CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4200U vs 4200M


Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

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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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Significantly lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 30.06W 2.5x lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 25.41 pt/W vs 13.7 pt/W More than 85% better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 8.91 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 4200M

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 400 MHz vs 200 MHz 2x higher GPU clock speed
Supports more RAM 32,000 MB vs 16,384 MB Supports more than 95% more RAM
Better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 15% better turbo clock speed
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 3,882.5 vs 2,450 Around 60% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,670 vs 1,389 More than 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.03 GHz vs 2.49 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 5,342 vs 4,228 More than 25% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Better PassMark score 4,087 vs 3,274 Around 25% better PassMark score
Better performance per dollar 2.25 pt/$ vs 1.36 pt/$ More than 65% better performance per dollar
Newer Oct, 2013 vs Jul, 2013 Release date 3 months later

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

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

3D Mark 06 (CPU)


Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i5 4200U  vs
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.6 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 37W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 8.91 $/year
Performance per watt 25.41 pt/W 13.7 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 30.06W


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


Core i5 4200U  vs
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


Overclocked clock speed 2.49 GHz 3.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.49 GHz 3.03 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 4400 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 400 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
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 32,000 MB
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There is a good description of this comparison on youtube. Search for Core i5 4200U vs 4200M on youtube
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