Intel Core i5-4200M: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

Intel started Core i5-4200M sales 4 June 2013 at a recommended price of $225. This is a Haswell architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 22 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3100 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCPGA946 processor with a TDP of 37 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 1.82% of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

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General info

Core i5-4200M processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking1856
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesIntel Core i5
Architecture codenameHaswell (2013−2015)
Release date4 June 2013 (10 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$225of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$337 (1.5x MSRP)of 17802 (Threadripper PRO 7995WX)

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)
Threads4
Base clock speed2.5 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.1 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache128 KBof 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache512 KBof 36864 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache3 MBof 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography22 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size130 mm2
Maximum core temperature100 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors960 Millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-4200M compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketFCPGA946
Power consumption (TDP)37 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i5-4200M. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI+
AVX+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX-
Thermal Monitoring+
StatusDiscontinued

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT-
EDB+
Secure Key+
Identity Protection+
Anti-Theft+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V+
VT-d-
VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-4200M's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Maximum memory size32 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth25.6 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)
ECC memory support-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Core i5-4200M.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD Graphics 4600
Max video memory2 GB
Quick Sync Video+
Clear Video HD+
Graphics max frequency1.15 GHz
InTru 3D+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-4200M's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported3
eDP+
DisplayPort+
HDMI+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-4200M's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over HDMI 1.43840x2160@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort3840x2160@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA2880x1800@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-4200M's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX11.2/12
OpenGL4.3

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes16of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i5-4200M. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

i5-4200M 2812

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 40%

i5-4200M 854

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 40%

i5-4200M 1686

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

i5-4200M 4485

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

i5-4200M 9962

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

i5-4200M 3883

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

i5-4200M 3

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 15%

i5-4200M 297

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 15%

i5-4200M 118

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

i5-4200M 1.35

TrueCrypt AES

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

i5-4200M 1.8

WinRAR 4.0

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

i5-4200M 3051

x264 encoding pass 1

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 13%

i5-4200M 95

x264 encoding pass 2

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 13%

i5-4200M 19

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

Benchmark coverage: 5%

i5-4200M 2722

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

Benchmark coverage: 5%

i5-4200M 5708

Geekbench 2

Benchmark coverage: 5%

i5-4200M 6118

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i5-4200M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 2.4 Mh/s  

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i5-4200M performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core i5-4200M is FX-8800P, which is faster by 2% and higher by 6 positions in our ranking.

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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-4200M:

AMD FX-8800P 101.65
Intel Core i5-4200M 100
AMD 3015e 96.7

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Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core i5-4200M, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core i5-4200M in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 6589 configurations based on Core i5-4200M in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.3% (22/6589)
RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.02% (1/6589)
RX 7900 XTX Radeon RX 7900 XTX
0.02% (1/6589)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.03% (2/6589)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.02% (1/6589)
RTX 4070 GeForce RTX 4070
0.02% (1/6589)
RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.03% (2/6589)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.09% (6/6589)
RTX 3070 GeForce RTX 3070
0.03% (2/6589)
RTX 2080 Ti GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
0.02% (1/6589)

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