Average Bench: 56.1% (607th of 1335)

Based on 32,953 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, 1FABFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200M CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 38%Average: 56.1% Great: 65%
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4200M averaged 43.9% 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. Memory Latency 77.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 76.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4200M is 26.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4200M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 209Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 207Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 32,953 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.6 Memory 77.1 90.8
32.7 1-Core 76.2 89.8
70.5 2-Core 134 164
59.4% 95.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
104 4-Core 205 239
118 8-Core 207 240
28.1% 206 Pts
Min Avg Max
118 64-Core 209 241
14% 209 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 91
1-Core 84.8
2-Core 143
67% 106 Pts
4-Core 183
8-Core 210
26% 196 Pts
64-Core 199
13% 199 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.1
1-Core 87.3
2-Core 148
63% 104 Pts
4-Core 236
8-Core 229
32% 233 Pts
64-Core 219
15% 219 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.6
1-Core 85.2
2-Core 153
62% 104 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 239
32% 238 Pts
64-Core 236
16% 236 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 74
1-Core 86.4
2-Core 153
63% 104 Pts
4-Core 230
8-Core 227
31% 228 Pts
64-Core 229
15% 229 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.1
1-Core 71.7
2-Core 121
54% 87 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 226
31% 226 Pts
64-Core 208
14% 208 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 77
1-Core 30.1
2-Core 48.9
38% 52 Pts
4-Core 58.6
8-Core 46.1
7% 52.3 Pts
64-Core 65.5
4% 65.5 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 38.7
1-Core 15.5
2-Core 30.9
20% 28.4 Pts
4-Core 61
8-Core 60.9
8% 61 Pts
64-Core 61.3
4% 61.3 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,652,416 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i5-4200M Builds (Compare 2,094 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-4200M Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ4'13
Processor Numberi5-4200M
# 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$225.00
Clock Speed2.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.1 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP37 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency400 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3L 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3
PCI Express Configurations1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm x 4.7mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCPGA946

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

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12 months ago.

Haswell chips were WAY too power hungry, using more power than any other mobile Intel chip from the past 10 years.


Poor

4 months ago.

i have it, and it's really bad...


Good

2 months ago.

Solid CPU for an older machine. I run a giant QHD Wacom device and Photoshop on a Dell e6440, no problem. It can even do basic video editing. (1.5 minutes processing per minute of 1080p video). A very affordable, surprisingly servicable daily driver.


Excellent

23 months ago.

very good(Stable, inexpensive and adequate)


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