Average Bench: 57.1% (564th of 1316)

Based on 908 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00040651 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4278U CPU @ 2.60GHz
Poor: 38%Average: 57.1% Great: 66%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4278U averaged 42.8% 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 78.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 79Pts

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 908 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.9 Memory 78.3 91.1
42.3 1-Core 79 91.9
84.6 2-Core 141 171
61.3% 99.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
122 4-Core 209 242
138 8-Core 213 242
28.8% 211 Pts
Min Avg Max
142 64-Core 214 244
14.3% 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 81.4
1-Core 86.1
2-Core 149
65% 105 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 230
30% 225 Pts
64-Core 236
16% 236 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.7
1-Core 92.1
2-Core 141
62% 101 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 240
33% 241 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 70.4
1-Core 88.8
2-Core 154
62% 105 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 238
32% 236 Pts
64-Core 237
16% 237 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.3
1-Core 89.9
2-Core 152
64% 105 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 211
29% 214 Pts
64-Core 188
13% 188 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.7
1-Core 84.7
2-Core 150
61% 102 Pts
4-Core 227
8-Core 225
31% 226 Pts
64-Core 207
14% 207 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.3
1-Core 49
2-Core 91
48% 72.1 Pts
4-Core 161
8-Core 155
22% 158 Pts
64-Core 210
14% 210 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.1
1-Core 64
2-Core 127
51% 84.5 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 237
31% 230 Pts
64-Core 221
15% 221 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,115,609 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-4278U Builds (Compare 198 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Apple Macmini7,1

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 Comments

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21 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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