Intel Core i3-4030U vs Intel Core i3-4025U vs Intel Core i3-4012Y

Intel Core i3-4030U

► remove 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 i3-4025U

► remove Intel 4025U

The Intel Core i3-4025U 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 i3-4030U, the 4025U offers a slightly lower GPU clock, less I/O-ports and lacks support for VT-d.

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.

According to the clock rate, the performance of the Core i3-4025U 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.

The integrated HD Graphics 4400 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 950 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.

The Core i3-4025U 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 i3-4012Y

► remove Intel 4012Y

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 i3-4030UIntel Core i3-4025UIntel Core i3-4012Y
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 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 950 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-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 950 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)
$281 U.S.$275 U.S.
Intel Core i3 4030UIntel Core i3 4025UIntel Core i3 4012Y

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 187     avg: 189.9     median: 191 (4%)     max: 192 Points
min: 93     avg: 131.3     median: 150 (3%)     max: 151 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 62     avg: 69.6     median: 70 (32%)     max: 76 Points
min: 59     avg: 59.7     median: 60 (28%)     max: 60 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 2.01     avg: 2     median: 2 (7%)     max: 2.07 Points
min: 1.06     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (5%)     max: 1.63 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.6     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (33%)     max: 0.86 Points
min: 0.64     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (27%)     max: 0.68 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2777     avg: 2799.3     median: 2808 (31%)     max: 2813 Points
min: 1921     avg: 2107.7     median: 2173 (24%)     max: 2229 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 6246     avg: 6280     median: 6285 (13%)     max: 6309 Points
min: 3382     avg: 4444.7     median: 4967 (10%)     max: 4985 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 7841     avg: 7942.8     median: 7966.5 (10%)     max: 7997 Points
4380 Points (6%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 3137     avg: 3557.8     median: 3689.5 (36%)     max: 3715 Points
2951 Points (29%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 795.791     avg: 835.9     median: 835.8 (10%)     max: 875.98 seconds
1591.4 seconds (19%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 25.267     avg: 26.6     median: 26.5 (5%)     max: 28.14 seconds
41.5 seconds (8%)
WinRAR - Result
min: 1852     avg: 2344     median: 2344 (28%)     max: 2836 KB/s
1400 KB/s (16%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 12.03     avg: 12.1     median: 12.1 (0%)     max: 12.19 fps
6.1 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 64.39     avg: 65     median: 64.8 (24%)     max: 65.74 fps
35.7 fps (13%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.0976     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (5%)     max: 0.099 GB/s
0.1 GB/s (4%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.17     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (6%)     max: 0.18 GB/s
0.1 GB/s (5%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 0.98     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (6%)     max: 1.1 GB/s
0.9 GB/s (5%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2501     avg: 2519.5     median: 2519.5 (17%)     max: 2538 Points
1375 Points (10%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 19.735     avg: 19.9     median: 19.8 (4%)     max: 20.12 Seconds
24.9 Seconds (5%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 43.735     avg: 44.1     median: 44 (2%)     max: 44.59 Seconds
54.7 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 761.85     avg: 899.4     median: 930.3 (4%)     max: 975.281 Seconds
1219.3 Seconds (5%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
33160 MIPS (16%)
17690 MIPS (8%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
24490 MFLOPS (19%)
14760 MFLOPS (11%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 6561     avg: 6718     median: 6718 (11%)     max: 6875 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2394     avg: 2558     median: 2558 (14%)     max: 2712 points
min: 1313     avg: 1882.7     median: 2159 (12%)     max: 2176 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 20611     avg: 22140     median: 22059 (14%)     max: 23843 Points
min: 11350     avg: 13942.7     median: 12052 (8%)     max: 18426 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: 1046     avg: 1290     median: 1261 (3%)     max: 1563 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 2604     avg: 2693.3     median: 2696.5 (10%)     max: 2773 Points
min: 1475     avg: 1796.3     median: 1764 (7%)     max: 2150 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
4729 Points (38%)
4369 Points (35%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
4119 Points (37%)
3495 Points (32%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
4295 Points (12%)
3128 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
3901 Points (12%)
3099 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
4165 Points (16%)
3315 Points (13%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3755     avg: 3767     median: 3767 (12%)     max: 3779 Points
min: 2801     avg: 3109     median: 3227 (10%)     max: 3299 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1788     avg: 1790     median: 1790 (37%)     max: 1792 Points
min: 1474     avg: 1541     median: 1560 (32%)     max: 1589 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1975.6     avg: 2113.3     median: 2113.3 (4%)     max: 2250.9 ms
min: 2468.6     avg: 3515.4     median: 3515.4 (6%)     max: 4562.1 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 158.4     avg: 220.3     median: 220.3 (2%)     max: 282.2 ms
min: 190.9     avg: 214.9     median: 214.9 (2%)     max: 238.9 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 16593     avg: 16985.5     median: 16985.5 (34%)     max: 17378 Points
min: 7021     avg: 10460     median: 10460 (21%)     max: 13899 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-4030U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-4012Y → 77%

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