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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
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
Architecturex86
Starting Price$281 U.S.
Announcement Date09/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core m3 6Y30

Benchmarks

Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
214 Points (33%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 97     avg: 193     median: 204 (5%)     max: 218 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 62     avg: 81     median: 85.5 (31%)     max: 92 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 4210     avg: 4254     median: 4253.5 (32%)     max: 4297 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 11.6     avg: 13.3     median: 13.3 (6%)     max: 14.26 fps
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 14.465     avg: 17.9     median: 17.7 (4%)     max: 21.7 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 660.72     avg: 1631     median: 934.4 (4%)     max: 3995 s
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1556.2     avg: 1687     median: 1649.3 (3%)     max: 1929.9 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 119.5     avg: 203     median: 124.5 (1%)     max: 582.4 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 15071     avg: 19238     median: 18962 (30%)     max: 21739 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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