Intel Core i5-4300U vs Intel Core i5-4278U vs Intel Core i5-4200U

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 i5-4278U

► remove Intel 4278U

The Intel Core i5-4278U 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 2.6 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 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 i5-4278U is almost as fast as the older i7-3520M. 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 - 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 (e.g. GeForce GT 720M). However, even fast dual-channel memory limits the performance.

Power Consumption

The i5-4278U 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 i5-4200U

► remove Intel 4200U

The Intel Core i5-4200U 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 1.6 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 i5-4200U 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 4400 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1000 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4400 is significantly slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other ULV models.

The i5-4200U 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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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 87     avg: 229.6     median: 253 (6%)     max: 258 Points
min: 201     avg: 226.7     median: 229 (5%)     max: 232 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 55     avg: 98.4     median: 108 (50%)     max: 110 Points
min: 44     avg: 96.7     median: 99 (45%)     max: 102 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.05     avg: 2.6     median: 2.8 (10%)     max: 2.79 Points
min: 1.84     avg: 2.4     median: 2.5 (9%)     max: 2.52 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.66     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (50%)     max: 1.29 Points
min: 0.7     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (46%)     max: 1.16 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3675     avg: 4014.8     median: 4070 (45%)     max: 4230 Points
min: 3165     avg: 3672.5     median: 3725 (41%)     max: 3838 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 7067     avg: 8287.6     median: 8601 (17%)     max: 8631 Points
min: 4308     avg: 7436.1     median: 7636 (15%)     max: 7796 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 3099     avg: 9481.8     median: 10698.5 (14%)     max: 11204 Points
min: 7035     avg: 9644     median: 9865 (13%)     max: 10104 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 1899     avg: 4820.5     median: 5310.5 (52%)     max: 5619 Points
min: 4615     avg: 4902.3     median: 4951 (48%)     max: 5093 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 590.2     avg: 640.3     median: 612.6 (7%)     max: 746 seconds
min: 658.243     avg: 735     median: 721.1 (9%)     max: 1147.08 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 18.7     avg: 19.2     median: 19.2 (4%)     max: 19.9 seconds
min: 20.703     avg: 22.6     median: 22.7 (5%)     max: 25.4 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2235     avg: 2267.5     median: 2267.5 (27%)     max: 2300 KB/s
min: 1900     avg: 2481.1     median: 2254.5 (26%)     max: 3420 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 13.47     avg: 14.9     median: 14.9 (0%)     max: 16.32 fps
min: 5.13     avg: 13.2     median: 14.5 (0%)     max: 14.82 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 75.52     avg: 80.1     median: 80.1 (30%)     max: 84.73 fps
min: 23.41     avg: 70.1     median: 77.5 (29%)     max: 79.28 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.115     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (7%)     max: 0.139 GB/s
min: 0.0408     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (6%)     max: 0.187 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.21     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (8%)     max: 0.247 GB/s
min: 0.0749     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (7%)     max: 0.224 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.5 GB/s (8%)
min: 0.482     avg: 1.3     median: 1.4 (7%)     max: 1.4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3138     avg: 3242     median: 3242 (22%)     max: 3346 Points
min: 2156     avg: 2989.9     median: 3053 (21%)     max: 3214 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 13     avg: 13.2     median: 13 (3%)     max: 13.719 Seconds
min: 14     avg: 14.8     median: 15 (3%)     max: 16.047 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 29     avg: 30.2     median: 30.3 (1%)     max: 31 Seconds
min: 32     avg: 33.5     median: 33.1 (1%)     max: 37 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 665     avg: 679.2     median: 680.5 (3%)     max: 690.712 Seconds
min: 722     avg: 751.2     median: 746.7 (3%)     max: 849 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 52000     avg: 55600     median: 55600 (26%)     max: 59200 MIPS
min: 34390     avg: 44171.2     median: 40330 (19%)     max: 52430 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 29160     avg: 30460     median: 30460 (23%)     max: 31760 MFLOPS
min: 26378     avg: 29095     median: 29465 (23%)     max: 31100 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 6.1     avg: 6.6     median: 6.9 (88%)     max: 6.9 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 3214     avg: 5980.3     median: 5867 (10%)     max: 8860 Points
min: 3731     avg: 8050.6     median: 8243 (14%)     max: 8518 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2635     avg: 3229.5     median: 3288 (18%)     max: 3590 points
min: 2272     avg: 3062.5     median: 3122 (17%)     max: 3423 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 12468     avg: 25837.8     median: 27744.5 (18%)     max: 31745 Points
min: 12750     avg: 25827.1     median: 26909 (17%)     max: 28956 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
27044 Points (32%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1253     avg: 2403.7     median: 2641 (7%)     max: 2710 Points
min: 1150     avg: 2296.4     median: 2362 (6%)     max: 2450 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3547     avg: 3699.2     median: 3741 (14%)     max: 3806 Points
min: 399     avg: 3177.1     median: 3314 (12%)     max: 3410 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
7619 Points (61%)
min: 5293     avg: 6578     median: 7059 (57%)     max: 7382 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6798 Points (62%)
min: 5053     avg: 5906.3     median: 6170 (56%)     max: 6496 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
6178 Points (18%)
min: 5403     avg: 5436.7     median: 5420 (16%)     max: 5487 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5533 Points (17%)
min: 4815     avg: 4867.7     median: 4871 (15%)     max: 4917 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
6223 Points (24%)
min: 5122     avg: 5445     median: 5535 (21%)     max: 5678 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
4958 Points (16%)
min: 4430     avg: 4482.6     median: 4479 (14%)     max: 4533 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2526 Points (52%)
min: 2291     avg: 2315.2     median: 2305 (48%)     max: 2351 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1806     avg: 2586     median: 2750 (5%)     max: 3202 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 120     avg: 166.9     median: 165.5 (2%)     max: 216 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 11892     avg: 14738.7     median: 11905 (24%)     max: 20419 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4300U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4200U → 95%

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