Average Bench: 56.6% (640th of 1439)

Based on 1,040 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00040651 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4278U CPU @ 2.60GHz
Poor: 39%Average: 56.6% Great: 66%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4278U averaged 43.3% 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 76.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 79.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4278U is 26.9%. 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 Speed 215Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 214Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,040 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.7 Memory 76.9 91.1
47.3 1-Core 79.7 92.6
92.1 2-Core 143 172
60% 100 Pts
Min Avg Max
119 4-Core 212 246
132 8-Core 214 246
28.5% 213 Pts
Min Avg Max
141 64-Core 215 247
13.3% 215 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.6
1-Core 80
2-Core 130
58% 95.2 Pts
4-Core 185
8-Core 201
25% 193 Pts
64-Core 195
12% 195 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.5
1-Core 79.7
2-Core 137
58% 96.8 Pts
4-Core 186
8-Core 187
25% 186 Pts
64-Core 179
11% 179 Pts
, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
Memory 68.2
1-Core 79.4
2-Core 127
55% 91.7 Pts
4-Core 181
8-Core 188
24% 185 Pts
64-Core 185
12% 185 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.6
1-Core 76
2-Core 136
54% 91.6 Pts
4-Core 186
8-Core 195
25% 190 Pts
64-Core 199
12% 199 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 60.8
1-Core 63.1
2-Core 120
48% 81.3 Pts
4-Core 183
8-Core 192
25% 188 Pts
64-Core 190
12% 190 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.4
1-Core 72.6
2-Core 127
52% 87.4 Pts
4-Core 169
8-Core 177
23% 173 Pts
64-Core 198
12% 198 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 51.6
1-Core 74.7
2-Core 130
49% 85.6 Pts
4-Core 174
8-Core 180
24% 177 Pts
64-Core 186
12% 186 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 45.9
1-Core 70.3
2-Core 123
45% 79.7 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 189
24% 183 Pts
64-Core 195
12% 195 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 29
1-Core 21
2-Core 35.8
18% 28.6 Pts
4-Core 47.5
8-Core 50.9
6% 49.2 Pts
64-Core 51.1
3% 51.1 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,372,996 CPUs tested

Typical Core i5-4278U Builds (Compare 152 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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Average

4 years 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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