Intel Core i5-7260U vs Intel Core i5-7Y54

Intel Core i5-7260U

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The Intel Core i5-7260U is a fast dual-core SoC for notebooks and Ultrabooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2017. The CPU has two processor cores clocked at 2.2-3.4 GHz (two cores also up to 3.4 GHz). The processor can execute up to four threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper Threading. It is also equipped with an Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 GPU with 64 MB eDRAM, a dual-channel memory controller (DDR4) as well as VP9 and H.265 video decoding as well as encoding. The chip is still manufactured in a 14nm process with FinFET transistors.

Compared to the Core i7-7360U, the i5-7260 does have lower CPU (-200 MHz Turbo, -100 MHz Base) and GPU (-50 MHz) clocks.

Architecture

Intel basically uses the same micro architecture compared to Skylake, so the per-MHz performance does not differ. The manufacturer only reworked the Speed Shift technology for faster dynamic adjustments of voltages and clocks, and the improved 14nm process allows much higher frequencies combined with better efficiency than before.

Performance

At 2.2-3.4 GHz, the Core i5-7260U has much lower clocks compared to the old Core i5-6267U (2.9-3.3 GHz), but has slightly higher Turbo clocks. Similar to the 6267U, the i6-7260U can also use the 64 MB eDRAM, which should increase the performance in some scenarios.

Graphics

The integrated Intel Iris Plus 640 Graphics is the GT3e model of the Kaby Lake GPU (Intel Gen. 9.5). It has 48 Execution Units running at 300-950 MHz (i7 models up to 1050 MHz) and the performance is comparable to a GeForce 920MX thanks to fast eDRAM cache. However, there aren't any significant improvements compared to the old Iris Pro 540, so modern games can often not be played smoothly or only at the lowest or medium settings, respectively.

Contrary to Skylake, Kaby lake now also supports H.265/HEVC Main 10 with a 10-bit color depth as well as Google's VP9 codec. The dual-core Kaby Lake processors announced in January should also support HDCP 2.2.

Power Consumption

The chip is manufactured in an improved 14nm process with FinFET transistors, which improves the efficiency even further. Intel still specifies the TDP with 15 Watts, which is typical for ULV chips. Depending on the usage scenario, the TDP can vary between 7.5 (cTDP Down) and 25 Watts.

Intel Core i5-7Y54

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The Intel Core i5-7Y54 is a very efficient dual-core SoC for tablets and passively cooled notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in the end of August 2016. The CPU consists of two processor cores clocked at 1.2-3.2 GHz (2-core Turbo not specified yet). Thanks to Hyper Threading, the processor can execute up to four threads simultaneously. The chips also includes the Intel HD Graphics 615 GPU, a dual-channel memory controller (DDR3L/LPDDR3) as well as VP9 and H.265 video de- and encoder. It is still produced in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors. 

Architecture

Intel basically used the familiar micro architecture from the Skylake generation, so the per-MHz performance is identical. Only the Speed-Shift technology for faster dynamic adjustments of the voltages and clocks was improved, and the matured 14 nm process now also enables much higher frequencies and better efficiency than before. 

Performance

Despite the changed designation, the Core i5-7Y54 is the successor to the Core m5-6Y54 (Skylake Y-series), so the chip does not reach the performance level of other Core i processors due to the lower TDP. Thanks to its high Turbo clock, the 7Y54 can sometimes keep up with the 15 Watt models for short peak load and single-thread scenarios, but the clocks will drop significantly under sustained workloads. The CPU is still suitable for many more demanding applications as well as multitasking. 

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 615 GPU has 24 Execution Units (EUs) like the old HD Graphics 515 and runs with clocks between 300 and 950 MHz in combination with this processor. The performance heavily depends on the TDP limit as well as the memory configuration; with fast LPDDR3-1866 RAM in dual-channel mode, the GPU should sometimes be able to compete with the HD Graphics 520, but can also be much slower in other scenarios. Modern games from 2016 will, if at all, only run smoothly in the lowest settings.

Contrary to Skylake, Kaby Lake now also supports hardware decoding for H.265/HEVC Main10 with a 10-bit color depth as well as Google's VP9 codec.

Power Consumption

The chip is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process with FinFET transistors, so the power efficiency was once again improved significantly. The typical TDP for the Y-series is specified at 4.5 Watts, and can be adjusted in both directions depending on the usage scenario.

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» Intel Core i5-7260U2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
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Intel Core i5-7Y57 compare1200 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y541200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
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Intel Core i7-7700 compare3600 - 4200 MHz4 / 88 MB
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» Intel Core i5-7Y541200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
373 Points (9%)
min: 205     avg: 231     median: 234 (5%)     max: 262 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
142 Points (63%)
min: 111     avg: 115     median: 115 (51%)     max: 124 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 2.27     avg: 2.4     median: 2.4 (5%)     max: 2.57 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 1.27     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (51%)     max: 1.41 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 3830     avg: 4353     median: 4392 (45%)     max: 4838 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 6854     avg: 7784     median: 7551 (13%)     max: 8946 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 8756     avg: 9646     median: 9681 (11%)     max: 10501 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 5545     avg: 5813     median: 5646 (52%)     max: 6248 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
761 seconds (9%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
16.8 seconds (3%)
wPrime 1.55 - 1024m *
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
747 seconds (3%)
wPrime 1.55 - 32m *
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
22 seconds (12%)
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 1708     avg: 1881     median: 1881 (19%)     max: 2054 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
13 fps (8%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
73 fps (25%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
1.4 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 2868     avg: 2905     median: 2904.5 (19%)     max: 2941 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
12 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 26     avg: 27     median: 27 (1%)     max: 28 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 669     avg: 681     median: 681 (3%)     max: 693 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 7827     avg: 7866     median: 7866 (11%)     max: 7905 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 2751     avg: 3104     median: 3046 (14%)     max: 3575 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 23771     avg: 26824     median: 25440 (16%)     max: 31261 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
25640 Points (31%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 25981     avg: 32030     median: 33418 (39%)     max: 36691 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 2118     avg: 2380     median: 2325 (6%)     max: 2665 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 3088     avg: 3550     median: 3624 (11%)     max: 3864 Points
3DMark - Time Spy CPU 2560x1440
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 1112     avg: 1233     median: 1232.5 (9%)     max: 1353 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 5060     avg: 5619     median: 5619 (10%)     max: 6178 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 2953     avg: 3057     median: 3056.5 (63%)     max: 3160 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
5293 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
2953 Points (60%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 3571     avg: 3652     median: 3652 (58%)     max: 3733 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 5578     avg: 6103     median: 6102.5 (15%)     max: 6627 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4156 Points (65%)
3745 Points (59%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
8567 Points (15%)
6921 Points (12%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
920 Points (63%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
2064 Points (17%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 1132.1     avg: 1232     median: 1255 (2%)     max: 1309 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 25796     avg: 27945     median: 27627 (53%)     max: 30411 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-7260U → 100% n=4

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-7Y54 → 79% n=4

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