CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4300U 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

7.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4300U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4300U  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4300U

Reasons to consider the
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Higher turbo clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 1.9 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 10% better turbo clock speed
Better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 5,463 vs 4,720 More than 15% better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
Better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 4,971 vs 4,228 Around 20% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Better geekbench 3 single core score 2,703 vs 2,312 More than 15% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score 2,336 vs 2,198 More than 5% better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 3,242 vs 2,450 More than 30% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz vs 2.49 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Slightly better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 1.18 fps vs 1.11 fps More than 5% better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Slightly better cloud gate score 4,370 vs 4,259 Around 5% better cloud gate score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4300U vs 4200U

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4300U
13.98 mHash/s
Core i5 4200U
11.53 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4300U
1.11 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 4300U
3,440,000 MB/s
Core i5 4200U
3,015,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4300U  vs
4200U 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes 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 45.23 pt/W 40.23 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 4300U  vs
4200U 
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 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz 2.49 GHz

integrated graphics

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3L-1333
LPDDR3-1333
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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According to Intel, the i5-4300U supports AVX. The chart above as of this post indicates that it does not, incorrectly. Source: http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/platform-briefs/4th-gen-core-processor-based-platforms-brief.pdf
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