CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4250U vs 4200U among laptop CPUs (up to 15W)

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

8.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4250U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4250U  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
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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
Better sky diver score 2,731 vs 2,417 Around 15% better sky diver score
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 15.51 mPixels/s vs 13.45 mPixels/s More than 15% better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score 2,331 vs 2,198 More than 5% better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 3,024 vs 2,450 Around 25% better 3DMark06 CPU score
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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

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4250U
23.6 mHash/s
Core i5 4200U
11.53 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4250U
1.22 fps
Core i5 4200U
1.18 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 i5 4200U
3,015,000 MB/s

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

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 15W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 3.61 $/year
Performance per watt 44.81 pt/W 40.48 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 12.19W

bus

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

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 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.54 GHz 2.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.3 GHz 1.6 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,414.4 1,713.3
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.54 GHz 2.49 GHz

integrated graphics

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
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
LPDDR3-1333
DDR3
LPDDR3-1600
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 16,384 MB
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