CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4200U vs 4010U among laptop CPUs (up to 15W)

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

7.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4200U 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4200U

Reasons to consider the
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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Core i5 4200U vs the Core i3 4010U.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4200U vs i3 4010U

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4200U
11.53 mHash/s
Core i3 4010U
6.52 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4200U
1.18 fps
Core i3 4010U
1.02 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

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
Core i3 4010U
2,175,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4200U  vs
i3 4010U 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
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 15W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 3.61 $/year
Performance per watt 38.05 pt/W 28.53 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 12.19W

bus

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

details

Core i5 4200U  vs
i3 4010U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.49 GHz 1.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 1.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.49 GHz 1.7 GHz

integrated graphics

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

memory controller

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

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if you do the "type of stuff like rendering" you better get a CPU that actually does it better and it won't be the i5 4200U but a regular desktop CPU. i5 is not worth the money unless money is not matter to you, that is, because for 100 bucks alone you can buy a better CPU than 4200U
Yes, David is correct. +1 http://ark.intel.com/products/75459/Intel-Core-i5-4200U-Processor-3M-Cache-up-to-2_60-GHz Memory bandwidth 25.6gbs/s
Worth 100$ or not depends on the task you actually usually do. If you are likely to run some heavy on cpu programs like if you usually do stuff like rendering or converting then yes the turbo boost will likely help to fasten the process maybe about 40% faster than the i3. But if you mean everyday application like browsing, typing ms word, make presentation, then no. i3 would be sufficient for everyday casual application. But be sure to get at least 4GB of memory or more for better browsing experience if you usually open many tabs. Sorry for my english I'm not a native.
The memory bandwidth show for the 4200u should show 25,600MB/s instead of the 12,800MB/s shown now.
Is the difference between these 2 CPUs worth $100 ? (as proposed with sony vaio pro) The only difference (beside 100 Mhz baseline frequency) is that the core i5 4200U has turbo : is it important for everyday application ?
Did you see a mistake somewhere David? I'd be happy to take a look if you point me in the right direction.
This isn't correct...
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