CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4200M vs 3230M

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU) and Passmark

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

Features

How does CPUBoss rank the features of each product?

Features and specifications that differ between products

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Features

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Intel Core i5 4200M 

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Intel Core i5 4200M

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Front view of Intel Core i5 4200M

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4200M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4200M

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Slightly better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Marginally newer Oct, 2013 vs Jan, 2013 Release date 8 months later
Front view of Intel Core i5 3230M

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Significantly higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 400 MHz Around 65% higher GPU clock speed
Higher Maximum Operating Temperature 105 °C vs 100 °C 5% higher Maximum Operating Temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4200M vs 3230M

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Passmark

Core i5 4200M Core i5 3230M @ cpubenchmark.net

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4200M  vs
3230M 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
AVX 2.0
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 37W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.91 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 15.02 pt/W 16.1 pt/W
Typical power consumption 30.06W 28.44W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 4200M  vs
3230M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 22 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 105°C

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 400 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3L-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,000 MB 32,768 MB
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