Average Bench: 34.1% (497th of 980)

Based on 12,692 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: 34.1% 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 65.8% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 62Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 60.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4200U is 20.4%. 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 163Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 161Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,692 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.9 SC Int 60.5 75.4
23.1 SC Float 62 76.6
22.5 SC Mixed 60.9 75.8
48.9% 61.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
65 QC Int 146 171
79.6 QC Float 157 182
82.8 QC Mixed 155 179
34.6% 153 Pts
Min Avg Max
92.9 MC Int 153 172
102 MC Float 163 183
100 MC Mixed 161 181
23.8% 159 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz
SC Int 73.6
SC Float 74
SC Mixed 73.8
59% 73.8 Pts
QC Int 171
QC Float 182
QC Mixed 179
40% 177 Pts
MC Int 170
MC Float 182
MC Mixed 180
27% 177 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75
SC Float 77.3
SC Mixed 68
59% 73.4 Pts
QC Int 168
QC Float 179
QC Mixed 180
40% 176 Pts
MC Int 169
MC Float 182
MC Mixed 176
26% 176 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 51.9
SC Float 56.3
SC Mixed 53.3
43% 53.8 Pts
QC Int 134
QC Float 147
QC Mixed 137
32% 139 Pts
MC Int 144
MC Float 158
MC Mixed 148
22% 150 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 55.9
SC Float 52.2
SC Mixed 49.8
42% 52.6 Pts
QC Int 115
QC Float 126
QC Mixed 121
27% 121 Pts
MC Int 143
MC Float 160
MC Mixed 157
23% 153 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 23
SC Float 20
SC Mixed 19.8
17% 20.9 Pts
QC Int 138
QC Float 174
QC Mixed 172
37% 162 Pts
MC Int 164
MC Float 175
MC Mixed 171
25% 170 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,505,333 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-4200U Builds (Compare 4,282 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: $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

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