Intel Core i5-4300M vs Intel Core i5-4210U vs Intel Core i5-4210M

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 i5-4210U

► remove Intel 4210U

The Intel Core i5-4210U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks launched in Q2 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 1.7 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.7 GHz for 1 active core or 2.4 GHz for 2 active cores. That's exactly 100 MHz more than the i5-4200U.

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 performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

The performance of the Core i5-4210U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i5-3427U. 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 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 slightly slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other ULV models.

Power Consumption

The i5-4210U 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 i5-4210M

► remove Intel 4210M

The Intel Core i5-4210M is a middle-class dual-core processor for laptops launched in Q2/2014. 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 3.2 GHz for 1 active core or 3.1 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. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Due to these changes, the performance per clock has been improved by almost 10 percent compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the i5-4210M is about as fast as the former Ivy Bridge model i7-3520M and can handle all typical office and multimedia tasks as well as more demanding software.

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1150 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than a similarly clocked HD 4000.

Power Consumption

The i5-4210M 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.

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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 4600 (400 - 1150 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 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
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Intel Core i5 4300MIntel Core i5 4210UIntel Core i5 4210M

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 313     avg: 314     median: 313.5 (7%)     max: 314 Points
min: 215     avg: 234     median: 237 (5%)     max: 243 Points
min: 302     avg: 305     median: 305.5 (7%)     max: 308 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 126     avg: 127     median: 126.5 (56%)     max: 127 Points
min: 82     avg: 99.3     median: 102 (46%)     max: 106 Points
min: 117     avg: 122     median: 122 (54%)     max: 125 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3.13     avg: 3.3     median: 3.4 (8%)     max: 3.47 Points
min: 2.11     avg: 2.5     median: 2.6 (6%)     max: 2.62 Points
min: 3.3     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (8%)     max: 3.37 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.33     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (54%)     max: 1.44 Points
min: 0.89     avg: 1.1     median: 1.2 (45%)     max: 1.2 Points
min: 1.34     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (54%)     max: 1.41 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4624     avg: 4690     median: 4721 (49%)     max: 4726 Points
min: 3191     avg: 3809     median: 3843 (39%)     max: 3992 Points
min: 4276     avg: 4508     median: 4583.5 (47%)     max: 4590 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 9554     avg: 10217     median: 10388 (17%)     max: 10709 Points
min: 6763     avg: 7689     median: 7799 (13%)     max: 8073 Points
min: 10082     avg: 10211     median: 10185.5 (17%)     max: 10389 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 12110     avg: 13073     median: 13448 (16%)     max: 13662 Points
min: 7554     avg: 9880     median: 10185.5 (12%)     max: 10445 Points
min: 12149     avg: 12634     median: 12633.5 (15%)     max: 13118 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6076     avg: 6220     median: 6183 (57%)     max: 6402 Points
min: 3812     avg: 4993     median: 5114.5 (48%)     max: 5178 Points
min: 5582     avg: 5829     median: 5828.5 (54%)     max: 6075 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4210U +
min: 632.657     avg: 688     median: 674.8 (8%)     max: 878.648 seconds
102%
1 4210M +
536 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4210U +
min: 19.875     avg: 22.2     median: 21.2 (4%)     max: 28.42 seconds
101%
1 4210M +
17.1 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4210U +
min: 2229     avg: 2309     median: 2318 (24%)     max: 2372 KB/s
137%
1 4210M +
3185 KB/s (33%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4210U +
min: 14     avg: 15     median: 15.1 (9%)     max: 15.31 fps
128%
1 4210M +
19.3 fps (11%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4210U +
