Intel Core i5-4278U vs Intel Core i5-4300M vs Intel Core i5-4258U

Intel Core i5-4278U

► remove Intel 4278U

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 i5-4300M

► remove Intel 4300M

The Intel Core i5-4300M is a fast 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 2.6 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz for 1 active core or 3.2 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 i5-4300M is about as fast as the former top model i7-3520M.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1250 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than a similarly clocked HD 4000.

The i5-4300M 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 i5-4258U

► remove Intel 4258U

The Intel Core i5-4258U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large ultrabooks 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 2.4 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz for 1 or 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 the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Due to these architectural improvements, the performance is slightly above a similarly clocked Ivy Bridge CPU. Therefore, the Core i5-4258U is almost as fast as the older i5-3230M. 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 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. However, even fast dual-channel memory limits the performance.

The i5-4258U 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 ultrabooks 14-inches or greater.

Intel Core i5-4278UIntel Core i5-4300MIntel Core i5-4258U
Intel Core i5Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
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
2600 - 3100 MHz2600 - 3300 MHz2400 - 2900 MHz
128 KB128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB512 KB
3 MB3 MB3 MB
2 / 42 / 42 / 4
28 37 28
1300 960 1300
22 22 22
181 mm2130 mm2181 mm2
100 °C100 °C100 °C
FCBGArPGAFCBGA
Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 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 - 1250 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz)
$315 U.S.$227 U.S.$342 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4278UIntel Core i5 4300MIntel Core i5 4258U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 313     avg: 313.5     median: 313 (7%)     max: 314 Points
min: 261     avg: 276     median: 276 (6%)     max: 291 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 126     avg: 126.5     median: 126 (58%)     max: 127 Points
min: 106     avg: 109.5     median: 109 (50%)     max: 113 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
3.3 Points (8%)
min: 2     avg: 3     median: 3 (7%)     max: 3 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.4 Points (70%)
1.2 Points (62%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4624     avg: 4690.3     median: 4721 (52%)     max: 4726 Points
min: 4312     avg: 4571.5     median: 4571 (50%)     max: 4831 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 9554     avg: 10217     median: 10388 (16%)     max: 10709 Points
min: 9638     avg: 10121     median: 10121 (15%)     max: 10604 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 12110     avg: 13073.3     median: 13448 (18%)     max: 13662 Points
11829 Points (16%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6076     avg: 6220.3     median: 6183 (60%)     max: 6402 Points
5647 Points (55%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
566 seconds (7%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
17.8 seconds (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
18.5 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
97.2 fps (36%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (8%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (9%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.7 GB/s (9%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 4039     avg: 4147.5     median: 4147 (28%)     max: 4256 Points
3865 Points (26%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
13 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
29.2 Seconds (1%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.1 points (101%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 10179     avg: 10794.5     median: 10794 (15%)     max: 11410 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3523     avg: 3999.7     median: 4230 (22%)     max: 4246 points
3748 points (19%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 30501     avg: 36516     median: 39346 (25%)     max: 39701 Points
29091 Points (19%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
36604 Points (42%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2791     avg: 3131.3     median: 3184 (8%)     max: 3365 Points
2948 Points (7%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4103     avg: 4526     median: 4708 (14%)     max: 4767 Points
4109 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 6428     avg: 7032     median: 7032 (57%)     max: 7636 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 6211     avg: 6487.5     median: 6487 (59%)     max: 6764 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 6644     avg: 8314     median: 8314 (14%)     max: 9984 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 5218     avg: 5590     median: 5590 (10%)     max: 5962 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 6528     avg: 6866.5     median: 6866 (16%)     max: 7205 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5634     avg: 5782.5     median: 5782 (7%)     max: 5931 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2701     avg: 2739     median: 2739 (56%)     max: 2777 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
6308 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2899 Points (59%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
2233 ms (4%)
min: 2040     avg: 2166.1     median: 2166 (4%)     max: 2292 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
87.1 ms (1%)
min: 99     avg: 121.6     median: 121 (1%)     max: 144 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 98     avg: 138.1     median: 138 (1%)     max: 178 ms

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4300M → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4258U → 96%

-
-
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

v1.8.1a
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Benchmarks / Tech > Processor Comparison - Head 2 Head
Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)