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

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 i5-4258U

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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 i5-4300MIntel Core i5-4258U
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Series: Core i5 Haswell
Intel Core i5-4340M compare2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H compare2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M compare2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H compare2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U compare2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M compare2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E compare2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4300M2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M compare2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U compare2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U compare2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M compare2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U compare2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U compare1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U compare1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U compare1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U compare1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U compare1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E compare1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U compare1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U compare1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y compare1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y compare1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y compare1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y compare1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y compare1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y compare1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4340M compare2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H compare2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M compare2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H compare2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U compare2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M compare2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E compare2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M compare2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U compare2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U compare2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M compare2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4258U2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U compare2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U compare1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U compare1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U compare1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U compare1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U compare1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E compare1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U compare1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U compare1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y compare1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y compare1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y compare1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y compare1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y compare1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y compare1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
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130 mm2181 mm2
100 °C100 °C
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HD 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 HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz)
$227 U.S.$342 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4300MIntel Core i5 4258U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
100%
1 4258U +
246 Points (41%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
100%
1 4258U +
601 Points (6%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 313     avg: 314     median: 313.5 (7%)     max: 314 Points
min: 261     avg: 278     median: 283 (6%)     max: 291 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 126     avg: 127     median: 126.5 (55%)     max: 127 Points
min: 106     avg: 110     median: 112 (49%)     max: 113 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3.13     avg: 3.3     median: 3.4 (8%)     max: 3.47 Points
min: 2.92     avg: 3     median: 3 (7%)     max: 3.15 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.33     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (54%)     max: 1.44 Points
min: 1.21     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (48%)     max: 1.27 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4624     avg: 4690     median: 4721 (49%)     max: 4726 Points
min: 4312     avg: 4572     median: 4571.5 (47%)     max: 4831 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 9554     avg: 10217     median: 10388 (17%)     max: 10709 Points
min: 9638     avg: 10121     median: 10121 (17%)     max: 10604 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 12110     avg: 13073     median: 13448 (16%)     max: 13662 Points
11829 Points (14%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6076     avg: 6220     median: 6183 (57%)     max: 6402 Points
5647 Points (52%)
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4258U +
566 seconds (7%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4258U +
17.8 seconds (4%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
100%
1 4258U +
8238 MIPS (8%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
100%
1 4258U +
3270 MIPS (22%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4258U +
18.5 fps (11%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4258U +
97.2 fps (34%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
100%
1 4258U +
2.4 fps (9%)
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TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4258U +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4258U +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4258U +
1.7 GB/s (0%)
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
100%
1 4258U +
1719 Seconds (12%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
100%
1 4258U +
1 sec (22%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 4039     avg: 4148     median: 4147.5 (28%)     max: 4256 Points
3865 Points (26%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4258U +
13 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4258U +
29.2 Seconds (1%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 4300M +
7.1 points (91%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4300M +
min: 10179     avg: 10795     median: 10794.5 (15%)     max: 11410 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3523     avg: 4000     median: 4230 (19%)     max: 4246 points
3748 points (17%)
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
100%
1 4258U +
36604 Points (42%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2791     avg: 3131     median: 3184.5 (8%)     max: 3365 Points
2948 Points (7%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4103     avg: 4526     median: 4708 (15%)     max: 4767 Points
4109 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 4258U +
min: 6428     avg: 7032     median: 7032 (57%)     max: 7636 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 4258U +
min: 6211     avg: 6488     median: 6487.5 (59%)     max: 6764 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 4258U +
min: 6644     avg: 8314     median: 8314 (16%)     max: 9984 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 4258U +
min: 5218     avg: 5590     median: 5590 (11%)     max: 5962 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 4258U +
min: 6528     avg: 6867     median: 6866.5 (18%)     max: 7205 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4258U +
min: 5634     avg: 5783     median: 5782.5 (10%)     max: 5931 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4258U +
min: 2701     avg: 2739     median: 2739 (56%)     max: 2777 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4258U +
6308 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4258U +
2899 Points (59%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4258U +
724 Points (45%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4258U +
1588 Points (13%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
2233 ms (4%)
min: 1435     avg: 1922     median: 2040 (3%)     max: 2292.2 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
87.1 ms (1%)
min: 99.1     avg: 122     median: 121.6 (1%)     max: 144 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4258U +
min: 98.2     avg: 138     median: 138.1 (1%)     max: 178 ms

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4300M → 100% n=15

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4258U → 91% n=15

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