Intel Core i3-4012Y vs Intel Core i3-4020Y vs Intel Core i3-4100U

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 i3-4100U

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The Intel Core i3-4100U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks 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 1.8 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, improving 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 i3-4100U is slightly above the old and somewhat higher clocked Core i3-3227U. However, when using new instruction sets such as AVX2 the performance can be significantly better. 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 - 1000 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4400 is significantly slower than the HD 5000 of other ULV models.

The Core i3-4100U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including the 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 i3-4100U
Intel Core i3Intel Core i3Intel Core i3
HaswellHaswellHaswell
Series: 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 4020Y
FCBGA1168
$304 U.S.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 93     avg: 131     median: 150 (3%)     max: 151 Points
101%
1 4020Y +
152 Points (3%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 59     avg: 59.7     median: 60 (26%)     max: 60 Points
100%
1 4020Y +
60 Points (26%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 1.06     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (3%)     max: 1.63 Points
115%
1 4020Y +
min: 1.54     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (4%)     max: 1.63 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 0.64     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (26%)     max: 0.68 Points
96%
1 4020Y +
min: 0.62     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (25%)     max: 0.67 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 1921     avg: 2108     median: 2173 (22%)     max: 2229 Points
75%
1 4020Y +
min: 1001     avg: 1621     median: 1621 (17%)     max: 2241 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 3382     avg: 4445     median: 4967 (8%)     max: 4985 Points
96%
1 4020Y +
min: 4495     avg: 4750     median: 4749.5 (8%)     max: 5004 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4012Y +
4380 Points (5%)
128%
1 4020Y +
min: 4701     avg: 5602     median: 5602 (6%)     max: 6503 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4012Y +
2951 Points (26%)
94%
1 4020Y +
min: 2615     avg: 2778     median: 2777.5 (24%)     max: 2940 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4012Y +
1591 seconds (19%)
107%
1 4020Y +
1118 seconds (13%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4012Y +
41.5 seconds (8%)
101%
1 4020Y +
35.3 seconds (7%)
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4012Y +
1400 KB/s (14%)
126%
1 4020Y +
1768 KB/s (18%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4012Y +
6.1 fps (4%)
157%
1 4020Y +
9.6 fps (6%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4012Y +
35.7 fps (12%)
146%
1 4020Y +
52.2 fps (18%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4012Y +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
99%
1 4020Y +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4012Y +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
101%
1 4020Y +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4012Y +
0.9 GB/s (0%)
99%
1 4020Y +
0.9 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 4012Y +
1375 Points (9%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4012Y +
24.9 Seconds (5%)
100%
1 4020Y +
min: 24     avg: 24.4     median: 24.4 (5%)     max: 24.805 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4012Y +
54.7 Seconds (2%)
100%
1 4020Y +
min: 54.911     avg: 55     median: 55 (2%)     max: 55 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4012Y +
1219 Seconds (5%)
100%
1 4020Y +
min: 1220     avg: 1220     median: 1220.3 (5%)     max: 1220.65 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 4012Y +
17690 MIPS (8%)
148%
1 4020Y +
26130 MIPS (12%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 4012Y +
14760 MFLOPS (11%)
131%
1 4020Y +
19330 MFLOPS (15%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 1313     avg: 1883     median: 2159 (10%)     max: 2176 points
95%
1 4020Y +
min: 1908     avg: 2061     median: 2061 (9%)     max: 2214 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 11350     avg: 13943     median: 12052 (8%)     max: 18426 Points
145%
1 4020Y +
min: 16987     avg: 17518     median: 17517.5 (11%)     max: 18048 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 1046     avg: 1290     median: 1261 (3%)     max: 1563 Points
122%
1 4020Y +
min: 1501     avg: 1536     median: 1536 (4%)     max: 1571 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 1475     avg: 1796     median: 1764 (6%)     max: 2150 Points
112%
1 4020Y +
min: 1793     avg: 1977     median: 1977 (6%)     max: 2161 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 4012Y +
4369 Points (35%)
122%
1 4020Y +
5319 Points (43%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 4012Y +
3495 Points (32%)
119%
1 4020Y +
4168 Points (38%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 4012Y +
3128 Points (6%)
111%
1 4020Y +
3475 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 4012Y +
3099 Points (6%)
99%
1 4020Y +
3075 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 4012Y +
3315 Points (9%)
110%
1 4020Y +
3658 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 2801     avg: 3109     median: 3227 (6%)     max: 3299 Points
97%
1 4020Y +
min: 2952     avg: 3140     median: 3140 (6%)     max: 3328 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 1474     avg: 1541     median: 1560 (32%)     max: 1589 Points
98%
1 4020Y +
min: 1481     avg: 1526     median: 1525.5 (31%)     max: 1570 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 2468.6     avg: 3515     median: 3515.4 (6%)     max: 4562.1 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 190.9     avg: 215     median: 214.9 (2%)     max: 238.9 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 7021     avg: 10460     median: 10460 (20%)     max: 13899 Points

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