Average Bench: 49.6% (745th of 1385)

Based on 33,019 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, 1FABFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200M CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 25%Average: 49.6% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4200M averaged 50.3% 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 68.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 69.4Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4200M is 38.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4200M performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 184Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 182Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 33,019 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.6 Memory 68.8 89.7
23.1 1-Core 69.4 87.1
39 2-Core 122 156
52.5% 86.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
73.5 4-Core 177 230
72 8-Core 182 229
23.9% 180 Pts
Min Avg Max
80.1 64-Core 184 230
11.4% 184 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 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.8
1-Core 77.3
2-Core 131
59% 95.6 Pts
4-Core 168
8-Core 190
23% 179 Pts
64-Core 193
12% 193 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.5
1-Core 77.3
2-Core 136
57% 95.2 Pts
4-Core 195
8-Core 202
26% 199 Pts
64-Core 197
12% 197 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.5
1-Core 77.7
2-Core 138
57% 95.7 Pts
4-Core 201
8-Core 203
27% 202 Pts
64-Core 201
12% 201 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.3
1-Core 66
2-Core 119
54% 87.6 Pts
4-Core 163
8-Core 152
21% 158 Pts
64-Core 148
9% 148 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.6
1-Core 75.4
2-Core 130
54% 90.7 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 187
24% 182 Pts
64-Core 186
12% 186 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 57.9
1-Core 68.6
2-Core 136
50% 87.5 Pts
4-Core 177
8-Core 190
24% 183 Pts
64-Core 195
12% 195 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 59.4
1-Core 45.9
2-Core 108
42% 71.3 Pts
4-Core 151
8-Core 159
20% 155 Pts
64-Core 154
10% 154 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 58,832,519 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i5-4200M Builds (Compare 713 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 20238

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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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7 months ago.

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


Good

9 months ago.

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


Good

15 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

9 days ago.

I have 10 + yrs old laptop. Still, the processor doesn't disappoint me. A good companion for games with mid graphics setting supported by a 2 Gb graphics card


Excellent

2 years ago.

very good(Stable, inexpensive and adequate)


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