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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.


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


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.


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 Amber Lake
CodenameAmber Lake-Y

Series: Amber Lake Amber Lake-Y

Intel Core i5-10310Y compare1.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10210Y compare1 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8500Y compare1.5 - 4.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10110Y compare1 - 4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8210Y compare1.6 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8200Y compare1.3 - 3.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10100Y compare1.3 - 3.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core m3-8100Y « 1.1 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y compare1.1 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock Rate1100 - 3400 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache4 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)5 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
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
Starting Price$281 U.S.
Announcement Date08/30/2018
Product Link (external)


Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
20.2 pt (28%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 157     avg: 190.8     median: 179.5 (1%)     max: 247 Points
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 1.42     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (3%)     max: 1.96 fps
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 20632     avg: 22076     median: 22076 (18%)     max: 23520 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 18736     avg: 26552     median: 26177 (22%)     max: 34742 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1295     avg: 1652     median: 1715 (2%)     max: 2163 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 117.4     avg: 211     median: 211 (2%)     max: 304.6 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 14701     avg: 21429     median: 20267 (18%)     max: 29318 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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