Intel Core i5-4210U with Intel HD Graphics 4400
Another 4th generation Intel Processor is now out in the market the Intel Core i5-4210U. This Intel processor is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultraportable notebooks or laptop PCs which was launched in second quarter of 2014. This processor is based on the Haswell architecture and is manufactured using the 22 nanometer technology. Because of Hyper-Threading technology present in this processor, the two cores can handle up to four threads in parallel, which means better utilization of the CPU. Each of the core of the Intel Core i5-4210U offers a clock speed of 1.7 GHz, but because of Turbo Boost technology the clock speed can dynamically increase up to 2.7 GHz when one of the core is active or 2.4 GHz when both cores are active.
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Haswell is the code name for 4th generation Intel Processor which is the successor to the Ivy Bridge architecture with enhancements on both GPU and CPU performance. The microchips are fabricated using the 22 nanometer technology and offer an improved branch extrapolation as well as extra execution ports, thereby enhancing the execution per clock by almost 10 percent. Moreover, this processor has 128 kB level 1 cache, 512 kB level 2 cache and 3MB level 3 cache.
With regards to performance, the Core i5-4210U ULV processor is similar to the previous and marginally higher clocked Core i5-3427U. It is more powerful than AMD A8-6410 and AMD A6-6310. This 4th generation Intel Processor has an integrated graphics processor called HD Graphics 4400 that offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) which are clocked at about 200 - 1000 MHz with Turbo Boost support, thereby making it slightly faster than the older HD Graphics 4000. But this is somewhat less powerful compared to HD Graphics 5000 found in newer Integrated GPUs.
The Core i5-4210U has a Thermal Design Power (TDP) of 15 W this includes the GPU, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Consequently, this Intel Processor is designed for small ultraportable notebooks that ranges from 11 inches or higher.