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Intel Core i3-4012Y

Intel 4012Y

The Intel Core i3-4012Y 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). Compared to the very similar Core i3-4020Y, the typical power comsuption (SDP) of the 4012Y is even lower.

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

The performance of the Core i3-4012Y is about 10 - 15 percent higher compared to the Ivy Bridge based Core i3-3229Y. However, performance and clock rates can be limited by the cooling capacity of very mobile devices. Overall, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as most applications.

Graphics

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).

Power consumption

The i3-4012Y is rated at a TDP of 11.5 watts (SDP 4.5 watts) including graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset.  Therefore, the CPU is suited for very small ultrabooks or tablets.

SeriesIntel Core i3
CodenameHaswell
Series: Core i3 Haswell
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 i3-4120U (compare)2000 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 i3-4010U (compare)1700 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 i3-4012Y1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010Y (compare)1300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Clock Rate1500 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)11.5 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
FeaturesHD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date09/01/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 4012Y

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 93     avg: 131.3     median: 150 (7%)     max: 151 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 59     avg: 59.7     median: 60 (31%)     max: 60 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.06     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (6%)     max: 1.63 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.64     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (30%)     max: 0.68 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1921     avg: 2107.7     median: 2173 (27%)     max: 2229 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 3382     avg: 4444.7     median: 4967 (10%)     max: 4985 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
1591.4 seconds (19%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (5%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
1375 Points (11%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1313     avg: 1882.7     median: 2159 (13%)     max: 2176 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 11350     avg: 13942.7     median: 12052 (8%)     max: 18426 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1046     avg: 1290     median: 1261 (3%)     max: 1563 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 1475     avg: 1796.3     median: 1764 (8%)     max: 2150 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2801     avg: 3109     median: 3227 (10%)     max: 3299 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1474     avg: 1541     median: 1560 (33%)     max: 1589 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 2468.6     avg: 3515.4     median: 3515.4 (6%)     max: 4562.1 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 190.9     avg: 214.9     median: 214.9 (5%)     max: 238.9 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 7021     avg: 10460     median: 10460 (22%)     max: 13899 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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