Intel Core i3-4030U vs Intel Core i3-4158U vs Intel Core i3-4100M

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.

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 i3-4030UIntel Core i3-4158UIntel Core i3-4100M
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Series: 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-NIIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 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 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1100 MHz)
$281 U.S.$315 U.S.$225 U.S.
Intel Core i3 4030UIntel Core i3 4158UIntel Core i3 4100M
1300 960
181 mm2130 mm2

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4030U +
min: 187     avg: 190     median: 191 (4%)     max: 192 Points
102%
1 4158U +
194 Points (4%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4030U +
min: 62     avg: 69.6     median: 70 (30%)     max: 76 Points
110%
1 4158U +
77 Points (33%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4030U +
min: 2.01     avg: 2     median: 2 (5%)     max: 2.07 Points
106%
1 4158U +
2.2 Points (5%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4030U +
min: 0.6     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (31%)     max: 0.86 Points
111%
1 4158U +
0.9 Points (35%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 4030U +
min: 2777     avg: 2799     median: 2808 (29%)     max: 2813 Points
106%
1 4158U +
2974 Points (31%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 4030U +
min: 6246     avg: 6280     median: 6285 (11%)     max: 6309 Points
102%
1 4158U +
6393 Points (11%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4030U +
min: 7841     avg: 7943     median: 7966.5 (9%)     max: 7997 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4030U +
min: 3137     avg: 3558     median: 3689.5 (34%)     max: 3715 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4030U +
min: 795.791     avg: 836     median: 835.8 (10%)     max: 875.98 seconds
100%
1 4158U +
839 seconds (10%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4030U +
min: 25.267     avg: 26.6     median: 26.5 (5%)     max: 28.14 seconds
100%
1 4158U +
26.8 seconds (5%)
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4030U +
min: 1852     avg: 2344     median: 2344 (24%)     max: 2836 KB/s
83%
1 4158U +
1952 KB/s (20%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4030U +
min: 12.03     avg: 12.1     median: 12.1 (7%)     max: 12.19 fps
105%
1 4158U +
12.7 fps (8%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4030U +
min: 64.39     avg: 65     median: 64.8 (22%)     max: 65.74 fps
104%
1 4158U +
67.5 fps (23%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4030U +
min: 0.0976     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.099 GB/s
106%
1 4158U +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4030U +
min: 0.17     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.18 GB/s
105%
1 4158U +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4030U +
min: 0.98     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (0%)     max: 1.1 GB/s
109%
1 4158U +
1.2 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 4030U +
min: 2501     avg: 2520     median: 2519.5 (17%)     max: 2538 Points
107%
1 4158U +
min: 2688     avg: 2691     median: 2690.5 (18%)     max: 2693 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4030U +
min: 19.735     avg: 19.9     median: 19.8 (4%)     max: 20.12 Seconds
100%
1 4158U +
18.8 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4030U +
min: 43.735     avg: 44.1     median: 44 (2%)     max: 44.59 Seconds
100%
1 4158U +
42.1 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4030U +
min: 761.85     avg: 899     median: 930.3 (4%)     max: 975.281 Seconds
100%
1 4158U +
939 Seconds (4%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 4030U +
33160 MIPS (16%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 4030U +
24490 MFLOPS (19%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4030U +
min: 6561     avg: 6718     median: 6718 (9%)     max: 6875 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4030U +
min: 2394     avg: 2558     median: 2558 (12%)     max: 2712 points
106%
1 4158U +
min: 2636     avg: 2722     median: 2721.5 (12%)     max: 2807 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4030U +
min: 20611     avg: 22140     median: 22059 (14%)     max: 23843 Points
102%
1 4158U +
min: 21254     avg: 22505     median: 22505 (14%)     max: 23756 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4030U +
23837 Points (28%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4030U +
min: 1922     avg: 1948     median: 1937 (5%)     max: 2000 Points
107%
1 4158U +
min: 2045     avg: 2067     median: 2067 (5%)     max: 2089 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4030U +
min: 2604     avg: 2693     median: 2696.5 (8%)     max: 2773 Points
106%
1 4158U +
min: 2814     avg: 2848     median: 2847.5 (9%)     max: 2881 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 4030U +
4729 Points (38%)
101%
1 4158U +
4775 Points (39%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 4030U +
4119 Points (37%)
103%
1 4158U +
4222 Points (38%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 4030U +
4295 Points (8%)
105%
1 4158U +
4496 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 4030U +
3901 Points (8%)
106%
1 4158U +
4124 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 4030U +
4165 Points (11%)
104%
1 4158U +
4338 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4030U +
min: 3755     avg: 3767     median: 3767 (7%)     max: 3779 Points
105%
1 4158U +
3949 Points (7%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4030U +
min: 1788     avg: 1790     median: 1790 (37%)     max: 1792 Points
104%
1 4158U +
1865 Points (38%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 4030U +
min: 1975.6     avg: 2113     median: 2113.3 (4%)     max: 2250.9 ms
98%
1 4158U +
3428 ms (6%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4030U +
min: 158.4     avg: 220     median: 220.3 (2%)     max: 282.2 ms
101%
1 4158U +
168 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 4030U +
min: 16593     avg: 16986     median: 16985.5 (32%)     max: 17378 Points
55%
1 4158U +
9363 Points (18%)

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