Intel Core i5-4300U vs Intel Core i5-4260U vs Intel Core i5-4308U

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 i5-4308U

► remove Intel 4308U

The Intel Core i5-4308U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large ultrabooks launched in Q3 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 2.8 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 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 the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Due to these architectural improvements, the performance is slightly above a similarly clocked Ivy Bridge CPU. Therefore, the Core i5-4308U is almost as fast as the older i7-3540M. 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 Iris Graphics 5100 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1200 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 (e.g. GeForce GT 720M). However, even fast dual-channel memory limits the performance.

Power Consumption

The i5-4308U 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, well-cooled ultrabooks.

Intel Core i5-4300UIntel Core i5-4260UIntel Core i5-4308U
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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 - 1200 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 - 1200 MHz)
$281 U.S.$325 U.S.$315 U.S.
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181 mm2181 mm2

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 87     avg: 230     median: 253 (6%)     max: 258 Points
239 Points (5%)
min: 87     avg: 229.6     median: 253 (6%)     max: 258 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 55     avg: 98.4     median: 108 (47%)     max: 110 Points
105 Points (46%)
min: 55     avg: 98.4     median: 108 (47%)     max: 110 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: 1.05     avg: 2.6     median: 2.8 (6%)     max: 2.79 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: 0.66     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (48%)     max: 1.29 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 3675     avg: 4015     median: 4070 (42%)     max: 4230
3951 (41%)
min: 3675     avg: 4014.8     median: 4070 (42%)     max: 4230
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 7067     avg: 8288     median: 8601 (14%)     max: 8631
7913 (13%)
min: 7067     avg: 8287.6     median: 8601 (14%)     max: 8631
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 3099     avg: 9482     median: 10698.5 (12%)     max: 11204 Points
10033 Points (12%)
min: 3099     avg: 9481.8     median: 10698.5 (12%)     max: 11204 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 1899     avg: 4821     median: 5310.5 (47%)     max: 5619 Points
5186 Points (45%)
min: 1899     avg: 4820.5     median: 5310.5 (47%)     max: 5619 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: 590.2     avg: 640.3     median: 612.6 (7%)     max: 746 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: 18.7     avg: 19.2     median: 19.2 (4%)     max: 19.9 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: 2235     avg: 2267.5     median: 2267.5 (23%)     max: 2300
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: 13.47     avg: 14.9     median: 14.9 (9%)     max: 16.32 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: 75.52     avg: 80.1     median: 80.1 (28%)     max: 84.73 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: 0.115     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.139 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: 0.21     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.247 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.5 GB/s (0%)
1.5 GB/s (0%)
1.5 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3138     avg: 3242     median: 3242 (22%)     max: 3346 Points
3222 Points (22%)
min: 3138     avg: 3242     median: 3242 (22%)     max: 3346 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: 13     avg: 13.2     median: 13 (3%)     max: 13.719 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: 29     avg: 30.2     median: 30.3 (1%)     max: 31 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: 665     avg: 679.2     median: 680.5 (3%)     max: 690.712 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: 52000     avg: 55600     median: 55600 (26%)     max: 59200 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: 29160     avg: 30460     median: 30460 (23%)     max: 31760 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: 3214     avg: 5980.3     median: 5867 (8%)     max: 8860 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2635     avg: 3230     median: 3288 (15%)     max: 3590 Points
3182 Points (14%)
min: 2635     avg: 3229.5     median: 3288 (15%)     max: 3590 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: 12468     avg: 25837.8     median: 27744.5 (18%)     max: 31745 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1253     avg: 2404     median: 2641 (7%)     max: 2710 Points
2495 Points (6%)
min: 1253     avg: 2403.7     median: 2641 (7%)     max: 2710 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: 3547     avg: 3699.2     median: 3741 (12%)     max: 3806 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
7619 Points (61%)
7619 Points (61%)
7619 Points (61%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
6798 Points (62%)
6798 Points (62%)
6798 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
6178 Points (12%)
6178 Points (12%)
6178 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
5533 Points (11%)
5533 Points (11%)
5533 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
6223 Points (16%)
6223 Points (16%)
6223 Points (16%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
4958 (9%)
4958 (9%)
4958 (9%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
2526 (52%)
2526 (52%)
2526 (52%)

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

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

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4308U → 100% n=34

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