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Intel Core i5-4210U

Intel 4210U

The Intel Core i5-4210U 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 1.7 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. That's exactly 100 MHz more than the i5-4200U.

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 i5-4210U 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 4400 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1000 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4400 is slightly slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other ULV models.

Power Consumption

The i5-4210U 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.

SeriesIntel Core i5
CodenameHaswell
Series: 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 i5-4310M (compare)2700 - 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 i5-4210U1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U (compare)1400 - 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
Clock Rate1700 - 2700 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketBGA
FeaturesHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$281 U.S.
Announcement Date04/14/2014
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 4210U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 215     avg: 234.4     median: 237 (11%)     max: 243 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 82     avg: 99.3     median: 102 (52%)     max: 106 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 2.11     avg: 2.5     median: 2.6 (11%)     max: 2.62 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.89     avg: 1.1     median: 1.2 (52%)     max: 1.2 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3191     avg: 3809.2     median: 3843 (49%)     max: 3992 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 6763     avg: 7688.7     median: 7799 (16%)     max: 8073 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 7554     avg: 9880.4     median: 10185.5 (25%)     max: 10445 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 3812     avg: 4992.9     median: 5114.5 (41%)     max: 5178 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 632.657     avg: 688.4     median: 674.8 (8%)     max: 878.648 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 19.875     avg: 22.2     median: 21.2 (4%)     max: 28.42 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2229     avg: 2309.3     median: 2318 (27%)     max: 2372 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 14     avg: 15     median: 15.1 (9%)     max: 15.31 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 72     avg: 79.4     median: 79.8 (34%)     max: 81.89 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.125     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (7%)     max: 0.128 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.219     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (11%)     max: 0.228 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.4 GB/s (12%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2808     avg: 3150.1     median: 3200 (25%)     max: 3229 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 13.924     avg: 14.6     median: 14.5 (3%)     max: 16.75 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 31.422     avg: 32.8     median: 32.5 (1%)     max: 37.11 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 702.54     avg: 730     median: 724.1 (3%)     max: 808.93 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
31000 MFLOPS (24%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 8067     avg: 8492.4     median: 8585 (16%)     max: 8714 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 619     avg: 3091.6     median: 3181 (19%)     max: 3423 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 92.52     avg: 26482     median: 27728.5 (18%)     max: 29898 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 24564     avg: 26680.5     median: 26680.5 (39%)     max: 28797 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 7.91     avg: 2375.1     median: 2462 (6%)     max: 2547 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 2225     avg: 3430.2     median: 3463 (15%)     max: 3593 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 7409     avg: 7453     median: 7453 (60%)     max: 7497 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 6368     avg: 6436.5     median: 6436.5 (58%)     max: 6505 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 5668     avg: 5687.5     median: 5687.5 (16%)     max: 5707 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 5067     avg: 5097     median: 5097 (16%)     max: 5127 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 5771     avg: 5806.5     median: 5806.5 (22%)     max: 5842 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 4595     avg: 4715.9     median: 4653 (15%)     max: 4993 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2333     avg: 2424.8     median: 2391 (51%)     max: 2606 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1608.8     avg: 2316     median: 2617.5 (4%)     max: 2823 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 111     avg: 147.3     median: 122 (3%)     max: 209.6 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 10986     avg: 13243.3     median: 12144 (25%)     max: 22007 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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