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 m5-6Y571100 - 2800 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core m5-6Y54 (compare)1100 - 2700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Clock Rate1100 - 2800 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
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


Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 171     avg: 189.3     median: 180 (4%)     max: 217 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 95     avg: 102     median: 101 (46%)     max: 110 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1     avg: 2     median: 1 (2%)     max: 2 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3809     avg: 3849     median: 3849 (40%)     max: 3889 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 6204     avg: 6428     median: 6428 (10%)     max: 6652 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
4859 Points (47%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
2596 Points (17%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2517     avg: 2744     median: 2681 (14%)     max: 3034 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 24245     avg: 24508.5     median: 24508 (16%)     max: 24772 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 24101     avg: 24362.5     median: 24362 (29%)     max: 24624 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1848     avg: 1951.5     median: 1951 (5%)     max: 2055 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 2681     avg: 2807.5     median: 2807 (9%)     max: 2934 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1055     avg: 1302.3     median: 1258 (2%)     max: 1592 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 89     avg: 159.1     median: 159 (2%)     max: 228 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 22402     avg: 26345.3     median: 28156 (54%)     max: 28478 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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