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Intel Core m3-6Y30

Intel 6Y30

The Intel Core m3-6Y30 is a very power efficient dual-core SoC based on the Skylake architecture and has been launched in September 2015. Thanks to its extremely low TDP, the CPU can be found in passively cooled tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 0.9 - 2.2 GHz (2 cores: max. 2.0 GHz), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 515 GPU and a dual-channel LPDDR3-1866/DDR3L-1600 memory controller. The chip is manufactured using a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Architecture

Skylake replaces both Haswell and Broadwell and brings the same microarchitecture in every TDP class from 4.5 to 45 W. The extensive improvements of the Skylake design include increased out-of-order buffers, optimized prefetching and branch prediction as well as additional performance gains through Hyper-Threading. Overall, however, performance per clock has been increased by only 5 to 10 percent (compared to Haswell) respectively under 5 percent (compard to Broadwell), which is quite modest for a new architecture ("Tock").

Performance

Actual performance of the Core m3-6Y30 greatly depends on cooling capabilities and TDP configuration of the related device. While the CPU will be similar to a Core i3-5010U (Broadwell, 15 W) in short benchmarks, its performance may decrease under continuous full load. Overall, the chip has sufficient power for usual office and multimedia purposes.

Graphics

The integrated graphics unit called HD Graphics 515 represents the "GT2" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 24 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 300 - 850 MHz (limited by available TDP headroom) and offer a performance somewhere in range of the old HD Graphics 4400 (Haswell, 15 W). Only a few games of 2015 can be played smoothly in lowest settings. For more information about performance and features, check our page for the HD Graphics 515.

Power Consumption

Specified at a TDP of 4.5 W (including CPU, GPU and memory controller), the CPU is suited for passively cooled notebooks and tablets. Optionally, the TDP can be lowered to 3.8 watts (cTDP down) or raised to 7 watts (cTDP up), affecting both heat dissipation and performance.

SeriesIntel Core m3
CodenameSkylake
Clock Rate900 - 2200 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
Die Size99 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketBGA
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/LPDDR3-1866 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 515 (300 - 850 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$281 U.S.
Announcement Date09/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core m3 6Y30

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 97     avg: 192.1     median: 205 (10%)     max: 218 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 62     avg: 82.2     median: 86 (43%)     max: 92 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.79     avg: 2.2     median: 2.3 (1%)     max: 2.4 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.81     avg: 1     median: 1 (44%)     max: 1.04 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3286     avg: 3384.5     median: 3387.5 (46%)     max: 3477 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 6194     avg: 6966     median: 7157.5 (14%)     max: 7355 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 7517     avg: 8201.5     median: 8201.5 (20%)     max: 8886 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 4210     avg: 4253.5     median: 4253.5 (34%)     max: 4297 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 787.585     avg: 814.7     median: 793 (9%)     max: 863.5 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 23.9     avg: 24.4     median: 24.1 (5%)     max: 25.109 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 1443     avg: 1704     median: 1725 (20%)     max: 1923 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 11.6     avg: 13.3     median: 13.3 (8%)     max: 14.26 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 67.5     avg: 72.6     median: 72.9 (31%)     max: 76.96 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.122     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (7%)     max: 0.128 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.205     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (10%)     max: 0.214 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.2 GB/s (10%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2458     avg: 2743.2     median: 2780 (22%)     max: 2874 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 17     avg: 19     median: 18.3 (4%)     max: 21.7 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 898     avg: 1954.6     median: 970.8 (4%)     max: 3995 Seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1677     avg: 2619.8     median: 2746.5 (17%)     max: 3202 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 23010     avg: 24140.5     median: 23916 (15%)     max: 25720 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 26787     avg: 26904     median: 26904 (38%)     max: 27021 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1163     avg: 2052.9     median: 2147.5 (5%)     max: 2300 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 1798     avg: 2914.9     median: 3089 (14%)     max: 3250 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 4309     avg: 4497.5     median: 4497.5 (14%)     max: 4686 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2381     avg: 2420     median: 2420 (52%)     max: 2459 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 4681     avg: 4858.5     median: 4873.5 (13%)     max: 5006 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2195     avg: 2401     median: 2420.5 (49%)     max: 2568 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1556.2     avg: 1662.7     median: 1646.1 (3%)     max: 1873 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 119.5     avg: 139.7     median: 124.3 (3%)     max: 205 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 16804     avg: 19700.8     median: 19348 (40%)     max: 21739 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
10.8 Watt (5%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
12.1 Watt (5%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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