Intel Core i3-4030U vs Intel Core i3-4020Y vs Intel Core i3-4000M

Intel Core i3-4030U

► remove from comparison Intel 4030U

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 i3-4020Y

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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 i3-4000M

► remove from comparison Intel 4000M

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 i3-4020YIntel Core i3-4000M
Intel Core i3Intel Core i3Intel Core i3
HaswellHaswellHaswell
Series: Core i3 Haswell
Intel Core i3-4110M2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100M2.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4000M2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100E2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4158U2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4120U2 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-4030U1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4025U1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100U1.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010U1.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4005U1.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4102E1.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030Y1.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4020Y1.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4012Y1.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010Y1.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4110M2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100M2.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4000M2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100E2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4158U2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4120U2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030U1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4025U1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100U1.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010U1.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4005U1.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4102E1.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030Y1.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-4020Y1.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4012Y1.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010Y1.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4110M2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100M2.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-4000M2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100E2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4158U2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4120U2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030U1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4025U1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100U1.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010U1.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4005U1.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4102E1.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030Y1.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4020Y1.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4012Y1.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010Y1.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
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HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 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 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 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$281 U.S.$304 U.S.$225 U.S.
Intel Core i3 4030UIntel Core i3 4020YIntel Core i3 4000M
960
130 mm2

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 187     avg: 190     median: 191 (4%)     max: 192 Points
152 Points (3%)
min: 236     avg: 240     median: 240 (5%)     max: 243 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 62     avg: 69.6     median: 70 (26%)     max: 76 Points
60 Points (22%)
min: 91     avg: 94.2     median: 95 (35%)     max: 96 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 2.01     avg: 2     median: 2 (4%)     max: 2.07 Points
min: 1.54     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (3%)     max: 1.63 Points
min: 2.55     avg: 2.6     median: 2.6 (5%)     max: 2.62 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.6     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (25%)     max: 0.86 Points
min: 0.62     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (21%)     max: 0.67 Points
min: 1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (34%)     max: 1.08 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 2777     avg: 2799     median: 2808 (25%)     max: 2813
min: 1001     avg: 1621     median: 1621 (14%)     max: 2241
min: 3542     avg: 3570     median: 3581 (32%)     max: 3588
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 6246     avg: 6280     median: 6285 (11%)     max: 6309
min: 4495     avg: 4750     median: 4749.5 (8%)     max: 5004
min: 7994     avg: 8049     median: 8042 (14%)     max: 8111
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 7841     avg: 7943     median: 7966.5 (8%)     max: 7997 Points
min: 4701     avg: 5602     median: 5602 (5%)     max: 6503 Points
min: 10239     avg: 10315     median: 10329 (10%)     max: 10361 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 3137     avg: 3558     median: 3689.5 (28%)     max: 3715 Points
min: 2615     avg: 2778     median: 2777.5 (21%)     max: 2940 Points
min: 4651     avg: 4662     median: 4664 (35%)     max: 4669 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 795.791     avg: 836     median: 835.8 (10%)     max: 875.98 s
1118 s (13%)
min: 631.457     avg: 649     median: 635.2 (8%)     max: 681.783 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 25.267     avg: 26.6     median: 26.5 (5%)     max: 28.14 s
35.3 s (7%)
min: 19.907     avg: 20.6     median: 20 (4%)     max: 21.997 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4030U +
min: 1852     avg: 2344     median: 2344 (15%)     max: 2836
75%
1 4020Y +
1768 (11%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 12.03     avg: 12.1     median: 12.1 (5%)     max: 12.19 fps
9.6 fps (4%)
min: 15     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (7%)     max: 15.3 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 64.39     avg: 65     median: 64.8 (19%)     max: 65.74 fps
52.2 fps (15%)
min: 78     avg: 79.1     median: 79.1 (23%)     max: 80.2 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4030U +
min: 0.0976     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (4%)     max: 0.099 GB/s
79%
1 4020Y +
0.1 GB/s (3%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4030U +
min: 0.17     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (5%)     max: 0.18 GB/s
78%
1 4020Y +
0.1 GB/s (4%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4030U +
min: 0.98     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (4%)     max: 1.1 GB/s
82%
1 4020Y +
0.9 GB/s (3%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4030U +
min: 2501     avg: 2520     median: 2519.5 (14%)     max: 2538 Points
123%
1 4000M +
3098 Points (17%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 19.735     avg: 19.9     median: 19.8 (4%)     max: 20.12 s
min: 24     avg: 24.4     median: 24.4 (5%)     max: 24.805 s
min: 15.784     avg: 16     median: 16 (3%)     max: 16.099 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 43.735     avg: 44.1     median: 44 (2%)     max: 44.59 s
min: 54.911     avg: 55     median: 55 (2%)     max: 55 s
min: 35.793     avg: 35.8     median: 35.8 (2%)     max: 35.844 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 761.85     avg: 899     median: 930.3 (4%)     max: 975.281 s
min: 1220     avg: 1220     median: 1220.3 (5%)     max: 1220.65 s
min: 799.032     avg: 808     median: 802.1 (4%)     max: 823.556 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
33160 MIPS (16%)
26130 MIPS (12%)
41500 MIPS (20%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
24490 MFLOPS (19%)
19330 MFLOPS (15%)
31000 MFLOPS (24%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4000M +
6.9 Points (88%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4030U +
min: 6561     avg: 6718     median: 6718 (8%)     max: 6875 Points
125%
1 4000M +
min: 8115     avg: 8398     median: 8398 (10%)     max: 8681 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2394     avg: 2558     median: 2558 (11%)     max: 2712 Points
min: 1908     avg: 2061     median: 2061 (8%)     max: 2214 Points
min: 3054     avg: 3176     median: 3161 (13%)     max: 3304 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 20611     avg: 22140     median: 22059 (14%)     max: 23843 Points
min: 16987     avg: 17518     median: 17517.5 (11%)     max: 18048 Points
min: 25742     avg: 28030     median: 27649 (18%)     max: 30127 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4030U +
23837 Points (25%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1922     avg: 1948     median: 1937 (5%)     max: 2000 Points
min: 1501     avg: 1536     median: 1536 (4%)     max: 1571 Points
min: 2404     avg: 2484     median: 2496 (6%)     max: 2525 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 2604     avg: 2693     median: 2696.5 (7%)     max: 2773 Points
min: 1793     avg: 1977     median: 1977 (5%)     max: 2161 Points
min: 3405     avg: 3491     median: 3526 (9%)     max: 3576 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4030U +
4729 Points (38%)
112%
1 4020Y +
5319 Points (43%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4030U +
4119 Points (37%)
101%
1 4020Y +
4168 Points (38%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4030U +
4295 Points (8%)
81%
1 4020Y +
3475 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4030U +
3901 Points (8%)
79%
1 4020Y +
3075 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4030U +
4165 Points (11%)
88%
1 4020Y +
3658 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3755     avg: 3767     median: 3767 (7%)     max: 3779
min: 2952     avg: 3140     median: 3140 (6%)     max: 3328
4298 (8%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 1788     avg: 1790     median: 1790 (37%)     max: 1792
min: 1481     avg: 1526     median: 1525.5 (31%)     max: 1570
2024 (42%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4030U +
min: 1975.6     avg: 2113     median: 2113.3 (4%)     max: 2250.9 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4030U +
min: 158.4     avg: 220     median: 220.3 (2%)     max: 282.2 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4030U +
min: 16593     avg: 16986     median: 16985.5 (27%)     max: 17378 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-4030U → 100% n=23

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-4020Y → 82% n=23

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-4000M → 121% n=23

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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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