Intel Core i5-4308U vs Intel Core i5-4200U vs Intel Core i5-4258U

Intel Core i5-4308U

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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 i5-4200U

► 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.

Intel Core i5-4258U

► remove Intel 4258U

The Intel Core i5-4258U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large 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 2.4 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz for 1 or 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 the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Due to these architectural improvements, the performance is slightly above a similarly clocked Ivy Bridge CPU. Therefore, the Core i5-4258U is almost as fast as the older i5-3230M. 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 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. However, even fast dual-channel memory limits the performance.

The i5-4258U 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 ultrabooks 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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Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 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-NIIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz)
$315 U.S.$342 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4308UIntel Core i5 4200UIntel Core i5 4258U

Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
100%
1 4258U +
246 Points (45%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
100%
1 4258U +
601 Points (6%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4200U +
min: 201     avg: 227     median: 229 (5%)     max: 232 Points
124%
1 4258U +
min: 261     avg: 278     median: 283 (6%)     max: 291 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4200U +
min: 44     avg: 96.7     median: 99 (44%)     max: 102 Points
113%
1 4258U +
min: 106     avg: 110     median: 112 (50%)     max: 113 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4200U +
min: 1.84     avg: 2.4     median: 2.5 (6%)     max: 2.52 Points
122%
1 4258U +
min: 2.92     avg: 3     median: 3 (7%)     max: 3.15 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4200U +
min: 0.7     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (44%)     max: 1.16 Points
111%
1 4258U +
min: 1.21     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (48%)     max: 1.27 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 4200U +
min: 3165     avg: 3672     median: 3725 (38%)     max: 3838 Points
123%
1 4258U +
min: 4312     avg: 4572     median: 4571.5 (47%)     max: 4831 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 4200U +
min: 4308     avg: 7436     median: 7636 (13%)     max: 7796 Points
133%
1 4258U +
min: 9638     avg: 10121     median: 10121 (17%)     max: 10604 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4200U +
min: 7035     avg: 9644     median: 9865 (11%)     max: 10104 Points
120%
1 4258U +
11829 Points (14%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4200U +
min: 4615     avg: 4902     median: 4951 (46%)     max: 5093 Points
114%
1 4258U +
5647 Points (52%)
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4200U +
min: 658.243     avg: 735     median: 721.1 (9%)     max: 1147.08 seconds
102%
1 4258U +
566 seconds (7%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4200U +
min: 20.703     avg: 22.6     median: 22.7 (5%)     max: 25.4 seconds
101%
1 4258U +
17.8 seconds (4%)
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4200U +
min: 1900     avg: 2481     median: 2254.5 (23%)     max: 3420 KB/s
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
100%
1 4258U +
8238 MIPS (8%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
100%
1 4258U +
3270 MIPS (22%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4200U +
min: 5.13     avg: 13.2     median: 14.5 (9%)     max: 14.82 fps
127%
1 4258U +
18.5 fps (11%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4200U +
min: 23.41     avg: 70.1     median: 77.5 (27%)     max: 79.28 fps
125%
1 4258U +
97.2 fps (34%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
100%
1 4258U +
2.4 fps (9%)
010Tooltip
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4200U +
min: 0.0408     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.187 GB/s
120%
1 4258U +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4200U +
min: 0.0749     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.224 GB/s
124%
1 4258U +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4200U +
min: 0.482     avg: 1.3     median: 1.4 (0%)     max: 1.4 GB/s
121%
1 4258U +
1.7 GB/s (0%)
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
100%
1 4258U +
1719 Seconds (12%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
100%
1 4258U +
1 sec (22%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 4200U +
min: 2156     avg: 2990     median: 3053 (20%)     max: 3214 Points
127%
1 4258U +
3865 Points (26%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4200U +
min: 14     avg: 14.8     median: 15 (3%)     max: 16.047 Seconds
100%
1 4258U +
13 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4200U +
min: 32     avg: 33.5     median: 33.1 (1%)     max: 37 Seconds
100%
1 4258U +
29.2 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4200U +
min: 722     avg: 751     median: 746.7 (3%)     max: 849 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 4200U +
min: 34390     avg: 44171     median: 40330 (19%)     max: 52430 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 4200U +
min: 26378     avg: 29095     median: 29465 (23%)     max: 31100 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 4200U +
min: 6.1     avg: 6.6     median: 6.9 (88%)     max: 6.9 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4200U +
min: 3731     avg: 8051     median: 8243 (12%)     max: 8518 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4200U +
min: 2272     avg: 3063     median: 3122 (14%)     max: 3423 points
120%
1 4258U +
3748 points (17%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4200U +
min: 12750     avg: 25827     median: 26909 (17%)     max: 28956 Points
108%
1 4258U +
29091 Points (19%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4200U +
27044 Points (32%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
1 4258U +
36604 Points (42%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4200U +
min: 1150     avg: 2296     median: 2362 (6%)     max: 2450 Points
125%
1 4258U +
2948 Points (7%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4200U +
min: 399     avg: 3177     median: 3314 (10%)     max: 3410 Points
124%
1 4258U +
4109 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 4200U +
min: 5293     avg: 6578     median: 7059 (57%)     max: 7382 Points
100%
1 4258U +
min: 6428     avg: 7032     median: 7032 (57%)     max: 7636 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 4200U +
min: 5053     avg: 5906     median: 6170 (56%)     max: 6496 Points
105%
1 4258U +
min: 6211     avg: 6488     median: 6487.5 (59%)     max: 6764 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 4200U +
min: 5403     avg: 5437     median: 5420 (11%)     max: 5487 Points
153%
1 4258U +
min: 6644     avg: 8314     median: 8314 (16%)     max: 9984 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 4200U +
min: 4815     avg: 4868     median: 4871 (10%)     max: 4917 Points
115%
1 4258U +
min: 5218     avg: 5590     median: 5590 (11%)     max: 5962 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 4200U +
min: 5122     avg: 5445     median: 5535 (14%)     max: 5678 Points
124%
1 4258U +
min: 6528     avg: 6867     median: 6866.5 (18%)     max: 7205 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4200U +
min: 4430     avg: 4483     median: 4479 (8%)     max: 4533 Points
129%
1 4258U +
min: 5634     avg: 5783     median: 5782.5 (10%)     max: 5931 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4200U +
min: 2291     avg: 2315     median: 2305 (47%)     max: 2351 Points
119%
1 4258U +
min: 2701     avg: 2739     median: 2739 (56%)     max: 2777 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4258U +
6308 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4258U +
2899 Points (59%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4258U +
724 Points (50%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4258U +
1588 Points (13%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 4200U +
min: 1806     avg: 2586     median: 2750 (5%)     max: 3202 ms
101%
1 4258U +
min: 1435     avg: 1922     median: 2040 (3%)     max: 2292.2 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4200U +
min: 120     avg: 167     median: 165.5 (2%)     max: 216 ms
100%
1 4258U +
min: 99.1     avg: 122     median: 121.6 (1%)     max: 144 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4258U +
min: 98.2     avg: 138     median: 138.1 (1%)     max: 178 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 4200U +
min: 11892     avg: 14739     median: 11905 (23%)     max: 20419 Points

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