Intel Core i5-4260U vs Intel Core i5-4200U vs Intel Core i5-4330M

Intel Core i5-4260U

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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

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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 i5-4330M

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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 i5-4340M2900 - 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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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 - 1250 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
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$325 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4260UIntel Core i5 4200UIntel Core i5 4330M

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
239 Points (5%)
min: 201     avg: 226.7     median: 229 (5%)     max: 232 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
105 Points (48%)
min: 44     avg: 96.7     median: 99 (45%)     max: 102 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
2.6 Points (6%)
min: 1     avg: 2.4     median: 2 (5%)     max: 2 Points
3.7 Points (8%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.2 Points (60%)
min: 0     avg: 1.1     median: 1 (50%)     max: 1 Points
1.5 Points (76%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
3951 Points (41%)
min: 3165     avg: 3672.5     median: 3725 (38%)     max: 3838 Points
4988 Points (51%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
7913 Points (12%)
min: 4308     avg: 7436.1     median: 7636 (12%)     max: 7796 Points
11324 Points (17%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
10033 Points (13%)
min: 7035     avg: 9644     median: 9865 (13%)     max: 10104 Points
14102 Points (19%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
5186 Points (50%)
min: 4615     avg: 4902.3     median: 4951 (48%)     max: 5093 Points
6658 Points (64%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 658     avg: 735     median: 721 (9%)     max: 1147 seconds
490.9 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 20     avg: 22.6     median: 22 (4%)     max: 25 seconds
18.2 seconds (4%)
WinRAR - Result
min: 1900     avg: 2481.1     median: 2254 (26%)     max: 3420 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 5     avg: 13.2     median: 14 (0%)     max: 14 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 23     avg: 70.1     median: 77 (29%)     max: 79 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (6%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 0     avg: 1.3     median: 1 (5%)     max: 1 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
3222 Points (22%)
min: 2156     avg: 2989.9     median: 3053 (20%)     max: 3214 Points
4362 Points (29%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 14     avg: 14.8     median: 15 (3%)     max: 16 Seconds
15.3 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 32     avg: 33.5     median: 33 (1%)     max: 37 Seconds
28.6 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 722     avg: 751.2     median: 746 (3%)     max: 849 Seconds
591.9 Seconds (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 34390     avg: 44171.2     median: 40330 (19%)     max: 52430 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 26378     avg: 29095     median: 29465 (23%)     max: 31100 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
6.6 points (95%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 3731     avg: 8050.6     median: 8243 (12%)     max: 8518 Points
10975 Points (15%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
3182 points (16%)
min: 2272     avg: 3062.5     median: 3122 (16%)     max: 3423 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 12750     avg: 25827.1     median: 26909 (17%)     max: 28956 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
28512 Points (34%)
27044 Points (32%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
29963 Points (35%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
2495 Points (6%)
min: 1150     avg: 2296.4     median: 2362 (6%)     max: 2450 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 399     avg: 3177.1     median: 3314 (10%)     max: 3410 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 5293     avg: 6578     median: 7059 (57%)     max: 7382 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 5053     avg: 5906.3     median: 6170 (56%)     max: 6496 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 5403     avg: 5436.7     median: 5420 (9%)     max: 5487 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 4815     avg: 4867.7     median: 4871 (8%)     max: 4917 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 5122     avg: 5445     median: 5535 (13%)     max: 5678 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 4430     avg: 4482.6     median: 4479 (6%)     max: 4533 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2291     avg: 2315.2     median: 2305 (47%)     max: 2351 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1806     avg: 2586     median: 2750 (5%)     max: 3202 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 120     avg: 166.9     median: 165 (2%)     max: 216 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 11892     avg: 14738.7     median: 11905 (23%)     max: 20419 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4260U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4200U → 99%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4330M → 120%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)