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Intel Core i5-4300Y vs Intel Core i5-4250U vs Intel Core i5-4330M

Intel Core i5-4300Y

► remove from comparison Intel 4300Y

The Intel Core i5-4300Y is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks and tablets which has been presented in Q3/2013. It is based on the Haswell architecture and manufactured in 22nm. Due to Hyperthreading, 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 2.3 GHz.

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 even more.

The performance of the Core i5-4300Y is similar to the Core i3-4158U with a slightly higher TDP, assuming the Turbo Boost is working optimally. Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as most applications.

The integrated HD Graphics 4200 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 850 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4200 is significantly slower than the HD 4400 found on other ULV models with higher clocks and TDP.

The i5-4300Y is rated at a TDP of 11.5 W (SDP 6 W) including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for very small ultrabooks or tablets.

Intel Core i5-4250U

► remove from comparison Intel 4250U

The Intel Core i5-4250U 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 1.3 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 i5-4250U 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 5000 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1000 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the HD 5000 competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards.

The i5-4250U 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 i5-4330M

► remove from comparison 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.

ModelIntel Core i5-4300YIntel Core i5-4250UIntel Core i5-4330M
SeriesIntel Core i5Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
CodenameHaswellHaswellHaswell
Series: Core i5 Haswell
Intel Core i5-4340M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H2.8 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E2.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U2.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U2 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U1.9 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U1.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U1.7 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U1.4 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E1.6 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U1.6 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U1.3 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4300Y1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y1.5 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y1.4 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4340M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H2.8 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E2.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U2.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U2 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U1.9 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U1.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U1.7 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U1.4 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E1.6 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U1.6 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4250U1.3 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y1.5 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y1.4 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4340M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4330M2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H2.8 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U2.8 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E2.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U2.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U2 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U1.5 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U1.9 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U1.4 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U1.7 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U1.4 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E1.6 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U1.6 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U1.3 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y1.6 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y1.6 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y1.5 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y1.4 - 1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Clock1600 - 2300 MHz1300 - 2600 MHz2800 - 3500 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache3 MB3 MB3 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 42 / 4
TDP11.5 Watt15 Watt37 Watt
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketFCBGA1168rPGA
FeaturesHD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, vProHD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 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-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$281 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i5 4300YIntel Core i5 4250UIntel Core i5 4330M
Transistors1300 Million960 Million
Die Size181 mm2130 mm2

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4300Y +
133 Points (1%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4300Y +
77 Points (23%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1.5 Points (2%)
min: 2.44     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (3%)     max: 2.5 Points
3.7 Points (5%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
0.8 Points (3%)
min: 1.1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (4%)     max: 1.13 Points
1.5 Points (5%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
2982 Points (24%)
min: 3667     avg: 3680     median: 3679.5 (30%)     max: 3692 Points
4988 Points (41%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
4663 Points (5%)
min: 7659     avg: 7693     median: 7692.5 (9%)     max: 7726 Points
11324 Points (13%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4250U +
min: 8491     avg: 9284     median: 9283.5 (7%)     max: 10076 Points
152%
1 4330M +
14102 Points (11%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4250U +
min: 4197     avg: 4529     median: 4529 (25%)     max: 4861 Points
147%
1 4330M +
6658 Points (36%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
1147 s (14%)
min: 659     avg: 688     median: 688 (8%)     max: 717 s
490.9 s (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
28.6 s (6%)
min: 21.14     avg: 21.9     median: 21.9 (4%)     max: 22.6 s
18.2 s (4%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4300Y +
1790 Points (10%)
119%
1 4250U +
min: 2133     avg: 2137     median: 2136.5 (12%)     max: 2140 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4300Y +
8.4 fps (3%)
174%
1 4250U +
14.6 fps (5%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4300Y +
49.5 fps (12%)
157%
1 4250U +
77.8 fps (18%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4300Y +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4300Y +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
113%
1 4250U +
min: 0.206     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.218 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4300Y +
1.2 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
1871 Points (4%)
min: 3005     avg: 3024     median: 3024 (6%)     max: 3043 Points
4362 Points (9%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
16.3 s (4%)
min: 15     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (3%)     max: 15.4 s
15.3 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
37 s (2%)
min: 34.96     avg: 35     median: 35 (1%)     max: 35 s
28.6 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4250U +
min: 772     avg: 773     median: 772.5 (3%)     max: 773 s
101%
1 4330M +
592 s (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4250U +
min: 40880     avg: 46750     median: 46750 (22%)     max: 52620 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4250U +
min: 28200     avg: 28210     median: 28210 (22%)     max: 28220 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4250U +
6.9 Points (88%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4250U +
min: 8256     avg: 8328     median: 8327.5 (8%)     max: 8399 Points
132%
1 4330M +
10975 Points (10%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4300Y +
1738 Points (5%)
190%
1 4250U +
min: 3294     avg: 3302     median: 3301.5 (9%)     max: 3309 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 4300Y +
155504 Points (100%)
17%
1 4250U +
min: 25644     avg: 26128     median: 26127.5 (17%)     max: 26611 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 4300Y +
1423 Points (4%)
168%
1 4250U +
min: 2385     avg: 2396     median: 2396 (6%)     max: 2407 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 4300Y +
2015 Points (4%)
166%
1 4250U +
min: 3337     avg: 3340     median: 3339.5 (6%)     max: 3342 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4300Y +
3157 Points (6%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4300Y +
1932 Points (38%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4300Y +
6087 Points (49%)
95%
1 4250U +
min: 5768     avg: 5804     median: 5804 (47%)     max: 5840 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4300Y +
5010 Points (45%)
114%
1 4250U +
min: 5713     avg: 5730     median: 5729.5 (52%)     max: 5746 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4300Y +
3893 Points (8%)
208%
1 4250U +
min: 8108     avg: 8112     median: 8111.5 (16%)     max: 8115 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4300Y +
4287 Points (9%)
98%
1 4250U +
min: 4147     avg: 4212     median: 4211.5 (8%)     max: 4276 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4300Y +
4473 Points (12%)
135%
1 4250U +
min: 6015     avg: 6039     median: 6039 (16%)     max: 6063 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4300Y +
3254 ms (4%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4300Y +
137.7 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4300Y +
10118 Points (10%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4300Y → 100% n=9

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4250U → 129% n=9

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4330M → 166% n=9

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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