Intel Core i5-4278U vs Intel Core i5-4210H

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 i5-4210H

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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 i5-4278UIntel Core i5-4210H
Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
HaswellHaswell
: Core i5 Haswell
Intel Core i5-4340M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M (compare)2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H (compare)2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U (compare)2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M (compare)2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E (compare)2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M (compare)2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M (compare)2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U (compare)2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4278U2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M (compare)2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U (compare)2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U (compare)2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U (compare)1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U (compare)1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U (compare)1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U (compare)1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U (compare)1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E (compare)1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U (compare)1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U (compare)1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y (compare)1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y (compare)1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y (compare)1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y (compare)1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y (compare)1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y (compare)1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4340M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4210H2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M (compare)2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H (compare)2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U (compare)2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M (compare)2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E (compare)2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M (compare)2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M (compare)2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U (compare)2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M (compare)2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U (compare)2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U (compare)2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U (compare)1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U (compare)1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U (compare)1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U (compare)1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U (compare)1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E (compare)1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U (compare)1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U (compare)1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y (compare)1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y (compare)1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y (compare)1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y (compare)1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y (compare)1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y (compare)1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
2600 - 3100 MHz2900 - 3500 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
3 MB3 MB
2 / 42 / 4
28 47
1300 960
22 22
181 mm2130 mm2
100 °C100 °C
FCBGAFCBGA1364
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)
$315 U.S.$225 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4278UIntel Core i5 4210H

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 324     avg: 328.3     median: 330 (8%)     max: 331 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 127     avg: 129     median: 129 (59%)     max: 131 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
3.7 Points (8%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.5 Points (75%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4963     avg: 5012.3     median: 5019 (52%)     max: 5055 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 11036     avg: 11075     median: 11075 (17%)     max: 11114 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
13912 Points (18%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
6682 Points (65%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
481.3 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
15.5 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
2410 KB/s (28%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
21.2 fps (12%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
104.5 fps (39%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (9%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (11%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
2 GB/s (10%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
4462 Points (30%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11.4 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
26.1 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
600.8 Seconds (3%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3942     avg: 3980.7     median: 3990 (21%)     max: 4010 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 34109     avg: 37295     median: 37295 (24%)     max: 40481 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 3322     avg: 3370     median: 3370 (9%)     max: 3418 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4713     avg: 4834.5     median: 4834 (15%)     max: 4956 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
4784 Points (39%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
4897 Points (44%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
7639 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
7014 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
6586 Points (15%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
6311 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2938 Points (60%)
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

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