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

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).

Combined with the two additional cores, the previous Y-series dual core processors (Amber Lake-Y) should be always slower. Short burst performance should be excellent, long workloads will depend on the TDP settings and cooling solution in the laptop / tablet.´

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).

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 first-gen 10 nm process for OK, as of mid-2022, energy efficiency.

Intel Core i3-1000G4

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The Intel Core i3-1000G4 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) and therefore the CPU performance should be similar to the higher clocked Amber-Lake-Y CPUs like the Core i5-8200Y (1.3 - 3.9 GHz).

The biggest improvement for Ice-Lake is the integrated Gen 11 graphics card called Iris Plus Graphics. The Core i7-1030G4 integrates the smaller G4 variant with 48 of the 64 CUs clocked at 300 - 900 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.). The faster graphics card is also the main difference to the similar named Core i3-1000G1.

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).

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 if required. Doing so will result in lower clock speeds and lower performance. TDP values that low are typical for affordable laptops, tablets, mini-PCs, mostly with no active cooling solution.

The processor is manufactured on Intel's 1st gen 10 nm process for decent, as of late 2022, energy efficiency.

ModelIntel Core i5-1030G4Intel Core i3-1000G4
SeriesIntel Ice LakeIntel Ice Lake
CodenameIce Lake YIce Lake Y
Series: Ice Lake Ice Lake Y
Intel Core i7-1060NG7 compare1.2 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-1060G7 compare1 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 compare1.1 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
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 i3-1000NG4 compare1.1 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i3-1000G41.1 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i3-1000G1 compare1.1 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-1060NG7 compare1.2 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-1060G7 compare1 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 compare1.1 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 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 i3-1000NG4 compare1.1 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i3-1000G4 « 1.1 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i3-1000G1 compare1.1 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock700 - 3500 MHz1100 - 3200 MHz
L1 Cache192 KB96 KB
L2 Cache2 MB1 MB
L3 Cache6 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 82 / 4
TDP9 Watt9 Watt
Technology10 nm10 nm
FeaturesAVX512, DL Boost, Turbo Boost 2.0AVX512, DL Boost, Turbo Boost 2.0
iGPUIntel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) (300 - 1050 MHz)Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) (300 - 900 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)