Average Bench: 25.5% (668th of 1184)

Based on 34,594 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: 11%Average: 25.5% Great: 30%
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core i5-4200U averaged 74.4% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 60.4Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 101Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4200U is just 18.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4200U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 157Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 155Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,594 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.5 1-Core 60.4 75.4
38.5 2-Core 101 127
39.1% 80.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
61.4 4-Core 152 179
68.1 8-Core 155 179
21% 154 Pts
Min Avg Max
77.8 64-Core 157 179
10.5% 157 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 74.4
2-Core 133
50% 104 Pts
4-Core 179
8-Core 179
24% 179 Pts
64-Core 179
12% 179 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 73.1
2-Core 113
46% 93.1 Pts
4-Core 165
8-Core 174
23% 170 Pts
64-Core 171
12% 171 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 59.8
2-Core 98.9
39% 79.3 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 164
23% 168 Pts
64-Core 176
12% 176 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 59
2-Core 99.6
38% 79.3 Pts
4-Core 132
8-Core 131
18% 132 Pts
64-Core 129
9% 129 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,950,940 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-4200U Builds (Compare 13,886 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

System: HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 25% - Poor Total price: $336

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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.

Terrible

2 months ago.

trash processor, can't even run og half life (1998) without thermal throttling. Absolutely trash, poor efficiency, poor performance. Dont even try to run multiple things at once, 2 cores is beyond trash.


Excellent

19 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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