Intel Core i3-4030U vs Intel Core i3-4000M

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 i3-4000M

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The Intel Core i3-4000M 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 2.4 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 i3-4000M is about as fast as the former Sandy Bridge model i5-2410M.

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 i3-4000M 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 i3-4030UIntel Core i3-4000M
Intel Core i3Intel Core i3
HaswellHaswell
: Core i3 Haswell
Intel Core i3-4110M (compare)2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100M (compare)2500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4000M2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100E (compare)2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4158U (compare)2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4120U (compare)2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-4030U1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4025U (compare)1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100U (compare)1800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010U (compare)1700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4005U (compare)1700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4102E (compare)1600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030Y (compare)1600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4020Y (compare)1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4012Y (compare)1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010Y (compare)1300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4110M (compare)2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100M (compare)2500 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-4000M2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100E (compare)2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4158U (compare)2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4120U (compare)2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030U1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4025U (compare)1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100U (compare)1800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010U (compare)1700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4005U (compare)1700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4102E (compare)1600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030Y (compare)1600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4020Y (compare)1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4012Y (compare)1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010Y (compare)1300 MHz2 / 43 MB
1900 MHz2400 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
3 MB3 MB
2 / 42 / 4
15 37
22 22
100 °C100 °C
FCBGA1168rPGA
HD 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
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1100 MHz)
$281 U.S.$225 U.S.
Intel Core i3 4030UIntel Core i3 4000M
960
130 mm2

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 187     avg: 189.9     median: 191 (4%)     max: 192 Points
min: 236     avg: 239.8     median: 240 (5%)     max: 243 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 62     avg: 69.6     median: 70 (32%)     max: 76 Points
min: 91     avg: 94.2     median: 95 (44%)     max: 96 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
2 Points (6%)
2.6 Points (8%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.8 Points (39%)
1.1 Points (53%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2777     avg: 2799.3     median: 2808 (31%)     max: 2813 Points
min: 3542     avg: 3570.3     median: 3581 (39%)     max: 3588 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 6246     avg: 6280     median: 6285 (13%)     max: 6309 Points
min: 7994     avg: 8049     median: 8042 (16%)     max: 8111 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 7841     avg: 7942.8     median: 7966 (10%)     max: 7997 Points
min: 10239     avg: 10314.5     median: 10329 (14%)     max: 10361 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 3137     avg: 3557.8     median: 3689 (36%)     max: 3715 Points
min: 4651     avg: 4662     median: 4664 (45%)     max: 4669 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 795     avg: 835.9     median: 835 (10%)     max: 875 seconds
min: 631     avg: 649.5     median: 635 (8%)     max: 681 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 25     avg: 26.6     median: 26 (5%)     max: 28 seconds
min: 19     avg: 20.6     median: 20 (4%)     max: 21 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 1852     avg: 2344     median: 2344 (28%)     max: 2836 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
12.1 fps (0%)
15.2 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 64     avg: 65     median: 64 (24%)     max: 65 fps
min: 78     avg: 79.1     median: 79 (29%)     max: 80 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (10%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (6%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 0     avg: 1.1     median: 1 (5%)     max: 1 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2501     avg: 2519.5     median: 2519 (17%)     max: 2538 Points
3098 Points (21%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 19     avg: 19.9     median: 19 (4%)     max: 20 Seconds
min: 15     avg: 16     median: 15 (3%)     max: 16 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 43     avg: 44.1     median: 44 (2%)     max: 44 Seconds
35.8 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 761     avg: 899.4     median: 930 (4%)     max: 975 Seconds
min: 799     avg: 808.2     median: 802 (4%)     max: 823 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
33160 MIPS (16%)
41500 MIPS (20%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
24490 MFLOPS (19%)
31000 MFLOPS (24%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
6.9 points (99%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 6561     avg: 6718     median: 6718 (10%)     max: 6875 Points
min: 8115     avg: 8398     median: 8398 (12%)     max: 8681 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2394     avg: 2558     median: 2558 (14%)     max: 2712 points
min: 3054     avg: 3175.7     median: 3161 (17%)     max: 3304 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 20611     avg: 22140     median: 22059 (14%)     max: 23843 Points
min: 25742     avg: 28030.3     median: 27649 (18%)     max: 30127 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
23837 Points (28%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1922     avg: 1948.3     median: 1937 (5%)     max: 2000 Points
min: 2404     avg: 2484     median: 2496 (6%)     max: 2525 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 2604     avg: 2693.3     median: 2696 (9%)     max: 2773 Points
min: 3405     avg: 3491.3     median: 3526 (12%)     max: 3576 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
4729 Points (38%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
4119 Points (37%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
4295 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
3901 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
4165 Points (16%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3755     avg: 3767     median: 3767 (12%)     max: 3779 Points
4298 Points (14%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1788     avg: 1790     median: 1790 (37%)     max: 1792 Points
2024 Points (42%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1975     avg: 2113.3     median: 2113 (4%)     max: 2250 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 158     avg: 220.3     median: 220 (2%)     max: 282 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 16593     avg: 16985.5     median: 16985 (32%)     max: 17378 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-4030U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-4000M → 118%

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1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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