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Intel Core i3-4120U vs Intel Core i3-4102E vs Intel Core i3-4030Y

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 i3-4102E

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The Intel Core i3-4102E is a low-power 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 1.6 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 i3-4102E is slighty below the consumer model Core i3-4010U (clocked at 1.7 GHz). Therefore, the CPU is just as fast as the former Ivy Bridge model i3-3217U.

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 i3-4102E is rated at a TDP of 25 W including the graphics card, memory controller and VRMs.

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.

ModelIntel Core i3-4120UIntel Core i3-4102EIntel Core i3-4030Y
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
Clock2000 MHz1600 MHz1600 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache3 MB3 MB3 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 42 / 4
TDP15 Watt25 Watt11.5 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-NIHaswell GT2-GPU (400 - 900 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 ECC Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 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 - 900 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$281 U.S.$225 U.S.$281 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i3 4120UIntel Core i3 4102E
Transistors960 Million
Die Size130 mm2
SocketFCBGA1364FCBGA1168

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