Average Bench: 34.8% (471st of 967)

Based on 10,778 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: 22%Average: 34.8% Great: 40%
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i5-4200U averaged 65.1% 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 64Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 62.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4200U is just 18.1%. 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 162Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,778 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.7 SC Int 62.3 75.6
23.2 SC Float 64 76.7
22.6 SC Mixed 62.3 74.7
50.3% 62.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
75.7 QC Int 149 172
93.2 QC Float 160 182
94.7 QC Mixed 158 180
35.2% 155 Pts
Min Avg Max
105 MC Int 156 172
101 MC Float 165 183
99.8 MC Mixed 162 181
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 73.2
SC Float 75.5
SC Mixed 71.9
59% 73.5 Pts
QC Int 170
QC Float 181
QC Mixed 178
40% 176 Pts
MC Int 169
MC Float 180
MC Mixed 178
26% 175 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 63.5
SC Float 69.3
SC Mixed 68.9
54% 67.2 Pts
QC Int 159
QC Float 172
QC Mixed 169
38% 167 Pts
MC Int 160
MC Float 167
MC Mixed 168
25% 165 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.2
SC Float 69.6
SC Mixed 68.1
56% 70 Pts
QC Int 166
QC Float 178
QC Mixed 168
39% 171 Pts
MC Int 166
MC Float 177
MC Mixed 172
26% 172 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 62.5
SC Float 69.5
SC Mixed 51.6
49% 61.2 Pts
QC Int 101
QC Float 120
QC Mixed 128
26% 116 Pts
MC Int 145
MC Float 160
MC Mixed 163
23% 156 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 53.7
SC Float 55.4
SC Mixed 53.5
43% 54.2 Pts
QC Int 118
QC Float 134
QC Mixed 124
28% 125 Pts
MC Int 136
MC Float 148
MC Mixed 144
21% 143 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,673,269 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-4200U Builds (Compare 5,120 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $380

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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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