Intel Core i5-8210Y vs Intel Core i5-8200Y

Intel Core i5-8210Y

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The Intel Core i5-8210Y is a very efficient dual-core SoC for (passively) cooled notebooks based on the Amber Lake generation and was announced on 30th October 2018 with the new MacBook Air. The CPU consists of two processor cores clocked at 1.6 - 3.6 GHz and a TDP of 7 Watt. Thanks to Hyper Threading, the processor can execute up to four threads simultaneously. The chips also includes the Intel HD Graphics 617 GPU, a dual-channel memory controller (DDR3L/LPDDR3) as well as VP9 and H.265 video de- and encoder. Compared to the Kaby Lake-Y predecessors (e.g. Core i7-7Y75), Amber Lake uses the same architecture produced in the improved 14nm+ FinFET process (no 14nm++) but offers higher clock speeds at an increased TDP rating. The Core i5-8200Y is very similar when configured to 7 Watt (cTDP up) and offers even higher Turbo clocks, but a slightly slower GPU (-100 MHz).

Architecture

Intel basically used the familiar micro architecture from the Skylake / Kaby Lake generation, so the per-MHz performance is identical.

Performance

The performance of the Y series is highly depending on the cooling solution of the laptop / tablet and the TDP settings for sustained load. Therefore, the differences between a Core m3 and a i7 may be rather slim, if the thermals are very limited. The high Turbo clock speeds in Amber Lake should however lead to a very good single thread performance for short bursts.

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 617 GPU has 24 Execution Units (EUs) like the old HD Graphics 515 and runs with clocks between 300 and 1050 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 and Amber 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 the 14 nm+ process with FinFET transistors. The typical TDP for the Amber Lake Y-series is specified at 5 Watts, but the i5-8210Y is specified at 7 Watt (for the MacBook Air).

Intel Core i5-8200Y

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The Intel Core i5-8200Y is a very efficient dual-core SoC for tablets and passively cooled notebooks based on the Amber Lake generation and was announced on 28th August 2018. The CPU consists of two processor cores clocked at 1.3 - 3.9 GHz. 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. Compared to the Kaby Lake-Y predecessors (e.g. Core i7-7Y75), Amber Lake uses the same architecture produced in the improved 14nm+ FinFET process (no 14nm++) but offers higher clock speeds at an increased TDP rating.

Architecture

Intel basically used the familiar micro architecture from the Skylake / Kaby Lake generation, so the per-MHz performance is identical.

Performance

The performance of the Y series is highly depending on the cooling solution of the laptop / tablet and the TDP settings for sustained load. Therefore, the differences between a Core m3 and a i7 may be rather slim, if the thermals are very limited. The high Turbo clock speeds in Amber Lake should however lead to a very good single thread performance for short bursts.

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 and Amber 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 the 14 nm+ process with FinFET transistors. The typical TDP for the Amber Lake Y-series is specified at 5 Watts (previous generations were 4.5 Watt), and can be adjusted in both directions depending on the usage scenario.

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: Core i5 Amber Lake-Y
» Intel Core i5-8210Y1600 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-8200Y1300 - 3900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-8210Y1600 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i5-8200Y1300 - 3900 MHz2 / 44 MB
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Dual-Channel DDR3L-1600/LPDDR3-2133 Memory Controller (16 GB max), HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, vPro, TXTDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/LPDDR3-1866 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, vPro, TXT
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 617 (300 - 1050 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 615 (300 - 950 MHz)
$281 U.S.
Intel Core i5 i5-8210Y

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
33 pt (36%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
312 Points (57%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
601 Points (6%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 254     avg: 270     median: 269.5 (6%)     max: 285 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 127     avg: 130     median: 129.5 (58%)     max: 132 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
7936 MIPS (8%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
3405 MIPS (22%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
2.3 fps (8%)
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Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
1680 Seconds (12%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
3544 Points (24%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3311     avg: 3571     median: 3571 (16%)     max: 3831 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
17419 Points (20%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
2252 Points (6%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3028     avg: 3110     median: 3110 (10%)     max: 3192 Points
3DMark - Time Spy CPU 2560x1440
min: 1194     avg: 1205     median: 1204.5 (8%)     max: 1215 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4162 Points (66%)
4600 Points (72%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
7474 Points (13%)
7913 Points (14%)
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
660 Points (46%)
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1433 Points (9%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
900 Points (62%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1934 Points (16%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 817.1     avg: 906     median: 905.8 (2%)     max: 994.5 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 29470     avg: 33003     median: 33003 (63%)     max: 36536 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-8210Y → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-8200Y → 108% n=2

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