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

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 i5-4200Y

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The Intel Core i5-4200Y is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks and tablets 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 1.4 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 1.9 GHz for 1 active core or 1.6 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 especially the Hyper-Threading performance. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

The performance of the Core i5-4200Y is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i5-3339Y. However, when using new instructions such as AVX2 the performance can be significantly better. Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as most applications.

The integrated HD Graphics 4200 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 850 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4200 is significantly slower than the HD 4400 found on other ULV models with higher clocks and TDP.

The i5-4200Y is rated at a TDP of 11.5 W (SDP 6 W) including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for very small ultrabooks or tablets.

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Intel Core i5-4300M compare2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M compare2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
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» Intel Core i5-4278U2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
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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 i5-4200Y1.4 - 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 i5-4200M compare2.5 - 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 i5-4200Y1.4 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
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Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$315 U.S.$297 U.S.
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