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

Intel Core i5-4300U

► remove Intel 4300U

The Intel Core i5-4300U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks launched in Fall 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 1.9 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz for 1 active core or 2.6 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 i5-4300U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i7-3517U. 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 - 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4400 is somewhat slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other Haswell ULV models.

The i5-4300U 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 i5-4200M

► remove Intel 4200M

The Intel Core i5-4200M is a middle-class 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 2.5 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz for 1 active core or 3.0 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 i5-4200M is about as fast as the former Ivy Bridge model i5-3340M.

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.

The i5-4200M 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 i5-4250U

► 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 4400 (200 - 1100 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-NIHD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
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$281 U.S.$225 U.S.
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 87     avg: 229.6     median: 253 (6%)     max: 258 Points
min: 259     avg: 294.5     median: 297 (7%)     max: 301 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 55     avg: 98.4     median: 108 (50%)     max: 110 Points
min: 111     avg: 117.5     median: 118 (54%)     max: 122 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.05     avg: 2.6     median: 2.8 (10%)     max: 2.79 Points
min: 2.94     avg: 3.2     median: 3.2 (12%)     max: 3.27 Points
min: 2.44     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (9%)     max: 2.5 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.66     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (50%)     max: 1.29 Points
min: 1.2     avg: 1.3     median: 1.4 (55%)     max: 1.38 Points
min: 1.1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (46%)     max: 1.13 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3675     avg: 4014.8     median: 4070 (45%)     max: 4230 Points
min: 4391     avg: 4484     median: 4485 (49%)     max: 4539 Points
min: 3667     avg: 3679.5     median: 3679.5 (40%)     max: 3692 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 7067     avg: 8287.6     median: 8601 (17%)     max: 8631 Points
min: 9075     avg: 9890.6     median: 9962 (20%)     max: 10125 Points
min: 7659     avg: 7692.5     median: 7692.5 (15%)     max: 7726 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 3099     avg: 9481.8     median: 10698.5 (14%)     max: 11204 Points
min: 11710     avg: 12594.8     median: 12686.5 (17%)     max: 13085 Points
min: 8491     avg: 9283.5     median: 9283.5 (12%)     max: 10076 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 1899     avg: 4820.5     median: 5310.5 (52%)     max: 5619 Points
min: 5752     avg: 5863.3     median: 5889.5 (57%)     max: 5942 Points
min: 4197     avg: 4529     median: 4529 (44%)     max: 4861 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 590.2     avg: 640.3     median: 612.6 (7%)     max: 746 seconds
min: 505.705     avg: 571.8     median: 553.3 (7%)     max: 683.712 seconds
min: 658.98     avg: 687.9     median: 687.9 (8%)     max: 716.837 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 18.7     avg: 19.2     median: 19.2 (4%)     max: 19.9 seconds
min: 16.692     avg: 18.2     median: 17.3 (3%)     max: 22.487 seconds
min: 21.14     avg: 21.9     median: 21.9 (4%)     max: 22.605 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2235     avg: 2267.5     median: 2267.5 (27%)     max: 2300 KB/s
min: 2474     avg: 2989.3     median: 3050.5 (36%)     max: 3382 KB/s
min: 2133     avg: 2136.5     median: 2136.5 (25%)     max: 2140 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 13.47     avg: 14.9     median: 14.9 (0%)     max: 16.32 fps
min: 18.5     avg: 18.8     median: 18.8 (0%)     max: 19.1 fps
14.6 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 75.52     avg: 80.1     median: 80.1 (30%)     max: 84.73 fps
min: 93.1     avg: 95.5     median: 94.5 (35%)     max: 99.9 fps
77.8 fps (29%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.115     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (7%)     max: 0.139 GB/s
min: 0.157     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (8%)     max: 0.16 GB/s
0.1 GB/s (6%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.21     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (8%)     max: 0.247 GB/s
min: 0.246     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (9%)     max: 0.284 GB/s
