Average Bench: 34.4% (630th of 1203)

Based on 476 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00040651, , 0FABFBFF00040651, 1FABFBFF00040651 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4260U CPU @ 1.40GHz
Poor: 20%Average: 34.4% Great: 41%
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i5-4260U 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 64.2Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 110Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4260U is 20.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4260U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 167Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 164Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 476 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.2 1-Core 64.2 78.8
63.6 2-Core 110 134
42% 87 Pts
Min Avg Max
82.8 4-Core 160 187
86 8-Core 164 188
22% 162 Pts
Min Avg Max
104 64-Core 167 189
11.2% 167 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 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 78.5
2-Core 119
49% 98.9 Pts
4-Core 188
8-Core 187
26% 187 Pts
64-Core 186
12% 186 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 78.7
2-Core 124
50% 101 Pts
4-Core 184
8-Core 183
25% 183 Pts
64-Core 183
12% 183 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 67.1
2-Core 126
46% 96.6 Pts
4-Core 177
8-Core 182
24% 180 Pts
64-Core 182
12% 182 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.8
2-Core 116
45% 92.5 Pts
4-Core 171
8-Core 172
23% 171 Pts
64-Core 174
12% 174 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 57.6
2-Core 112
40% 85.1 Pts
4-Core 152
8-Core 150
21% 151 Pts
64-Core 147
10% 147 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 49.5
2-Core 93.2
34% 71.3 Pts
4-Core 118
8-Core 142
17% 130 Pts
64-Core 155
10% 155 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 23.6
2-Core 46.6
16% 35.1 Pts
4-Core 112
8-Core 170
18% 141 Pts
64-Core 185
12% 185 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,395,104 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-4260U Builds (Compare 182 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Apple MacBookAir6,2

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-4260U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.70 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'14
Processor Numberi5-4260U
# 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$315.00
Clock Speed1.4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency2.7 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP15 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 5000
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)Yes
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

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