Average Bench: 34.2% (579th of 1104)

Based on 18,893 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]

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Poor: 19%Average: 34.2% Great: 41%
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i5-4200U averaged 65.8% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 61.9Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 62.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4200U is 21.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4200U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 161Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 159Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,893 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.8 SC Int 60.7 75.3
22.8 SC Float 62.2 76.5
22.6 SC Mixed 61.9 76.5
49.3% 61.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
64 QC Int 144 170
78.9 QC Float 156 182
75.2 QC Mixed 153 179
34.3% 151 Pts
Min Avg Max
84.2 MC Int 151 172
94.1 MC Float 161 184
88.7 MC Mixed 159 180
23.5% 157 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 73.5
SC Float 74.9
SC Mixed 74.6
60% 74.3 Pts
QC Int 170
QC Float 181
QC Mixed 178
40% 176 Pts
MC Int 170
MC Float 181
MC Mixed 179
26% 177 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 71.2
SC Float 65.3
SC Mixed 72.9
56% 69.8 Pts
QC Int 161
QC Float 160
QC Mixed 160
36% 161 Pts
MC Int 163
MC Float 174
MC Mixed 164
25% 167 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 42.8
SC Float 45.1
SC Mixed 45.4
36% 44.4 Pts
QC Int 93.3
QC Float 102
QC Mixed 99
22% 98.3 Pts
MC Int 102
MC Float 116
MC Mixed 114
16% 111 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69.6
SC Float 71.8
SC Mixed 22.5
44% 54.6 Pts
QC Int 57
QC Float 93.1
QC Mixed 111
20% 87.1 Pts
MC Int 165
MC Float 176
MC Mixed 172
26% 171 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,857,875 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-4200U Builds (Compare 7,709 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $376

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 Specifications

Essentials

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

Graphics

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

Memory

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

I/O

USB Revision3.0
# of USB Ports4
General Purpose IOYes
UARTYes
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
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Rapid Storage TechYes
Smart Connect TechYes
HD Audio TechYes
Matrix Storage TechNo
ME Firmware Version9.5

Package

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

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

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

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent

2 months 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.


Terrible

3 years ago.


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