Intel Core i5-4260U vs Intel Core i5-4300U vs Intel Core i5-4210H

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 i5-4300U

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The Intel Core i5-4300U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks launched in Fall 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 1.9 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz for 1 active core or 2.6 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 i5-4300U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i7-3517U. 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 - 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4400 is somewhat slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other Haswell ULV models.

The i5-4300U 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 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 i5-4300UIntel Core i5-4210H
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HaswellHaswellHaswell
: 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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BGAFCBGA1168FCBGA1364
HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4400 (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 HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
$325 U.S.$281 U.S.$225 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4260UIntel Core i5 4300UIntel Core i5 4210H

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
239 Points (5%)
min: 87     avg: 229.6     median: 253 (6%)     max: 258 Points
min: 324     avg: 328.3     median: 330 (8%)     max: 331 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
105 Points (48%)
min: 55     avg: 98.4     median: 108 (50%)     max: 110 Points
min: 127     avg: 129     median: 129 (59%)     max: 131 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
2.6 Points (8%)
min: 1     avg: 2.6     median: 2 (6%)     max: 2 Points
3.7 Points (11%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.2 Points (60%)
min: 0     avg: 1.2     median: 1 (50%)     max: 1 Points
1.5 Points (75%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
3951 Points (43%)
min: 3675     avg: 4014.8     median: 4070 (45%)     max: 4230 Points
min: 4963     avg: 5012.3     median: 5019 (55%)     max: 5055 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
7913 Points (16%)
min: 7067     avg: 8287.6     median: 8601 (17%)     max: 8631 Points
min: 11036     avg: 11075     median: 11075 (22%)     max: 11114 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
10033 Points (13%)
min: 3099     avg: 9481.8     median: 10698 (14%)     max: 11204 Points
13912 Points (18%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
5186 Points (50%)
min: 1899     avg: 4820.5     median: 5310 (51%)     max: 5619 Points
6682 Points (65%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 590     avg: 640.3     median: 612 (7%)     max: 746 seconds
481.3 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 18     avg: 19.2     median: 19 (4%)     max: 19 seconds
15.5 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
min: 2235     avg: 2267.5     median: 2267 (27%)     max: 2300 KB/s
2410 KB/s (28%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 13     avg: 14.9     median: 14 (0%)     max: 16 fps
21.2 fps (1%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 75     avg: 80.1     median: 80 (30%)     max: 84 fps
104.5 fps (39%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (13%)
0.2 GB/s (18%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (8%)
0.3 GB/s (11%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.5 GB/s (8%)
2 GB/s (11%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
3222 Points (22%)
min: 3138     avg: 3242     median: 3242 (22%)     max: 3346 Points
4462 Points (30%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
13.2 Seconds (3%)
11.4 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 29     avg: 30.2     median: 30 (1%)     max: 31 Seconds
26.1 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 665     avg: 679.2     median: 680 (3%)     max: 690 Seconds
600.8 Seconds (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 52000     avg: 55600     median: 55600 (26%)     max: 59200 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 29160     avg: 30460     median: 30460 (23%)     max: 31760 MFLOPS
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 3214     avg: 5980.3     median: 5867 (9%)     max: 8860 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
3182 points (17%)
min: 2635     avg: 3229.5     median: 3288 (18%)     max: 3590 points
min: 3942     avg: 3980.7     median: 3990 (21%)     max: 4010 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 12468     avg: 25837.8     median: 27744 (18%)     max: 31745 Points
min: 34109     avg: 37295     median: 37295 (24%)     max: 40481 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
28512 Points (34%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
29963 Points (35%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
2495 Points (6%)
min: 1253     avg: 2403.7     median: 2641 (7%)     max: 2710 Points
min: 3322     avg: 3370     median: 3370 (9%)     max: 3418 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3547     avg: 3699.2     median: 3741 (13%)     max: 3806 Points
min: 4713     avg: 4834.5     median: 4834 (17%)     max: 4956 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
7619 Points (61%)
4784 Points (39%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6798 Points (62%)
4897 Points (44%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
6178 Points (18%)
7639 Points (22%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5533 Points (17%)
7014 Points (22%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
6223 Points (24%)
6586 Points (25%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
4958 Points (16%)
6311 Points (20%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2526 Points (52%)
2938 Points (61%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 2107     avg: 2118.8     median: 2121 (4%)     max: 2128 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 86     avg: 87.8     median: 87 (1%)     max: 89 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 14532     avg: 15583.3     median: 16075 (31%)     max: 16143 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4260U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4300U → 101%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4210H → 120%

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