Intel Core i5-4258U vs Intel Core i5-4210U

Intel Core i5-4258U

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The Intel Core i5-4258U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large 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 2.4 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz for 1 or 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 the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Due to these architectural improvements, the performance is slightly above a similarly clocked Ivy Bridge CPU. Therefore, the Core i5-4258U is almost as fast as the older i5-3230M. 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 Iris Graphics 5100 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the Iris Graphics competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards. However, even fast dual-channel memory limits the performance.

The i5-4258U is rated at a TDP of 28 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for larger ultrabooks 14-inches or greater.

Intel Core i5-4210U

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The Intel Core i5-4210U 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 1.7 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. That's exactly 100 MHz more than the i5-4200U.

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 i5-4210U 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 4400 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1000 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4400 is slightly slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other ULV models.

Power Consumption

The i5-4210U 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 i5-4258UIntel Core i5-4210U
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: 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 i5-4400E (compare)2700 - 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 i5-4258U2400 - 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 i5-4210U1700 - 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 i5-4250U (compare)1300 - 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 i5-4400E (compare)2700 - 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 i5-4258U2400 - 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 i5-4210U1700 - 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 i5-4250U (compare)1300 - 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
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Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz)
$342 U.S.$281 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4258UIntel Core i5 4210U

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
30.9 pt (34%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
246 Points (46%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
601 Points (6%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 261     avg: 278     median: 283 (6%)     max: 291 Points
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min: 215     avg: 234     median: 237 (5%)     max: 243 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 106     avg: 110     median: 112 (50%)     max: 113 Points
min: 82     avg: 99.3     median: 102 (46%)     max: 106 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 2.92     avg: 3     median: 3 (7%)     max: 3.15 Points
min: 2.11     avg: 2.5     median: 2.6 (6%)     max: 2.62 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.21     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (48%)     max: 1.27 Points
min: 0.89     avg: 1.1     median: 1.2 (45%)     max: 1.2 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4312     avg: 4572     median: 4571.5 (47%)     max: 4831 Points
min: 3191     avg: 3809     median: 3843 (39%)     max: 3992 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 9638     avg: 10121     median: 10121 (17%)     max: 10604 Points
min: 6763     avg: 7689     median: 7799 (13%)     max: 8073 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
11829 Points (14%)
min: 7554     avg: 9880     median: 10185.5 (12%)     max: 10445 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
5647 Points (52%)
min: 3812     avg: 4993     median: 5114.5 (48%)     max: 5178 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
566 seconds (7%)
min: 632.657     avg: 688     median: 674.8 (8%)     max: 878.648 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
17.8 seconds (4%)
min: 19.875     avg: 22.2     median: 21.2 (4%)     max: 28.42 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2229     avg: 2309     median: 2318 (24%)     max: 2372 KB/s
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
8238 MIPS (8%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
3270 MIPS (22%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
18.5 fps (11%)
min: 14     avg: 15     median: 15.1 (9%)     max: 15.31 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
97.2 fps (34%)
min: 72     avg: 79.4     median: 79.8 (28%)     max: 81.89 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
2.4 fps (9%)
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TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (6%)
min: 0.125     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (6%)     max: 0.128 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (7%)
min: 0.219     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (6%)     max: 0.228 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.7 GB/s (9%)
1.4 GB/s (7%)
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
1719 Seconds (12%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
1 sec (22%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
3865 Points (26%)
min: 2808     avg: 3150     median: 3200 (21%)     max: 3229 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
13 Seconds (3%)
min: 13.924     avg: 14.6     median: 14.5 (3%)     max: 16.75 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
29.2 Seconds (1%)
min: 31.422     avg: 32.8     median: 32.5 (1%)     max: 37.11 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 702.54     avg: 730     median: 724.1 (3%)     max: 808.93 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
42270 MIPS (20%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
31000 MFLOPS (24%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 8067     avg: 8492     median: 8585 (12%)     max: 8714 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
3748 points (17%)
min: 619     avg: 3092     median: 3181 (14%)     max: 3423 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
29091 Points (19%)
min: 92.52     avg: 26482     median: 27728.5 (18%)     max: 29898 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 24564     avg: 26681     median: 26680.5 (32%)     max: 28797 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
36604 Points (42%)
29464 Points (34%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
2948 Points (7%)
min: 7.91     avg: 2375     median: 2462 (6%)     max: 2547 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
4109 Points (13%)
min: 2225     avg: 3430     median: 3463 (11%)     max: 3593 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 6428     avg: 7032     median: 7032 (57%)     max: 7636 Points
min: 7409     avg: 7453     median: 7453 (60%)     max: 7497 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 6211     avg: 6488     median: 6487.5 (59%)     max: 6764 Points
min: 6368     avg: 6437     median: 6436.5 (58%)     max: 6505 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 6644     avg: 8314     median: 8314 (16%)     max: 9984 Points
min: 5668     avg: 5688     median: 5687.5 (11%)     max: 5707 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 5218     avg: 5590     median: 5590 (11%)     max: 5962 Points
min: 5067     avg: 5097     median: 5097 (10%)     max: 5127 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 6528     avg: 6867     median: 6866.5 (18%)     max: 7205 Points
min: 5771     avg: 5807     median: 5806.5 (15%)     max: 5842 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5634     avg: 5783     median: 5782.5 (10%)     max: 5931 Points
min: 4595     avg: 4716     median: 4653 (8%)     max: 4993 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2701     avg: 2739     median: 2739 (56%)     max: 2777 Points
min: 2333     avg: 2425     median: 2391 (49%)     max: 2606 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
6308 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2899 Points (59%)
Geekbench 5.1 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
724 Points (50%)
Geekbench 5.1 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1588 Points (13%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1435     avg: 1922     median: 2040 (3%)     max: 2292.2 ms
min: 1608.8     avg: 2316     median: 2617.5 (4%)     max: 2823 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 99.1     avg: 122     median: 121.6 (1%)     max: 144 ms
min: 111     avg: 147     median: 122 (1%)     max: 209.6 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 98.2     avg: 138     median: 138.1 (1%)     max: 178 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 10986     avg: 13243     median: 12144 (23%)     max: 22007 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4258U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4210U → 91%

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