Intel Core i5-4310M vs Intel Core i5-4260U

Intel Core i5-4310M

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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 i5-4260U

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The Intel Core i5-4260U 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 1.4 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 (i5-4250U: 1.3 - 2.6 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 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 i5-4260U 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 5000 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1000 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. However, the performance is often limited by the memory bandwidth and just slightly above the HD 4400 (20 EUs).

Power Consumption

The i5-4260U 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 i5-4310MIntel Core i5-4260U
Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
HaswellHaswell
: Core i5 Haswell
Intel Core i5-4340M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H (compare)2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M (compare)2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H (compare)2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U (compare)2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4310M2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E (compare)2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M (compare)2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M (compare)2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U (compare)2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U (compare)2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M (compare)2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U (compare)2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U (compare)2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U (compare)1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U (compare)1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U (compare)1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U (compare)1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E (compare)1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U (compare)1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U (compare)1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y (compare)1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y (compare)1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y (compare)1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y (compare)1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y (compare)1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y (compare)1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4340M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H (compare)2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M (compare)2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H (compare)2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U (compare)2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E (compare)2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M (compare)2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M (compare)2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U (compare)2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U (compare)2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M (compare)2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U (compare)2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U (compare)2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U (compare)1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U (compare)1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U (compare)1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U (compare)1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4260U1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E (compare)1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U (compare)1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U (compare)1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y (compare)1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y (compare)1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y (compare)1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y (compare)1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y (compare)1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y (compare)1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
2700 - 3400 MHz1400 - 2700 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
3 MB3 MB
2 / 42 / 4
37 15
960 1300
22 22
130 mm2181 mm2
100 °C100 °C
rPGABGA
HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIHD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz)
$225 U.S.$325 U.S.
Intel Core i5 4310MIntel Core i5 4260U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 325     avg: 326     median: 326 (10%)     max: 327 Points
239 Points (8%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 128     avg: 128.5     median: 128.5 (60%)     max: 129 Points
105 Points (49%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3.56     avg: 3.6     median: 3.6 (13%)     max: 3.59 Points
2.6 Points (10%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.47     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (60%)     max: 1.48 Points
1.2 Points (49%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4664 Points (51%)
3951 Points (43%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
9622 Points (19%)
7913 Points (16%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
14079 Points (19%)
10033 Points (13%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
6533 Points (63%)
5186 Points (50%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
495.9 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
15.6 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
2578 KB/s (30%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
20.7 fps (14%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
105 fps (39%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (11%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
2 GB/s (10%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
3222 Points (9%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11.4 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
26 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
591.1 Seconds (3%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
11595 Points (19%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3846     avg: 3976     median: 3976 (21%)     max: 4106 points
3182 points (17%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 34628     avg: 37013.5     median: 37013.5 (24%)     max: 39399 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
28512 Points (37%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
29963 Points (38%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 3300     avg: 3312     median: 3312 (8%)     max: 3324 Points
2495 Points (6%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4582     avg: 4735.5     median: 4735.5 (17%)     max: 4889 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
5307 Points (43%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
5403 Points (49%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
7454 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
6880 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
6628 Points (25%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
6227 Points (20%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2939 Points (63%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4310M → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4260U → 83%

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