CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4250U vs 4200U

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU) and Passmark

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

Features

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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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More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better PassMark (Overclocked) score 2,414.4 vs 1,356.1 Around 80% better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Slightly better 3DMark06 CPU score 3,024 vs 2,450 Around 25% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Front view of Intel Core i5 4200U

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Higher clock speed 1.6 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4250U vs 4200U

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Passmark

If you ran both processors at full tilt nonstop (think looped Cinebench until both batteries die) you'd probably see an even larger gap.
Core i5 4250U | by Anand-Lal-Shimpi (Jul, 2013)

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4250U  vs
4200U 
Clock speed 1.3 GHz 1.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
AVX 2.0
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD graphics 5000 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
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1600
DDR3
DDR3L-1333
LPDDR3-1600
LPDDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 16,384 MB

details

Core i5 4250U  vs
4200U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 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 nms 22 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.47 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.3 GHz 1.6 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,414.4 1,356.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.6 GHz 2.47 GHz

power consumption

TDP 15W 15W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 3.61 $/year
Performance per watt 29.96 pt/W 27.17 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 12.19W

bus

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