Average Bench: 34.5% (602nd of 1146)

Based on 27,154 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: 21%Average: 34.5% 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 65.5% 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 62.3Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 60.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4200U is just 19.5%. 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 165Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 161Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,154 samples)
Min Avg Max
23 SC Int 60.9 75
23.8 SC Float 62.3 76.3
24.5 SC Mixed 61.3 75
49.2% 61.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
78.8 QC Int 148 170
94 QC Float 160 182
92 QC Mixed 157 179
35% 155 Pts
Min Avg Max
105 MC Int 154 171
111 MC Float 165 182
104 MC Mixed 161 179
23.9% 160 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.6
SC Float 75.2
SC Mixed 72.2
59% 73.7 Pts
QC Int 170
QC Float 166
QC Mixed 178
39% 171 Pts
MC Int 170
MC Float 181
MC Mixed 179
26% 177 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74.3
SC Float 74.5
SC Mixed 72.1
59% 73.6 Pts
QC Int 167
QC Float 175
QC Mixed 177
39% 173 Pts
MC Int 161
MC Float 178
MC Mixed 176
26% 172 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69.4
SC Float 71
SC Mixed 69.1
56% 69.8 Pts
QC Int 167
QC Float 181
QC Mixed 174
39% 174 Pts
MC Int 164
MC Float 180
MC Mixed 172
26% 172 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 61.9
SC Float 65.9
SC Mixed 63.9
51% 63.9 Pts
QC Int 139
QC Float 116
QC Mixed 141
30% 132 Pts
MC Int 142
MC Float 131
MC Mixed 131
20% 135 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 62.2
SC Float 64.7
SC Mixed 60.7
50% 62.5 Pts
QC Int 116
QC Float 100
QC Mixed 113
25% 110 Pts
MC Int 131
MC Float 154
MC Mixed 150
22% 145 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,839,181 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-4200U Builds (Compare 10,409 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $359

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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

 Comments

4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor...

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

11 months ago.

I've got a 4-core i5-4200 and love it! The performance is perfect for work and for easier games. By games the utilization is at about 43%. Its very quiet and cool. It's a very good CPU.


Terrible

4 years ago.


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