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Front view of Intel Core i5 4250U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4250U

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Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 2,409 vs 1,406 More than 70% better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,561 vs 2,535 Around 80% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.53 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 80% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of Apple A7

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Apple A7

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Much higher GPU clock speed 600 MHz vs 200 MHz 3x higher GPU clock speed
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Newer Sep, 2013 vs Jul, 2013 Release date 2 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4250U vs Apple A7

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Apple A7
2,535

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Apple A7
1,406

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4250U
3,300,000 MB/s
Apple A7
845,850 MB/s

GeekBench

Apple A7
1,466

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4250U  vs
Apple A7 
Clock speed 1.3 GHz 1.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.53 GHz 1.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.3 GHz 1.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.53 GHz 1.4 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 12.19W N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 6,400 MB/s

details

Core i5 4250U  vs
Apple A7 
Architecture x86-64 ARMv8 64 bits
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 5000 PowerVR G6430
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 600 MHz
Intel Core i5 4250U
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Apple A7
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