Intel Core i5-4310M vs Intel Core i5-4258U vs Intel Core i5-4210M

Intel Core i5-4310M

► remove Intel 4310M

The Intel Core i5-4310M is a fast dual-core processor for laptops launched in Q1/2014. 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 2.7 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz for 1 active core or 3.3 GHz for 2 active cores.

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 5 - 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Compared to the Core i5-4300M, the 4310M is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is on par with the Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3540M. Even demanding software or multitasking will be handled easily.

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1250 MHz, making it about 30 % faster than a similarly clocked HD 4000. This is slightly slower than the AMD Radeon HD 8650G or a dedicated GeForce GT 720M.

Power Consumption

The i5-4310M 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 i5-4258U

► 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.

Intel Core i5-4210M

► remove Intel 4210M

The Intel Core i5-4210M is a middle-class dual-core processor for laptops 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 2.6 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz for 1 active core or 3.1 GHz for 2 active cores.

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. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Due to these changes, the performance per clock has been improved by almost 10 percent compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the i5-4210M is about as fast as the former Ivy Bridge model i7-3520M and can handle all typical office and multimedia tasks as well as more demanding software.

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1150 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than a similarly clocked HD 4000.

Power Consumption

The i5-4210M 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 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
$225 U.S.$342 U.S.$225 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4310MIntel Core i5 4258UIntel Core i5 4210M

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
min: 325     avg: 326     median: 326 (7%)     max: 327 Points
min: 261     avg: 278     median: 283 (6%)     max: 291 Points
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min: 302     avg: 305     median: 305.5 (7%)     max: 308 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 128     avg: 129     median: 128.5 (57%)     max: 129 Points
min: 106     avg: 110     median: 112 (50%)     max: 113 Points
min: 117     avg: 122     median: 122 (54%)     max: 125 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3.56     avg: 3.6     median: 3.6 (8%)     max: 3.59 Points
min: 2.92     avg: 3     median: 3 (7%)     max: 3.15 Points
min: 3.3     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (8%)     max: 3.37 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.47     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (58%)     max: 1.48 Points
min: 1.21     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (48%)     max: 1.27 Points
min: 1.34     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (54%)     max: 1.41 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4664 Points (48%)
min: 4312     avg: 4572     median: 4571.5 (47%)     max: 4831 Points
min: 4276     avg: 4508     median: 4583.5 (47%)     max: 4590 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
9622 Points (16%)
min: 9638     avg: 10121     median: 10121 (17%)     max: 10604 Points
min: 10082     avg: 10211     median: 10185.5 (17%)     max: 10389 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
14079 Points (16%)
11829 Points (14%)
min: 12149     avg: 12634     median: 12633.5 (15%)     max: 13118 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
6533 Points (61%)
5647 Points (52%)
min: 5582     avg: 5829     median: 5828.5 (54%)     max: 6075 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
496 seconds (6%)
566 seconds (7%)
536 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
15.6 seconds (3%)
17.8 seconds (4%)
17.1 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4310M +
2578 KB/s (26%)
124%
1 4210M +
3185 KB/s (33%)
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
20.7 fps (12%)
18.5 fps (11%)
19.3 fps (11%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
105 fps (36%)
97.2 fps (34%)
95.2 fps (33%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
100%
1 4258U +
2.4 fps (9%)
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TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (0%)
0.3 GB/s (0%)
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
2 GB/s (0%)
1.7 GB/s (0%)
1.8 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 4258U +
3865 Points (26%)
103%
1 4210M +
min: 3940     avg: 3978     median: 3981.5 (27%)     max: 4008 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
11.4 Seconds (2%)
13 Seconds (3%)
12 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
26 Seconds (1%)
29.2 Seconds (1%)
30 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4310M +
591 Seconds (3%)
100%
1 4210M +
644 Seconds (3%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 4210M +
7.2 points (92%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4310M +
11595 Points (16%)
93%
1 4210M +
10824 Points (15%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3846     avg: 3976     median: 3976 (18%)     max: 4106 points
3748 points (17%)
min: 3669     avg: 3934     median: 3989.5 (18%)     max: 4097 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 34628     avg: 37014     median: 37013.5 (24%)     max: 39399 Points
29091 Points (19%)
min: 30540     avg: 34670     median: 34639.5 (22%)     max: 37915 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
1 4258U +
36604 Points (42%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 3300     avg: 3312     median: 3312 (8%)     max: 3324 Points
2948 Points (7%)
min: 2621     avg: 3055     median: 3131.5 (8%)     max: 3178 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4582     avg: 4736     median: 4735.5 (15%)     max: 4889 Points
4109 Points (13%)
min: 4417     avg: 4513     median: 4513 (14%)     max: 4611 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
5307 Points (43%)
min: 6428     avg: 7032     median: 7032 (57%)     max: 7636 Points
4814 Points (39%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
5403 Points (49%)
min: 6211     avg: 6488     median: 6487.5 (59%)     max: 6764 Points
4959 Points (45%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
7454 Points (15%)
min: 6644     avg: 8314     median: 8314 (16%)     max: 9984 Points
6947 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
6880 Points (14%)
min: 5218     avg: 5590     median: 5590 (11%)     max: 5962 Points
6410 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
6628 Points (17%)
min: 6528     avg: 6867     median: 6866.5 (18%)     max: 7205 Points
6148 Points (16%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
6227 Points (11%)
min: 5634     avg: 5783     median: 5782.5 (10%)     max: 5931 Points
6185 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2939 Points (60%)
min: 2701     avg: 2739     median: 2739 (56%)     max: 2777 Points
2945 Points (60%)
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 4258U +
min: 1435     avg: 1922     median: 2040 (3%)     max: 2292.2 ms
101%
1 4210M +
min: 1272     avg: 1534     median: 1312.3 (2%)     max: 2240.4 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4258U +
min: 99.1     avg: 122     median: 121.6 (1%)     max: 144 ms
100%
1 4210M +
min: 96.5     avg: 153     median: 163.1 (2%)     max: 188.4 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 4210M +
min: 14952     avg: 23377     median: 25519 (49%)     max: 27518 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4310M → 100% n=28

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4258U → 94% n=28

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4210M → 95% n=28

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