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Intel Core m3-8100Y

The Intel Core m3-8100Y is a very efficient dual-core SoC for tablets and passively cooled notebooks based on the Amber Lake generation and will be announced around August 2018. The CPU consists of two processor cores clocked at 1.1 - 3.4 GHz. 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.  Compared to the Kaby Lake-Y predecessors (e.g. Core m3-7Y32), Amber Lake uses the same architecture produced in the improved 14nm+ FinFET process (no 14nm++) but offers higher clock speeds at an increased TDP rating.

Architecture

Intel basically used the familiar micro architecture from the Skylake / Kaby Lake generation, so the per-MHz performance is identical.

Performance

The performance of the Y series is highly depending on the cooling solution of the laptop / tablet and the TDP settings for sustained load. Therefore, the differences between a Core m3 and a i7 may be rather slim, if the thermals are very limited. The high Turbo clock speeds in Amber Lake should however lead to a very good single thread performance for short bursts.

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 950 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 and Amber 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 the old 14 nm+ process with FinFET transistors. The typical TDP for the Amber Lake Y-series is specified at 5 Watts (previous generations were 4.5 Watt), and can be adjusted in both directions depending on the usage scenario.

SeriesIntel Core m3
CodenameAmber Lake-Y
Clock Rate1100 - 3400 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)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, vPro, TXT
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 615 (300 - 950 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date08/30/2018

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core m3

» Intel Core m3 8100Y
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core m3 7Y32
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core m3 7Y30
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core m3 6Y30
   0.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i5 4300U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 4350U
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 2520M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 5157U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core m3 8100Y
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
+ Intel Core i5 7Y57
   1.2 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i5 7Y54
   1.2 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i3 6157U
   2.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 7100U
   2.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Apple Apple A-Series A12 Bionic
   0 GHz / 8192 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2018-08- 2)