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Intel Core i3-4120U vs Intel Core i3-4158U vs Intel Core i3-4000M

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 i3-4158U

► remove from comparison Intel 4158U

The Intel Core i3-4158U is a LV (low voltage) dual-core processor for large 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 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 alomst 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Due to these architectural improvements, the performance is slightly above a similarly clocked Ivy Bridge CPU. Therefore, the Core i3-4158U is somewhat faster than the older 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 Iris Graphics 5100 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the Iris Graphics competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards.

The i3-4158U is rated at a TDP of 28 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for larger ultrabooks 14-inches or greater.

Intel Core i3-4000M

► remove from comparison Intel 4000M

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.

ModelIntel Core i3-4120UIntel Core i3-4158UIntel Core i3-4000M
SeriesIntel Core i3Intel Core i3Intel Core i3
CodenameHaswellHaswellHaswell
Series: Core i3 Haswell
Intel Core i3-4110M2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4100M2.5 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4000M2.4 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4100E2.4 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4158U2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4120U « 2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4030U1.9 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4025U1.9 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4100U1.8 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4010U1.7 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4005U1.7 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4102E1.6 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4030Y1.6 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4020Y1.5 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4012Y1.5 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4010Y1.3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4110M2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4100M2.5 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4000M2.4 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4100E2.4 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4158U « 2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4120U2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4030U1.9 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4025U1.9 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4100U1.8 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4010U1.7 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4005U1.7 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4102E1.6 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4030Y1.6 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4020Y1.5 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4012Y1.5 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4010Y1.3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4110M2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4100M2.5 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4000M « 2.4 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4100E2.4 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4158U2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4120U2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4030U1.9 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4025U1.9 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4100U1.8 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4010U1.7 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4005U1.7 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4102E1.6 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4030Y1.6 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4020Y1.5 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4012Y1.5 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-4010Y1.3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Clock2000 MHz2000 MHz2400 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache3 MB3 MB3 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 42 / 4
TDP15 Watt28 Watt37 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-NIIris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 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, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$281 U.S.$315 U.S.$225 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i3 4120UIntel Core i3 4158UIntel Core i3 4000M
Transistors1300 Million960 Million
Die Size181 mm2130 mm2
SocketFCBGArPGA

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4158U +
194 Points (2%)
124%
1 4000M +
min: 236     avg: 239.8     median: 240 (2%)     max: 243 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4158U +
77 Points (23%)
123%
1 4000M +
min: 91     avg: 94.2     median: 95 (29%)     max: 96 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 4158U +
2.2 Points (3%)
120%
1 4000M +
min: 2.55     avg: 2.6     median: 2.6 (4%)     max: 2.62 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 4158U +
0.9 Points (3%)
119%
1 4000M +
min: 1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (3%)     max: 1.08 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 4158U +
2974 Points (24%)
120%
1 4000M +
min: 3542     avg: 3570     median: 3581 (29%)     max: 3588 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 4158U +
6393 Points (7%)
126%
1 4000M +
min: 7994     avg: 8049     median: 8042 (9%)     max: 8111 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 4000M +
min: 10239     avg: 10315     median: 10329 (7%)     max: 10361 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 4000M +
min: 4651     avg: 4662     median: 4664 (25%)     max: 4669 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 4158U +
839 s (10%)
103%
1 4000M +
min: 631     avg: 649     median: 635 (8%)     max: 682 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 4158U +
26.8 s (5%)
101%
1 4000M +
min: 19.91     avg: 20.6     median: 20 (4%)     max: 22 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 4158U +
1952 Points (11%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 4158U +
12.7 fps (5%)
119%
1 4000M +
min: 15     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (6%)     max: 15.3 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 4158U +
67.5 fps (16%)
117%
1 4000M +
min: 78     avg: 79.1     median: 79.1 (19%)     max: 80.2 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 4158U +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 4158U +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 4158U +
1.2 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 4158U +
min: 2688     avg: 2691     median: 2690.5 (6%)     max: 2693 Points
115%
1 4000M +
3098 Points (7%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 4158U +
18.8 s (4%)
101%
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 4158U +
42.1 s (2%)
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 4158U +
939 s (4%)
101%
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 (8%)     max: 8681 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 4158U +
min: 2636     avg: 2722     median: 2721.5 (8%)     max: 2807 Points
116%
1 4000M +
min: 3054     avg: 3176     median: 3161 (9%)     max: 3304 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 4158U +
min: 21254     avg: 22505     median: 22505 (14%)     max: 23756 Points
123%
1 4000M +
min: 25742     avg: 28030     median: 27649 (18%)     max: 30127 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 4158U +
min: 2045     avg: 2067     median: 2067 (5%)     max: 2089 Points
121%
1 4000M +
min: 2404     avg: 2484     median: 2496 (6%)     max: 2525 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 4158U +
min: 2814     avg: 2848     median: 2847.5 (5%)     max: 2881 Points
124%
1 4000M +
min: 3405     avg: 3491     median: 3526 (7%)     max: 3576 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 4158U +
3949 Points (7%)
109%
1 4000M +
4298 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 4158U +
1865 Points (36%)
109%
1 4000M +
2024 Points (40%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 4158U +
4775 Points (39%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 4158U +
4222 Points (38%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 4158U +
4496 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 4158U +
4124 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 4158U +
4338 Points (11%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 4158U +
3428 ms (4%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4158U +
168.1 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 4158U +
9363 Points (10%)

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