CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4300U vs 4200U

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

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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Features and specifications that differ between products

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Higher clock speed 1.9 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 10% higher turbo 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 3DMark06 CPU score 3,242 vs 2,450 More than 30% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,615 vs 1,400 More than 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Slightly better geekbench (32-bit) score 4,963 vs 4,229 More than 15% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.71 GHz vs 2.48 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly better performance per watt 31.82 pt/W vs 26.75 pt/W Around 20% better performance per watt
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Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

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

GeekBench

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Passmark (Single Core)

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
Is hyperthreaded Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
SSE2
EM64T
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
AVX 2.0
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

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-1333
DDR3L-1600
LPDDR3-1333
LPDDR3-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 16,384 MB

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 nms 22 nms
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.71 GHz 2.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.71 GHz 2.48 GHz

power consumption

TDP 15W 15W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 3.61 $/year
Performance per watt 31.82 pt/W 26.75 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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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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