CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4210U vs 2100 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

8.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4210U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4210U  based on its power consumption and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 13.42 mPixels/s vs 2.05 mPixels/s More than 6.5x better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Much better performance per watt 38.8 pt/W vs 1.41 pt/W More than 27.5x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 98.28W 8.1x lower typical power consumption
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per dollar 2.07 pt/$ vs 1.14 pt/$ More than 80% better performance per dollar
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 37.88 $/year 10.5x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Apr, 2014 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 3 years later
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 93.47 $/year 7.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 1.7 GHz More than 80% higher clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 200 MHz 4.2x higher GPU clock speed
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 10% better turbo clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz vs 2.54 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,583 vs 1,438 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4210U vs i3 2100

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 4210U
13.42 mPixels/s
Core i3 2100
2.05 mPixels/s

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated 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 4210U
3,070,000 MB/s
Core i3 2100
153,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4210U  vs
i3 2100 
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 3.1 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 65W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 37.88 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 93.47 $/year
Performance per watt 38.8 pt/W 1.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 98.28W

bus

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

details

Core i5 4210U  vs
i3 2100 
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 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.54 GHz 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.54 GHz 3.23 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4400 Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3L-1333
LPDDR3-1333
DDR3
LPDDR3-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,768 MB
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