3300 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
3 MB3 MB
2 / 42 / 4
15 37
1300 960
22 22
181 mm2130 mm2
100 °C100 °C
HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHaswell GT2-GPU (400 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 ECC Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES, Trusted Execution, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1000 MHz)
Intel Core i5 4250UIntel Core i5 4400E
FCBGA1364
$266 U.S.

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
2.5 Points (6%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.1 Points (56%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3667     avg: 3679.5     median: 3679 (40%)     max: 3692 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 7659     avg: 7692.5     median: 7692 (12%)     max: 7726 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 8491     avg: 9283.5     median: 9283 (12%)     max: 10076 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 4197     avg: 4529     median: 4529 (44%)     max: 4861 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 658     avg: 687.9     median: 687 (8%)     max: 716 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 21     avg: 21.9     median: 21 (4%)     max: 22 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2133     avg: 2136.5     median: 2136 (25%)     max: 2140 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
14.6 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
77.8 fps (29%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (6%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.4 GB/s (7%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3005     avg: 3024     median: 3024 (20%)     max: 3043 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
15.2 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 34     avg: 35     median: 34 (1%)     max: 35 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 771     avg: 772.3     median: 772 (3%)     max: 773 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 40880     avg: 46750     median: 46750 (22%)     max: 52620 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 28200     avg: 28210     median: 28210 (22%)     max: 28220 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
6.9 points (99%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 8256     avg: 8327.5     median: 8327 (12%)     max: 8399 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3294     avg: 3301.5     median: 3301 (17%)     max: 3309 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 25644     avg: 26127.5     median: 26127 (17%)     max: 26611 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2385     avg: 2396     median: 2396 (6%)     max: 2407 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3337     avg: 3339.5     median: 3339 (10%)     max: 3342 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 5768     avg: 5804     median: 5804 (47%)     max: 5840 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 5713     avg: 5729.5     median: 5729 (52%)     max: 5746 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 8108     avg: 8111.5     median: 8111 (14%)     max: 8115 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 4147     avg: 4211.5     median: 4211 (7%)     max: 4276 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 6015     avg: 6039     median: 6039 (14%)     max: 6063 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4250U → 100%

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