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Intel Core i5-4310U vs Intel Core i5-4210H vs Intel Core i5-4250U

Intel Core i5-4310U

► remove from comparison Intel 4310U

The Intel Core i5-4310U 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 2.0 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz for 1 active core or 2.7 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 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 i5-4300U, the 4310U is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is similar to the Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3537U (may vary depending on the actual Turbo clocks). Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for all office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications.

Graphics

The integrated HD Graphics 4400 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it clearly faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4400 is sligthly slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other Haswell ULV models and performs similar to a dedicated Radeon HD 7550M.

Power Consumption

The i5-4310U 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 i5-4210H

► remove from comparison Intel 4210H

The Intel Core i5-4210H is a fast dual-core processor for laptops 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 2.9 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz for 1 active core and 3.4 GHz for 2 active cores. The i5-4210H replaces the former i5-4200H (2.8 - 3.4 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. 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 i5-4210H is slightly faster than the former top model i7-3540M and on par with the Core i5-4330M.

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 i5-4210H is rated at a very high TDP of 47 W including the graphics card, memory controller and VRMs. This TDP range is typical of mobile quad-core processors. Therefore, the CPU is suited for laptops 15-inches or greater.

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.

ModelIntel Core i5-4310UIntel Core i5-4210HIntel Core i5-4250U
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
Clock2000 - 3000 MHz2900 - 3500 MHz1300 - 2600 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache3 MB3 MB3 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 42 / 4
TDP15 Watt47 Watt15 Watt
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
FeaturesHD Graphics 4400 (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-NIHD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$281 U.S.$225 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i5 4310UIntel Core i5 4210HIntel Core i5 4250U
Transistors960 Million1300 Million
Die Size130 mm2181 mm2
SocketFCBGA1364

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4310U +
min: 252     avg: 261.5     median: 263 (3%)     max: 268 Points
125%
1 4210H +
min: 324     avg: 328.3     median: 330 (3%)     max: 331 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4310U +
min: 93     avg: 106.8     median: 110 (34%)     max: 114 Points
117%
1 4210H +
min: 127     avg: 129     median: 129 (39%)     max: 131 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 2.73     avg: 2.9     median: 2.9 (4%)     max: 2.94 Points
min: 3.64     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (5%)     max: 3.66 Points
min: 2.44     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (3%)     max: 2.5 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.06     avg: 1.2     median: 1.3 (4%)     max: 1.3 Points
min: 1.48     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (5%)     max: 1.52 Points
min: 1.1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (4%)     max: 1.13 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5897 Points (48%)
min: 4963     avg: 5012     median: 5019 (41%)     max: 5055 Points
min: 3667     avg: 3680     median: 3679.5 (30%)     max: 3692 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
8960 Points (10%)
min: 11036     avg: 11075     median: 11075 (13%)     max: 11114 Points
min: 7659     avg: 7693     median: 7692.5 (9%)     max: 7726 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 11214     avg: 11473     median: 11472.5 (9%)     max: 11731 Points
13912 Points (11%)
min: 8491     avg: 9284     median: 9283.5 (7%)     max: 10076 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 5547     avg: 5557     median: 5557 (30%)     max: 5567 Points
6682 Points (36%)
min: 4197     avg: 4529     median: 4529 (25%)     max: 4861 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
678 s (8%)
481.2 s (6%)
min: 659     avg: 688     median: 688 (8%)     max: 717 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
19.4 s (4%)
15.5 s (3%)
min: 21.14     avg: 21.9     median: 21.9 (4%)     max: 22.6 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2165 Points (13%)
2410 Points (14%)
min: 2133     avg: 2137     median: 2136.5 (12%)     max: 2140 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
16.9 fps (6%)
21.2 fps (8%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
86.8 fps (20%)
104.5 fps (25%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.1 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.3 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.206     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.218 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.6 GB/s (0%)
2 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
3463 Points (7%)
4462 Points (9%)
min: 3005     avg: 3024     median: 3024 (6%)     max: 3043 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
13 s (3%)
11.4 s (2%)
min: 15     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (3%)     max: 15.4 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
31 s (1%)
26.1 s (1%)
min: 34.96     avg: 35     median: 35 (1%)     max: 35 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
694 s (3%)
601 s (3%)
min: 772     avg: 773     median: 772.5 (3%)     max: 773 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4310U +
53520 MIPS (25%)
87%
1 4250U +
min: 40880     avg: 46750     median: 46750 (22%)     max: 52620 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4310U +
36070 MFLOPS (28%)
78%
1 4250U +
min: 28200     avg: 28210     median: 28210 (22%)     max: 28220 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4310U +
7.1 Points (91%)
97%
1 4250U +
6.9 Points (88%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4310U +
9460 Points (9%)
88%
1 4250U +
min: 8256     avg: 8328     median: 8327.5 (8%)     max: 8399 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2609     avg: 3156     median: 3263.5 (9%)     max: 3487 Points
min: 3942     avg: 3981     median: 3990 (11%)     max: 4010 Points
min: 3294     avg: 3302     median: 3301.5 (9%)     max: 3309 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 21848     avg: 27612     median: 29104 (19%)     max: 30391 Points
min: 34109     avg: 37295     median: 37295 (24%)     max: 40481 Points
min: 25644     avg: 26128     median: 26127.5 (17%)     max: 26611 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1930     avg: 2518     median: 2711 (7%)     max: 2719 Points
min: 3322     avg: 3370     median: 3370 (9%)     max: 3418 Points
min: 2385     avg: 2396     median: 2396 (6%)     max: 2407 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 3780     avg: 3808     median: 3800 (7%)     max: 3845 Points
min: 4713     avg: 4835     median: 4834.5 (9%)     max: 4956 Points
min: 3337     avg: 3340     median: 3339.5 (6%)     max: 3342 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4210H +
6311 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4210H +
2938 Points (57%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4210H +
4784 Points (39%)
121%
1 4250U +
min: 5768     avg: 5804     median: 5804 (47%)     max: 5840 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4210H +
4897 Points (44%)
117%
1 4250U +
min: 5713     avg: 5730     median: 5729.5 (52%)     max: 5746 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4210H +
7639 Points (15%)
106%
1 4250U +
min: 8108     avg: 8112     median: 8111.5 (16%)     max: 8115 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4210H +
7014 Points (14%)
60%
1 4250U +
min: 4147     avg: 4212     median: 4211.5 (8%)     max: 4276 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4210H +
6586 Points (17%)
92%
1 4250U +
min: 6015     avg: 6039     median: 6039 (16%)     max: 6063 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4310U +
2586 ms (3%)
101%
1 4210H +
min: 2107     avg: 2119     median: 2121 (2%)     max: 2128 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4310U +
min: 109     avg: 165     median: 165 (2%)     max: 220.9 ms
101%
1 4210H +
min: 86.9     avg: 87.8     median: 87 (1%)     max: 89.5 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4310U +
14010 Points (14%)
115%
1 4210H +
min: 14532     avg: 15583     median: 16075 (17%)     max: 16143 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4310U → 100% n=22

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4210H → 116% n=22

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4250U → 89% n=22

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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