Intel Core i5-4278U vs Intel Core i5-4200M

Intel Core i5-4278U

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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 i5-4200M

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The Intel Core i5-4200M is a middle-class 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 2.5 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz for 1 active core or 3.0 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 i5-4200M is about as fast as the former Ivy Bridge model i5-3340M.

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.

The i5-4200M 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.

Intel Core i5-4278UIntel Core i5-4200M
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: Core i5 Haswell
Intel Core i5-4340M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H compare2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M compare2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H compare2.8 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U compare2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M compare2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E compare2.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M compare2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M compare2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U compare2.6 - 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 i5-4258U compare2.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U compare2 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U compare1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U compare1.9 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U compare1.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U compare1.7 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U compare1.4 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E compare1.6 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U compare1.6 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U compare1.3 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y compare1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y compare1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y compare1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y compare1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y compare1.5 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y compare1.4 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4340M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H compare2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M compare2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H compare2.8 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U compare2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M compare2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E compare2.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M compare2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M compare2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U compare2.6 - 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 i5-4258U compare2.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U compare2 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U compare1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U compare1.9 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U compare1.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U compare1.7 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U compare1.4 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E compare1.6 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U compare1.6 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U compare1.3 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y compare1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y compare1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y compare1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y compare1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y compare1.5 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y compare1.4 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
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181 mm2130 mm2
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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 - 1150 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$315 U.S.$225 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4278UIntel Core i5 4200M

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4200M +
min: 259     avg: 295     median: 297 (7%)     max: 301 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4200M +
min: 111     avg: 118     median: 118 (43%)     max: 122 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4200M +
min: 2.94     avg: 3.2     median: 3.2 (7%)     max: 3.27 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4200M +
min: 1.2     avg: 1.3     median: 1.4 (43%)     max: 1.38 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4200M +
min: 4391     avg: 4484     median: 4485 (40%)     max: 4539
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4200M +
min: 9075     avg: 9891     median: 9962 (17%)     max: 10125
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4200M +
min: 11710     avg: 12595     median: 12686.5 (12%)     max: 13085 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4200M +
min: 5752     avg: 5863     median: 5889.5 (44%)     max: 5942 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4200M +
min: 505.705     avg: 572     median: 553.3 (7%)     max: 683.712 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4200M +
min: 16.692     avg: 18.2     median: 17.3 (3%)     max: 22.487 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4200M +
min: 2474     avg: 2989     median: 3050.5 (20%)     max: 3382
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4200M +
min: 18.5     avg: 18.8     median: 18.8 (9%)     max: 19.1 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4200M +
min: 93.1     avg: 95.5     median: 94.5 (28%)     max: 99.9 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4200M +
min: 0.157     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.16 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4200M +
min: 0.246     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.284 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4200M +
min: 1.6     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (0%)     max: 1.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4200M +
min: 3619     avg: 3896     median: 3882.5 (21%)     max: 4014 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4200M +
min: 12.417     avg: 12.8     median: 13 (3%)     max: 13.141 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4200M +
min: 28     avg: 28.9     median: 29 (1%)     max: 29.266 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4200M +
min: 624.255     avg: 645     median: 650 (3%)     max: 653.5 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4200M +
min: 52450     avg: 52480     median: 52480 (25%)     max: 52510 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4200M +
min: 38380     avg: 38520     median: 38520 (30%)     max: 38660 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4200M +
7.2 Points (92%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4200M +
min: 9818     avg: 10535     median: 10613 (12%)     max: 10799 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4200M +
min: 3088     avg: 3789     median: 3930 (17%)     max: 4157 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 4200M +
min: 28373     avg: 33969     median: 34273 (22%)     max: 37529 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4200M +
min: 30677     avg: 31964     median: 32203 (34%)     max: 33011 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 4200M +
min: 37376     avg: 37813     median: 37466 (39%)     max: 38597 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 4200M +
min: 2198     avg: 2980     median: 3062.5 (8%)     max: 3140 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 4200M +
min: 3655     avg: 4317     median: 4420.5 (11%)     max: 4475 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4200M +
min: 4868     avg: 5699     median: 5086.5 (41%)     max: 7755 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4200M +
min: 4972     avg: 5578     median: 5174.5 (47%)     max: 6991 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4200M +
min: 6803     avg: 6879     median: 6864.5 (13%)     max: 6985 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4200M +
min: 6113     avg: 6183     median: 6185.5 (12%)     max: 6249 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4200M +
min: 6031     avg: 6257     median: 6118 (16%)     max: 6760 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4200M +
min: 5608     avg: 5849     median: 5708 (10%)     max: 6175
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4200M +
min: 2662     avg: 2808     median: 2722 (56%)     max: 3006

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