Intel Core i3-4100E vs Intel Core i3-4030U vs Intel Core i3-4020Y

Intel Core i3-4100E

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The Intel Core i3-4100E is a dual-core processor for embedded systems launched in mid-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. The memory controller supports ECC.

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 i3-4100E is identical to the consumer model Core i3-4000M. Therefore, the CPU is about as fast as the former Sandy Bridge model i5-2410M.

The integrated graphics card offers 20 Execution Units (EUs), which represents the GT2 version of the Haswell GPU. Technically, the GPU seems similar to the Intel HD Graphics 4600 of other Core i3 CPUs, but the clock rate of 400 - 900 MHz is noticeably lower.

The i3-4100E is rated at a TDP of 37 W including the graphics card, memory controller and VRMs.

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 i3-4020Y

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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.

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: 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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Haswell GT2-GPU (400 - 900 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 ECC Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHD 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-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 900 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)
$225 U.S.$281 U.S.$304 U.S.
Intel Core i3 4100EIntel Core i3 4030UIntel Core i3 4020Y

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 187     avg: 189.9     median: 191 (4%)     max: 192 Points
152 Points (3%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 62     avg: 69.6     median: 70 (32%)     max: 76 Points
60 Points (28%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
2 Points (5%)
1.6 Points (4%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.8 Points (39%)
0.7 Points (33%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2777     avg: 2799.3     median: 2808 (29%)     max: 2813 Points
min: 1001     avg: 1621     median: 1621 (17%)     max: 2241 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 6246     avg: 6280     median: 6285 (10%)     max: 6309 Points
min: 4495     avg: 4749.5     median: 4749 (7%)     max: 5004 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 7841     avg: 7942.8     median: 7966 (10%)     max: 7997 Points
min: 4701     avg: 5602     median: 5602 (7%)     max: 6503 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 3137     avg: 3557.8     median: 3689 (36%)     max: 3715 Points
min: 2615     avg: 2777.5     median: 2777 (27%)     max: 2940 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 795     avg: 835.9     median: 835 (10%)     max: 875 seconds
1118.4 seconds (13%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 25     avg: 26.6     median: 26 (5%)     max: 28 seconds
35.3 seconds (7%)
WinRAR - Result
min: 1852     avg: 2344     median: 2344 (28%)     max: 2836 KB/s
1768 KB/s (21%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
12.1 fps (7%)
9.6 fps (5%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 64     avg: 65     median: 64 (24%)     max: 65 fps
52.2 fps (19%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (5%)
0.1 GB/s (4%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (6%)
0.1 GB/s (5%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 0     avg: 1.1     median: 1 (5%)     max: 1 GB/s
0.9 GB/s (5%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2501     avg: 2519.5     median: 2519 (17%)     max: 2538 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 19     avg: 19.9     median: 19 (4%)     max: 20 Seconds
24.4 Seconds (5%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 43     avg: 44.1     median: 44 (2%)     max: 44 Seconds
min: 54     avg: 55     median: 54 (2%)     max: 55 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 761     avg: 899.4     median: 930 (4%)     max: 975 Seconds
1220.3 Seconds (5%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
33160 MIPS (16%)
26130 MIPS (12%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
24490 MFLOPS (19%)
19330 MFLOPS (15%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 6561     avg: 6718     median: 6718 (9%)     max: 6875 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2394     avg: 2558     median: 2558 (13%)     max: 2712 points
min: 1908     avg: 2061     median: 2061 (11%)     max: 2214 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 20611     avg: 22140     median: 22059 (14%)     max: 23843 Points
min: 16987     avg: 17517.5     median: 17517 (11%)     max: 18048 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: 1501     avg: 1536     median: 1536 (4%)     max: 1571 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 2604     avg: 2693.3     median: 2696 (8%)     max: 2773 Points
min: 1793     avg: 1977     median: 1977 (6%)     max: 2161 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
4729 Points (38%)
5319 Points (43%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
4119 Points (37%)
4168 Points (38%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
4295 Points (7%)
3475 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
3901 Points (7%)
3075 Points (5%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
4165 Points (10%)
3658 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3755     avg: 3767     median: 3767 (5%)     max: 3779 Points
min: 2952     avg: 3140     median: 3140 (4%)     max: 3328 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1788     avg: 1790     median: 1790 (37%)     max: 1792 Points
min: 1481     avg: 1525.5     median: 1525 (31%)     max: 1570 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1975     avg: 2113.3     median: 2113 (4%)     max: 2250 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 158     avg: 220.3     median: 220 (2%)     max: 282 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 16593     avg: 16985.5     median: 16985 (32%)     max: 17378 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-4030U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-4020Y → 80%

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