Intel Core i3-7300 vs. Intel Core i3-4120U

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i3-7300 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i3-4120U
Intel Core i3-7300 Intel Core i3-4120U
Intel Core i3 Family Intel Core i3
Intel Core i 7000 CPU group Intel Core i 4000U
7 Generation 4
Kaby Lake S Architecture Haswell U
Desktop / Server Segment Mobile
Intel Core i3-6300 Predecessor --
Intel Core i3-8300 Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

2 Cores 2
4 Threads 4
4.00 GHz Frequency 2.00 GHz
Turbo (1 Core)
Turbo (All Cores)
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 630 GPU Intel HD Graphics 4400
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.20 GHz
1.15 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.00 GHz
9.5 GPU Generation 7.5
14 nm Technology 22 nm
3 Max. displays 3
24 Execution units 20
192 Shader 160
64 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
12 DirectX Version 11.1

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR4-2400 Memory DDR3L-1333 SO-DIMM, DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM, LPDDR3-1333, LPDDR3-1600
Max. Memory 16 GB
2 Memory channels 2
No ECC No
L2 Cache
4.00 MB L3 Cache 3.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 2.0
16 PCIe lanes 12

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

51 W TDP (PL1) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical detailsTechnical details

14 nm Technology 22 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
LGA 1151 Socket BGA 1168
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q1/2017 Release date Q2/2014
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i3-7300 Intel Core i3-7300
2x 4.00 GHz HT
419 (100%)
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Intel Core i3-4120U Intel Core i3-4120U
2x 2.00 GHz HT
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i3-7300 Intel Core i3-7300
2x 4.00 GHz HT
1084 (100%)
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Intel Core i3-4120U Intel Core i3-4120U
2x 2.00 GHz HT
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i3-7300 Intel Core i3-7300
2x 4.00 GHz HT
172 (100%)
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Intel Core i3-4120U Intel Core i3-4120U
2x 2.00 GHz HT
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i3-7300 Intel Core i3-7300
2x 4.00 GHz HT
436 (100%)
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Intel Core i3-4120U Intel Core i3-4120U
2x 2.00 GHz HT
0 (0%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i3-7300 Intel Core i3-7300
2x 4.00 GHz HT
1030 (100%)
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Intel Core i3-4120U Intel Core i3-4120U
2x 2.00 GHz HT
0 (0%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i3-7300 Intel Core i3-7300
2x 4.00 GHz HT
2239 (100%)
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Intel Core i3-4120U Intel Core i3-4120U
2x 2.00 GHz HT
0 (0%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Core i3-7300 Intel Core i3-7300
Intel HD Graphics 630 @ 1.15 GHz
442 (100%)
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Intel Core i3-4120U Intel Core i3-4120U
Intel HD Graphics 4400 @ 1.00 GHz
320 (72%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i3-7300 Intel Core i3-7300
2x 4.00 GHz HT
4096 (100%)
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Intel Core i3-4120U Intel Core i3-4120U
2x 2.00 GHz HT
0 (0%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i3-7300 Intel Core i3-7300
2x 4.00 GHz HT
8684 (100%)
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Intel Core i3-4120U Intel Core i3-4120U
2x 2.00 GHz HT
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i3-7300 Intel Core i3-7300
2x 4.00 GHz HT
2.1 (100%)
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Intel Core i3-4120U Intel Core i3-4120U
2x 2.00 GHz HT
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i3-7300 Intel Core i3-7300
2x 4.00 GHz HT
5.28 (100%)
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Intel Core i3-4120U Intel Core i3-4120U
2x 2.00 GHz HT
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Core i3-7300 Intel Core i3-7300
2x 4.00 GHz HT
38.1 (100%)
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Intel Core i3-4120U Intel Core i3-4120U
2x 2.00 GHz HT
0 (0%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Core i3-7300 Intel Core i3-7300
2x 4.00 GHz HT
5976 (100%)
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Intel Core i3-4120U Intel Core i3-4120U
2x 2.00 GHz HT
3039 (51%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Intel Core i3-7300 Intel Core i3-4120U
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