Average Bench: 21.3% (742nd of 1182)

Based on 12,078 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00040651 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4030U CPU @ 1.90GHz
Poor: 13%Average: 21.3% Great: 24%
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core i3-4030U averaged 78.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 48Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 84.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4030U is just 11.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-4030U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 133Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 132Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,078 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.6 1-Core 48 56
40.6 2-Core 84.7 105
31.9% 66.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
69 4-Core 128 148
91.2 8-Core 132 148
17.7% 130 Pts
Min Avg Max
93.4 64-Core 133 148
9% 133 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 53.3
2-Core 105
37% 79.3 Pts
4-Core 144
8-Core 145
20% 145 Pts
64-Core 146
10% 146 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 55.6
2-Core 89.2
35% 72.4 Pts
4-Core 144
8-Core 147
20% 146 Pts
64-Core 146
10% 146 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 45.9
2-Core 83.1
31% 64.5 Pts
4-Core 149
8-Core 146
20% 147 Pts
64-Core 140
9% 140 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz
1-Core 43.7
2-Core 91
32% 67.3 Pts
4-Core 126
8-Core 127
17% 126 Pts
64-Core 135
9% 135 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 51.8
2-Core 92.6
35% 72.2 Pts
4-Core 100
8-Core 140
16% 120 Pts
64-Core 130
9% 130 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 48.9
2-Core 82.3
32% 65.6 Pts
4-Core 112
8-Core 116
16% 114 Pts
64-Core 114
8% 114 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 36
2-Core 71.4
25% 53.7 Pts
4-Core 109
8-Core 129
16% 119 Pts
64-Core 131
9% 131 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,556,366 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i3-4030U Builds (Compare 4,540 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 15% - Very poor Total price: $86

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-4030U Processor (3M Cache, 1.90 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'14
Processor Numberi3-4030U
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$281.00
Clock Speed1.9 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP15 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4400
Graphics Base Frequency200 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceNo
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3L 1333/1600, LPDDR3 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

I/O

USB Revision3.0
# of USB Ports4
General Purpose IOYes
UARTYes
Total # of SATA Ports4
Integrated LANNo
Integrated IDENo
Max # of SATA 6.0 Gb/s Ports4

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations4x1, 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes12
PCI SupportNo

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Rapid Storage TechYes
Smart Connect TechYes
HD Audio TechYes
Matrix Storage TechNo
ME Firmware Version9.5

Package

Package Size40mm x 24mm x 1.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1168

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

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