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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 Cache4096 KB
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
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $281 U.S.
Announcement Date09/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core m3 6Y30

Benchmarks

Geekbench 4.1 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra
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min: 10.8     avg: 10.8 (5%)     median: 10.8 (5%)     max: 10.8 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra
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min: 12.1     avg: 12.1 (5%)     median: 12.1 (5%)     max: 12.1 Watt
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
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min: 15136     avg: 15136 (9%)     median: 15136 (9%)     max: 15136 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 5140     avg: 5140 (19%)     median: 5140 (19%)     max: 5140 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 2762     avg: 2762 (49%)     median: 2762 (49%)     max: 2762 Points
Octane V2 - Total Score
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min: 16804     avg: 19700.8 (41%)     median: 19348 (40%)     max: 21739 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 62     avg: 82.2 (42%)     median: 86 (44%)     max: 92 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 97     avg: 192.1 (9%)     median: 205 (10%)     max: 218 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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min: 1556.2     avg: 1662.7 (3%)     median: 1646.1 (3%)     max: 1873 ms
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 4309     avg: 4497.5 (14%)     median: 4497.5 (14%)     max: 4686 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 2381     avg: 2420 (52%)     median: 2420 (52%)     max: 2459 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 4681     avg: 4858.5 (13%)     median: 4873.5 (13%)     max: 5006 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 2195     avg: 2401 (50%)     median: 2420.5 (51%)     max: 2568 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
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min: 1798     avg: 2914.9 (13%)     median: 3089 (14%)     max: 3250 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 1163     avg: 2052.9 (5%)     median: 2147.5 (5%)     max: 2300 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
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3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
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min: 24331     avg: 24331 (37%)     median: 24331 (37%)     max: 24331 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 23010     avg: 24140.5 (16%)     median: 23916 (15%)     max: 25720 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
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min: 6785     avg: 7296.5 (59%)     median: 7296.5 (59%)     max: 7808 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
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min: 5975     avg: 6034 (55%)     median: 6034 (55%)     max: 6093 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
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min: 3964     avg: 4235 (13%)     median: 4235 (13%)     max: 4506 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
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min: 5229     avg: 5417 (21%)     median: 5417 (21%)     max: 5605 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
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min: 119.5     avg: 139.7 (3%)     median: 124.3 (3%)     max: 205 ms
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
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min: 0.122     avg: 0.1 (8%)     median: 0.1 (7%)     max: 0.128 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
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min: 0.205     avg: 0.2 (10%)     median: 0.2 (10%)     max: 0.214 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
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min: 1.2     avg: 1.2 (10%)     median: 1.2 (10%)     max: 1.2 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
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min: 11.6     avg: 13.3 (11%)     median: 13.3 (11%)     max: 14.26 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
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min: 67.5     avg: 72.6 (31%)     median: 72.9 (31%)     max: 76.96 fps
WinRAR - Result
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min: 1443     avg: 1704 (20%)     median: 1725 (20%)     max: 1923 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
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min: 787.585     avg: 814.7 (10%)     median: 793 (9%)     max: 863.5 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
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min: 23.9     avg: 24.4 (5%)     median: 24.1 (5%)     max: 25.109 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
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min: 1677     avg: 2619.8 (16%)     median: 2746.5 (17%)     max: 3202 points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
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min: 2458     avg: 2743.2 (22%)     median: 2780 (22%)     max: 2874 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 0.81     avg: 1 (44%)     median: 1 (45%)     max: 1.04 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 1.79     avg: 2.2 (9%)     median: 2.3 (10%)     max: 2.4 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
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min: 4210     avg: 4253.5 (47%)     median: 4253.5 (47%)     max: 4297 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
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min: 7517     avg: 8201.5 (20%)     median: 8201.5 (20%)     max: 8886 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
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min: 3286     avg: 3384.5 (46%)     median: 3387.5 (46%)     max: 3477 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
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min: 6194     avg: 6966 (14%)     median: 7157.5 (14%)     max: 7355 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
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Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
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Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
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min: 898     avg: 1954.6 (9%)     median: 970.8 (4%)     max: 3995 Seconds