Intel Core i5-4330M vs Intel Core i5-4250U vs Intel Core i5-4400E

Intel Core i5-4330M

► remove from comparison Intel 4330M

The Intel Core i5-4330M is a fast dual-core processor for laptops 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 2.8 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz  for 1 active core or 3.4 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. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Due to these changes, the performance per clock has been improved by almost 10 percent compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the i5-4330M is slightly faster than the former top model i7-3540M.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1250 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than a similarly clocked HD 4000.

The i5-4330M 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 i5-4250U

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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.

Intel Core i5-4400E

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The Intel Core i5-4400E is a dual-core processor for embedded systems launched in mid-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 2.7 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz for 1 active core. The memory controller supports ECC.

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.

The performance of the Core i5-4400E is similar to the consumer model Core i5-4300M with a slighty lower base clock. Therefore, the 4400E should be comparable to the Ivy Bridge based Core i7-3520M.

The integrated graphics card offers 20 Execution Units (EUs), which represents the GT2 version of the Haswell GPU. Technically, the GPU seems similar to the Intel HD Graphics 4600 found on other Core i5 CPUs, but the clock rate of 400 - 1000 MHz is noticeably lower.

The i5-4400E is rated at a TDP of 37 W including the graphics card, memory controller and VRMs.

Intel Core i5-4330MIntel Core i5-4250UIntel Core i5-4400E
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HaswellHaswellHaswell
Series: 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-NIHD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHaswell GT2-GPU (400 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 ECC Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES, Trusted Execution, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1000 MHz)
Intel Core i5 4330MIntel Core i5 4250UIntel Core i5 4400E
$266 U.S.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4330M +
3.7 Points (8%)
67%
1 4250U +
min: 2.44     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (6%)     max: 2.5 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4330M +
1.5 Points (59%)
74%
1 4250U +
min: 1.1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (44%)     max: 1.13 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 4330M +
4988 Points (51%)
74%
1 4250U +
min: 3667     avg: 3680     median: 3679.5 (38%)     max: 3692 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 4330M +
11324 Points (19%)
68%
1 4250U +
min: 7659     avg: 7693     median: 7692.5 (13%)     max: 7726 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4330M +
14102 Points (16%)
66%
1 4250U +
min: 8491     avg: 9284     median: 9283.5 (11%)     max: 10076 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4330M +
6658 Points (62%)
68%
1 4250U +
min: 4197     avg: 4529     median: 4529 (42%)     max: 4861 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4330M +
491 seconds (6%)
98%
1 4250U +
min: 658.98     avg: 688     median: 687.9 (8%)     max: 716.837 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4330M +
18.2 seconds (4%)
99%
1 4250U +
min: 21.14     avg: 21.9     median: 21.9 (4%)     max: 22.605 seconds
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4250U +
min: 2133     avg: 2137     median: 2136.5 (22%)     max: 2140 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4250U +
14.6 fps (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4250U +
77.8 fps (27%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4250U +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4250U +
min: 0.206     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.218 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4250U +
1.4 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 4330M +
4362 Points (29%)
69%
1 4250U +
min: 3005     avg: 3024     median: 3024 (20%)     max: 3043 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4330M +
15.3 Seconds (3%)
100%
1 4250U +
min: 15     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (3%)     max: 15.405 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4330M +
28.6 Seconds (1%)
100%
1 4250U +
min: 34.964     avg: 35     median: 35 (1%)     max: 35 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4330M +
592 Seconds (3%)
99%
1 4250U +
min: 771.615     avg: 772     median: 772.3 (3%)     max: 773 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 4250U +
min: 40880     avg: 46750     median: 46750 (22%)     max: 52620 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 4250U +
min: 28200     avg: 28210     median: 28210 (22%)     max: 28220 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 4250U +
6.9 points (88%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4330M +
10975 Points (15%)
76%
1 4250U +
min: 8256     avg: 8328     median: 8327.5 (12%)     max: 8399 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4250U +
min: 3294     avg: 3302     median: 3301.5 (15%)     max: 3309 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4250U +
min: 25644     avg: 26128     median: 26127.5 (17%)     max: 26611 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4250U +
min: 2385     avg: 2396     median: 2396 (6%)     max: 2407 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4250U +
min: 3337     avg: 3340     median: 3339.5 (10%)     max: 3342 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 4250U +
min: 5768     avg: 5804     median: 5804 (47%)     max: 5840 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 4250U +
min: 5713     avg: 5730     median: 5729.5 (52%)     max: 5746 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 4250U +
min: 8108     avg: 8112     median: 8111.5 (16%)     max: 8115 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 4250U +
min: 4147     avg: 4212     median: 4211.5 (8%)     max: 4276 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 4250U +
min: 6015     avg: 6039     median: 6039 (16%)     max: 6063 Points

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

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