Average Bench: 44.1% (437th of 1206)

Based on 616 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00040651 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4278U CPU @ 2.60GHz
Poor: 31%Average: 44.1% Great: 50%
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4278U averaged 55.9% 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 79.8Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 143Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4278U is just 19.9%. 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 Mixed Speed 214Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 212Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 616 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.1 1-Core 79.8 91.5
87.3 2-Core 143 173
53.3% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
125 4-Core 209 243
132 8-Core 212 243
28.8% 211 Pts
Min Avg Max
133 64-Core 214 245
14.4% 214 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 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 90.8
2-Core 166
61% 128 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 211
31% 224 Pts
64-Core 238
16% 238 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 91.9
2-Core 165
61% 128 Pts
4-Core 225
8-Core 217
30% 221 Pts
64-Core 216
14% 216 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 84.7
2-Core 161
58% 123 Pts
4-Core 239
8-Core 238
33% 239 Pts
64-Core 243
16% 243 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 86.5
2-Core 149
57% 118 Pts
4-Core 211
8-Core 228
30% 220 Pts
64-Core 240
16% 240 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
1-Core 78.9
2-Core 142
53% 110 Pts
4-Core 209
8-Core 217
29% 213 Pts
64-Core 180
12% 180 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 81.8
2-Core 96.6
46% 89.2 Pts
4-Core 160
8-Core 155
22% 157 Pts
64-Core 158
11% 158 Pts
CPU Socket #0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 73.5
2-Core 127
48% 100 Pts
4-Core 114
8-Core 111
15% 112 Pts
64-Core 150
10% 150 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 56.4
2-Core 105
38% 80.9 Pts
4-Core 147
8-Core 162
21% 155 Pts
64-Core 176
12% 176 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 24
2-Core 64.8
20% 44.4 Pts
4-Core 72.6
8-Core 77.9
10% 75.2 Pts
64-Core 94
6% 94 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,712,438 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-4278U Builds (Compare 223 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

System: Apple Macmini7,1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 27% - Poor Total price: $87

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 Comments

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1 month 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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