Intel Core i3-4012Y vs Intel Core i3-4020Y vs Intel Core i3-4030U

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 i3-4030U

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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.

Intel Core i3-4012YIntel Core i3-4020YIntel Core i3-4030U
Intel Core i3Intel Core i3Intel Core i3
HaswellHaswellHaswell
: 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 - 1000 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 - 1000 MHz)
Intel Core i3 4012YIntel Core i3 4020YIntel Core i3 4030U
FCBGA1168FCBGA1168
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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)