Intel Core M-5Y10c vs Intel Core M-5Y10a

Intel Core M-5Y10c

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The Intel Core M-5Y10c is an ULV (ultra-low voltage) dual-core SoC based on the Broadwell architecture launched in late 2014. Thanks to its TDP of just 4.5 W (configurable), the CPU is suited for passively cooled tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 0.8 - 2.0 GHz, the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 5300 GPU and a dual-channel LPDDR3/DDR3L(-RS) memory controller up to 25.6 GB/s. The chip is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Architecture

Broadwell represents the "Tick" in Intel's Tick-Tock model, which means a shrink of its predecessor Haswell. The new 14 nm manufacturing process with three-dimensional FinFET transistors allows not only improvements in energy efficiency, but also a significantly smaller die size fit for more compact packages and devices.

Further advantages result from the revised microarchitecture of Broadwell. Due to its improved branch prediction, bigger buffer sizes (1500 instead of 1000 entries in the L2 TLB) and other tweaks, the performance per clock has been increased by more than 5 percent over its predecessor. There are also some new instruction set extensions designed for cryptographic applications.

Performance 

The Core M-5Y10c offers a very wide turbo range from 0.8 - 2.0 GHz; however, the actual frequency will be largely limited by the TDP. Overall, performance is similar to a Core i3-4010U (Haswell, 15 W). Accordingly, the main purpose of Broadwell's higher power efficiency is to reduce power consumption instead of improving raw performance.

The Core M-5Y10c will be sufficient for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications.

Graphics

The integrated HD Graphics 5300 offers 24 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 300 - 800 MHz. Similar to the CPU core, the GPU architecture (Intel Gen 8) has been thoroughly revised for improved performance-per-clock. However, the GPU frequency is also limited by the TDP, which prevents significant performance boosts over the older HD 4200 under continuous 3D load. Current games as of 2014 will be playable in low settings and XGA resolution.

Broadwell is the first Intel chip to fully support DirectX 11.2 as well as OpenCL 1.3/2.0 and OpenGL 4.3. Video will output natively via DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4a. However, the new HDMI 2.0 standard is not supported.

Power Consumption

With a TDP of only 4.5 W, the Core M-5Y10c draws noticeably less power than the Haswell Y-series (11.5 W). However, the TDP can be set to different values such as 3.5 or 6 W, affecting clock rates and performance (6 W: 1.0 GHz base clock, 3.5 W: 0.6 GHz base clock). The CPU can be passively cooled even in thin tablets.

Intel Core M-5Y10a

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The Intel Core M-5Y10a is an ULV (ultra-low voltage) dual-core SoC based on the Broadwell architecture launched in September 2014. Thanks to its TDP of just 4.5 W, the CPU is suited for passively cooled tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 0.8 - 2.0 GHz, the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 5300 GPU and a dual-channel LPDDR3/DDR3L(-RS) memory controller up to 25.6 GB/s. The chip is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Architecture

Broadwell represents the "Tick" in Intel's Tick-Tock model, which means a shrink of its predecessor Haswell. The new 14 nm manufacturing process with three-dimensional FinFET transistors allows not only improvements in energy efficiency, but also a significantly smaller die size fit for more compact packages and devices.

Further advantages result from the revised microarchitecture of Broadwell. Due to its improved branch prediction, bigger buffer sizes (1500 instead of 1000 entries in the L2 TLB) and other tweaks, the performance per clock has been increased by more than 5 percent over its predecessor. There are also some new instruction set extensions designed for cryptographic applications.

Performance 

The Core M-5Y10a offers a very wide turbo range from 0.8- 2.0 GHz; however, the actual frequency is largely limited by the TDP. Under continuous full load, the core clock will begin to degrade. Overall, the performance is similar to a Core i3-4030U (Haswell, 15 W) and sufficient for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications.

Graphics

The integrated HD Graphics 5300 offers 24 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 100 - 850 MHz. Similar to the CPU core, the GPU architecture (Intel Gen 8) has been thoroughly revised for improved performance-per-clock. However, the GPU frequency is also limited by the TDP, which prevents significant performance boosts over the older HD 4200. Only a few games as of 2014 are playable in low settings and XGA resolution.

Broadwell is the first Intel chip to fully support DirectX 11.2 as well as OpenCL 1.3/2.0 and OpenGL 4.3. Video will output natively via DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4a. However, the new HDMI 2.0 standard is not officially supported.

Power Consumption

With a TDP of only 4.5 W, the Core M-5Y10a draws noticeably less power than the Haswell Y-series (11.5 W). The CPU can be passively cooled even in thin tablets.

Intel Core M-5Y10cIntel Core M-5Y10a
Intel Core MIntel Core M
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Intel Core M-5Y71 (compare)1200 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core M-5Y51 (compare)1100 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core M-5Y70 (compare)1100 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core M-5Y31 (compare)900 - 2400 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core M-5Y10c800 - 2000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core M-5Y10a800 - 2000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core M-5Y10 (compare)800 - 2000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core M-5Y71 (compare)1200 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core M-5Y51 (compare)1100 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core M-5Y70 (compare)1100 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core M-5Y31 (compare)900 - 2400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core M-5Y10c800 - 2000 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core M-5Y10a800 - 2000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core M-5Y10 (compare)800 - 2000 MHz2 / 44 MB
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HD Graphics 5300 (300 - 800 MHz), Dual-Channel DDR3L(-RS)/LPDDR3 Memory Controller (max. 800 MHz, 25.6 GB/s), HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 5300 (100 - 800 MHz), Dual-Channel DDR3L(-RS)/LPDDR3 Memory Controller (max. 800 MHz, 25.6 GB/s), HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 5300 (300 - 800 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5300 (100 - 800 MHz)
Intel Core M 5Y10cIntel Core M 5Y10a

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 131     avg: 158.3     median: 164 (4%)     max: 180 Points
190 Points (4%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 57     avg: 66     median: 66 (30%)     max: 75 Points
83 Points (38%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
1.7 Points (4%)
2 Points (5%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.8 Points (42%)
0.9 Points (47%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2417     avg: 2726     median: 2726 (30%)     max: 3035 Points
3131 Points (34%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
3804 Points (6%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1072     avg: 1931.7     median: 2311 (12%)     max: 2412 points
2605 points (13%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5814     avg: 14166     median: 14166 (9%)     max: 22518 Points
25450 Points (16%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
28390 Points (33%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 477     avg: 1210     median: 1210 (3%)     max: 1943 Points
1948 Points (5%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 536     avg: 1697.5     median: 1697 (5%)     max: 2859 Points
2747 Points (8%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
2012 ms (3%)
3342 ms (6%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 137     avg: 183.3     median: 156 (2%)     max: 284 ms
163 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 9879     avg: 14021.3     median: 15625 (30%)     max: 16560 Points
9503 Points (18%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core M-5Y10c → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core M-5Y10a → 130%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)