2 Cores, 4 Threads @1.9 GHz, Haswell.
Release date ≤ Q1 2014.


2 Cores, 4 Threads @1.6GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q3 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 49,306 user samples
16,799 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 34% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 16% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 0.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 16% Great: 34%
SPEED RANK: 598th / 1182
Gaming 29%
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation 18%
32,507 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 30% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 16% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 16% Great: 30%
SPEED RANK: 661st / 1182
Gaming 26%
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation 16%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
28.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
25.7 %
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
67.8 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
61.8 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
116 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
103 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
171 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
153 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
173 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
157 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
176 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
158 Pts
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
84.7 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
75.9 Pts
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
127 Pts
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
202 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
178 Pts
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
202 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
179 Pts
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
202 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
179 Pts
Market Share
Based on 19,437,832 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.16 % 0.19 % Higher market share.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % Slightly more popular.
51 %
66+ Months Slightly more recent.
71 Months
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.1 GHz 1 GHz
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No

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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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