Intel Core i5-4278U vs Intel Core i5-4310M 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 i5-4310M

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The Intel Core i5-4310M is a fast dual-core processor for laptops launched in Q1/2014. 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 2.7 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz for 1 active core or 3.3 GHz for 2 active cores.

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 5 - 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Compared to the Core i5-4300M, the 4310M is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is on par with the Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3540M. Even demanding software or multitasking will be handled easily.

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1250 MHz, making it about 30 % faster than a similarly clocked HD 4000. This is slightly slower than the AMD Radeon HD 8650G or a dedicated GeForce GT 720M.

Power Consumption

The i5-4310M 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 i5-4210Y

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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 i5-4340M2900 - 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
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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-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 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)
$315 U.S.$225 U.S.$297 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4278UIntel Core i5 4310MIntel Core i5 4210Y

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 325     avg: 326     median: 326 (7%)     max: 327 Points
min: 127     avg: 145.8     median: 147 (3%)     max: 162 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 128     avg: 128.5     median: 128.5 (59%)     max: 129 Points
min: 42     avg: 65.5     median: 72.5 (33%)     max: 75 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3.56     avg: 3.6     median: 3.6 (13%)     max: 3.59 Points
min: 1.47     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (6%)     max: 1.7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.47     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (60%)     max: 1.48 Points
min: 0.5     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (34%)     max: 0.85 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4664 Points (51%)
2764 Points (30%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
9622 Points (19%)
5399 Points (11%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
14079 Points (19%)
min: 6072     avg: 6534     median: 6534 (9%)     max: 6996 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
6533 Points (63%)
min: 3591     avg: 3609.5     median: 3609.5 (35%)     max: 3628 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
495.9 seconds (6%)
min: 1045.07     avg: 1055     median: 1055 (12%)     max: 1065 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
15.6 seconds (3%)
min: 30     avg: 31.4     median: 31.4 (6%)     max: 32.828 seconds
WinRAR - Result
2578 KB/s (30%)
1876 KB/s (22%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
20.7 fps (1%)
9.9 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
105 fps (39%)
56.1 fps (21%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (9%)
0.1 GB/s (5%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (10%)
0.2 GB/s (5%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
2 GB/s (10%)
1 GB/s (5%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 1959     avg: 2039     median: 2039 (14%)     max: 2119 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11.4 Seconds (2%)
min: 19     avg: 19.4     median: 19.4 (4%)     max: 19.735 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
26 Seconds (1%)
min: 43.999     avg: 44     median: 44 (2%)     max: 44 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
591.1 Seconds (3%)
min: 974     avg: 997     median: 997 (4%)     max: 1020.04 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
11595 Points (19%)
5319 Points (9%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3846     avg: 3976     median: 3976 (21%)     max: 4106 points
min: 2012     avg: 2070.7     median: 2047 (11%)     max: 2153 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 34628     avg: 37013.5     median: 37013.5 (24%)     max: 39399 Points
min: 15599     avg: 16943.7     median: 16143 (10%)     max: 19089 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 3300     avg: 3312     median: 3312 (8%)     max: 3324 Points
min: 1492     avg: 1589.7     median: 1617 (4%)     max: 1660 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4582     avg: 4735.5     median: 4735.5 (17%)     max: 4889 Points
min: 2098     avg: 2193.7     median: 2195 (8%)     max: 2288 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
5307 Points (43%)
min: 5727     avg: 5739.5     median: 5739.5 (46%)     max: 5752 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
5403 Points (49%)
min: 3963     avg: 4560     median: 4560 (41%)     max: 5157 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
7454 Points (21%)
min: 3267     avg: 3589     median: 3589 (10%)     max: 3911 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
6880 Points (21%)
min: 3066     avg: 3257.5     median: 3257.5 (10%)     max: 3449 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
6628 Points (25%)
min: 3581     avg: 3881.5     median: 3881.5 (15%)     max: 4182 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
6227 Points (20%)
min: 3297     avg: 3380     median: 3364 (11%)     max: 3479 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2939 Points (61%)
min: 1775     avg: 1869.7     median: 1907 (40%)     max: 1927 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
3654.8 ms (6%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
172.8 ms (2%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4310M → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4210Y → 66%

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