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

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 i3-4100U

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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 i3-4100M

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The Intel Core i3-4100M 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 2.5 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 i3-4100M is about as fast as the former Sandy Bridge model i5-2430M.

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 i3-4100M 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.

Intel Core i3-4012YIntel Core i3-4100UIntel Core i3-4100M
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 4400 (200 - 1000 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, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1100 MHz)
Intel Core i3 4012YIntel Core i3 4100M
960
130 mm2
rPGA
$225 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 93     avg: 131     median: 150 (3%)     max: 151 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 59     avg: 59.7     median: 60 (27%)     max: 60 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 1.06     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (3%)     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
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 1921     avg: 2108     median: 2173 (22%)     max: 2229 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 3382     avg: 4445     median: 4967 (8%)     max: 4985 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4012Y +
4380 Points (5%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4012Y +
2951 Points (27%)
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4012Y +
1591 seconds (19%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4012Y +
41.5 seconds (8%)
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4012Y +
1400 KB/s (14%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4012Y +
6.1 fps (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4012Y +
35.7 fps (12%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4012Y +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4012Y +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4012Y +
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%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4012Y +
54.7 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4012Y +
1219 Seconds (5%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 4012Y +
17690 MIPS (8%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 4012Y +
14760 MFLOPS (11%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 1313     avg: 1883     median: 2159 (10%)     max: 2176 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 11350     avg: 13943     median: 12052 (8%)     max: 18426 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 1046     avg: 1290     median: 1261 (3%)     max: 1563 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 1475     avg: 1796     median: 1764 (6%)     max: 2150 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 4012Y +
4369 Points (35%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 4012Y +
3495 Points (32%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 4012Y +
3128 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 4012Y +
3099 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 4012Y +
3315 Points (9%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 2801     avg: 3109     median: 3227 (6%)     max: 3299 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 1474     avg: 1541     median: 1560 (32%)     max: 1589 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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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)