Average Bench: 34.2% (479th of 959)

Based on 9,491 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: 18%Average: 34.2% 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 62.6Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 60.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4200U is 21.9%. 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 9,491 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.5 SC Int 60.7 75.3
22 SC Float 62.6 76.5
21.4 SC Mixed 60.6 74.3
49.1% 61.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
64.5 QC Int 146 172
83.2 QC Float 158 182
77.9 QC Mixed 155 180
34.7% 153 Pts
Min Avg Max
93.4 MC Int 154 172
92.8 MC Float 163 183
86.8 MC Mixed 161 181
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 75.6
SC Float 74.5
SC Mixed 73.9
60% 74.7 Pts
QC Int 169
QC Float 163
QC Mixed 176
38% 169 Pts
MC Int 168
MC Float 182
MC Mixed 172
26% 174 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74.8
SC Float 76.7
SC Mixed 73.1
60% 74.9 Pts
QC Int 174
QC Float 182
QC Mixed 174
40% 177 Pts
MC Int 172
MC Float 182
MC Mixed 179
27% 177 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz
SC Int 72.4
SC Float 74.6
SC Mixed 69.6
58% 72.2 Pts
QC Int 170
QC Float 181
QC Mixed 179
40% 177 Pts
MC Int 169
MC Float 180
MC Mixed 179
26% 176 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 47.7
SC Float 47.8
SC Mixed 46.3
38% 47.3 Pts
QC Int 143
QC Float 156
QC Mixed 153
34% 151 Pts
MC Int 155
MC Float 165
MC Mixed 161
24% 160 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 35
SC Float 31.1
SC Mixed 27
25% 31 Pts
QC Int 88.7
QC Float 101
QC Mixed 87.9
21% 92.6 Pts
MC Int 107
MC Float 121
MC Mixed 119
17% 116 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,789,429 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-4200U Builds (Compare 4,086 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: $383

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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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