Intel Core i3-4012Y vs Intel Core i3-4020Y vs Intel Core i3-4025U

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 i3-4020Y

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The Intel Core i3-4020Y 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).

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 i3-4020Y is 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 i3-4020Y is rated at a TDP of 11.5 watts (SDP 6 watts) including graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset.  Therefore, the CPU is suited for very small ultrabooks or tablets, but usually still needs active cooling.

Intel Core i3-4025U

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The Intel Core i3-4025U 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 i3-4030U, the 4025U offers a slightly lower GPU clock, less I/O-ports and lacks support for VT-d.

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.

According to the clock rate, the performance of the Core i3-4025U 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.

The integrated HD Graphics 4400 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 950 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.

The Core i3-4025U 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.

Intel Core i3-4012YIntel Core i3-4020YIntel Core i3-4025U
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: Core i3 Haswell
Intel Core i3-4110M2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100M2500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4000M2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100E2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4158U2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4120U2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030U1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4025U1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100U1800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010U1700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4005U1700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4102E1600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030Y1600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4020Y1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-4012Y1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010Y1300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4110M2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100M2500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4000M2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100E2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4158U2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4120U2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030U1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4025U1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100U1800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010U1700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4005U1700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4102E1600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030Y1600 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-4020Y1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4012Y1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010Y1300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4110M2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100M2500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4000M2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100E2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4158U2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4120U2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030U1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-4025U1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100U1800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010U1700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4005U1700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4102E1600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030Y1600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4020Y1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4012Y1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010Y1300 MHz2 / 43 MB
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HD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 950 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 950 MHz)
Intel Core i3 4012YIntel Core i3 4020YIntel Core i3 4025U
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$304 U.S.$275 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 93     avg: 131.3     median: 150 (3%)     max: 151 Points
152 Points (3%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 59     avg: 59.7     median: 60 (28%)     max: 60 Points
60 Points (28%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
1.4 Points (3%)
1.6 Points (4%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.7 Points (33%)
0.7 Points (33%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1921     avg: 2107.7     median: 2173 (22%)     max: 2229 Points
min: 1001     avg: 1621     median: 1621 (17%)     max: 2241 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 3382     avg: 4444.7     median: 4967 (8%)     max: 4985 Points
min: 4495     avg: 4749.5     median: 4749 (7%)     max: 5004 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
4380 Points (6%)
min: 4701     avg: 5602     median: 5602 (7%)     max: 6503 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
2951 Points (29%)
min: 2615     avg: 2777.5     median: 2777 (27%)     max: 2940 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
1591.4 seconds (19%)
1118.4 seconds (13%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
41.5 seconds (8%)
35.3 seconds (7%)
WinRAR - Result
1400 KB/s (16%)
1768 KB/s (21%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
6.1 fps (0%)
9.6 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
35.7 fps (13%)
52.2 fps (19%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (4%)
0.1 GB/s (4%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (5%)
0.1 GB/s (5%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0.9 GB/s (5%)
0.9 GB/s (5%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
1375 Points (9%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
24.9 Seconds (5%)
24.4 Seconds (5%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
54.7 Seconds (2%)
min: 54     avg: 55     median: 54 (2%)     max: 55 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1219.3 Seconds (5%)
1220.3 Seconds (5%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
17690 MIPS (8%)
26130 MIPS (12%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
14760 MFLOPS (11%)
19330 MFLOPS (15%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1313     avg: 1882.7     median: 2159 (11%)     max: 2176 points
min: 1908     avg: 2061     median: 2061 (11%)     max: 2214 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 11350     avg: 13942.7     median: 12052 (8%)     max: 18426 Points
min: 16987     avg: 17517.5     median: 17517 (11%)     max: 18048 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1046     avg: 1290     median: 1261 (3%)     max: 1563 Points
min: 1501     avg: 1536     median: 1536 (4%)     max: 1571 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 1475     avg: 1796.3     median: 1764 (5%)     max: 2150 Points
min: 1793     avg: 1977     median: 1977 (6%)     max: 2161 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
4369 Points (35%)
5319 Points (43%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
3495 Points (32%)
4168 Points (38%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
3128 Points (5%)
3475 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
3099 Points (5%)
3075 Points (5%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
3315 Points (8%)
3658 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2801     avg: 3109     median: 3227 (4%)     max: 3299 Points
min: 2952     avg: 3140     median: 3140 (4%)     max: 3328 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1474     avg: 1541     median: 1560 (32%)     max: 1589 Points
min: 1481     avg: 1525.5     median: 1525 (31%)     max: 1570 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 2468     avg: 3515.4     median: 3515 (6%)     max: 4562 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 190     avg: 214.9     median: 214 (2%)     max: 238 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 7021     avg: 10460     median: 10460 (20%)     max: 13899 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-4012Y → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-4020Y → 112%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)