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Intel Core i5 1030G4 vs i3 9300

We compared two 4-core CPUs: the 0.7 GHz Intel Core i5 1030G4 (laptop) against the 3.7 GHz i3 9300 (desktop). On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 9300 and 1030G4
Advantages of Intel Core i5 1030G4
  • Consumes up to 85% less energy than the Core i3 9300 – 9 vs 62 Watt
  • Around 20.8 GB/s (55%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • More modern manufacturing process – 10 versus 14 nanometers
Advantages of Intel Core i3 9300
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR4-2400 RAM
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size
  • 23% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.3 GHz vs 3.5 GHz)


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)


Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 1030G4 and i3 9300


Vendor Intel Intel
Released August 1, 2019 April 23, 2019
Launch price - 152 USD
Type Laptop Desktop
Codename Ice Lake Coffee Lake
Model number i5-1030G4 i3-9300
Socket BGA-1440 LGA-1151
Integrated GPU Iris Plus Graphics G4 UHD Graphics 630


Cores 4 4
Threads 8 4
Base Frequency 0.7 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 3.5 GHz 4.3 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 7x 37x
Bus Bandwidth 4 GT/s 8 GT/s
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 6MB (shared) 8MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 10 nm 14 nm
TDP 9 W 62 W
Max. temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU Base Clock - 350 MHz
GPU Boost Clock - 1000 MHz
Shading Units - 192
TMUs - 24
ROPs - 3
Execution Units - 24
TGP - 15 W
Max. Resolution - 4096x2304 - 60 Hz

Memory support

Memory types LPDDR4-3733 DDR4-2400
Memory Size 32 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 58.3 GB/s 37.5 GB/s
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i5 1030G4 official page Intel Core i3 9300 official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes - 16
Instruction Set SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2, AVX-512 SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2

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