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

Intel Core i3-4030Y

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The Intel Core i3-4030Y is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks and tablets 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 1.6 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 i3-4030Y is just slightly below the Ivy Bridge based Core i3-3217U (17 W TDP). However, when using new instructions 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 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 clearly slower than the HD 4400 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.

Intel Core i3-4012Y

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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 i3-4030U

► 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 i3-4030YIntel Core i3-4012YIntel Core i3-4030U
Intel Core i3Intel Core i3Intel Core i3
HaswellHaswellHaswell
: 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 4200 (200 - 850 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 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$281 U.S.$281 U.S.
Intel Core i3 4012YIntel Core i3 4030U

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 93     avg: 131     median: 150 (3%)     max: 151 Points
127%
1 4030U +
min: 187     avg: 190     median: 191 (4%)     max: 192 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 59     avg: 59.7     median: 60 (22%)     max: 60 Points
117%
1 4030U +
min: 62     avg: 69.6     median: 70 (26%)     max: 76 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 1.06     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (3%)     max: 1.63 Points
147%
1 4030U +
min: 2.01     avg: 2     median: 2 (4%)     max: 2.07 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 0.64     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (21%)     max: 0.68 Points
119%
1 4030U +
min: 0.6     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (25%)     max: 0.86 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 1921     avg: 2108     median: 2173 (19%)     max: 2229
129%
1 4030U +
min: 2777     avg: 2799     median: 2808 (25%)     max: 2813
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 3382     avg: 4445     median: 4967 (8%)     max: 4985
127%
1 4030U +
min: 6246     avg: 6280     median: 6285 (11%)     max: 6309
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4012Y +
4380 Points (4%)
182%
1 4030U +
min: 7841     avg: 7943     median: 7966.5 (8%)     max: 7997 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4012Y +
2951 Points (22%)
125%
1 4030U +
min: 3137     avg: 3558     median: 3689.5 (28%)     max: 3715 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4012Y +
1591 s (19%)
111%
1 4030U +
min: 795.791     avg: 836     median: 835.8 (10%)     max: 875.98 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4012Y +
41.5 s (8%)
103%
1 4030U +
min: 25.267     avg: 26.6     median: 26.5 (5%)     max: 28.14 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4012Y +
1400 (9%)
167%
1 4030U +
min: 1852     avg: 2344     median: 2344 (15%)     max: 2836
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4012Y +
6.1 fps (3%)
197%
1 4030U +
min: 12.03     avg: 12.1     median: 12.1 (5%)     max: 12.19 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4012Y +
35.7 fps (11%)
182%
1 4030U +
min: 64.39     avg: 65     median: 64.8 (19%)     max: 65.74 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4012Y +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
125%
1 4030U +
min: 0.0976     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.099 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4012Y +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
129%
1 4030U +
min: 0.17     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.18 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4012Y +
0.9 GB/s (0%)
121%
1 4030U +
min: 0.98     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (0%)     max: 1.1 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4012Y +
1375 Points (8%)
183%
1 4030U +
min: 2501     avg: 2520     median: 2519.5 (14%)     max: 2538 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4012Y +
24.9 s (5%)
101%
1 4030U +
min: 19.735     avg: 19.9     median: 19.8 (4%)     max: 20.12 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4012Y +
54.7 s (2%)
100%
1 4030U +
min: 43.735     avg: 44.1     median: 44 (2%)     max: 44.59 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4012Y +
1219 s (5%)
101%
1 4030U +
min: 761.85     avg: 899     median: 930.3 (4%)     max: 975.281 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4012Y +
17690 MIPS (8%)
187%
1 4030U +
33160 MIPS (16%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4012Y +
14760 MFLOPS (11%)
166%
1 4030U +
24490 MFLOPS (19%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4030U +
min: 6561     avg: 6718     median: 6718 (8%)     max: 6875 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 1313     avg: 1883     median: 2159 (9%)     max: 2176 Points
118%
1 4030U +
min: 2394     avg: 2558     median: 2558 (11%)     max: 2712 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 11350     avg: 13943     median: 12052 (8%)     max: 18426 Points
183%
1 4030U +
min: 20611     avg: 22140     median: 22059 (14%)     max: 23843 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 4030U +
23837 Points (25%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 1046     avg: 1290     median: 1261 (3%)     max: 1563 Points
154%
1 4030U +
min: 1922     avg: 1948     median: 1937 (5%)     max: 2000 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 1475     avg: 1796     median: 1764 (4%)     max: 2150 Points
153%
1 4030U +
min: 2604     avg: 2693     median: 2696.5 (7%)     max: 2773 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4012Y +
4369 Points (35%)
108%
1 4030U +
4729 Points (38%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4012Y +
3495 Points (32%)
118%
1 4030U +
4119 Points (37%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4012Y +
3128 Points (6%)
137%
1 4030U +
4295 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4012Y +
3099 Points (6%)
126%
1 4030U +
3901 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4012Y +
3315 Points (9%)
126%
1 4030U +
4165 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 2801     avg: 3109     median: 3227 (6%)     max: 3299
117%
1 4030U +
min: 3755     avg: 3767     median: 3767 (7%)     max: 3779
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 1474     avg: 1541     median: 1560 (32%)     max: 1589
115%
1 4030U +
min: 1788     avg: 1790     median: 1790 (37%)     max: 1792
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 2468.6     avg: 3515     median: 3515.4 (6%)     max: 4562.1 ms
103%
1 4030U +
min: 1975.6     avg: 2113     median: 2113.3 (4%)     max: 2250.9 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 190.9     avg: 215     median: 214.9 (2%)     max: 238.9 ms
100%
1 4030U +
min: 158.4     avg: 220     median: 220.3 (2%)     max: 282.2 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4012Y +
min: 7021     avg: 10460     median: 10460 (17%)     max: 13899 Points
162%
1 4030U +
min: 16593     avg: 16986     median: 16985.5 (27%)     max: 17378 Points

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