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

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.

ModelIntel Core i3-4030UIntel Core i3-4158U
SeriesIntel Core i3Intel Core i3
CodenameHaswellHaswell
Series: Core i3 Haswell
Intel Core i3-4110M compare2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100M compare2.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4000M compare2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100E compare2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4158U2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4120U compare2 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-4030U1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4025U compare1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100U compare1.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010U compare1.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4005U compare1.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4102E compare1.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030Y compare1.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4020Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4012Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010Y compare1.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4110M compare2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100M compare2.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4000M compare2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100E compare2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-4158U2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4120U compare2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030U1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4025U compare1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100U compare1.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010U compare1.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4005U compare1.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4102E compare1.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030Y compare1.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4020Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4012Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010Y compare1.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Clock1900 MHz2000 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache3 MB3 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 4
TDP15 Watt28 Watt
Technology22 nm22 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketFCBGA1168FCBGA
FeaturesHD 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-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$281 U.S.$315 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i3 4030UIntel Core i3 4158U
Transistors1300 Million
Die Size181 mm2

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 187     avg: 189.9     median: 191 (2%)     max: 192 Points
194 Points (2%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 62     avg: 69.6     median: 70 (21%)     max: 76 Points
77 Points (23%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 2.01     avg: 2     median: 2 (3%)     max: 2.07 Points
2.2 Points (3%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.6     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (3%)     max: 0.86 Points
0.9 Points (3%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 2777     avg: 2799     median: 2808 (23%)     max: 2813 Points
2974 Points (24%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 6246     avg: 6280     median: 6285 (7%)     max: 6309 Points
6393 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4030U +
min: 7841     avg: 7943     median: 7966.5 (6%)     max: 7997 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4030U +
min: 3137     avg: 3558     median: 3689.5 (20%)     max: 3715 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 796     avg: 836     median: 835.5 (10%)     max: 876 s
839 s (10%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 25.27     avg: 26.6     median: 26.5 (5%)     max: 28.14 s
26.8 s (5%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 1852     avg: 2344     median: 2344 (14%)     max: 2836 Points
1952 Points (11%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 12.03     avg: 12.1     median: 12.1 (4%)     max: 12.19 fps
12.7 fps (5%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 64.4     avg: 65     median: 64.8 (15%)     max: 65.7 fps
67.5 fps (16%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.0976     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.099 GB/s
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.17     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.18 GB/s
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 0.98     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (0%)     max: 1.1 GB/s
1.2 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2501     avg: 2520     median: 2519.5 (5%)     max: 2538 Points
min: 2688     avg: 2691     median: 2690.5 (6%)     max: 2693 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 19.74     avg: 19.9     median: 19.8 (4%)     max: 20.12 s
18.8 s (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 43.74     avg: 44.1     median: 44 (2%)     max: 44.59 s
42.1 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 762     avg: 900     median: 930.5 (4%)     max: 975 s
939 s (4%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4030U +
33160 MIPS (16%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4030U +
24490 MFLOPS (19%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4030U +
min: 6561     avg: 6718     median: 6718 (6%)     max: 6875 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2394     avg: 2558     median: 2558 (7%)     max: 2712 Points
min: 2636     avg: 2722     median: 2721.5 (8%)     max: 2807 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 20611     avg: 22140     median: 22059 (14%)     max: 23843 Points
min: 21254     avg: 22505     median: 22505 (14%)     max: 23756 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4030U +
23837 Points (20%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1922     avg: 1948     median: 1937 (5%)     max: 2000 Points
min: 2045     avg: 2067     median: 2067 (5%)     max: 2089 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 2604     avg: 2693     median: 2696.5 (5%)     max: 2773 Points
min: 2814     avg: 2848     median: 2847.5 (5%)     max: 2881 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3755     avg: 3767     median: 3767 (7%)     max: 3779 Points
3949 Points (7%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 1788     avg: 1790     median: 1790 (35%)     max: 1792 Points
1865 Points (36%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
4729 Points (38%)
4775 Points (39%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
4119 Points (37%)
4222 Points (38%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
4295 Points (8%)
4496 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
3901 Points (8%)
4124 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
4165 Points (11%)
4338 Points (11%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1976     avg: 2114     median: 2113.5 (2%)     max: 2251 ms
3428 ms (4%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 158.4     avg: 220.3     median: 220.3 (2%)     max: 282.2 ms
168.1 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 16593     avg: 16986     median: 16985.5 (18%)     max: 17378 Points
9363 Points (10%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-4030U → 100% n=32

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-4158U → 102% n=32

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