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Intel Core i3-4030U

Intel 4030U

The Intel Core i3-4030U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks, 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 1.9 GHz (no Turbo Boost support). Compared to the Core i3-4025U, the 4030U offers a slightly higher GPU clock, additional I/O-ports and support for VT-d.

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

According to the clock rate, the performance of the Core i3-4030U is right between the Core i3-4100U (1.8 GHz) and Core i3-4158U (2.0 GHz). Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as most applications.

Graphics

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 clocks). However, the HD 4400 is slightly slower than the HD 5000 of other ULV models.

Power Consumption

The Core i3-4030U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset.  Therefore, the CPU is suited for small ultrabooks 11-inches or greater.

SeriesIntel Core i3
CodenameHaswell
Series: Core i3 Haswell
Intel Core i3-4110M compare2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100M compare2.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4000M compare2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100E compare2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4158U compare2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4120U compare2 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-4030U1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4025U compare1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4100U compare1.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010U compare1.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4005U compare1.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4102E compare1.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4030Y compare1.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4020Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4012Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010Y compare1.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Clock Rate1900 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketFCBGA1168
FeaturesHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1000 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Starting Price$281 U.S.
Announcement Date04/14/2014
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 4030U

Benchmarks

3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2501     avg: 2520     median: 2519.5 (14%)     max: 2538 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 19.735     avg: 19.9     median: 19.8 (4%)     max: 20.12 s
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 2604     avg: 2693     median: 2696.5 (7%)     max: 2773 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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