Intel Core i3-4012Y

Intel 4012Y

The Intel Core i3-4012Y is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks and tablets which has been presented in Q3/2013. It is based on the Haswell architecture and manufactured in 22nm. Due to Hyperthreading, 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 1.5 GHz (no Turbo Boost support). Compared to the very similar Core i3-4020Y, the typical power comsuption (SDP) of the 4012Y is even lower.

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 i3-4012Y should be about 10 - 15 percent higher compared to the Ivy Bridge based Core i3-3229Y. When using new instructions such as AVX2, the performance can be even better. Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as most applications.

The integrated HD Graphics 4200 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 850 MHz (with Turbo Boost), making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 (at similar clocks). However, the HD 4200 is significantly slower than the HD 5000 of other ULV models (with a higher TDP).

The i3-4012Y is rated at a TDP of 11.5 watts (SDP 4.5 watts) including graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset.  Therefore, the CPU is suited for very small ultrabooks or tablets.

SeriesIntel Core i3
CodenameHaswell
Clock Rate1500 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)11.5 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
FeaturesHD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Announcement Date09/01/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 4012Y

CPU Benchmarks

Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 59     avg: 59 (30.37%)     max: 59 Points
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 93     avg: 93 (5.85%)     max: 93 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 2801     avg: 2801 (21.82%)     max: 2801 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 1474     avg: 1474 (42.04%)     max: 1474 Points
3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1475     avg: 1475 (7.93%)     max: 1475 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1046     avg: 1046 (2.11%)     max: 1046 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 11350     avg: 11350 (20.96%)     max: 11350 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 4369     avg: 4369 (47.78%)     max: 4369 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 3495     avg: 3495 (39.83%)     max: 3495 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 3128     avg: 3128 (18.69%)     max: 3128 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 3099     avg: 3099 (22.87%)     max: 3099 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 3315     avg: 3315 (25.94%)     max: 3315 Points
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.0782     avg: 0.1 (0.05%)     max: 0.0782 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.14     avg: 0.1 (0.06%)     max: 0.14 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.907     avg: 0.9 (0.1%)     max: 0.907 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 6.13     avg: 6.1 (5.1%)     max: 6.13 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 35.66     avg: 35.7 (15.67%)     max: 35.66 fps
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 1400     avg: 1400 (19.24%)     max: 1400 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 1591.373     avg: 1591.4 (82.46%)     max: 1591.373 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 41.528     avg: 41.5 (92.49%)     max: 41.528 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1313     avg: 1313 (9.94%)     max: 1313 points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 1375     avg: 1375 (13.55%)     max: 1375 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.68     avg: 0.7 (33.52%)     max: 0.68 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.06     avg: 1.1 (4.83%)     max: 1.06 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2951     avg: 2951 (11.78%)     max: 2951 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 4380     avg: 4380 (9.81%)     max: 4380 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1921     avg: 1921 (27.36%)     max: 1921 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3382     avg: 3382 (9.73%)     max: 3382 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 24.938     avg: 24.9 (96.49%)     max: 24.938 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 54.704     avg: 54.7 (98.54%)     max: 54.704 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 1219.281     avg: 1219.3 (94.64%)     max: 1219.281 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 17690     avg: 17690 (8.39%)     max: 17690 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 14760     avg: 14760 (11.32%)     max: 14760 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Intel Core i3 4012Y processor

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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

- AMD Phenom II X2 N640
   2.9 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Core 2 Extreme X7800
   2.6 GHz / 4 MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo T7800
   2.6 GHz / 4 MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
   2.53 GHz / 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 2 Duo SP9400
   2.4 GHz / 6134 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6600
   2.4 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i3 330M
   2.13 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i7 680UM
   1.47 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ AMD Phenom II X2 P650
   2.8 GHz / 2048 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-09-28)