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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     median: 150 (59%)     max: 151 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 59     avg: 59.7     median: 60 (68%)     max: 60 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.06     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (55%)     max: 1.63 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.64     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (71%)     max: 0.68 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1921     avg: 2108     median: 2173 (67%)     max: 2229 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 3382     avg: 4445     median: 4967 (65%)     max: 4985 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
1591 seconds (19%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
1375 Points (38%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1313     avg: 1883     median: 2159 (77%)     max: 2176 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 11350     avg: 13943     median: 12052 (38%)     max: 18426 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1046     avg: 1290     median: 1261 (49%)     max: 1563 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 1475     avg: 1796     median: 1764 (46%)     max: 2150 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2801     avg: 3109     median: 3227 (58%)     max: 3299 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1474     avg: 1541     median: 1560 (73%)     max: 1589 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 2468.6     avg: 3515     median: 3515.4 (6%)     max: 4562.1 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 190.9     avg: 215     median: 214.9 (2%)     max: 238.9 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 7021     avg: 10460     median: 10460 (37%)     max: 13899 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171-325N (Intel HD Graphics 4200, 11.6")
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Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171-39LB (Intel HD Graphics 4200, 11.6")
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HP Pro X2 612 G1 (Intel HD Graphics 4200, 12.5")
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Lenovo Miix 2 11 (Intel HD Graphics 4200, 11.6")
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i3

» Intel Core i3 8100H
   3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 8145U
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 8121U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 7100H
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 7167U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 8109U
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 7130U
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 6167U
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 6100H
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 5157U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 6157U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 7100U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 6100U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4110M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4100M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4000M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4100E
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 3130M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 3120M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 5020U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 7020U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 3110M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 5010U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 5015U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 6006U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2370M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 390M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 5005U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2350M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2348M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 380M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2330M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2328M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4158U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4120U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 370M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4030U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4025U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2312M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2310M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2308M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4100U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 3227U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4010U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4005U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 3217U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4102E
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4030Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 350M
   2.26 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4020Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4012Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 330M
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4010Y
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 3229Y
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2377M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2375M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2367M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2365M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2357M
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 380UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 330UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD Phenom II X2 N640
   2.9 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Core 2 Extreme X7800
   2.6 GHz / 4 MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo T7800
   2.6 GHz / 4 MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
   2.53 GHz / 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 4020Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4012Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
+ Intel Core 2 Duo SP9400
   2.4 GHz / 6134 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6600
   2.4 GHz / 4096 KB
+ AMD A-Series A8-6410
   2 GHz / 2048 KB
+ AMD A-Series A6-7310
   2 GHz / 2048 KB
+ AMD A-Series A6-6310
   1.8 GHz / 2048 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-09-28)