Intel Core i5-4260U vs Intel Core i5-4200U vs Intel Core i5-4210H

Intel Core i5-4260U

► remove from comparison Intel 4260U

The Intel Core i5-4260U 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 1.4 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 (i5-4250U: 1.3 - 2.6 GHz).

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 i5-4260U 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 5000 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1000 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. However, the performance is often limited by the memory bandwidth and just slightly above the HD 4400 (20 EUs).

Power Consumption

The i5-4260U 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 i5-4200U

► remove from comparison Intel 4200U

The Intel Core i5-4200U 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 1.6 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 i5-4200U 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 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 significantly slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other ULV models.

The i5-4200U 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 i5-4210H

► remove from comparison Intel 4210H

The Intel Core i5-4210H is a fast dual-core processor for laptops launched in Q3 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 2.9 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz for 1 active core and 3.4 GHz for 2 active cores. The i5-4210H replaces the former i5-4200H (2.8 - 3.4 GHz).

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 i5-4210H is slightly faster than the former top model i7-3540M and on par with the Core i5-4330M.

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 i5-4210H is rated at a very high TDP of 47 W including the graphics card, memory controller and VRMs. This TDP range is typical of mobile quad-core processors. Therefore, the CPU is suited for laptops 15-inches or greater.

Intel Core i5-4260UIntel Core i5-4200UIntel Core i5-4210H
Intel Core i5Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
HaswellHaswellHaswell
Series: 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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BGAFCBGA1364
HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 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-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 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
$325 U.S.$225 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4260UIntel Core i5 4200UIntel Core i5 4210H

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
239 Points (5%)
min: 201     avg: 227     median: 229 (5%)     max: 232 Points
min: 324     avg: 328     median: 330 (8%)     max: 331 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
105 Points (46%)
min: 44     avg: 96.7     median: 99 (43%)     max: 102 Points
min: 127     avg: 129     median: 129 (56%)     max: 131 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
2.6 Points (6%)
min: 1.84     avg: 2.4     median: 2.5 (6%)     max: 2.52 Points
min: 3.64     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (8%)     max: 3.66 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.2 Points (47%)
min: 0.7     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (44%)     max: 1.16 Points
min: 1.48     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (59%)     max: 1.52 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
3951 Points (41%)
min: 3165     avg: 3672     median: 3725 (38%)     max: 3838 Points
min: 4963     avg: 5012     median: 5019 (52%)     max: 5055 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
7913 Points (13%)
min: 4308     avg: 7436     median: 7636 (13%)     max: 7796 Points
min: 11036     avg: 11075     median: 11075 (19%)     max: 11114 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
10033 Points (12%)
min: 7035     avg: 9644     median: 9865 (11%)     max: 10104 Points
13912 Points (16%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
5186 Points (45%)
min: 4615     avg: 4902     median: 4951 (43%)     max: 5093 Points
6682 Points (59%)
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4200U +
min: 658.243     avg: 735     median: 721.1 (9%)     max: 1147.08 seconds
103%
1 4210H +
481 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4200U +
min: 20.703     avg: 22.6     median: 22.7 (5%)     max: 25.4 seconds
102%
1 4210H +
15.5 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4200U +
min: 1900     avg: 2481     median: 2254.5 (23%)     max: 3420 KB/s
107%
1 4210H +
2410 KB/s (25%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4200U +
min: 5.13     avg: 13.2     median: 14.5 (9%)     max: 14.82 fps
145%
1 4210H +
21.2 fps (13%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4200U +
min: 23.41     avg: 70.1     median: 77.5 (27%)     max: 79.28 fps
135%
1 4210H +
105 fps (36%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4200U +
min: 0.0408     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.187 GB/s
144%
1 4210H +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4200U +
min: 0.0749     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.224 GB/s
147%
1 4210H +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4200U +
min: 0.482     avg: 1.3     median: 1.4 (0%)     max: 1.4 GB/s
143%
1 4210H +
2 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
3222 Points (22%)
min: 2156     avg: 2990     median: 3053 (20%)     max: 3214 Points
4462 Points (30%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4200U +
min: 14     avg: 14.8     median: 15 (3%)     max: 16.047 Seconds
101%
1 4210H +
11.4 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4200U +
min: 32     avg: 33.5     median: 33.1 (1%)     max: 37 Seconds
100%
1 4210H +
26.1 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4200U +
min: 722     avg: 751     median: 746.7 (3%)     max: 849 Seconds
101%
1 4210H +
601 Seconds (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 4200U +
min: 34390     avg: 44171     median: 40330 (19%)     max: 52430 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 4200U +
min: 26378     avg: 29095     median: 29465 (23%)     max: 31100 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 4200U +
min: 6.1     avg: 6.6     median: 6.9 (88%)     max: 6.9 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4200U +
min: 3731     avg: 8051     median: 8243 (12%)     max: 8518 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
3182 points (14%)
min: 2272     avg: 3063     median: 3122 (14%)     max: 3423 points
min: 3942     avg: 3981     median: 3990 (18%)     max: 4010 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4200U +
min: 12750     avg: 25827     median: 26909 (17%)     max: 28956 Points
139%
1 4210H +
min: 34109     avg: 37295     median: 37295 (24%)     max: 40481 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4260U +
28512 Points (34%)
95%
1 4200U +
27044 Points (32%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
1 4260U +
29963 Points (35%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
2495 Points (6%)
min: 1150     avg: 2296     median: 2362 (6%)     max: 2450 Points
min: 3322     avg: 3370     median: 3370 (9%)     max: 3418 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4200U +
min: 399     avg: 3177     median: 3314 (10%)     max: 3410 Points
146%
1 4210H +
min: 4713     avg: 4835     median: 4834.5 (15%)     max: 4956 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 4200U +
min: 5293     avg: 6578     median: 7059 (57%)     max: 7382 Points
68%
1 4210H +
4784 Points (39%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 4200U +
min: 5053     avg: 5906     median: 6170 (56%)     max: 6496 Points
79%
1 4210H +
4897 Points (44%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 4200U +
min: 5403     avg: 5437     median: 5420 (11%)     max: 5487 Points
141%
1 4210H +
7639 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 4200U +
min: 4815     avg: 4868     median: 4871 (10%)     max: 4917 Points
144%
1 4210H +
7014 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 4200U +
min: 5122     avg: 5445     median: 5535 (14%)     max: 5678 Points
119%
1 4210H +
6586 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4200U +
min: 4430     avg: 4483     median: 4479 (8%)     max: 4533 Points
141%
1 4210H +
6311 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4200U +
min: 2291     avg: 2315     median: 2305 (47%)     max: 2351 Points
127%
1 4210H +
2938 Points (60%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 4200U +
min: 1806     avg: 2586     median: 2750 (5%)     max: 3202 ms
101%
1 4210H +
min: 2107     avg: 2119     median: 2121 (4%)     max: 2128.4 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4200U +
min: 120     avg: 167     median: 165.5 (2%)     max: 216 ms
101%
1 4210H +
min: 86.9     avg: 87.8     median: 87 (1%)     max: 89.5 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 4200U +
min: 11892     avg: 14739     median: 11905 (22%)     max: 20419 Points
135%
1 4210H +
min: 14532     avg: 15583     median: 16075 (30%)     max: 16143 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4260U → 100% n=11

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4200U → 95% n=11

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4210H → 133% n=11

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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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