CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4250U vs 3225 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

8.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3225 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3225  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4250U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4250U

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Much better performance per watt 42.02 pt/W vs 2.97 pt/W Around 14.2x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 44.69W 3.7x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 65.3 °C Around 55% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better performance per dollar 2 pt/$ vs 1.46 pt/$ More than 35% better performance per dollar
Better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score 11.53 fps vs 5.26 fps Around 2.2x better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 3.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 3.7x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 10 months later
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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 2.5x higher clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 200 MHz 3.2x higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz vs 2.53 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,773 vs 1,458 More than 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 5% better turbo clock speed
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,412 vs 4,561 Around 20% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4250U vs i3 3225

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4250U
23.6 mHash/s
Core i3 3225
5.78 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4250U
1.22 fps
Core i3 3225
0.81 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 4250U
3,300,000 MB/s
Core i3 3225
169,900 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4250U  vs
i3 3225 
Clock speed 1.3 GHz 3.3 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
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 55W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 42.02 pt/W 2.97 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 44.69W

bus

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

details

Core i5 4250U  vs
i3 3225 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 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 - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.53 GHz 3.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.3 GHz 3.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.53 GHz 3.49 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 5000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
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 32,768 MB
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