min: 0.206     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (7%)     max: 0.218 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.5 GB/s (8%)
min: 1.6     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (9%)     max: 1.8 GB/s
1.4 GB/s (7%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3138     avg: 3242     median: 3242 (22%)     max: 3346 Points
min: 3619     avg: 3895.5     median: 3882.5 (27%)     max: 4014 Points
min: 3005     avg: 3024     median: 3024 (21%)     max: 3043 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 13     avg: 13.2     median: 13 (3%)     max: 13.719 Seconds
min: 12.417     avg: 12.8     median: 13 (3%)     max: 13.141 Seconds
min: 15     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (3%)     max: 15.405 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 29     avg: 30.2     median: 30.3 (1%)     max: 31 Seconds
min: 28     avg: 28.9     median: 29 (1%)     max: 29.266 Seconds
min: 34.964     avg: 35     median: 35 (1%)     max: 35 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 665     avg: 679.2     median: 680.5 (3%)     max: 690.712 Seconds
min: 624.255     avg: 644.9     median: 650 (3%)     max: 653.5 Seconds
min: 771.615     avg: 772.3     median: 772.3 (3%)     max: 773 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 52000     avg: 55600     median: 55600 (26%)     max: 59200 MIPS
min: 52450     avg: 52480     median: 52480 (25%)     max: 52510 MIPS
min: 40880     avg: 46750     median: 46750 (22%)     max: 52620 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 29160     avg: 30460     median: 30460 (23%)     max: 31760 MFLOPS
min: 38380     avg: 38520     median: 38520 (30%)     max: 38660 MFLOPS
min: 28200     avg: 28210     median: 28210 (22%)     max: 28220 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.2 points (92%)
6.9 points (88%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 3214     avg: 5980.3     median: 5867 (10%)     max: 8860 Points
min: 9818     avg: 10534.7     median: 10613 (18%)     max: 10799 Points
min: 8256     avg: 8327.5     median: 8327.5 (14%)     max: 8399 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2635     avg: 3229.5     median: 3288 (18%)     max: 3590 points
min: 3088     avg: 3789.5     median: 3930 (21%)     max: 4157 points
min: 3294     avg: 3301.5     median: 3301.5 (18%)     max: 3309 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 12468     avg: 25837.8     median: 27744.5 (18%)     max: 31745 Points
min: 28373     avg: 33969.1     median: 34273 (22%)     max: 37529 Points
min: 25644     avg: 26127.5     median: 26127.5 (17%)     max: 26611 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 30677     avg: 31963.7     median: 32203 (38%)     max: 33011 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 37376     avg: 37813     median: 37466 (43%)     max: 38597 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1253     avg: 2403.7     median: 2641 (7%)     max: 2710 Points
min: 2198     avg: 2980.3     median: 3062.5 (8%)     max: 3140 Points
min: 2385     avg: 2396     median: 2396 (6%)     max: 2407 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3547     avg: 3699.2     median: 3741 (14%)     max: 3806 Points
min: 3655     avg: 4317.1     median: 4420.5 (16%)     max: 4475 Points
min: 3337     avg: 3339.5     median: 3339.5 (12%)     max: 3342 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
7619 Points (61%)
min: 4868     avg: 5699     median: 5086.5 (41%)     max: 7755 Points
min: 5768     avg: 5804     median: 5804 (47%)     max: 5840 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6798 Points (62%)
min: 4972     avg: 5578     median: 5174.5 (47%)     max: 6991 Points
min: 5713     avg: 5729.5     median: 5729.5 (52%)     max: 5746 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
6178 Points (18%)
min: 6803     avg: 6879.3     median: 6864.5 (20%)     max: 6985 Points
min: 8108     avg: 8111.5     median: 8111.5 (23%)     max: 8115 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5533 Points (17%)
min: 6113     avg: 6183.3     median: 6185.5 (19%)     max: 6249 Points
min: 4147     avg: 4211.5     median: 4211.5 (13%)     max: 4276 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
6223 Points (24%)
min: 6031     avg: 6256.8     median: 6118 (23%)     max: 6760 Points
min: 6015     avg: 6039     median: 6039 (23%)     max: 6063 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
4958 Points (16%)
min: 5608     avg: 5849.2     median: 5708 (18%)     max: 6175 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2526 Points (52%)
min: 2662     avg: 2807.6     median: 2722 (56%)     max: 3006 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4300U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4200M → 112%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4250U → 95%

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