Intel Core i3-4010U

Intel 4010U

The Intel Core i3-4010U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks launched in Q2 2013. It is based on the Haswell architecture and is manufactured in 22nm. Due to Hyper-Treading, the two cores can handle up to four threads in parallel, leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 1.7 GHz and includes no Turbo Boost support.

Haswell is the successor to the Ivy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm and offer an optimized branch prediction as well as additional execution ports, improving the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

The performance of the Core i3-4010U is slightly above the old and slightly higher clocked Core i3-3217U. However, when using new instruction sets such as AVX2 the performance can be significantly better. Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as most applications.

The integrated HD Graphics 4400 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1000 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4400 is a bit slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other ULV models.

The Core i3-4010U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for small ultrabooks 11-inches or greater.

SeriesIntel Core i3
CodenameHaswell
Clock Rate1700 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3072 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketFCBGA1168
FeaturesHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $281 U.S.
Announcement Date06/04/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 4010U

CPU Benchmarks

3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 2293     avg: 2293 (25.29%)     max: 2293 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 22.016     avg: 22 (97.13%)     max: 22.016 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 48.688     avg: 48.7 (98.8%)     max: 48.688 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 1080.524     avg: 1080.5 (95.25%)     max: 1080.524 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 26370     avg: 26370 (12.51%)     max: 26370 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 18150     avg: 18150 (13.92%)     max: 18150 MFLOPS
PCMark Vantage: Result 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 5564     avg: 5617 (21.13%)     max: 5670 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2496     avg: 2522 (38.24%)     max: 2548 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5600     avg: 5693 (20.86%)     max: 5786 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 7317     avg: 7375.5 (18.49%)     max: 7434 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3306     avg: 3333.5 (13.33%)     max: 3361 Points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 6012     avg: 6081.5 (10.69%)     max: 6151 Points
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 32.596     avg: 32.6 (94.31%)     max: 32.596 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 1000.202     avg: 1000.2 (89.55%)     max: 1000.202 seconds*
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.84     avg: 1.9 (13.92%)     max: 1.87 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.76     avg: 0.8 (0.5%)     max: 0.77 Points
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2330     avg: 2386.3 (19.77%)     max: 2489 points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 19068     avg: 19982.7 (36.91%)     max: 21204 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1731     avg: 1769.3 (6.32%)     max: 1804 Points
3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2175     avg: 2362.7 (16.35%)     max: 2484 Points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
AMD A-Series A10-4600M
5649.1 
AMD A-Series A8-3520M
5676 
Intel Core i5 4202Y
5686 
Intel Core i3 4010U
5693 
Intel Core 2 Extreme (Desktop) X6800
5700 
Intel Pentium B980
5714.8 
Intel Pentium B970
5726 
...
Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3960X (max)
27189.5 

Reviews for the Intel Core i3 4010U processor

Acer Aspire E1-572-34014G50Dnkk (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 15.6")
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Acer Aspire E1-572-34014G50Mnkk (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire E1-572-34014G50Mnkk - External Review

Acer Aspire E1-572-34016G75Dnkk (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire E1-572-34016G75Dnkk - External Review

Asus Transformer Book T300LA-C4002H (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 13.3")
» Asus Transformer Book T300LA-C4002H - External Review

Asus VivoBook S551LA-CJ022H (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 15.6")
» Asus VivoBook S551LA-CJ022H - External Review

Asus VivoBook S551LB-CJ024H (NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 15.6")
» Asus VivoBook S551LB-CJ024H - External Review

Dell Vostro 5470 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 14.0")
» Dell Vostro 5470 - External Review

HP Envy Rove 20 (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 20.0")
» HP Envy Rove 20 - External Review

Lenovo IdeaPad U430p (NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M, 14.0")
» Lenovo IdeaPad U430p - External Review

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 13-59402183 (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 13.3")
» Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 13-59402183 - External Review

Medion Akoya S6212T (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 15.6")
» Medion Akoya S6212T - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i3

» Intel Core i3 4110M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4100M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4000M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4100E
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3130M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3120M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3110M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2370M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 390M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2350M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2348M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 380M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2330M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2328M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4158U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4120U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 370M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4030U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4025U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2312M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2310M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2308M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4100U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3227U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4010U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4005U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3217U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4102E
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4030Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 350M
   2.26 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4020Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4012Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 330M
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4010Y
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3229Y
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2377M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2375M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2367M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2365M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2357M
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 380UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 330UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i3 3227U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 4210Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 2467M
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 3339Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4010U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
+ Intel Core i3 4005U
   1.7 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 3217U
   1.8 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ AMD Phenom II X4 N970
   2.2 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6700
   2.66 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo SP9600
   2.53 GHz / 6134 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-06- 3)