min: 72     avg: 79.4     median: 79.8 (28%)     max: 81.89 fps
119%
1 4210M +
95.2 fps (33%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4210U +
min: 0.125     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.128 GB/s
130%
1 4210M +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4210U +
min: 0.219     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.228 GB/s
126%
1 4210M +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4210U +
1.4 GB/s (0%)
129%
1 4210M +
1.8 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 4039     avg: 4148     median: 4147.5 (28%)     max: 4256 Points
min: 2808     avg: 3150     median: 3200 (21%)     max: 3229 Points
min: 3940     avg: 3978     median: 3981.5 (27%)     max: 4008 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4210U +
min: 13.924     avg: 14.6     median: 14.5 (3%)     max: 16.75 Seconds
101%
1 4210M +
12 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4210U +
min: 31.422     avg: 32.8     median: 32.5 (1%)     max: 37.11 Seconds
100%
1 4210M +
30 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4210U +
min: 702.54     avg: 730     median: 724.1 (3%)     max: 808.93 Seconds
100%
1 4210M +
644 Seconds (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 4210U +
42270 MIPS (20%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 4210U +
31000 MFLOPS (24%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 4300M +
7.1 points (91%)
101%
1 4210M +
7.2 points (92%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 10179     avg: 10795     median: 10794.5 (15%)     max: 11410 Points
min: 8067     avg: 8492     median: 8585 (12%)     max: 8714 Points
10824 Points (15%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3523     avg: 4000     median: 4230 (19%)     max: 4246 points
min: 619     avg: 3092     median: 3181 (14%)     max: 3423 points
min: 3669     avg: 3934     median: 3989.5 (18%)     max: 4097 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 30501     avg: 36516     median: 39346 (25%)     max: 39701 Points
min: 92.52     avg: 26482     median: 27728.5 (18%)     max: 29898 Points
min: 30540     avg: 34670     median: 34639.5 (22%)     max: 37915 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4210U +
min: 24564     avg: 26681     median: 26680.5 (32%)     max: 28797 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
1 4210U +
29464 Points (34%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2791     avg: 3131     median: 3184.5 (8%)     max: 3365 Points
min: 7.91     avg: 2375     median: 2462 (6%)     max: 2547 Points
min: 2621     avg: 3055     median: 3131.5 (8%)     max: 3178 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4103     avg: 4526     median: 4708 (15%)     max: 4767 Points
min: 2225     avg: 3430     median: 3463 (11%)     max: 3593 Points
min: 4417     avg: 4513     median: 4513 (14%)     max: 4611 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 4210U +
min: 7409     avg: 7453     median: 7453 (60%)     max: 7497 Points
65%
1 4210M +
4814 Points (39%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 4210U +
min: 6368     avg: 6437     median: 6436.5 (58%)     max: 6505 Points
77%
1 4210M +
4959 Points (45%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 4210U +
min: 5668     avg: 5688     median: 5687.5 (11%)     max: 5707 Points
122%
1 4210M +
6947 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 4210U +
min: 5067     avg: 5097     median: 5097 (10%)     max: 5127 Points
126%
1 4210M +
6410 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 4210U +
min: 5771     avg: 5807     median: 5806.5 (15%)     max: 5842 Points
106%
1 4210M +
6148 Points (16%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4210U +
min: 4595     avg: 4716     median: 4653 (8%)     max: 4993 Points
133%
1 4210M +
6185 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4210U +
min: 2333     avg: 2425     median: 2391 (49%)     max: 2606 Points
123%
1 4210M +
2945 Points (60%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
2233 ms (4%)
min: 1608.8     avg: 2316     median: 2617.5 (4%)     max: 2823 ms
min: 1272     avg: 1534     median: 1312.3 (2%)     max: 2240.4 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
87.1 ms (1%)
min: 111     avg: 147     median: 122 (1%)     max: 209.6 ms
min: 96.5     avg: 153     median: 163.1 (2%)     max: 188.4 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 4210U +
min: 10986     avg: 13243     median: 12144 (23%)     max: 22007 Points
210%
1 4210M +
min: 14952     avg: 23377     median: 25519 (49%)     max: 27518 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4300M → 100% n=16

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4210U → 80% n=16

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4210M → 97% n=16

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