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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 compare4.2 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700 compare3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 compare3.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7920HQ compare3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700T compare2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-7600K compare3.8 - 4.2 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 compare3 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700HQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-7500 compare3.4 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7440HQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U compare3.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U compare2.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7600U compare2.8 - 3.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7500T compare2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U compare3.3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U compare2.4 - 3.8 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U compare2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U compare3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U compare2.7 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U compare2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100H compare3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U compare2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U compare2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y75 compare1.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y57 compare1.2 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y54 compare1.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U compare2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core m3-7Y321 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U compare2.3 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y30 compare1 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Celeron 3965U compare2.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U compare2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Celeron 3867U compare1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 3865U compare1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y compare1.7 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y compare1.6 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 3965Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 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
Architecturex86
Starting Price$281 U.S.
Announcement Date04/21/2017
Product Link (external)Intel Kaby Lake m3-7Y32

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
265 Points (6%)
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Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
1703 points (98%)
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Reviews for the Intel Kaby Lake m3-7Y32 processor

Apple MacBook 12 2017 (Intel HD Graphics 615, 12.00")
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Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) m3 (Intel HD Graphics 615, 12.30")
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Other CPUs of the series Kaby Lake

» Intel Core i7-7740X
   4x 4.3 GHz - 4.5 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7700K
   4x 4.2 GHz - 4.5 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7700
   4x 3.6 GHz - 4.2 GHz
» Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
   4x 3.1 GHz - 4.2 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7920HQ
   4x 3.1 GHz - 4.1 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7700T
   4x 2.9 GHz - 3.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7600K
   4x 3.8 GHz - 4.2 GHz
» Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6
   4x 3 GHz - 4 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7820HQ
   4x 2.9 GHz - 3.9 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7820HK
   4x 2.9 GHz - 3.9 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7700HQ
   4x 2.8 GHz - 3.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7500
   4x 3.4 GHz - 3.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7440HQ
   4x 2.8 GHz - 3.8 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7567U
   2x 3.5 GHz - 4 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7660U
   2x 2.5 GHz - 4 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7600U
   2x 2.8 GHz - 3.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7300HQ
   4x 2.5 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7500T
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7287U
   2x 3.3 GHz - 3.7 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7560U
   2x 2.4 GHz - 3.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7360U
   2x 2.3 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7267U
   2x 3.1 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7500U
   2x 2.7 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7300U
   2x 2.6 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7260U
   2x 2.2 GHz - 3.4 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7200U
   2x 2.5 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-7100H
   2x 3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-7167U
   2x 2.8 GHz
» Intel Core i3-7130U
   2x 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7Y75
   2x 1.3 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7Y57
   2x 1.2 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7Y54
   2x 1.2 GHz - 3.2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-7100U
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core m3-7Y32
   2x 1 GHz - 3 GHz
» Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core m3-7Y30
   2x 1 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» Intel Celeron 3965U
   2x 2.2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-7020U
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Celeron 3867U
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Intel Celeron 3865U
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y
   2x 1.7 GHz
» Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y
   2x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Celeron 3965Y
   2x 1.5 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ AMD Athlon 300U
   2x 2.4 GHz - 3.3 GHz
+ AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
   2x 2.3 GHz - 3.2 GHz
+ Intel Core i3-6100U
   2x 2.3 GHz
+ Intel Core i3-4110M
   2x 2.6 GHz
» Intel Core m3-7Y32
   2x 1 GHz - 3 GHz
- AMD FX-9800P
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.6 GHz
- AMD PRO A12-9800B
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.6 GHz
- Intel Core i5-2450M
   2x 2.5 GHz - 3.1 GHz
- Intel Core i7-3517U
   2x 1.9 GHz - 3 GHz
- Intel Core i7-620M
   2x 2.66 GHz - 3.33 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-04-21)