Intel Core i5-4258U vs Intel Core i5-4330M

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 i5-4330M

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The Intel Core i5-4330M is a fast dual-core processor for laptops 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 2.8 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz  for 1 active core or 3.4 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. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Due to these changes, the performance per clock has been improved by almost 10 percent compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the i5-4330M is slightly faster than the former top model i7-3540M.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1250 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than a similarly clocked HD 4000.

The i5-4330M 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 i5-4340M compare2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H compare2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H compare2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U compare2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M compare2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E compare2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M compare2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M compare2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U compare2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U compare2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M compare2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4258U2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U compare2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U compare1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U compare1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U compare1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U compare1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U compare1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E compare1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U compare1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U compare1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y compare1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y compare1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y compare1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y compare1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y compare1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y compare1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4340M compare2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H compare2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4330M2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H compare2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U compare2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M compare2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E compare2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M compare2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M compare2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U compare2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U compare2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M compare2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U compare2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U compare1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U compare1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U compare1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U compare1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U compare1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E compare1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U compare1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U compare1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y compare1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y compare1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y compare1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y compare1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y compare1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y compare1400 - 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 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
iGPUIntel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz)
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Intel Core i5 4258UIntel Core i5 4330M

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
30.8 pt (34%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
100%
1 4258U +
246 Points (45%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
100%
1 4258U +
601 Points (6%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4258U +
min: 261     avg: 278     median: 283 (6%)     max: 291 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4258U +
min: 106     avg: 110     median: 112 (50%)     max: 113 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 2.92     avg: 3     median: 3 (7%)     max: 3.15 Points
3.7 Points (8%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.21     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (48%)     max: 1.27 Points
1.5 Points (59%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4312     avg: 4572     median: 4571.5 (47%)     max: 4831 Points
4988 Points (51%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 9638     avg: 10121     median: 10121 (17%)     max: 10604 Points
11324 Points (19%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
11829 Points (14%)
14102 Points (16%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
5647 Points (52%)
6658 Points (62%)
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
566 seconds (7%)
491 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
17.8 seconds (4%)
18.2 seconds (4%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
100%
1 4258U +
8238 MIPS (8%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
100%
1 4258U +
3270 MIPS (22%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4258U +
18.5 fps (11%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4258U +
97.2 fps (34%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
100%
1 4258U +
2.4 fps (9%)
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TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4258U +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4258U +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4258U +
1.7 GB/s (0%)
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
100%
1 4258U +
1719 Seconds (12%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
100%
1 4258U +
1 sec (22%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
3865 Points (26%)
4362 Points (29%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
13 Seconds (3%)
15.3 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
29.2 Seconds (1%)
28.6 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4330M +
592 Seconds (3%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4330M +
10975 Points (15%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4258U +
3748 points (17%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4258U +
29091 Points (19%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
1 4258U +
36604 Points (42%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4258U +
2948 Points (7%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4258U +
4109 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 4258U +
min: 6428     avg: 7032     median: 7032 (57%)     max: 7636 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 4258U +
min: 6211     avg: 6488     median: 6487.5 (59%)     max: 6764 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 4258U +
min: 6644     avg: 8314     median: 8314 (16%)     max: 9984 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 4258U +
min: 5218     avg: 5590     median: 5590 (11%)     max: 5962 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 4258U +
min: 6528     avg: 6867     median: 6866.5 (18%)     max: 7205 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4258U +
min: 5634     avg: 5783     median: 5782.5 (10%)     max: 5931 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4258U +
min: 2701     avg: 2739     median: 2739 (56%)     max: 2777 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4258U +
6308 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4258U +
2899 Points (59%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4258U +
724 Points (50%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4258U +
1588 Points (13%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 4258U +
min: 1435     avg: 1922     median: 2040 (3%)     max: 2292.2 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4258U +
min: 99.1     avg: 122     median: 121.6 (1%)     max: 144 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4258U +
min: 98.2     avg: 138     median: 138.1 (1%)     max: 178 ms

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4258U → 100% n=11

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4330M → 110% n=11

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