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Intel Core m5-6Y57

Intel 6Y57

The Intel Core m5-6Y57 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 - 2.8 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.


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").


Actual performance of the Core m5-6Y57 greatly depends on cooling capabilities and TDP configuration of the related device. While the CPU may be 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.


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

Series: Core m5 Skylake

Intel Core m5-6Y57 « 1.1 - 2.8 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core m5-6Y54 compare1.1 - 2.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock Rate1100 - 2800 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
Die Size99 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/LPDDR3-1866 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, vPro, TXT
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 6Y57


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Reviews for the Intel Core m5-6Y57 processor

HP Chromebook 13 G1 Core m5 Notebook Review

HP Chromebook 13 G1 Core m5 Notebook Review

A Pixel Competitor… Premium materials, meticulous design, a high-res screen, and great performance. HP seeks to redefine the Chromebook with the closest thing w...
Intel Core m5-6Y57 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 13.30" | 1.2 kg
Dell Latitude 13 7370 Ultrabook Review

Dell Latitude 13 7370 Ultrabook Review

The sound of silence. With a frameless InfinityEdge display, Core-m processors and passive cooling, the Latitude 13 7370 is Dell's new interpretation of a class...
Intel Core m5-6Y57 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 13.30" | 1.2 kg
Dell Latitude 11 5175/5179 Tablet Review

Dell Latitude 11 5175/5179 Tablet Review

The perfect business slate? Dell's Latitude 11 5175 is a Windows tablet that offers a generous portfolio of extensions for its customers. Is that enough to find...
Intel Core m5-6Y57 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 10.80" | 710 g

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Q2: Intel HD Graphics 515, 12.50", 1 kg
  External Review » Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Q2

HP Elite x2 1012 G1-L5H11EA: Intel HD Graphics 515, 12.10", 1.2 kg
  External Review » HP Elite x2 1012 G1-L5H11EA

HP Chromebook 13 G1 Core m5: Intel HD Graphics 515, 13.30", 1.2 kg
  External Review » HP Chromebook 13 G1, Core m5

Dell Latitude 11-5179: Intel HD Graphics 515, 10.80", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Dell Latitude 11-5179

Dell XPS 12 9250-9303: Intel HD Graphics 515, 12.50", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Dell XPS 12 9250-9303

Panasonic Toughbook CF-20: Intel HD Graphics 515, 10.10", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Panasonic Toughbook CF-20

Toshiba Portege Z20T-C2112: Intel HD Graphics 515, 12.50", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Portege Z20T-C2112

Dell Latitude 11 5175: Intel HD Graphics 515, 10.80", 0.7 kg
  External Review » Dell Latitude 11 5175

Dell Latitude 13 7370: Intel HD Graphics 515, 13.30", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Dell Latitude 13 7370

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   2x 1.1 GHz - 2.7 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Core i3-390M
   2x 2.67 GHz
+ Intel Core i3-5005U
   2x 2 GHz
+ Intel Core i3-2350M
   2x 2.3 GHz
+ Intel Core i3-2348M
   2x 2.3 GHz
+ Intel Core 2 Duo P9700
   2x 2.8 GHz
» Intel Core m5-6Y57
   2x 1.1 GHz - 2.8 GHz
- Intel Core m5-6Y54
   2x 1.1 GHz - 2.7 GHz
- AMD A10-8700P
   4x 1.8 GHz - 3.2 GHz
- AMD Pro A10-8700B
   4x 1.8 GHz - 3.2 GHz
- Intel Pentium Silver N6000
   4x 1.1 GHz - 3.3 GHz
- Intel Core 2 Duo T9600
   2x 2.8 GHz