Intel Core i5-4300U vs Intel Core i5-4260U vs Intel Core i5-4200M

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 i5-4260U

► remove Intel 4260U

The Intel Core i5-4260U 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 1.4 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 (i5-4250U: 1.3 - 2.6 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 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 i5-4260U 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 5000 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1000 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. However, the performance is often limited by the memory bandwidth and just slightly above the HD 4400 (20 EUs).

Power Consumption

The i5-4260U 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.

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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 5000 (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
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$281 U.S.$325 U.S.$225 U.S.
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 87     avg: 230     median: 253 (6%)     max: 258 Points
239 Points (5%)
min: 259     avg: 295     median: 297 (7%)     max: 301 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 55     avg: 98.4     median: 108 (47%)     max: 110 Points
105 Points (46%)
min: 111     avg: 118     median: 118 (51%)     max: 122 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.05     avg: 2.6     median: 2.8 (6%)     max: 2.79 Points
2.6 Points (6%)
min: 2.94     avg: 3.2     median: 3.2 (7%)     max: 3.27 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.66     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (48%)     max: 1.29 Points
1.2 Points (47%)
min: 1.2     avg: 1.3     median: 1.4 (53%)     max: 1.38 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 3675     avg: 4015     median: 4070 (42%)     max: 4230
3951 (41%)
min: 4391     avg: 4484     median: 4485 (46%)     max: 4539
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 7067     avg: 8288     median: 8601 (14%)     max: 8631
7913 (13%)
min: 9075     avg: 9891     median: 9962 (17%)     max: 10125
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 3099     avg: 9482     median: 10698.5 (12%)     max: 11204 Points
10033 Points (12%)
min: 11710     avg: 12595     median: 12686.5 (15%)     max: 13085 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 1899     avg: 4821     median: 5310.5 (47%)     max: 5619 Points
5186 Points (45%)
min: 5752     avg: 5863     median: 5889.5 (52%)     max: 5942 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 590.2     avg: 640     median: 612.6 (7%)     max: 746 s
min: 590.2     avg: 640.3     median: 612.6 (7%)     max: 746 s
min: 505.705     avg: 572     median: 553.3 (7%)     max: 683.712 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 18.7     avg: 19.2     median: 19.2 (4%)     max: 19.9 s
min: 18.7     avg: 19.2     median: 19.2 (4%)     max: 19.9 s
min: 16.692     avg: 18.2     median: 17.3 (3%)     max: 22.487 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 2235     avg: 2268     median: 2267.5 (23%)     max: 2300
min: 2235     avg: 2267.5     median: 2267.5 (23%)     max: 2300
min: 2474     avg: 2989     median: 3050.5 (31%)     max: 3382
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 13.47     avg: 14.9     median: 14.9 (9%)     max: 16.32 fps
min: 13.47     avg: 14.9     median: 14.9 (9%)     max: 16.32 fps
min: 18.5     avg: 18.8     median: 18.8 (11%)     max: 19.1 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 75.52     avg: 80.1     median: 80.1 (28%)     max: 84.73 fps
min: 75.52     avg: 80.1     median: 80.1 (28%)     max: 84.73 fps
min: 93.1     avg: 95.5     median: 94.5 (33%)     max: 99.9 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.115     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.139 GB/s
min: 0.115     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.139 GB/s
min: 0.157     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.16 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.21     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.247 GB/s
min: 0.21     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.247 GB/s
min: 0.246     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.284 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.5 GB/s (0%)
1.5 GB/s (0%)
min: 1.6     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (0%)     max: 1.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3138     avg: 3242     median: 3242 (22%)     max: 3346 Points
3222 Points (22%)
min: 3619     avg: 3896     median: 3882.5 (26%)     max: 4014 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 13     avg: 13.2     median: 13 (3%)     max: 13.719 s
min: 13     avg: 13.2     median: 13 (3%)     max: 13.719 s
min: 12.417     avg: 12.8     median: 13 (3%)     max: 13.141 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 29     avg: 30.2     median: 30.3 (1%)     max: 31 s
min: 29     avg: 30.2     median: 30.3 (1%)     max: 31 s
min: 28     avg: 28.9     median: 29 (1%)     max: 29.266 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 665     avg: 679     median: 680.5 (3%)     max: 690.712 s
min: 665     avg: 679.2     median: 680.5 (3%)     max: 690.712 s
min: 624.255     avg: 645     median: 650 (3%)     max: 653.5 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 52000     avg: 55600     median: 55600 (26%)     max: 59200 MIPS
min: 52000     avg: 55600     median: 55600 (26%)     max: 59200 MIPS
min: 52450     avg: 52480     median: 52480 (25%)     max: 52510 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 29160     avg: 30460     median: 30460 (23%)     max: 31760 MFLOPS
min: 29160     avg: 30460     median: 30460 (23%)     max: 31760 MFLOPS
min: 38380     avg: 38520     median: 38520 (30%)     max: 38660 MFLOPS
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 3214     avg: 5980     median: 5867 (8%)     max: 8860 Points
min: 3214     avg: 5980.3     median: 5867 (8%)     max: 8860 Points
min: 9818     avg: 10535     median: 10613 (15%)     max: 10799 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2635     avg: 3230     median: 3288 (15%)     max: 3590 Points
3182 Points (14%)
min: 3088     avg: 3789     median: 3930 (18%)     max: 4157 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 12468     avg: 25838     median: 27744.5 (18%)     max: 31745 Points
min: 12468     avg: 25837.8     median: 27744.5 (18%)     max: 31745 Points
min: 28373     avg: 33969     median: 34273 (22%)     max: 37529 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1253     avg: 2404     median: 2641 (7%)     max: 2710 Points
2495 Points (6%)
min: 2198     avg: 2980     median: 3062.5 (8%)     max: 3140 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 3547     avg: 3699     median: 3741 (12%)     max: 3806 Points
min: 3547     avg: 3699.2     median: 3741 (12%)     max: 3806 Points
min: 3655     avg: 4317     median: 4420.5 (14%)     max: 4475 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
7619 Points (61%)
7619 Points (61%)
min: 4868     avg: 5699     median: 5086.5 (41%)     max: 7755 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
6798 Points (62%)
6798 Points (62%)
min: 4972     avg: 5578     median: 5174.5 (47%)     max: 6991 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
6178 Points (12%)
6178 Points (12%)
min: 6803     avg: 6879     median: 6864.5 (13%)     max: 6985 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
5533 Points (11%)
5533 Points (11%)
min: 6113     avg: 6183     median: 6185.5 (12%)     max: 6249 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
6223 Points (16%)
6223 Points (16%)
min: 6031     avg: 6257     median: 6118 (16%)     max: 6760 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
4958 (9%)
4958 (9%)
min: 5608     avg: 5849     median: 5708 (10%)     max: 6175
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
2526 (52%)
2526 (52%)
min: 2662     avg: 2808     median: 2722 (56%)     max: 3006

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4300U → 100% n=34

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4260U → 99% n=34

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4200M → 113% n=34

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