Average Bench: 55.8% (566th of 1276)

Based on 26,694 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, 1FABFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200M CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 35%Average: 55.8% Great: 65%
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4200M averaged 44.2% 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 78.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 74.8Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4200M is 30.4%. 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 200Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 199Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,694 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.7 Memory 78.1 91.4
22.3 1-Core 74.8 90.2
42.2 2-Core 132 164
59.1% 94.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
67.7 4-Core 196 233
76.3 8-Core 199 234
26.9% 198 Pts
Min Avg Max
71.1 64-Core 200 235
13.5% 200 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 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.3
1-Core 86.8
2-Core 151
69% 110 Pts
4-Core 229
8-Core 230
31% 229 Pts
64-Core 226
15% 226 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.9
1-Core 87.8
2-Core 148
67% 108 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 230
31% 228 Pts
64-Core 228
15% 228 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.2
1-Core 86.8
2-Core 152
66% 107 Pts
4-Core 227
8-Core 229
31% 228 Pts
64-Core 229
15% 229 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 71.7
2-Core 136
60% 96.7 Pts
4-Core 192
8-Core 189
26% 191 Pts
64-Core 189
13% 189 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.7
1-Core 76.6
2-Core 134
58% 94.5 Pts
4-Core 219
8-Core 224
30% 221 Pts
64-Core 222
15% 222 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.2
1-Core 51.3
2-Core 96.4
48% 74 Pts
4-Core 167
8-Core 158
22% 163 Pts
64-Core 170
11% 170 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.5
1-Core 29.9
2-Core 72.5
39% 57.6 Pts
4-Core 113
8-Core 146
17% 130 Pts
64-Core 162
11% 162 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 37.7
1-Core 23
2-Core 37.2
22% 32.6 Pts
4-Core 54.7
8-Core 55.5
8% 55.1 Pts
64-Core 59.1
4% 59.1 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 2%
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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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10 days ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

very good(Stable, inexpensive and adequate)


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