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Intel Core i3-4012Y vs Intel Core i3-4000M

Intel Core i3-4012Y

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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.

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

The performance of the Core i3-4012Y is about 10 - 15 percent higher compared to the Ivy Bridge based Core i3-3229Y. However, performance and clock rates can be limited by the cooling capacity of very mobile devices. Overall, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as most applications.

Graphics

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).

Power consumption

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.

Intel Core i3-4000M

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The Intel Core i3-4000M is a middle-class dual-core processor for laptops launched in Q2 2013. It is based on the Haswell architecture and is manufactured in 22nm. Due to Hyper-Threading, 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 2.4 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. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Due to these changes, the performance per clock has been improved by almost 10 percent compared to Ivy Bridge. Therefore, the i3-4000M is about as fast as the former Sandy Bridge model i5-2410M.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than a similarly clocked HD 4000.

The i3-4000M is rated at a TDP of 37 W including the graphics card, memory controller and VRMs. Therefore, the CPU is suited for laptops 14-inches or greater.

ModelIntel Core i3-4012YIntel Core i3-4000M
SeriesIntel Core i3Intel Core i3
CodenameHaswellHaswell
Series: Core i3 Haswell
Intel Core i3-4110M compare2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100M compare2.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4000M2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100E compare2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4158U compare2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4120U compare2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030U compare1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4025U compare1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100U compare1.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010U compare1.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4005U compare1.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4102E compare1.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030Y compare1.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4020Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-4012Y1.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010Y compare1.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4110M compare2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100M compare2.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-4000M2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100E compare2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4158U compare2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4120U compare2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030U compare1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4025U compare1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100U compare1.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010U compare1.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4005U compare1.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4102E compare1.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030Y compare1.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4020Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4012Y1.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010Y compare1.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Clock1500 MHz2400 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache3 MB3 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 4
TDP11.5 Watt37 Watt
Technology22 nm22 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
FeaturesHD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i3 4012YIntel Core i3 4000M
Transistors960 Million
Die Size130 mm2
SocketrPGA
$225 U.S.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 93     avg: 131.3     median: 150 (2%)     max: 151 Points
min: 236     avg: 239.8     median: 240 (2%)     max: 243 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 59     avg: 59.7     median: 60 (18%)     max: 60 Points
min: 91     avg: 94.2     median: 95 (29%)     max: 96 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.06     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (2%)     max: 1.63 Points
min: 2.55     avg: 2.6     median: 2.6 (4%)     max: 2.62 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.64     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (2%)     max: 0.68 Points
min: 1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (3%)     max: 1.08 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 1921     avg: 2108     median: 2173 (18%)     max: 2229 Points
min: 3542     avg: 3570     median: 3581 (29%)     max: 3588 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 3382     avg: 4445     median: 4967 (6%)     max: 4985 Points
min: 7994     avg: 8049     median: 8042 (9%)     max: 8111 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
4380 Points (3%)
min: 10239     avg: 10315     median: 10329 (8%)     max: 10361 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
2951 Points (16%)
min: 4651     avg: 4662     median: 4664 (25%)     max: 4669 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
1591 s (19%)
min: 631     avg: 649     median: 635 (8%)     max: 682 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
41.5 s (8%)
min: 19.91     avg: 20.6     median: 20 (4%)     max: 22 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4012Y +
1400 Points (8%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
6.1 fps (2%)
min: 15     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (6%)     max: 15.3 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
35.7 fps (8%)
min: 78     avg: 79.1     median: 79.1 (19%)     max: 80.2 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4012Y +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4012Y +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4012Y +
0.9 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
1375 Points (3%)
3098 Points (7%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
24.9 s (5%)
min: 15.78     avg: 16     median: 16 (3%)     max: 16.1 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
54.7 s (2%)
min: 35.79     avg: 35.8     median: 35.8 (2%)     max: 35.84 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1219 s (5%)
min: 799     avg: 808     median: 802 (4%)     max: 824 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
17690 MIPS (8%)
41500 MIPS (20%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
14760 MFLOPS (11%)
31000 MFLOPS (24%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4000M +
6.9 Points (88%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4000M +
min: 8115     avg: 8398     median: 8398 (8%)     max: 8681 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 1313     avg: 1883     median: 2159 (6%)     max: 2176 Points
min: 3054     avg: 3176     median: 3161 (9%)     max: 3304 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 11350     avg: 13943     median: 12052 (8%)     max: 18426 Points
min: 25742     avg: 28030     median: 27649 (18%)     max: 30127 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1046     avg: 1290     median: 1261 (3%)     max: 1563 Points
min: 2404     avg: 2484     median: 2496 (6%)     max: 2525 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 1475     avg: 1796     median: 1764 (3%)     max: 2150 Points
min: 3405     avg: 3491     median: 3526 (7%)     max: 3576 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2801     avg: 3109     median: 3227 (6%)     max: 3299 Points
4298 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 1474     avg: 1541     median: 1560 (30%)     max: 1589 Points
2024 Points (40%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4012Y +
4369 Points (35%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4012Y +
3495 Points (32%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4012Y +
3128 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4012Y +
3099 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4012Y +
3315 Points (9%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 2469     avg: 3516     median: 3515.5 (4%)     max: 4562 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 190.9     avg: 214.9     median: 214.9 (2%)     max: 238.9 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 7021     avg: 10460     median: 10460 (11%)     max: 13899 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-4012Y → 100% n=24

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-4000M → 170% n=24

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