Average Bench: 34% (620th of 1157)

Based on 27,879 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: 19%Average: 34% 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 66.0% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 61Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 61.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4200U is 20.7%. 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 162Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 158Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,879 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.8 SC Int 60.4 75.1
22.9 SC Float 61.5 76.1
23 SC Mixed 61 75.2
48.8% 61 Pts
Min Avg Max
67.7 QC Int 144 170
87.6 QC Float 156 182
87.2 QC Mixed 153 178
34.2% 151 Pts
Min Avg Max
97.2 MC Int 151 171
104 MC Float 162 183
102 MC Mixed 158 179
23.5% 157 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74.3
SC Float 74.7
SC Mixed 71.9
59% 73.6 Pts
QC Int 168
QC Float 175
QC Mixed 176
39% 173 Pts
MC Int 166
MC Float 177
MC Mixed 178
26% 174 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.7
SC Float 74.2
SC Mixed 71.8
59% 73.2 Pts
QC Int 163
QC Float 164
QC Mixed 175
38% 167 Pts
MC Int 166
MC Float 182
MC Mixed 179
26% 175 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69.5
SC Float 53.5
SC Mixed 67.2
51% 63.4 Pts
QC Int 163
QC Float 170
QC Mixed 171
38% 168 Pts
MC Int 163
MC Float 175
MC Mixed 161
25% 166 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 65.3
SC Float 56.9
SC Mixed 57.6
48% 59.9 Pts
QC Int 160
QC Float 164
QC Mixed 171
37% 165 Pts
MC Int 171
MC Float 183
MC Mixed 178
26% 177 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 42.1
SC Float 42.7
SC Mixed 42.4
34% 42.4 Pts
QC Int 77
QC Float 87.5
QC Mixed 96.9
20% 87.1 Pts
MC Int 99.6
MC Float 105
MC Mixed 102
15% 102 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,502,085 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-4200U Builds (Compare 11,393 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: 52% - Above average Total price: $385

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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

13 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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