Intel Core i5-4310U vs Intel Core i5-4260U vs Intel Core i5-4258U

Intel Core i5-4310U

► remove 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 i5-4260U

► remove Intel 4260U

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 i5-4258U

► 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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HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 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-NIIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
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$281 U.S.$325 U.S.$342 U.S.
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 252     avg: 261.5     median: 263 (6%)     max: 268 Points
239 Points (5%)
min: 261     avg: 276     median: 276 (6%)     max: 291 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 93     avg: 106.8     median: 110 (50%)     max: 114 Points
105 Points (48%)
min: 106     avg: 109.5     median: 109 (50%)     max: 113 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
2.9 Points (7%)
2.6 Points (6%)
min: 2     avg: 3     median: 3 (7%)     max: 3 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.2 Points (61%)
1.2 Points (60%)
1.2 Points (62%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
5897 Points (61%)
3951 Points (41%)
min: 4312     avg: 4571.5     median: 4571 (47%)     max: 4831 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
8960 Points (14%)
7913 Points (12%)
min: 9638     avg: 10121     median: 10121 (15%)     max: 10604 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 11214     avg: 11472.5     median: 11472 (15%)     max: 11731 Points
10033 Points (13%)
11829 Points (16%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 5547     avg: 5557     median: 5557 (54%)     max: 5567 Points
5186 Points (50%)
5647 Points (55%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
677.6 seconds (8%)
566 seconds (7%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
19.4 seconds (4%)
17.8 seconds (4%)
WinRAR - Result
2165 KB/s (25%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
16.9 fps (9%)
18.5 fps (10%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
86.8 fps (32%)
97.2 fps (36%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (7%)
0.2 GB/s (8%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (8%)
0.3 GB/s (9%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.6 GB/s (8%)
1.7 GB/s (9%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
3463 Points (23%)
3222 Points (22%)
3865 Points (26%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
13 Seconds (3%)
13 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
31 Seconds (1%)
29.2 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
694 Seconds (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
53520 MIPS (25%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
36070 MFLOPS (28%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.1 points (101%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
9460 Points (13%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2609     avg: 3155.8     median: 3263 (17%)     max: 3487 points
3182 points (16%)
3748 points (19%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 21848     avg: 27611.8     median: 29104 (19%)     max: 30391 Points
29091 Points (19%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
28512 Points (34%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
29963 Points (35%)
36604 Points (42%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1930     avg: 2517.8     median: 2711 (7%)     max: 2719 Points
2495 Points (6%)
2948 Points (7%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3780     avg: 3808.3     median: 3800 (12%)     max: 3845 Points
4109 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 6428     avg: 7032     median: 7032 (57%)     max: 7636 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 6211     avg: 6487.5     median: 6487 (59%)     max: 6764 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 6644     avg: 8314     median: 8314 (14%)     max: 9984 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 5218     avg: 5590     median: 5590 (10%)     max: 5962 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 6528     avg: 6866.5     median: 6866 (16%)     max: 7205 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5634     avg: 5782.5     median: 5782 (7%)     max: 5931 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2701     avg: 2739     median: 2739 (56%)     max: 2777 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
6308 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2899 Points (59%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
2586 ms (4%)
min: 2040     avg: 2166.1     median: 2166 (4%)     max: 2292 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 109     avg: 165     median: 164 (2%)     max: 220 ms
min: 99     avg: 121.6     median: 121 (1%)     max: 144 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 98     avg: 138.1     median: 138 (1%)     max: 178 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
14010 Points (27%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4310U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4260U → 93%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4258U → 104%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)