Average Bench: 57.3% (556th of 1307)

Based on 877 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00040651 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4278U CPU @ 2.60GHz
Poor: 38%Average: 57.3% Great: 66%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4278U averaged 42.6% 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 78.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 79.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4278U is 27.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4278U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 214Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 213Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 877 samples)
Min Avg Max
51 Memory 78.8 91.2
43.8 1-Core 79.2 91.9
84.6 2-Core 142 171
61.5% 99.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
122 4-Core 209 242
139 8-Core 213 242
28.8% 211 Pts
Min Avg Max
145 64-Core 214 244
14.4% 214 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.3
1-Core 88.1
2-Core 169
64% 109 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 235
32% 237 Pts
64-Core 239
16% 239 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.6
1-Core 90.2
2-Core 145
62% 102 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 240
33% 240 Pts
64-Core 237
16% 237 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.9
1-Core 90.1
2-Core 152
62% 104 Pts
4-Core 239
8-Core 240
33% 240 Pts
64-Core 239
16% 239 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.1
1-Core 43.3
2-Core 152
51% 88.1 Pts
4-Core 236
8-Core 239
32% 238 Pts
64-Core 242
16% 242 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.4
1-Core 89.9
2-Core 167
63% 108 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 239
33% 240 Pts
64-Core 239
16% 239 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.5
1-Core 90.4
2-Core 172
64% 110 Pts
4-Core 239
8-Core 239
33% 239 Pts
64-Core 238
16% 238 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 57.5
1-Core 56.1
2-Core 112
46% 75 Pts
4-Core 147
8-Core 55.9
16% 102 Pts
64-Core 20.4
1% 20.4 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,080,517 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-4278U Builds (Compare 170 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: Apple Macmini7,1

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 Comments

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18 months ago.

This is the CPU found in my MacBook Pro. It's starting to feel a bit slow compared to newer processors, but it does okay with just a 28 W TDP. It's only a dual-core with HyperThreading. It runs macOS Catalina 10.15 okay, but I'm beginning to think it's time for an upgraded laptop.

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