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Intel Core i5-4258U

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.

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 i5-4258U2400 - 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 i5-4260U (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 Rate2400 - 2900 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)28 Watt
Transistor Count1300 Million
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Die Size181 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketFCBGA
FeaturesIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$342 U.S.
Announcement Date06/04/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 4258U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 261     avg: 276     median: 276 (6%)     max: 291 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 106     avg: 110     median: 109.5 (50%)     max: 113 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 2.92     avg: 3     median: 3 (8%)     max: 3.15 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.21     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (50%)     max: 1.27 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4312     avg: 4572     median: 4571.5 (47%)     max: 4831 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 9638     avg: 10121     median: 10121 (17%)     max: 10604 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
18.5 fps (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 6428     avg: 7032     median: 7032 (57%)     max: 7636 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 6211     avg: 6488     median: 6487.5 (59%)     max: 6764 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 6644     avg: 8314     median: 8314 (16%)     max: 9984 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 5218     avg: 5590     median: 5590 (11%)     max: 5962 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 6528     avg: 6867     median: 6866.5 (18%)     max: 7205 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5634     avg: 5783     median: 5782.5 (10%)     max: 5931 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2701     avg: 2739     median: 2739 (57%)     max: 2777 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 2040     avg: 2166     median: 2166.1 (4%)     max: 2292.2 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 99.1     avg: 122     median: 121.6 (1%)     max: 144 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 98.2     avg: 138     median: 138.1 (1%)     max: 178 ms
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i5

» Intel Core i5 9400H
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 8400H
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 9300H
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 8300H
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 8305G
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 8269U
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 8279U
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 8259U
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 8257U
   1.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 7440HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 8365U
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 8265U
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 7300HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 6440HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 6350HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 6300HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 7287U
   3.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 7360U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 7267U
   3.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 5350H
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 7300U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 6287U
   3.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4340M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 5287U
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 7260U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 6267U
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4210H
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4330M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4200H
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 5257U
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4308U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4310M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 7200U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4400E
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4300M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 6360U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4210M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 6300U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4288U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4278U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3380M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3360M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4200M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3340M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 6260U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3320M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4258U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3230M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 6198DU
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 6200U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 5300U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 5350U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3210M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 2540M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 8210Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 8200Y
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4310U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4360U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 5200U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 5250U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4300U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4350U
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 2520M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 7Y57
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 7Y54
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 2450M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 580M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 2435M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 2430M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 2415M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 2410M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3437U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 560M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4210U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4260U
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3427U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4402E
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4200U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4250U
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 480M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 540M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 460M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3337U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 520M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 450M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3317U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 430M
   2.26 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4300Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4302Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 2557M
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3439Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4202Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4220Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4210Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 2467M
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3339Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4200Y
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 2537M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 560UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 470UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 540UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 520UM
   1.06 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 430UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i7 2640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i7 5500U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i7 5550U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i5 6260U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i5 3320M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4258U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
+ AMD A-Series (Desktop) AMD A8-6600K
   3.9 GHz / 4096 KB
+ AMD A-Series (Desktop) AMD A10-5800K
   3.8 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i7 840QM
   1.86 GHz / 1024 KB + 8196 KB
+ Intel Core i5 3230M
   2.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ AMD A-Series (Desktop) AMD A8-5600K
   3.6 GHz / 4096 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-06- 4)