Average Bench: 42.6% (1007th of 1452)

Based on 64,450 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]

Poor: 20%Average: 42.6% Great: 56%
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4200U averaged 57.4% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 63.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 51Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4200U is 35.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4200U performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 132Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 132Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 64,450 samples)
Min Avg Max
26 Memory 63.6 86
18.8 1-Core 51 70.7
33.6 2-Core 89 115
42.8% 67.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
52.8 4-Core 126 173
60.9 8-Core 132 172
17.1% 129 Pts
Min Avg Max
51.9 64-Core 132 174
8.1% 132 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.5
1-Core 65
2-Core 109
54% 85.2 Pts
4-Core 161
8-Core 163
22% 162 Pts
64-Core 160
10% 160 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82
1-Core 66.1
2-Core 106
54% 84.7 Pts
4-Core 155
8-Core 156
21% 156 Pts
64-Core 148
9% 148 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.4
1-Core 53.7
2-Core 104
51% 79.7 Pts
4-Core 152
8-Core 152
20% 152 Pts
64-Core 121
8% 121 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.6
1-Core 58.7
2-Core 98
49% 76.8 Pts
4-Core 153
8-Core 158
21% 156 Pts
64-Core 158
10% 158 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.7
1-Core 38.7
2-Core 70.1
39% 58.8 Pts
4-Core 102
8-Core 103
14% 102 Pts
64-Core 102
6% 102 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 68,075,370 CPUs tested

Typical Core i5-4200U Builds (Compare 4,268 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $309

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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...

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2 months ago.

Decent, but definitely not the best.


Poor

5 months ago.

Good laptop CPU for normal daily activities


Good

17 months ago.

More useful than a celeron by a long way.


Good

41 mins ago.

its a 2 core, found it soldered to a Toshiba laptop motherboard and bound it to my tv. working just fine for a tv box. friendly light gaming like a soccer or alike games with low settings can run just fine, even in some cases around 60 fps output. if u got one recommend you to install a light windows 10, and dont start it with lower than 4gb ram


Poor

2 years ago.

its greater then core i3 surely. I use it . And it is good


Poor

2 years 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

9 years ago.


Good

4 years ago.

I have been using this CPU 4200U for 7 years now. Paired with an SSD, it does everything perfectly in terms of general productivity. No need in fact to upgrade existing laptop as it meets every need and is super reliable.


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