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Intel Core i3-4100U vs Intel Core i3-4000M vs Intel Core i3-4120U

Intel Core i3-4100U

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The Intel Core i3-4100U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for 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 1.8 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 almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

The performance of the Core i3-4100U is slightly above the old and somewhat higher clocked Core 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 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 clock speeds. However, the HD 4400 is significantly slower than the HD 5000 of other ULV models.

The Core i3-4100U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for small ultrabooks 11-inches or greater.

Intel Core i3-4000M

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The Intel Core i3-4000M 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 2.4 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 i3-4000M is about as fast as the former Sandy Bridge model i5-2410M.

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 i3-4000M 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 i3-4120U

► remove from comparison Intel 4120U

The Intel Core i3-4120U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks launched in Q2 2014. 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 almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

According to the identical clock rate, the Core i3-4120U offers the same performance as the Core i3-4158U (28 W TDP). 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 - 1000 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4400 is somewhat slower than the HD 5000 of other ULV models.

The Core i3-4120U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for small ultrabooks 11-inches or greater.

ModelIntel Core i3-4100UIntel Core i3-4000MIntel Core i3-4120U
SeriesIntel Core i3Intel Core i3Intel Core i3
CodenameHaswellHaswellHaswell
Series: 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
Clock1800 MHz2400 MHz2000 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache3 MB3 MB3 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 42 / 4
TDP15 Watt37 Watt15 Watt
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
FeaturesHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 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, VirtualizationHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
Transistors960 Million
Die Size130 mm2
SocketrPGA
$225 U.S.$281 U.S.
ManufacturerIntel Core i3 4000MIntel Core i3 4120U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4000M +
min: 236     avg: 239.8     median: 240 (2%)     max: 243 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4000M +
min: 91     avg: 94.2     median: 95 (33%)     max: 96 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4000M +
min: 2.55     avg: 2.6     median: 2.6 (5%)     max: 2.62 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4000M +
min: 1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (30%)     max: 1.08 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4000M +
min: 3542     avg: 3570     median: 3581 (32%)     max: 3588 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4000M +
min: 7994     avg: 8049     median: 8042 (11%)     max: 8111 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4000M +
min: 10239     avg: 10315     median: 10329 (9%)     max: 10361 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4000M +
min: 4651     avg: 4662     median: 4664 (28%)     max: 4669 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4000M +
min: 631     avg: 649     median: 635 (8%)     max: 682 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4000M +
min: 19.91     avg: 20.6     median: 20 (4%)     max: 22 s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4000M +
min: 15     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (7%)     max: 15.3 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4000M +
min: 78     avg: 79.1     median: 79.1 (21%)     max: 80.2 fps
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4000M +
3098 Points (7%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4000M +
min: 15.78     avg: 16     median: 16 (3%)     max: 16.1 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 4000M +
min: 35.79     avg: 35.8     median: 35.8 (2%)     max: 35.84 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 4000M +
min: 799     avg: 808     median: 802 (4%)     max: 824 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 4000M +
41500 MIPS (20%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 4000M +
31000 MFLOPS (24%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 4000M +
6.9 Points (88%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 4000M +
min: 8115     avg: 8398     median: 8398 (9%)     max: 8681 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4000M +
min: 3054     avg: 3176     median: 3161 (11%)     max: 3304 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 4000M +
min: 25742     avg: 28030     median: 27649 (18%)     max: 30127 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 4000M +
min: 2404     avg: 2484     median: 2496 (6%)     max: 2525 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 4000M +
min: 3405     avg: 3491     median: 3526 (9%)     max: 3576 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4000M +
4298 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4000M +
2024 Points (42%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-4000M → NAN% n=

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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