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Intel Core M-5Y70

Intel 5Y70

The Intel Core M-5Y70 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 (configurable), the CPU is suited also for passively cooled tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 1.1 - 2.6 GHz, the chip integrates an HD Graphics 5300 GPU and a dual-channel LPDDR3/DDR3L(-RS) memory controller up to 25.6 GB/s. The Core M is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.


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.


The Core M-5Y70 offers a very wide turbo range from 1.1 - 2.6 GHz; however, the actual frequency is largely limited by the TDP. While the CPU is similar to a Core i5-4200U (Haswell, 15 W) in short benchmarks, its performance begins to degrade under continuous full load. Accordingly, the main purpose of Broadwell's higher power efficiency is to reduce power consumption instead of improving raw performance.

Overall, the Core M-5Y70 is sufficient for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications.


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 under continuous 3D load. 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-5Y70 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, affacting clock rates and performance. The CPU can be passively cooled even in thin tablets.

SeriesIntel Core M

Series: Core M Broadwell

Intel Core M-5Y71 compare1.2 - 2.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core M-5Y51 compare1.1 - 2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core M-5Y70 « 1.1 - 2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core M-5Y31 compare0.9 - 2.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core M-5Y10c compare0.8 - 2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core M-5Y10a compare0.8 - 2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core M-5Y10 compare0.8 - 2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock Rate1100 - 2600 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache4 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)4.5 Watt
Transistor Count1300 Million
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Die Size82 mm2
Max. Temperature95 °C
FeaturesHD Graphics 5300 (100 - 850 MHz), Dual-Channel DDR3L(-RS)/LPDDR3 Memory Controller (max. 800 MHz, 25.6 GB/s), HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, vPro
GPUIntel HD Graphics 5300 (100 - 850 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date09/05/2014
Product Link (external)


Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.89     avg: 2.2     median: 2.1 (3%)     max: 2.65 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.06     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (27%)     max: 1.13 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 5977     avg: 6375     median: 6375 (5%)     max: 6773 points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2320     avg: 2371     median: 2373 (6%)     max: 2419 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 20946     avg: 22531     median: 22277 (18%)     max: 24369 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
35144 Points (30%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1531     avg: 1993     median: 2207 (6%)     max: 2242 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 2464     avg: 2575     median: 2602 (5%)     max: 2660 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3795     avg: 4150     median: 4150 (7%)     max: 4505 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1586     avg: 1870     median: 1800 (2%)     max: 2223 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 104.7     avg: 140.1     median: 120.6 (1%)     max: 195.1 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 11188     avg: 17293     median: 16925 (15%)     max: 23767 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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