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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 (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 i3-4030U1900 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 i3-4012Y (compare)1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-4010Y (compare)1300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Clock Rate1900 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)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
Starting Price$281 U.S.
Announcement Date04/14/2014
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 4030U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 187     avg: 189.9     median: 191 (9%)     max: 192 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 62     avg: 69.6     median: 70 (35%)     max: 76 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 2.01     avg: 2     median: 2 (1%)     max: 2.07 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.6     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (35%)     max: 0.86 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2777     avg: 2799.3     median: 2808 (38%)     max: 2813 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 6246     avg: 6280     median: 6285 (13%)     max: 6309 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 7841     avg: 7942.8     median: 7966.5 (20%)     max: 7997 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 3137     avg: 3557.8     median: 3689.5 (30%)     max: 3715 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 795.791     avg: 835.9     median: 835.8 (10%)     max: 875.98 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 25.267     avg: 26.6     median: 26.5 (5%)     max: 28.14 seconds
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 12.03     avg: 12.1     median: 12.1 (7%)     max: 12.19 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 64.39     avg: 65     median: 64.8 (28%)     max: 65.74 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.0976     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (6%)     max: 0.099 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.17     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (9%)     max: 0.18 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 0.98     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (9%)     max: 1.1 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2501     avg: 2519.5     median: 2519.5 (20%)     max: 2538 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 19.735     avg: 19.9     median: 19.8 (4%)     max: 20.12 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 43.735     avg: 44.1     median: 44 (2%)     max: 44.59 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 761.85     avg: 899.4     median: 930.3 (4%)     max: 975.281 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 6561     avg: 6718     median: 6718 (12%)     max: 6875 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2394     avg: 2558     median: 2558 (16%)     max: 2712 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 20611     avg: 22140     median: 22059 (14%)     max: 23843 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1922     avg: 1948.3     median: 1937 (5%)     max: 2000 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 2604     avg: 2693.3     median: 2696.5 (12%)     max: 2773 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3755     avg: 3767     median: 3767 (12%)     max: 3779 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1788     avg: 1790     median: 1790 (38%)     max: 1792 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1975.6     avg: 2113.3     median: 2113.3 (4%)     max: 2250.9 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 158.4     avg: 220.3     median: 220.3 (5%)     max: 282.2 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 16593     avg: 16985.5     median: 16985.5 (35%)     max: 17378 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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