Average Bench: 34.4% (530th of 1052)

Based on 16,951 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00040651, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz

The Intel i5-4200U is a dual core 4th generation Haswell processor. Specifically designed for tablets and ultrabooks it gives the appropriate balance between performance and battery life. The i5-4200U has integrated HD 4400 graphics which are fine for desktop use but not suited to 3D gaming. With an impressive TDP of just 15 Watts, the 4200U will typically give 6 hours of battery life. Despite the low effective speed of 56 which is 70% below the average of the leaders, when coupled with an SSD the 4200U can give a reasonable user experience. Comparing the 4200U and 4500U shows that the 4500U has 20% faster single-core performance but also costs 40% more. [Nov '14 CPUPro]

Poor: 20%Average: 34.4% Great: 41%
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation 20%

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i5-4200U averaged 65.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Single Core Floating Point Speed 62.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 61.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4200U is 21.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4200U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Multi Core Floating Point Speed 164Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 161Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 16,951 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.2 SC Int 60.5 75.4
22.7 SC Float 62.5 76.8
22.4 SC Mixed 61.6 76.5
49.2% 61.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
78.3 QC Int 146 171
85.3 QC Float 158 182
87.2 QC Mixed 155 179
34.7% 153 Pts
Min Avg Max
100 MC Int 154 172
108 MC Float 164 184
104 MC Mixed 161 180
23.9% 160 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 67.9
SC Float 68.4
SC Mixed 65.3
54% 67.2 Pts
QC Int 165
QC Float 174
QC Mixed 166
38% 168 Pts
MC Int 164
MC Float 176
MC Mixed 177
26% 172 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 48.8
SC Float 53
SC Mixed 51
41% 50.9 Pts
QC Int 166
QC Float 178
QC Mixed 172
39% 172 Pts
MC Int 167
MC Float 174
MC Mixed 163
25% 168 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 38.9
SC Float 40.1
SC Mixed 38.6
31% 39.2 Pts
QC Int 96.1
QC Float 104
QC Mixed 103
23% 101 Pts
MC Int 105
MC Float 111
MC Mixed 104
16% 106 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,873,973 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-4200U Builds (Compare 6,799 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation 22%

System: HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $366

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DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-4200U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.60 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ3'13
Processor Numberi5-4200U
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$281.00
Clock Speed1.6 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency2.6 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP15 W


Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4400
Graphics Base Frequency200 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceNo
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB


Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3L 1333/1600, LPDDR3 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo


USB Revision3.0
# of USB Ports4
General Purpose IOYes
Total # of SATA Ports4
Integrated LANNo
Integrated IDENo
Max # of SATA 6.0 Gb/s Ports4

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations4x1, 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes12
PCI SupportNo

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Rapid Storage TechYes
Smart Connect TechYes
HD Audio TechYes
Matrix Storage TechNo
ME Firmware Version9.5


Package Size40mm x 24mm x 1.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1168

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes


4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor...

Added 3 years ago.


6 months ago.

still good


7 days ago.

I've got a 4-core i5-4200 and love it! The performance is perfect for work and for easier games. By games the utilization is at about 43%. Its very quiet and cool. It's a very good CPU.


3 years ago.

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