Intel Core i3-4012Y vs Intel Core i3-4030U vs Intel Core i3-4158U

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 i3-4030U

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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 i3-4158U

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The Intel Core i3-4158U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large 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 2.0 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 alomst 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Due to these architectural improvements, the performance is slightly above a similarly clocked Ivy Bridge CPU. Therefore, the Core i3-4158U is somewhat faster than the older 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 Iris Graphics 5100 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the Iris Graphics competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards.

The i3-4158U is rated at a TDP of 28 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for larger ultrabooks 14-inches or greater.

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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 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz)
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FCBGA1168FCBGA
$281 U.S.$315 U.S.
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 93     avg: 131.3     median: 150 (3%)     max: 151 Points
min: 187     avg: 189.9     median: 191 (4%)     max: 192 Points
194 Points (4%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 59     avg: 59.7     median: 60 (28%)     max: 60 Points
min: 62     avg: 69.6     median: 70 (32%)     max: 76 Points
77 Points (35%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
1.4 Points (3%)
2 Points (5%)
2.2 Points (5%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.7 Points (33%)
0.8 Points (39%)
0.9 Points (45%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1921     avg: 2107.7     median: 2173 (24%)     max: 2229 Points
min: 2777     avg: 2799.3     median: 2808 (31%)     max: 2813 Points
2974 Points (33%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 3382     avg: 4444.7     median: 4967 (8%)     max: 4985 Points
min: 6246     avg: 6280     median: 6285 (10%)     max: 6309 Points
6393 Points (10%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
4380 Points (6%)
min: 7841     avg: 7942.8     median: 7966 (10%)     max: 7997 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
2951 Points (29%)
min: 3137     avg: 3557.8     median: 3689 (36%)     max: 3715 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
1591.4 seconds (19%)
min: 795     avg: 835.9     median: 835 (10%)     max: 875 seconds
838.6 seconds (10%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
41.5 seconds (8%)
min: 25     avg: 26.6     median: 26 (5%)     max: 28 seconds
26.8 seconds (5%)
WinRAR - Result
1400 KB/s (16%)
min: 1852     avg: 2344     median: 2344 (28%)     max: 2836 KB/s
1952 KB/s (23%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
6.1 fps (0%)
12.1 fps (0%)
12.7 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
35.7 fps (13%)
min: 64     avg: 65     median: 64 (24%)     max: 65 fps
67.5 fps (25%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (4%)
0.1 GB/s (5%)
0.1 GB/s (5%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (5%)
0.2 GB/s (6%)
0.2 GB/s (6%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0.9 GB/s (5%)
min: 0     avg: 1.1     median: 1 (5%)     max: 1 GB/s
1.2 GB/s (6%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
1375 Points (9%)
min: 2501     avg: 2519.5     median: 2519 (17%)     max: 2538 Points
min: 2688     avg: 2690.5     median: 2690 (18%)     max: 2693 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
24.9 Seconds (5%)
min: 19     avg: 19.9     median: 19 (4%)     max: 20 Seconds
18.8 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
54.7 Seconds (2%)
min: 43     avg: 44.1     median: 44 (2%)     max: 44 Seconds
42.1 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1219.3 Seconds (5%)
min: 761     avg: 899.4     median: 930 (4%)     max: 975 Seconds
938.9 Seconds (4%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
17690 MIPS (8%)
33160 MIPS (16%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
14760 MFLOPS (11%)
24490 MFLOPS (19%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 6561     avg: 6718     median: 6718 (9%)     max: 6875 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1313     avg: 1882.7     median: 2159 (11%)     max: 2176 points
min: 2394     avg: 2558     median: 2558 (13%)     max: 2712 points
min: 2636     avg: 2721.5     median: 2721 (14%)     max: 2807 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 11350     avg: 13942.7     median: 12052 (8%)     max: 18426 Points
min: 20611     avg: 22140     median: 22059 (14%)     max: 23843 Points
min: 21254     avg: 22505     median: 22505 (14%)     max: 23756 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
23837 Points (28%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1046     avg: 1290     median: 1261 (3%)     max: 1563 Points
min: 1922     avg: 1948.3     median: 1937 (5%)     max: 2000 Points
min: 2045     avg: 2067     median: 2067 (5%)     max: 2089 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 1475     avg: 1796.3     median: 1764 (5%)     max: 2150 Points
min: 2604     avg: 2693.3     median: 2696 (8%)     max: 2773 Points
min: 2814     avg: 2847.5     median: 2847 (9%)     max: 2881 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
4369 Points (35%)
4729 Points (38%)
4775 Points (39%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
3495 Points (32%)
4119 Points (37%)
4222 Points (38%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
3128 Points (5%)
4295 Points (7%)
4496 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
3099 Points (5%)
3901 Points (7%)
4124 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
3315 Points (8%)
4165 Points (10%)
4338 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2801     avg: 3109     median: 3227 (4%)     max: 3299 Points
min: 3755     avg: 3767     median: 3767 (5%)     max: 3779 Points
3949 Points (5%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1474     avg: 1541     median: 1560 (32%)     max: 1589 Points
min: 1788     avg: 1790     median: 1790 (37%)     max: 1792 Points
1865 Points (38%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 2468     avg: 3515.4     median: 3515 (6%)     max: 4562 ms
min: 1975     avg: 2113.3     median: 2113 (4%)     max: 2250 ms
3428.4 ms (6%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 190     avg: 214.9     median: 214 (2%)     max: 238 ms
min: 158     avg: 220.3     median: 220 (2%)     max: 282 ms
168.1 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 7021     avg: 10460     median: 10460 (20%)     max: 13899 Points
min: 16593     avg: 16985.5     median: 16985 (32%)     max: 17378 Points
9363 Points (18%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-4012Y → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-4030U → 135%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-4158U → 134%

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