Intel Core i3-4120U vs Intel Core i3-4010U

Intel Core i3-4120U

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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.

Intel Core i3-4010U

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The Intel Core i3-4010U 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-Treading, 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 1.7 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 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 i3-4010U is slightly above the old and slightly higher clocked Core i3-3217U. 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 a bit slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other ULV models.

The Core i3-4010U 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.

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Intel Core i3-4110M (compare)2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100M (compare)2500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4000M (compare)2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100E (compare)2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4158U (compare)2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-4120U2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030U (compare)1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4025U (compare)1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100U (compare)1800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010U1700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4005U (compare)1700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4102E (compare)1600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030Y (compare)1600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4020Y (compare)1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4012Y (compare)1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010Y (compare)1300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4110M (compare)2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100M (compare)2500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4000M (compare)2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100E (compare)2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4158U (compare)2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4120U2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030U (compare)1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4025U (compare)1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100U (compare)1800 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-4010U1700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4005U (compare)1700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4102E (compare)1600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030Y (compare)1600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4020Y (compare)1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4012Y (compare)1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010Y (compare)1300 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-NIHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 163     avg: 169.9     median: 170 (4%)     max: 173 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 59     avg: 65.5     median: 67 (31%)     max: 68 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
1.8 Points (4%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.7 Points (37%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2345     avg: 2461     median: 2469 (25%)     max: 2548 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 5194     avg: 5536.2     median: 5584 (9%)     max: 5786 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 5629     avg: 6929.8     median: 7328 (10%)     max: 7434 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 2529     avg: 3136.5     median: 3328 (32%)     max: 3361 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
1000.2 seconds (12%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
32.6 seconds (7%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2266     avg: 2279.5     median: 2279 (15%)     max: 2293 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
22 Seconds (5%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
48.7 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1080.5 Seconds (5%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
26370 MIPS (13%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
18150 MFLOPS (14%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 6012     avg: 6081.5     median: 6081 (8%)     max: 6151 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2129     avg: 2370.8     median: 2340 (12%)     max: 2569 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 16754     avg: 19781.8     median: 20042 (13%)     max: 21204 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1647     avg: 1757.6     median: 1773 (4%)     max: 1804 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 2175     avg: 2410.8     median: 2448 (8%)     max: 2484 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3421     avg: 3534     median: 3534 (4%)     max: 3647 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1693     avg: 1730     median: 1730 (35%)     max: 1767 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 4061     avg: 4112.7     median: 4112 (7%)     max: 4164 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 192     avg: 198.2     median: 198 (2%)     max: 203 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 7213     avg: 7442.5     median: 7442 (14%)     max: 7672 Points

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