CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4200U vs N2940 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4200U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4200U  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4200U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4200U

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,450 vs 23 More than 106.5x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much better performance per watt 38.04 pt/W vs 7.81 pt/W More than 4.8x better performance per watt
Much better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score 11.53 mHash/s vs 1.83 mHash/s More than 6.2x better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score
Much better performance per dollar 2.03 pt/$ vs 0.55 pt/$ Around 3.8x better performance per dollar
Higher turbo clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.25 GHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,380 vs 499 More than 2.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 854 MHz More than 15% better turbo clock speed
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,464 vs 2,768 More than 60% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.49 GHz vs 2.25 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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Intel Celeron N2940

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 1.83 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Higher GPU clock speed 313 MHz vs 200 MHz More than 55% higher GPU clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 6.09W vs 12.19W 2x lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Jul, 2013 Release date a year later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.25 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 6.57 $/year vs 13.14 $/year 2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 1.81 $/year vs 3.61 $/year 2x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4200U vs Celeron N2940

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4200U
11.53 mHash/s
Celeron N2940
1.83 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 4200U
13.45 mPixels/s
Celeron N2940
1.14 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4200U
1.18 fps
Celeron N2940
0.13 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4200U
3,015,000 MB/s
Celeron N2940
52,800 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4200U  vs
Celeron N2940 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.83 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.25 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 7.5W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 1.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 6.57 $/year
Performance per watt 38.04 pt/W 7.81 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 6.09W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

Core i5 4200U  vs
Celeron N2940 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.49 GHz 2.25 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 2.25 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.49 GHz 2.25 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4400 Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 313 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 854 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3L-1333
LPDDR3-1333
DDR3
LPDDR3-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 8,192 MB
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