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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 compare2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100M compare2500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4000M compare2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100E compare2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4158U compare2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4120U compare2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030U compare1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4025U compare1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100U compare1800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010U compare1700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4005U compare1700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4102E compare1600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030Y compare1600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4020Y compare1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-4012Y1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010Y compare1300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Clock Rate1500 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
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 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 93     avg: 131     median: 150 (3%)     max: 151 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 59     avg: 59.7     median: 60 (26%)     max: 60 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.06     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (3%)     max: 1.63 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.64     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (26%)     max: 0.68 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 1921     avg: 2108     median: 2173 (22%)     max: 2229 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 3382     avg: 4445     median: 4967 (8%)     max: 4985 points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
1591 s (19%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
1375 Points (9%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 1313     avg: 1883     median: 2159 (10%)     max: 2176 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 11350     avg: 13943     median: 12052 (8%)     max: 18426 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1046     avg: 1290     median: 1261 (3%)     max: 1563 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 1475     avg: 1796     median: 1764 (6%)     max: 2150 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2801     avg: 3109     median: 3227 (6%)     max: 3299 points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 1474     avg: 1541     median: 1560 (32%)     max: 1589 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 2468.6     avg: 3515     median: 3515.4 (6%)     max: 4562.1 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 190.9     avg: 215     median: 214.9 (2%)     max: 238.9 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 7021     avg: 10460     median: 10460 (18%)     max: 13899 Points
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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Intel Core i3 4012Y processor

Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171-31U3 (Intel HD Graphics 4200, 11.6")
» Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171-31U3 Notebook Review Update - Review
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Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171-325N (Intel HD Graphics 4200, 11.6")
» Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171-325N - External Review

Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171-39LB (Intel HD Graphics 4200, 11.6")
» Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171-39LB - External Review

HP Pro X2 612 G1 (Intel HD Graphics 4200, 12.5")
» HP Pro x2 612 G1 Convertible Review - Review
» HP Pro X2 612 G1 - External Review

Lenovo Miix 2 11 (Intel HD Graphics 4200, 11.6")
» Lenovo Miix 2 11 Convertible Review - Review
» Lenovo Miix 2 11 - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Core i3

» Intel Core i3-8145U
   2x 2.1 GHz - 3.9 GHz
» Intel Core i3-8121U
   2x 2.2 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6167U
   2x 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6100H
   2x 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5157U
   2x 2.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6157U
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6100U
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4110M
   2x 2.6 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4100M
   2x 2.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4000M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4100E
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3130M
   2x 2.6 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3120M
   2x 2.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5020U
   2x 2.2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3110M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5010U
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5015U
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6006U
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2370M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-390M
   2x 2.67 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5005U
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2350M
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2348M
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-380M
   2x 2.53 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2330M
   2x 2.2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2328M
   2x 2.2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4158U
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4120U
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-370M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4030U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4025U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2312M
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2310M
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2308M
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4100U
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3227U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4010U
   2x 1.7 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4005U
   2x 1.7 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3217U
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4102E
   2x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4030Y
   2x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Core i3-350M
   2x 2.26 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4020Y
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4012Y
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-330M
   2x 2.13 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4010Y
   2x 1.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3229Y
   2x 1.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2377M
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2375M
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2367M
   2x 1.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2365M
   2x 1.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2357M
   2x 1.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-380UM
   2x 1.33 GHz
» Intel Core i3-330UM
   2x 1.2 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ AMD Phenom II X2 N640
   2x 2.9 GHz
+ Intel Core 2 Extreme X7800
   2x 2.6 GHz
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T7800
   2x 2.6 GHz
+ Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
   2x 2.53 GHz
+ Intel Core i3-4020Y
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4012Y
   2x 1.5 GHz
- Intel Core 2 Duo SP9400
   2x 2.4 GHz
- AMD A8-6410
   4x 2 GHz - 2.4 GHz
- AMD A6-7310
   4x 2 GHz - 2.4 GHz
- AMD A6-6310
   4x 1.8 GHz - 2.4 GHz
- Intel Celeron 3755U
   2x 1.7 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-09-28)