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

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 i5-4300M

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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 i5-4278UIntel Core i5-4300M
Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
HaswellHaswell
: 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 i5-4300M2.6 - 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 i5-4200Y 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 i5-4300M2.6 - 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 i5-4200Y compare1.4 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
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1300 960
22 22
181 mm2130 mm2
100 °C100 °C
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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 - 1250 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
iGPUIntel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$315 U.S.$227 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4278UIntel Core i5 4300M

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4300M +
min: 313     avg: 314     median: 313.5 (7%)     max: 314 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4300M +
min: 126     avg: 127     median: 126.5 (47%)     max: 127 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4300M +
min: 3.13     avg: 3.3     median: 3.4 (7%)     max: 3.47 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4300M +
min: 1.33     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (44%)     max: 1.44 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4300M +
min: 4624     avg: 4690     median: 4721 (42%)     max: 4726
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4300M +
min: 9554     avg: 10217     median: 10388 (17%)     max: 10709
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4300M +
min: 12110     avg: 13073     median: 13448 (13%)     max: 13662 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4300M +
min: 6076     avg: 6220     median: 6183 (47%)     max: 6402 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4300M +
min: 4039     avg: 4148     median: 4147.5 (23%)     max: 4256 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4300M +
7.1 Points (91%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4300M +
min: 10179     avg: 10795     median: 10794.5 (12%)     max: 11410 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4300M +
min: 3523     avg: 4000     median: 4230 (18%)     max: 4246 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 4300M +
min: 30501     avg: 36516     median: 39346 (25%)     max: 39701 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 4300M +
min: 2791     avg: 3131     median: 3184.5 (8%)     max: 3365 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 4300M +
min: 4103     avg: 4526     median: 4708 (12%)     max: 4767 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4300M +
2233 ms (4%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4300M +
87.1 ms (1%)

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