Intel Core i5-4278U Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i5-4278U has 2 cores with 4 threads and is based on the 4. gen of the Intel Core i5 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the BGA 1168 socket and was released in Q3/2014. The Intel Core i5-4278U scores 684 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 1,478 points.
Intel Core i5-4278U

At a glance

Name: Intel Core i5-4278U
Family: Intel Core i5 (331)
CPU group: Intel Core i 4000U (26)
Architecture: Haswell U
Technology: 22 nm
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 4
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-4278U has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-4278U is 2.60 GHz (3.10 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.60 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.10 GHz
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Core i5-4278U has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the Intel Core i5-4278U uses the Intel Iris Graphics 5100, which has 320 texture shaders and 40 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: Intel Iris Graphics 5100
GPU frequency: 0.20 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.10 GHz
Compute units: 40
Shader: 320
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q2/2013
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 7.5
Direct X: 11.1
Technology: 22 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 16 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): No
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: No
VP9: No
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 16 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 25.6 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR3-1600
25.6 GB/s
Max. Memory: 16 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 2.0 x 12
PCIe Bandwidth: 6.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 28 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 28 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-4278U is made in 22 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 3.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 22 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: BGA 1168
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 3.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
Release date: Q3/2014
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i5-4278U have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
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14C 28T @ 3.00 GHz
651
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2
12C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
651
Intel Core i7-3635QM Intel Core i7-3635QM
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
649
Intel Core i5-4278U Intel Core i5-4278U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
647
Intel Core i7-4770R Intel Core i7-4770R
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
647
Intel Core i7-2760QM Intel Core i7-2760QM
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
645
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3
14C 28T @ 3.60 GHz
640

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
1706
Intel Core i3-1000G4 Intel Core i3-1000G4
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1701
Intel Core i3-1000NG4 Intel Core i3-1000NG4
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1701
Intel Core i5-4278U Intel Core i5-4278U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1688
AMD Athlon II X4 860K AMD Athlon II X4 860K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
1677
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
1674
AMD FX-9830P AMD FX-9830P
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1653

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
687
Intel Atom x6211E Intel Atom x6211E
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
685
Intel Core i3-2130 Intel Core i3-2130
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
685
Intel Core i5-4278U Intel Core i5-4278U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
684
HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G
8C 8T @ 2.58 GHz
684
Intel Core i7-6822EQ Intel Core i7-6822EQ
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
684
Intel Core i7-3612QM Intel Core i7-3612QM
4C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
684

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD A10-5800K AMD A10-5800K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
1483
AMD FX-4320 AMD FX-4320
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
1481
Intel Core i5-4258U Intel Core i5-4258U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
1479
Intel Core i5-4278U Intel Core i5-4278U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1478
Intel Core i3-2120 Intel Core i3-2120
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1478
Intel Celeron N4120 Intel Celeron N4120
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1478
Intel Core i3-7130U Intel Core i3-7130U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
1477

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
892
Intel Pentium Gold G6405 Intel Pentium Gold G6405
2C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
890
Intel Pentium Gold G6500 Intel Pentium Gold G6500
2C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
890
Intel Core i5-4278U Intel Core i5-4278U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
889
Intel Core i5-4288U Intel Core i5-4288U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
889
MediaTek Dimensity 900 MediaTek Dimensity 900
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
887
HiSilicon Kirin 980 HiSilicon Kirin 980
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
885

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
MediaTek Helio G99 MediaTek Helio G99
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1874
Intel Core i5-4200M Intel Core i5-4200M
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1872
Intel Core i7-2760QM Intel Core i7-2760QM
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
1870
Intel Core i5-4278U Intel Core i5-4278U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1869
Intel Core i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
1867
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1864
Intel Pentium Gold G6500 Intel Pentium Gold G6500
2C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
1863

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G
ARM Mali-G76 MP16 @ 0.60 GHz
737
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Qualcomm Adreno 630 @ 0.70 GHz
737
Intel Core i5-7260U Intel Core i5-7260U
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 @ 0.95 GHz
730
Intel Core i5-4278U Intel Core i5-4278U
Intel Iris Graphics 5100 @ 1.10 GHz
704
Intel Core i7-4550U Intel Core i7-4550U
Intel HD Graphics 5000 @ 1.10 GHz
704
Intel Core i7-4650U Intel Core i7-4650U
Intel HD Graphics 5000 @ 1.10 GHz
704
Intel Core i5-4360U Intel Core i5-4360U
Intel HD Graphics 5000 @ 1.10 GHz
704

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD A8-7150B AMD A8-7150B
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
2855
Intel Core i5-3360M Intel Core i5-3360M
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
2845
Intel Core i7-870S Intel Core i7-870S
4C 8T @ 2.66 GHz
2842
Intel Core i5-4278U Intel Core i5-4278U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
2839
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
2833
AMD Athlon II X4 750K AMD Athlon II X4 750K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
2832
Intel Core i5-8310Y Intel Core i5-8310Y
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
2824

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Athlon II X4 640 AMD Athlon II X4 640
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
274
Intel Pentium G4520 Intel Pentium G4520
2C 2T @ 3.60 GHz
274
Intel Core i5-7Y57 Intel Core i5-7Y57
2C 4T @ 1.20 GHz
273
Intel Core i5-4278U Intel Core i5-4278U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
272
AMD A10-6800K AMD A10-6800K
4C 4T @ 4.40 GHz
272
Intel Core i7-4510U Intel Core i7-4510U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
271
Intel Core i3-3250T Intel Core i3-3250T
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
271

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