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Intel Core i5-7Y54

Intel 7Y54

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.

SeriesIntel Core i5
CodenameKaby Lake
Series: Core i5 Kaby Lake
Intel Core i5-7440HQ (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ (compare)2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U (compare)3300 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U (compare)2300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U (compare)3100 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U (compare)2600 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U (compare)2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U (compare)2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-7Y541200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y57 (compare)1200 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Clock Rate1200 - 3200 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache4 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)4.5 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketBGA
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/LPDDR3-1866 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, TXT
GPUIntel HD Graphics 615 (300 - 950 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$281 U.S.
Announcement Date08/30/2016
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 7Y54

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 205     avg: 224.8     median: 221 (10%)     max: 257 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 111     avg: 113.6     median: 112 (56%)     max: 119 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 2.27     avg: 61.5     median: 2.4 (1%)     max: 239 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.27     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (56%)     max: 1.32 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3830     avg: 4353.3     median: 4392 (59%)     max: 4838 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 6854     avg: 7783.7     median: 7551 (15%)     max: 8946 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 8756     avg: 9218.5     median: 9218.5 (23%)     max: 9681 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 5545     avg: 5595.5     median: 5595.5 (45%)     max: 5646 Points
wPrime 1.55 - 1024m *
747 seconds (3%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2868     avg: 4036     median: 2941 (23%)     max: 6299 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
12 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 26     avg: 27     median: 27 (1%)     max: 28 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 669     avg: 681     median: 681 (3%)     max: 693 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 7827     avg: 7866     median: 7866 (14%)     max: 7905 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2751     avg: 3010.5     median: 3024 (18%)     max: 3301.5 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 23771     avg: 26824     median: 25440 (16%)     max: 31261 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 25981     avg: 32030     median: 33418 (48%)     max: 36691 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2118     avg: 2309.3     median: 2244 (6%)     max: 2631 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3088     avg: 3445.3     median: 3425 (15%)     max: 3823 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5060     avg: 5619     median: 5619 (18%)     max: 6178 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5578     avg: 6102.5     median: 6102.5 (22%)     max: 6627 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3571     avg: 3652     median: 3652 (63%)     max: 3733 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1132.1     avg: 1232     median: 1255 (2%)     max: 1309 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 25796     avg: 27944.7     median: 27627 (57%)     max: 30411 Points
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