Intel Core i5-4300U vs Intel Core i5-4278U vs Intel Core i5-4210U

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 i5-4210U

► remove Intel 4210U

The Intel Core i5-4210U 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 1.7 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. That's exactly 100 MHz more than the i5-4200U.

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 i5-4210U 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 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 slightly slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other ULV models.

Power Consumption

The i5-4210U 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-NIIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 87     avg: 229.6     median: 253 (6%)     max: 258 Points
min: 215     avg: 234.4     median: 237 (5%)     max: 243 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 55     avg: 98.4     median: 108 (50%)     max: 110 Points
min: 82     avg: 99.3     median: 102 (47%)     max: 106 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.05     avg: 2.6     median: 2.8 (10%)     max: 2.79 Points
min: 2.11     avg: 2.5     median: 2.6 (9%)     max: 2.62 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.66     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (50%)     max: 1.29 Points
min: 0.89     avg: 1.1     median: 1.2 (48%)     max: 1.2 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3675     avg: 4014.8     median: 4070 (45%)     max: 4230 Points
min: 3191     avg: 3809.2     median: 3843 (42%)     max: 3992 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 7067     avg: 8287.6     median: 8601 (17%)     max: 8631 Points
min: 6763     avg: 7688.7     median: 7799 (16%)     max: 8073 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 3099     avg: 9481.8     median: 10698.5 (14%)     max: 11204 Points
min: 7554     avg: 9880.4     median: 10185.5 (13%)     max: 10445 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 1899     avg: 4820.5     median: 5310.5 (52%)     max: 5619 Points
min: 3812     avg: 4992.9     median: 5114.5 (50%)     max: 5178 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 590.2     avg: 640.3     median: 612.6 (7%)     max: 746 seconds
min: 632.657     avg: 688.4     median: 674.8 (8%)     max: 878.648 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 18.7     avg: 19.2     median: 19.2 (4%)     max: 19.9 seconds
min: 19.875     avg: 22.2     median: 21.2 (4%)     max: 28.42 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2235     avg: 2267.5     median: 2267.5 (27%)     max: 2300 KB/s
min: 2229     avg: 2309.3     median: 2318 (27%)     max: 2372 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 13.47     avg: 14.9     median: 14.9 (10%)     max: 16.32 fps
min: 14     avg: 15     median: 15.1 (10%)     max: 15.31 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 75.52     avg: 80.1     median: 80.1 (30%)     max: 84.73 fps
min: 72     avg: 79.4     median: 79.8 (30%)     max: 81.89 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.115     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (7%)     max: 0.139 GB/s
min: 0.125     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (7%)     max: 0.128 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.21     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (8%)     max: 0.247 GB/s
min: 0.219     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (8%)     max: 0.228 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.5 GB/s (8%)
1.4 GB/s (7%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3138     avg: 3242     median: 3242 (22%)     max: 3346 Points
min: 2808     avg: 3150.1     median: 3200 (22%)     max: 3229 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 13     avg: 13.2     median: 13 (3%)     max: 13.719 Seconds
min: 13.924     avg: 14.6     median: 14.5 (3%)     max: 16.75 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 29     avg: 30.2     median: 30.3 (1%)     max: 31 Seconds
min: 31.422     avg: 32.8     median: 32.5 (1%)     max: 37.11 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 665     avg: 679.2     median: 680.5 (3%)     max: 690.712 Seconds
min: 702.54     avg: 730     median: 724.1 (3%)     max: 808.93 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 52000     avg: 55600     median: 55600 (26%)     max: 59200 MIPS
42270 MIPS (20%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 29160     avg: 30460     median: 30460 (23%)     max: 31760 MFLOPS
31000 MFLOPS (24%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 3214     avg: 5980.3     median: 5867 (10%)     max: 8860 Points
min: 8067     avg: 8492.4     median: 8585 (14%)     max: 8714 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2635     avg: 3229.5     median: 3288 (18%)     max: 3590 points
min: 619     avg: 3091.6     median: 3181 (17%)     max: 3423 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 12468     avg: 25837.8     median: 27744.5 (18%)     max: 31745 Points
min: 92.52     avg: 26482     median: 27728.5 (18%)     max: 29898 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 24564     avg: 26680.5     median: 26680.5 (32%)     max: 28797 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
29464 Points (34%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1253     avg: 2403.7     median: 2641 (7%)     max: 2710 Points
min: 7.91     avg: 2375.1     median: 2462 (6%)     max: 2547 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3547     avg: 3699.2     median: 3741 (14%)     max: 3806 Points
min: 2225     avg: 3430.2     median: 3463 (13%)     max: 3593 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
7619 Points (61%)
min: 7409     avg: 7453     median: 7453 (60%)     max: 7497 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6798 Points (62%)
min: 6368     avg: 6436.5     median: 6436.5 (58%)     max: 6505 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
6178 Points (18%)
min: 5668     avg: 5687.5     median: 5687.5 (16%)     max: 5707 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5533 Points (17%)
min: 5067     avg: 5097     median: 5097 (16%)     max: 5127 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
6223 Points (24%)
min: 5771     avg: 5806.5     median: 5806.5 (22%)     max: 5842 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
4958 Points (16%)
min: 4595     avg: 4715.9     median: 4653 (15%)     max: 4993 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2526 Points (52%)
min: 2333     avg: 2424.8     median: 2391 (50%)     max: 2606 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1608.8     avg: 2316     median: 2617.5 (4%)     max: 2823 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 111     avg: 147.3     median: 122 (1%)     max: 209.6 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 10986     avg: 13243.3     median: 12144 (24%)     max: 22007 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4300U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4210U → 98%

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