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Intel Core m5-6Y54

Intel 6Y54

The Intel Core m5-6Y54 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 1.1 - 2.7 GHz (2 cores: max. 2.4 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 m5-6Y54 greatly depends on cooling capabilities and TDP configuration of the related device. While the CPU may be almost similar to a Core i5-6200U (Skylake, 15 W) in short benchmarks, its performance will fall short of a Core i3-6100U under continuous full load. Overall, the chip has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as somewhat more demanding applications.

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 - 900 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 3.5 watts (cTDP down) or raised to 7 watts (cTDP up), affecting both heat dissipation and performance.

SeriesIntel Core m5
CodenameSkylake
Series: Core m5 Skylake
Intel Core m5-6Y57 (compare)1100 - 2800 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core m5-6Y541100 - 2700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Clock Rate1100 - 2700 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)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 - 900 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$281 U.S.
Announcement Date09/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core m5 6Y54

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 137     avg: 215     median: 222.5 (10%)     max: 260 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 80     avg: 99.3     median: 103 (53%)     max: 111 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.59     avg: 2.3     median: 2.4 (10%)     max: 2.75 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.57     avg: 1     median: 1.1 (50%)     max: 1.26 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3026     avg: 3796.3     median: 3962 (50%)     max: 4235 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 3848     avg: 6594     median: 6898.5 (14%)     max: 8731 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
4927 Points (40%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 9.93     avg: 11.1     median: 11.1 (7%)     max: 12.3 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 57.67     avg: 62.6     median: 62.6 (27%)     max: 67.5 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.146     avg: 0.2     median: 0.1 (9%)     max: 0.151 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.251     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (12%)     max: 0.257 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2449     avg: 2935     median: 2935 (23%)     max: 3421 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 14.637     avg: 14.8     median: 14.8 (3%)     max: 15.037 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 34.128     avg: 35.6     median: 35.6 (2%)     max: 36.986 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 785.494     avg: 822.1     median: 822.1 (4%)     max: 858.752 Seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1467     avg: 2532.5     median: 2529 (15%)     max: 3465 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 22752     avg: 26800.7     median: 25498 (16%)     max: 32152 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1383     avg: 2035.7     median: 1908.5 (5%)     max: 2813 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 1961     avg: 3151.2     median: 3118 (14%)     max: 3990 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5189     avg: 5414.7     median: 5522 (18%)     max: 5533 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2588     avg: 2736.3     median: 2784 (60%)     max: 2837 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
15466 Points (9%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3352 Points (60%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1285.5     avg: 1325.8     median: 1308.8 (2%)     max: 1400 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 95.4     avg: 96.6     median: 96.6 (2%)     max: 97.8 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 23217     avg: 25679.8     median: 26308.5 (55%)     max: 26885 Points
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