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Intel Core i3-4030U

Intel 4030U

The Intel Core i3-4030U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks, which has been presented in Q2/2014. 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 1.9 GHz (no Turbo Boost support). Compared to the Core i3-4025U, the 4030U offers a slightly higher GPU clock, additional I/O-ports and support for VT-d.

Architecture

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.

Performance

According to the clock rate, the performance of the Core i3-4030U is right between the Core i3-4100U (1.8 GHz) and Core i3-4158U (2.0 GHz). Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as most applications.

Graphics

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 clocks). However, the HD 4400 is slightly slower than the HD 5000 of other ULV models.

Power Consumption

The Core i3-4030U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including 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 Rate1900 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
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $281 U.S.
Announcement Date04/14/2014
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 4030U

CPU Benchmarks

Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 70     avg: 73.7 (35.23%)     max: 76 Points
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 187     avg: 190 (12.12%)     max: 192 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 3779     avg: 3779 (24.55%)     max: 3779 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 1792     avg: 1792 (38.45%)     max: 1792 Points
3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2674     avg: 2721 (15.55%)     max: 2773 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1931     avg: 1962.8 (4.56%)     max: 2000 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 21673     avg: 22090.5 (40.8%)     max: 22962 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 4729     avg: 4729 (49.65%)     max: 4729 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 4119     avg: 4119 (44.57%)     max: 4119 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 4295     avg: 4295 (25.53%)     max: 4295 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 3901     avg: 3901 (25.66%)     max: 3901 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 4165     avg: 4165 (29.61%)     max: 4165 Points
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.0976     avg: 0.1 (4.62%)     max: 0.0976 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.18     avg: 0.2 (9.55%)     max: 0.18 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 1.1     avg: 1.1 (12.14%)     max: 1.1 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 12.1     avg: 12.1 (12.27%)     max: 12.1 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 64.8     avg: 64.8 (32.31%)     max: 64.8 fps
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 1852     avg: 1852 (25.47%)     max: 1852 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 864.215     avg: 864.2 (91.19%)     max: 864.215 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 27.331     avg: 27.3 (95.38%)     max: 27.331 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2482     avg: 2565.8 (19.42%)     max: 2662 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 6875     avg: 6875 (18.59%)     max: 6875 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 2501     avg: 2501 (26.59%)     max: 2501 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.79     avg: 0.8 (38.25%)     max: 0.86 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2.01     avg: 2 (10.45%)     max: 2.07 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3696     avg: 3705.5 (43.45%)     max: 3715 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 7977     avg: 7987 (22.48%)     max: 7997 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2813     avg: 2813 (41.02%)     max: 2813 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 6285     avg: 6285 (18.07%)     max: 6285 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 19.843     avg: 19.8 (97.48%)     max: 19.843 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 44.229     avg: 44.2 (98.91%)     max: 44.229 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 890.77     avg: 890.8 (98.05%)     max: 890.77 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 33160     avg: 33160 (15.73%)     max: 33160 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 24490     avg: 24490 (18.78%)     max: 24490 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Intel Core i3 4030U processor

Acer Aspire E5-471-64WR (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 14.0")
» Acer Aspire E5-471-64WR - External Review

Acer Aspire E5-571P-363N (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire E5-571P-363N - External Review

Acer Aspire V3-371-36M2 (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 13.3")
» Acer Aspire V3-371-36M2 Notebook Review - Review

Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4 (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 15.6")
» Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4 Notebook Review - Review
» Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4 - External Review

Acer Extensa 2510G (NVIDIA GeForce 820M, 15.6")
» Acer Extensa 2510G - External Review

Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-DW063H (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 13.3")
» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-DW063H - External Review

Asus X555LD (NVIDIA GeForce 820M, 15.6")
» Asus X555LD - External Review

HP Pavilion 13-a000nc x360 (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 13.0")
» HP Pavilion 13-a000nc x360 - External Review

HP Pavilion 13-a000ng x360 (Intel HD Graphics 4400, 13.3")
» HP Pavilion 13-a000ng x360 Convertible Review - Review

HP Pavilion 15-p029tx (NVIDIA GeForce 830M, 15.6")
» HP Pavilion 15-p029tx - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i3

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» 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 5010U
   2.1 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 5005U
   2 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 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 Celeron 2970M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Pentium B980
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Core i3 4030U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
+ Intel Core i3 4025U
   1.9 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ AMD A-Series A10-4600M
   2.3 GHz / 4096 KB
+ AMD A-Series A10-4657M
   2.3 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i3 2312M
   2.1 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 2310M
   2.1 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-04-15)