Intel
Intel
  

2 Cores, 4 Threads @1.7 GHz, Haswell.
Release date ≈ Q3 2014.

  

2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.3 GHz, Skylake.
Release date ≈ Q4 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 107,082 user samples
82,966 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 53% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 20% Base clock 1.7 GHz
Poor: 20% Great: 53%
SPEED RANK: 969th / 1385
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
24,116 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 57% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 18% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 0.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 18% Great: 57%
SPEED RANK: 917th / 1385
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
41.3 % 43.4 % +5%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
61.3 Pts 61.8 Pts +1%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
51.5 Pts 54.7 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
89.5 Pts 99.1 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+11%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
125 Pts 145 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+16%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
132 Pts 153 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+16%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
82 Pts 83.1 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
64.8 Pts 69 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+6%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
112 Pts 124 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+11%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
157 Pts 191 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+22%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
160 Pts 191 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+19%
Market Share
Based on 58,741,185 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.14 % Hugely higher market share.
+133%
0.06 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % +2% 53 %
Age
Newest
101+ Months 87+ Months More recent.
+14%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
161 Pts 191 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+19%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
132 Pts 154 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+17%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q3'15
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
No Yes
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
16 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3L 1333/1600, LPDDR3 1333/1600 DDR4-1866/2133, LPDDR3-1600/1866
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 34.1 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4400 Intel® HD Graphics 520
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
200 MHz 300 MHz
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
2 GB 32 GB
Package Size
Package Size
40mm x 24mm x 1.5mm 42mm X 24mm
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
2.0 No
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
2.0 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
4x1, 2x4 1x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 and 4x1

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The most popular Haswell generation low-powered laptop cpu, the i5-4210U comes with 2 cores, 4 threads at 2.4Ghz all core turbo and 2.7Ghz single core turbo. It is still relatively capable in everyday tasks despite it being 4 years old, however system responsiveness is starting to slow down noticeably for the power user. However, for most users, replace the hard drive with an SSD, and you will be able to get a few more years' use out of your laptop.  [Aug '18 geistrucker]

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