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Intel Core i5-1030G4 vs Intel Core i3-1000G1

Intel Core i5-1030G4

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The Intel Core i5-1030G4 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for laptops and Ultrabooks based on the Ice -Lake-Y generation that was announced in Mai 2019 (Computex). It integrates four Sunnycove processor cores (8 threads thanks to HyperThreading) clocked at 0.7 (base) - 3.5 (single core Turbo) GHz. All four cores can turbo up to 3.2 GHz using Turbo Boost. According to Intel the Sunnycove cores achieve 18% more IPCs (Instructions per Clock).

The biggest improvement for Ice-Lake is the integrated Gen 11 graphics adapter called Iris Plus Graphics. The Core i7-1030G4 integrates the smaller G4 variant with 48 of the 64 CUs clocked at 300 - 1050 MHz. However, in the Y-series the gaming performance will be again depending on the cooling solution and may degrade clearly over time (compared to the Core i5-1035G4 with 15 - 25 Watt e.g.).

Other improvements for Ice Lake are the AI hardware acceleration and the partial integration of Thunderbolt and WiFi 6 in the chip. The integrated DDR4 memory controller supports modules with up to 3200 MHz (and LPDDDR4-3733).

Performance

While we have not tested a single system powered by the 1030G4 as of August 2023, it's safe to expect the chip to be about half as fast as the Core i5-1035G7 (Ice Lake, 4 cores, 8 threads, up to 3.7 GHz), as far as multi-thread benchmark scores are concerned. The 1030G4's low TDP target is set to limit the CPU's real-world Boost clock speeds significantly, leading to underwhelming performance and high DPC latencies.

Power consumption

This Core i5 has a default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit) of 9 W, a value that laptop manufacturers are allowed to increase slightly (12 W being the upper limit) resulting in higher clock speeds and higher performance. The CPU is built with Intel's second-gen 10 nm process for OK, as of mid-2022, energy efficiency.

Intel Core i3-1000G1

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The Intel Core i3-1000G1 is a power efficient dual-core SoC for laptops and Ultrabooks based on the Ice -Lake-U generation that was announced in Mai 2019 (Computex). It integrates two Sunnycove processor cores (4 threads thanks to HyperThreading) clocked at 1.1 (base) - 3.2 GHz (single and dual core Turbo). According to Intel the Sunnycove cores achieve 18% more IPCs (Instructions per Clock).

The biggest improvement for Ice-Lake is the integrated Gen 11 architecture graphics adapter called UHD Graphics G1. The Core i3-1000G1 integrates the smallest GPU, the UHD Graphics that features 32 of the 64 CUs and clocks at 300 - 900 MHz. The faster variants offer higher clock speeds (up to 1100 MHz) and include Iris Plus G4 (e.g. in the similar named Core i3-1000G4) and G7.

Other improvements for Ice Lake are the AI hardware acceleration and the partial integration of Thunderbolt and WiFi 6 in the chip. The integrated DDR4 memory controller supports modules with up to 3200 MHz (and LPDDDR4 3733).

Performance

We have not tested a single system built around the 1000G1 as of August 2023. Expect the chip to be at least as fast as the Pentium 6500Y (two Amber Lakes cores, 4 threads, up to 3.4 GHz). In other words, not fast at all.

Power consumption

This Core i3 has a default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit) of 9 W, a value that laptop manufacturers are allowed to reduce just slightly to 8 W resulting in lower clock speeds and lower performance. TDP values that low are typical for affordable laptops, tablets and mini-PCs, mostly with no active cooling solution.

The processor is built with Intel's 2nd generation 10 nm process for decent, as of late 2022, energy efficiency.

ModelIntel Core i5-1030G4Intel Core i3-1000G1
SeriesIntel Ice LakeIntel Ice Lake
CodenameIce Lake-YIce Lake-Y
Series: Ice Lake Ice Lake-Y
Intel Core i5-1030G7 compare0.8 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1030G4 « 0.7 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-1000G4 compare1.1 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i3-1000G11.1 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1030G7 compare0.8 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1030G40.7 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-1000G4 compare1.1 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i3-1000G1 « 1.1 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock700 - 3500 MHz1100 - 3200 MHz
L1 Cache192 KB
L2 Cache2 MB1 MB
L3 Cache6 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 82 / 4
TDP9 Watt9 Watt
Technology10 nm10 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
FeaturesLPDDR4-3733 RAM, PCIe 3, 4 GT/s bus, DL Boost, GNA, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, AVX-512, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, VMX, SMEP, SMAP, EIST, TM1, TM2, HT, Turbo, SST, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SHA, SGXLPDDR4-3733 RAM, PCIe 3, 4 GT/s bus, DL Boost, GNA, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, AVX-512, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, VMX, SMEP, SMAP, EIST, TM1, TM2, HT, Turbo, SST, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SHA, SGX
iGPUIntel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) (300 - 1050 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU) (300 - 900 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.com

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