Intel Core i5-4300M vs Intel Core i5-4200U vs Intel Core i5-4250U

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 i5-4200U

► remove Intel 4200U

The Intel Core i5-4200U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for 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 1.6 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz for 1 active core or 2.3 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, improving 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 i5-4200U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i5-3337U. 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 HD Graphics 4400 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1000 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4400 is significantly slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other ULV models.

The i5-4200U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for small ultrabooks 11-inches or greater.

Intel Core i5-4250U

► remove Intel 4250U

The Intel Core i5-4250U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for 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 1.3 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz for 1 active core or 2.3 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, improving 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 i5-4250U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i5-3337U. 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 HD Graphics 5000 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1000 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the HD 5000 competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards.

The i5-4250U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for small ultrabooks 11-inches or greater.

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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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HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz)
$227 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4300MIntel Core i5 4200UIntel Core i5 4250U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 313     avg: 314     median: 313.5 (7%)     max: 314 Points
min: 201     avg: 227     median: 229 (5%)     max: 232 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 126     avg: 127     median: 126.5 (58%)     max: 127 Points
min: 44     avg: 96.7     median: 99 (45%)     max: 102 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3.13     avg: 3.3     median: 3.4 (9%)     max: 3.47 Points
min: 1.84     avg: 2.4     median: 2.5 (6%)     max: 2.52 Points
min: 2.44     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (6%)     max: 2.5 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.33     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (57%)     max: 1.44 Points
min: 0.7     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (46%)     max: 1.16 Points
min: 1.1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (45%)     max: 1.13 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4624     avg: 4690     median: 4721 (49%)     max: 4726 Points
min: 3165     avg: 3672     median: 3725 (38%)     max: 3838 Points
min: 3667     avg: 3680     median: 3679.5 (38%)     max: 3692 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 9554     avg: 10217     median: 10388 (17%)     max: 10709 Points
min: 4308     avg: 7436     median: 7636 (13%)     max: 7796 Points
min: 7659     avg: 7693     median: 7692.5 (13%)     max: 7726 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 12110     avg: 13073     median: 13448 (18%)     max: 13662 Points
min: 7035     avg: 9644     median: 9865 (13%)     max: 10104 Points
min: 8491     avg: 9284     median: 9283.5 (12%)     max: 10076 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6076     avg: 6220     median: 6183 (57%)     max: 6402 Points
min: 4615     avg: 4902     median: 4951 (46%)     max: 5093 Points
min: 4197     avg: 4529     median: 4529 (42%)     max: 4861 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 658.243     avg: 735     median: 721.1 (9%)     max: 1147.08 seconds
min: 658.98     avg: 688     median: 687.9 (8%)     max: 716.837 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 20.703     avg: 22.6     median: 22.7 (5%)     max: 25.4 seconds
min: 21.14     avg: 21.9     median: 21.9 (4%)     max: 22.605 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 1900     avg: 2481     median: 2254.5 (26%)     max: 3420 KB/s
min: 2133     avg: 2137     median: 2136.5 (25%)     max: 2140 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 5.13     avg: 13.2     median: 14.5 (9%)     max: 14.82 fps
14.6 fps (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 23.41     avg: 70.1     median: 77.5 (28%)     max: 79.28 fps
77.8 fps (28%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.0408     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (6%)     max: 0.187 GB/s
0.1 GB/s (6%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.0749     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.224 GB/s
min: 0.206     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.218 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 0.482     avg: 1.3     median: 1.4 (7%)     max: 1.4 GB/s
1.4 GB/s (7%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 4039     avg: 4148     median: 4147.5 (28%)     max: 4256 Points
min: 2156     avg: 2990     median: 3053 (20%)     max: 3214 Points
min: 3005     avg: 3024     median: 3024 (20%)     max: 3043 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 14     avg: 14.8     median: 15 (3%)     max: 16.047 Seconds
min: 15     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (3%)     max: 15.405 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 32     avg: 33.5     median: 33.1 (1%)     max: 37 Seconds
min: 34.964     avg: 35     median: 35 (1%)     max: 35 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 722     avg: 751     median: 746.7 (3%)     max: 849 Seconds
min: 771.615     avg: 772     median: 772.3 (3%)     max: 773 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 34390     avg: 44171     median: 40330 (19%)     max: 52430 MIPS
min: 40880     avg: 46750     median: 46750 (22%)     max: 52620 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 26378     avg: 29095     median: 29465 (23%)     max: 31100 MFLOPS
min: 28200     avg: 28210     median: 28210 (22%)     max: 28220 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.1 points (91%)
min: 6.1     avg: 6.6     median: 6.9 (88%)     max: 6.9 points
6.9 points (88%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 10179     avg: 10795     median: 10794.5 (15%)     max: 11410 Points
min: 3731     avg: 8051     median: 8243 (12%)     max: 8518 Points
min: 8256     avg: 8328     median: 8327.5 (12%)     max: 8399 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3523     avg: 4000     median: 4230 (21%)     max: 4246 points
min: 2272     avg: 3063     median: 3122 (15%)     max: 3423 points
min: 3294     avg: 3302     median: 3301.5 (16%)     max: 3309 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 30501     avg: 36516     median: 39346 (25%)     max: 39701 Points
min: 12750     avg: 25827     median: 26909 (17%)     max: 28956 Points
min: 25644     avg: 26128     median: 26127.5 (17%)     max: 26611 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
27044 Points (32%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2791     avg: 3131     median: 3184.5 (8%)     max: 3365 Points
min: 1150     avg: 2296     median: 2362 (6%)     max: 2450 Points
min: 2385     avg: 2396     median: 2396 (6%)     max: 2407 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4103     avg: 4526     median: 4708 (16%)     max: 4767 Points
min: 399     avg: 3177     median: 3314 (11%)     max: 3410 Points
min: 3337     avg: 3340     median: 3339.5 (11%)     max: 3342 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 5293     avg: 6578     median: 7059 (57%)     max: 7382 Points
min: 5768     avg: 5804     median: 5804 (47%)     max: 5840 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 5053     avg: 5906     median: 6170 (56%)     max: 6496 Points
min: 5713     avg: 5730     median: 5729.5 (52%)     max: 5746 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 5403     avg: 5437     median: 5420 (11%)     max: 5487 Points
min: 8108     avg: 8112     median: 8111.5 (16%)     max: 8115 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 4815     avg: 4868     median: 4871 (10%)     max: 4917 Points
min: 4147     avg: 4212     median: 4211.5 (8%)     max: 4276 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 5122     avg: 5445     median: 5535 (14%)     max: 5678 Points
min: 6015     avg: 6039     median: 6039 (16%)     max: 6063 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 4430     avg: 4483     median: 4479 (8%)     max: 4533 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2291     avg: 2315     median: 2305 (48%)     max: 2351 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
2233 ms (4%)
min: 1806     avg: 2586     median: 2750 (5%)     max: 3202 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
87.1 ms (1%)
min: 120     avg: 167     median: 165.5 (2%)     max: 216 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 11892     avg: 14739     median: 11905 (23%)     max: 20419 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4300M → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4200U → 91%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4250U → 91%

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