Intel Core i5-4300U vs Intel Core i5-4300M vs Intel Core i5-4330M

Intel Core i5-4300U

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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 i5-4300M

► remove Intel 4300M

The Intel Core i5-4300M is a fast 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 2.6 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz for 1 active core or 3.2 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 i5-4300M is about as fast as the former top model i7-3520M.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1250 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than a similarly clocked HD 4000.

The i5-4300M 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.

Intel Core i5-4330M

► remove Intel 4330M

The Intel Core i5-4330M is a fast 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 2.8 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz  for 1 active core or 3.4 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 i5-4330M is slightly faster than the former top model i7-3540M.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1250 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than a similarly clocked HD 4000.

The i5-4330M 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 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
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$281 U.S.$227 U.S.
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960 960
130 mm2130 mm2

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 87     avg: 229.6     median: 253 (6%)     max: 258 Points
min: 313     avg: 313.5     median: 313 (7%)     max: 314 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 55     avg: 98.4     median: 108 (50%)     max: 110 Points
min: 126     avg: 126.5     median: 126 (58%)     max: 127 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1     avg: 2.6     median: 2 (5%)     max: 2 Points
3.3 Points (8%)
3.7 Points (8%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0     avg: 1.2     median: 1 (50%)     max: 1 Points
1.4 Points (70%)
1.5 Points (76%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3675     avg: 4014.8     median: 4070 (45%)     max: 4230 Points
min: 4624     avg: 4690.3     median: 4721 (52%)     max: 4726 Points
4988 Points (55%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 7067     avg: 8287.6     median: 8601 (13%)     max: 8631 Points
min: 9554     avg: 10217     median: 10388 (16%)     max: 10709 Points
11324 Points (17%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 3099     avg: 9481.8     median: 10698 (14%)     max: 11204 Points
min: 12110     avg: 13073.3     median: 13448 (18%)     max: 13662 Points
14102 Points (19%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 1899     avg: 4820.5     median: 5310 (51%)     max: 5619 Points
min: 6076     avg: 6220.3     median: 6183 (60%)     max: 6402 Points
6658 Points (64%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 590     avg: 640.3     median: 612 (7%)     max: 746 seconds
490.9 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 18     avg: 19.2     median: 19 (4%)     max: 19 seconds
18.2 seconds (4%)
WinRAR - Result
min: 2235     avg: 2267.5     median: 2267 (27%)     max: 2300 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 13     avg: 14.9     median: 14 (0%)     max: 16 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 75     avg: 80.1     median: 80 (30%)     max: 84 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (8%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.5 GB/s (8%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3138     avg: 3242     median: 3242 (22%)     max: 3346 Points
min: 4039     avg: 4147.5     median: 4147 (28%)     max: 4256 Points
4362 Points (29%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
13.2 Seconds (3%)
15.3 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 29     avg: 30.2     median: 30 (1%)     max: 31 Seconds
28.6 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 665     avg: 679.2     median: 680 (3%)     max: 690 Seconds
591.9 Seconds (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 52000     avg: 55600     median: 55600 (26%)     max: 59200 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 29160     avg: 30460     median: 30460 (23%)     max: 31760 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.1 points (101%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 3214     avg: 5980.3     median: 5867 (8%)     max: 8860 Points
min: 10179     avg: 10794.5     median: 10794 (15%)     max: 11410 Points
10975 Points (15%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2635     avg: 3229.5     median: 3288 (17%)     max: 3590 points
min: 3523     avg: 3999.7     median: 4230 (22%)     max: 4246 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 12468     avg: 25837.8     median: 27744 (18%)     max: 31745 Points
min: 30501     avg: 36516     median: 39346 (25%)     max: 39701 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1253     avg: 2403.7     median: 2641 (7%)     max: 2710 Points
min: 2791     avg: 3131.3     median: 3184 (8%)     max: 3365 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3547     avg: 3699.2     median: 3741 (12%)     max: 3806 Points
min: 4103     avg: 4526     median: 4708 (14%)     max: 4767 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
7619 Points (61%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6798 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
6178 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5533 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
6223 Points (14%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
4958 Points (6%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2526 Points (52%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
2233 ms (4%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
87.1 ms (1%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4300U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4300M → 123%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4330M → 122%

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