Intel
Intel
  

2 Cores, 4 Threads @2 GHz, Haswell.
Release date ≈ Q2 2014.

  

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 117,830 user samples
52,838 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 40% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 40% Great: 63%
SPEED RANK: 610th / 1307
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
64,992 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 60% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 33% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 0.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 33% Great: 60%
SPEED RANK: 717th / 1307
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
55.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
51 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
78.5 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+5%
74.6 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
74.8 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+16%
64.5 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+16%
107 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
185 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+15%
161 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
187 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+14%
164 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
90.5 Pts +1% 89.6 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
90.2 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+15%
78.4 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+16%
132 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
217 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+16%
187 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
217 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+16%
187 Pts
Market Share
Based on 42,079,147 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.13 % 0.22 % Much higher market share.
+69%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 53 % +2%
Age
Newest
82+ Months 80+ Months +2%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
217 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+16%
187 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
189 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+15%
165 Pts
Cache
Cache
4 MB SmartCache 3 MB SmartCache
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$393.00 $281.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
3.1 GHz 2.7 GHz
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/VGA eDP/DP/HDMI
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.1 GHz 1 GHz
Flexible Display Interface
Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)
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Still holds up quite a bit today, but don't expect as much fast performance. [Jul '20 flinchstrut]

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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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