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

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 i5-4210Y

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The Intel Core i5-4210Y is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks and tablets launched in Q3 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 1.5 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 1.9 GHz (2 cores: 1.6 GHz). 

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.

The performance of the Core i5-4210Y is similar to the Core i3-4010U with a slightly higher TDP of 15 W. 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 i5-4210Y 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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: 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 i5-4200M 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 i5-4210Y1.5 - 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 i5-4200M 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 i5-4210Y1.5 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y compare1.4 - 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.
Intel Core i5 4278UIntel Core i5 4210Y

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 127     avg: 146     median: 147 (3%)     max: 162 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 42     avg: 65.5     median: 72.5 (27%)     max: 75 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 1.47     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (3%)     max: 1.7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 0.5     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (26%)     max: 0.85 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4210Y +
2764 (28%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4210Y +
5399 (9%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 6072     avg: 6534     median: 6534 (6%)     max: 6996 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 3591     avg: 3610     median: 3609.5 (27%)     max: 3628 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 1045.07     avg: 1055     median: 1055 (12%)     max: 1065 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 30     avg: 31.4     median: 31.4 (6%)     max: 32.828 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4210Y +
1876 (12%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4210Y +
9.9 fps (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4210Y +
56.1 fps (17%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4210Y +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4210Y +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4210Y +
1 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 1959     avg: 2039     median: 2039 (11%)     max: 2119 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 19     avg: 19.4     median: 19.4 (4%)     max: 19.735 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 43.999     avg: 44     median: 44 (2%)     max: 44 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 974     avg: 997     median: 997 (4%)     max: 1020.04 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4210Y +
5319 Points (6%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 2012     avg: 2071     median: 2047 (9%)     max: 2153 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 15599     avg: 16944     median: 16143 (10%)     max: 19089 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 1492     avg: 1590     median: 1617 (4%)     max: 1660 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 2098     avg: 2194     median: 2195 (6%)     max: 2288 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 5727     avg: 5740     median: 5739.5 (46%)     max: 5752 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 3963     avg: 4560     median: 4560 (41%)     max: 5157 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 3267     avg: 3589     median: 3589 (7%)     max: 3911 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 3066     avg: 3258     median: 3257.5 (7%)     max: 3449 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 3581     avg: 3882     median: 3881.5 (10%)     max: 4182 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 3297     avg: 3380     median: 3364 (6%)     max: 3479
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4210Y +
min: 1775     avg: 1870     median: 1907 (39%)     max: 1927
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4210Y +
3655 ms (6%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4210Y +
173 ms (2%)

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