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Intel Core m3-7Y32

Intel m3-7Y32

The Intel Core m3-7Y32 is a very efficient dual-core SoC for tablets and passively cooled notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced early 2017. It is the more or less the successor to the in 2016 introduced Core m3-7Y30 that offers 400 MHz less Turbo Boost clock speed. 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

Since Intel basically removed the Core m5 and Core m7 series or included them into the higher i5 and i7 series, respectively, the m3-7Y32 is officially the last Core-m chip (together with the former m3-7Y30). Thanks to its high Turbo clock, the 7Y32 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. Thanks to the improved efficiency, the CPU can often even beat the Core m5 and m7 siblings from the previous Skylake generation.

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 900 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 Kaby Lake
CodenameKaby Lake
Series: Kaby Lake Kaby Lake
Intel Core i7-7700K compare4200 - 4500 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700 compare3600 - 4200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 compare3100 - 4200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7920HQ compare3100 - 4100 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700T compare2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-7600K compare3800 - 4200 MHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 compare3000 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ compare2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK compare2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700HQ compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-7500 compare3400 - 3800 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7440HQ compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U compare3500 - 4000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U compare2500 - 4000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7600U compare2800 - 3900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ compare2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7500T compare2700 - 3300 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U compare3300 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U compare2400 - 3800 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U compare2300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U compare3100 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U compare2700 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U compare2600 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U compare2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U compare2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100H compare3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U compare2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U compare2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y75 compare1300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y57 compare1200 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y54 compare1200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U compare2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core m3-7Y321000 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U compare2300 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y30 compare1000 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Celeron 3965U compare2200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U compare2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Celeron 3867U compare1800 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 3865U compare1800 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y compare1700 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y compare1600 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y compare1500 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 3965Y compare1500 MHz2 / 22 MB
Clock Rate1000 - 3000 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
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 - 900 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$281 U.S.
Announcement Date04/21/2017
Product Link (external)Intel Kaby Lake m3-7Y32

Benchmarks

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Reviews for the Intel Kaby Lake m3-7Y32 processor

Apple MacBook 12 2017 (Intel HD Graphics 615, 12")
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Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) m3 (Intel HD Graphics 615, 12.3")
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Kaby Lake

» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7740X
   4.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700K
   4.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700
   3.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake E3-1535M v6
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7920HQ
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700T
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7600K
   3.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake E3-1505M v6
   3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7820HQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7820HK
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7500
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7440HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7567U
   3.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7660U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7600U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7300HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7500T
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7287U
   3.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7560U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7360U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7267U
   3.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7500U
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7300U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7260U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7200U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i3-7100H
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i3-7167U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i3-7130U
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7Y75
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7Y57
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7Y54
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i3-7100U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake m3-7Y32
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Pentium 4415U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake m3-7Y30
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Celeron 3965U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i3-7020U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Celeron 3867U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Celeron 3865U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Pentium 4425Y
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Pentium 4415Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Pentium 4410Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Celeron 3965Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i3 6100U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 4110M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Kaby Lake m3-7Y32
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
+ Intel Gemini Lake Celeron J4105
   1.5 GHz / 4096 KB
+ AMD Bristol Ridge FX-9800P
   2.7 GHz / 2048 KB
+ AMD Bristol Ridge PRO A12-9800B
   2.7 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Core i5 2450M
   2.5 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i7 3517U
   1.9 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-04-21)