Average Bench: 34.4% (473rd of 956)

Based on 9,175 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: 20%Average: 34.4% Great: 40%
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

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.

Strengths

Single Core Floating Point Speed 62.5Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 60.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4200U is 20.1%. 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 165Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 163Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,175 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.7 SC Int 60.8 75.4
22.8 SC Float 62.5 76.9
22.3 SC Mixed 60.9 74.4
49.1% 61.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
65.2 QC Int 147 171
91.9 QC Float 159 182
89.6 QC Mixed 157 180
34.9% 154 Pts
Min Avg Max
104 MC Int 155 172
112 MC Float 165 183
108 MC Mixed 163 181
24.1% 161 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.4
SC Float 76.7
SC Mixed 73.8
60% 75.3 Pts
QC Int 174
QC Float 180
QC Mixed 178
40% 177 Pts
MC Int 169
MC Float 181
MC Mixed 178
26% 176 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 68.4
SC Float 73.2
SC Mixed 72
57% 71.2 Pts
QC Int 167
QC Float 181
QC Mixed 175
40% 174 Pts
MC Int 170
MC Float 179
MC Mixed 178
26% 176 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.3
SC Float 76.1
SC Mixed 72.8
60% 74.7 Pts
QC Int 170
QC Float 179
QC Mixed 173
39% 174 Pts
MC Int 167
MC Float 180
MC Mixed 179
26% 175 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 68.7
SC Float 69.1
SC Mixed 70.3
56% 69.4 Pts
QC Int 143
QC Float 175
QC Mixed 139
34% 152 Pts
MC Int 161
MC Float 172
MC Mixed 166
25% 167 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69
SC Float 68.5
SC Mixed 59.8
53% 65.8 Pts
QC Int 150
QC Float 158
QC Mixed 149
34% 152 Pts
MC Int 149
MC Float 141
MC Mixed 142
22% 144 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,466,869 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-4200U Builds (Compare 3,741 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: 49% - Average Total price: $387

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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

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