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Intel Core i5-4260U vs Intel Core i5-4278U vs Intel Core i5-4210M

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 i5-4278U

► remove from comparison Intel 4278U

The Intel Core i5-4278U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large ultrabooks 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 2.6 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 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 the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Due to these architectural improvements, the performance is slightly above a similarly clocked Ivy Bridge CPU. Therefore, the Core i5-4278U is almost as fast as the older i7-3520M. 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 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 (e.g. GeForce GT 720M). However, even fast dual-channel memory limits the performance.

Power Consumption

The i5-4278U 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, well-cooled ultrabooks.

Intel Core i5-4210M

► remove from comparison Intel 4210M

The Intel Core i5-4210M is a middle-class dual-core processor for laptops 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 2.6 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz for 1 active core or 3.1 GHz for 2 active cores.

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 i5-4210M is about as fast as the former Ivy Bridge model i7-3520M and can handle all typical office and multimedia tasks as well as more demanding software.

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 i5-4210M 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.

ModelIntel Core i5-4260UIntel Core i5-4278UIntel Core i5-4210M
SeriesIntel Core i5Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
CodenameHaswellHaswellHaswell
Series: Core i5 Haswell
Intel Core i5-4340M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H2.8 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E2.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U2.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U2 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U1.9 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U1.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U1.7 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4260U1.4 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E1.6 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U1.6 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U1.3 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y1.5 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y1.4 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4340M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H2.8 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E2.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4278U2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U2.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U2 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U1.9 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U1.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U1.7 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U1.4 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E1.6 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U1.6 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U1.3 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y1.5 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y1.4 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4340M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H2.8 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E2.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4210M2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U2.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U2 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U1.9 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U1.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U1.7 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U1.4 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E1.6 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U1.6 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U1.3 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y1.5 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y1.4 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Clock1400 - 2700 MHz2600 - 3100 MHz2600 - 3200 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache3 MB3 MB3 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 42 / 4
TDP15 Watt28 Watt37 Watt
Transistors1300 Million1300 Million960 Million
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
Die Size181 mm2181 mm2130 mm2
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketBGAFCBGArPGA
FeaturesHD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 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 Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$325 U.S.$315 U.S.$225 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i5 4260UIntel Core i5 4278UIntel Core i5 4210M

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4260U +
239 Points (2%)
128%
1 4210M +
min: 302     avg: 305.3     median: 305.5 (3%)     max: 308 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4260U +
105 Points (32%)
116%
1 4210M +
min: 117     avg: 121.5     median: 122 (37%)     max: 125 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4260U +
2.6 Points (4%)
127%
1 4210M +
min: 3.3     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (5%)     max: 3.37 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4260U +
1.2 Points (4%)
116%
1 4210M +
min: 1.34     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (4%)     max: 1.41 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4260U +
3951 Points (32%)
116%
1 4210M +
min: 4276     avg: 4508     median: 4583.5 (37%)     max: 4590 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4260U +
7913 Points (9%)
129%
1 4210M +
min: 10082     avg: 10211     median: 10185.5 (12%)     max: 10389 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4260U +
10033 Points (8%)
126%
1 4210M +
min: 12149     avg: 12634     median: 12633.5 (10%)     max: 13118 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4260U +
5186 Points (28%)
112%
1 4210M +
min: 5582     avg: 5829     median: 5828.5 (32%)     max: 6075 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4210M +
536 s (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4210M +
17.1 s (3%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4210M +
3185 Points (18%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4210M +
19.3 fps (7%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4210M +
95.2 fps (22%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4210M +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4210M +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4210M +
1.8 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4260U +
3222 Points (7%)
124%
1 4210M +
min: 3940     avg: 3978     median: 3981.5 (8%)     max: 4008 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4210M +
12 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4210M +
30 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4210M +
644 s (3%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4210M +
7.2 Points (92%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4210M +
10824 Points (10%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4260U +
3182 Points (9%)
125%
1 4210M +
min: 3669     avg: 3934     median: 3989.5 (11%)     max: 4097 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 4210M +
min: 30540     avg: 34670     median: 34639.5 (22%)     max: 37915 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4260U +
28512 Points (24%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 4260U +
29963 Points (25%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 4260U +
2495 Points (6%)
126%
1 4210M +
min: 2621     avg: 3055     median: 3131.5 (8%)     max: 3178 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 4210M +
min: 4417     avg: 4513     median: 4513 (8%)     max: 4611 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4210M +
6185 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4210M +
2945 Points (58%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4210M +
4814 Points (39%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4210M +
4959 Points (45%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4210M +
6947 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4210M +
6410 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4210M +
6148 Points (16%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4210M +
min: 1272     avg: 1534     median: 1312 (2%)     max: 2240 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4210M +
min: 96.5     avg: 152.8     median: 163.1 (2%)     max: 188.4 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4210M +
min: 14952     avg: 23377     median: 25519 (26%)     max: 27518 Points

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