Intel Core i5-4300U vs Intel Core i5-4260U vs Intel Core i5-4258U

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 i5-4258U

► remove Intel 4258U

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.

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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-NIIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz)
$281 U.S.$325 U.S.$342 U.S.
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181 mm2181 mm2

Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
246 Points (77%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
601 Points (83%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 87     avg: 230     median: 253 (66%)     max: 258 Points
239 Points (63%)
min: 261     avg: 278     median: 283 (74%)     max: 291 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 55     avg: 98.4     median: 108 (71%)     max: 110 Points
105 Points (69%)
min: 106     avg: 110     median: 112 (73%)     max: 113 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.05     avg: 2.6     median: 2.8 (72%)     max: 2.79 Points
2.6 Points (68%)
min: 2.92     avg: 3     median: 3 (79%)     max: 3.15 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.66     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (75%)     max: 1.29 Points
1.2 Points (74%)
min: 1.21     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (76%)     max: 1.27 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3675     avg: 4015     median: 4070 (55%)     max: 4230 Points
3951 Points (54%)
min: 4312     avg: 4572     median: 4571.5 (62%)     max: 4831 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 7067     avg: 8288     median: 8601 (58%)     max: 8631 Points
7913 Points (53%)
min: 9638     avg: 10121     median: 10121 (68%)     max: 10604 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 3099     avg: 9482     median: 10698.5 (70%)     max: 11204 Points
10033 Points (65%)
11829 Points (77%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 1899     avg: 4821     median: 5310.5 (59%)     max: 5619 Points
5186 Points (57%)
5647 Points (63%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 590.2     avg: 640     median: 612.6 (7%)     max: 746 seconds
566 seconds (7%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 18.7     avg: 19.2     median: 19.2 (4%)     max: 19.9 seconds
17.8 seconds (4%)
WinRAR - Result
min: 2235     avg: 2268     median: 2267.5 (48%)     max: 2300 KB/s
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
8238 MIPS (61%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
3270 MIPS (63%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 13.47     avg: 14.9     median: 14.9 (62%)     max: 16.32 fps
18.5 fps (77%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 75.52     avg: 80.1     median: 80.1 (67%)     max: 84.73 fps
97.2 fps (81%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
2.4 fps (96%)
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TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.115     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (13%)     max: 0.139 GB/s
0.1 GB/s (15%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.21     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (35%)     max: 0.247 GB/s
0.3 GB/s (42%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.5 GB/s (68%)
1.7 GB/s (77%)
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
1719 Seconds (12%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
1 sec (22%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3138     avg: 3242     median: 3242 (66%)     max: 3346 Points
3222 Points (66%)
3865 Points (79%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 13     avg: 13.2     median: 13 (3%)     max: 13.719 Seconds
13 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 29     avg: 30.2     median: 30.3 (1%)     max: 31 Seconds
29.2 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 665     avg: 679     median: 680.5 (3%)     max: 690.712 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 52000     avg: 55600     median: 55600 (80%)     max: 59200 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 29160     avg: 30460     median: 30460 (59%)     max: 31760 MFLOPS
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 3214     avg: 5980     median: 5867 (24%)     max: 8860 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2635     avg: 3230     median: 3288 (66%)     max: 3590 points
3182 points (64%)
3748 points (75%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 12468     avg: 25838     median: 27744.5 (18%)     max: 31745 Points
29091 Points (19%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
28512 Points (65%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
29963 Points (61%)
36604 Points (74%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1253     avg: 2404     median: 2641 (71%)     max: 2710 Points
2495 Points (67%)
2948 Points (79%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3547     avg: 3699     median: 3741 (40%)     max: 3806 Points
4109 Points (44%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
7619 Points (73%)
min: 6428     avg: 7032     median: 7032 (68%)     max: 7636 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6798 Points (83%)
min: 6211     avg: 6488     median: 6487.5 (79%)     max: 6764 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
6178 Points (29%)
min: 6644     avg: 8314     median: 8314 (40%)     max: 9984 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5533 Points (59%)
min: 5218     avg: 5590     median: 5590 (59%)     max: 5962 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
6223 Points (51%)
min: 6528     avg: 6867     median: 6866.5 (56%)     max: 7205 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
4958 Points (52%)
min: 5634     avg: 5783     median: 5782.5 (61%)     max: 5931 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2526 Points (75%)
min: 2701     avg: 2739     median: 2739 (81%)     max: 2777 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
6308 Points (61%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2899 Points (79%)
Geekbench 5.1 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
724 Points (54%)
Geekbench 5.1 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1588 Points (45%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1435     avg: 1922     median: 2040 (3%)     max: 2292.2 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 99.1     avg: 122     median: 121.6 (1%)     max: 144 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 98.2     avg: 138     median: 138.1 (1%)     max: 178 ms

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4300U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4260U → 97%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4258U → 107%

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