2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.2 GHz, Broadwell.
Release date ≈ Q1 2015.


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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 76,515 user samples
43,120 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 45% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 20% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 20% Great: 45%
SPEED RANK: 543rd / 1143
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation 23%
33,395 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 42% Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 21% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 21% Great: 42%
SPEED RANK: 584th / 1143
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation 21%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
38.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
35.3 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
67.9 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
62.6 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
173 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
160 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
179 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
166 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
83.3 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
78.3 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
201 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
186 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
201 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
186 Pts
Market Share
Based on 12,803,157 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.46 % Much higher market share.
0.31 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 59 % Slightly more popular.
46+ Months Slightly more recent.
52+ Months
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
79.3 Pts +2% 77.5 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
87.6 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
78.9 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
185 Pts +5% 177 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
215 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
190 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
186 Pts +4% 178 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
216 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
190 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'15 Q2'14
3 MB 3 MB SmartCache
14 nm 22 nm
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 5500 Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
300 MHz 200 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
900 MHz 1 GHz
Flexible Display Interface
Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)
Yes No
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
16 GB 2 GB
Package Size
Package Size
40mm x 24mm x 1.3mm 40mm x 24mm x 1.5mm
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No

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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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