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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.

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 m5-6Y57 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.

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 m5-6Y571100 - 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
SocketBGA
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

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 171     avg: 189     median: 180 (4%)     max: 217 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 95     avg: 102     median: 101 (46%)     max: 110 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.93     avg: 2     median: 2 (5%)     max: 2.03 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (46%)     max: 1.16 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 (11%)     max: 6652 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
4859 Points (45%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
2596 Points (17%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2517     avg: 2744     median: 2681 (13%)     max: 3034 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 24245     avg: 24509     median: 24508.5 (16%)     max: 24772 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 24101     avg: 24363     median: 24362.5 (29%)     max: 24624 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1848     avg: 1952     median: 1951.5 (5%)     max: 2055 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 2681     avg: 2808     median: 2807.5 (10%)     max: 2934 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1055.9     avg: 1302     median: 1258.6 (2%)     max: 1592.4 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 89.3     avg: 159     median: 159.1 (2%)     max: 228.8 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 22402     avg: 26345     median: 28156 (54%)     max: 28478 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Intel Core m5 6Y57 processor

Dell Latitude 11 5175 (Intel HD Graphics 515, 10.8")
» Dell Latitude 11 5175/5179 Tablet Review - Review
» Dell Latitude 11 5175 - External Review

Dell Latitude 11-5179 (Intel HD Graphics 515, 10.8")
» Dell Latitude 11-5179 - External Review

Dell Latitude 13 7370 (Intel HD Graphics 515, 13.3")
» Dell Latitude 13 7370 Ultrabook Review - Review
» Dell Latitude 13 7370 - External Review

Dell XPS 12 9250-9303 (Intel HD Graphics 515, 12.5")
» Dell XPS 12 9250-9303 - External Review

HP Chromebook 13 G1 Core m5 (Intel HD Graphics 515, 13.3")
» HP Chromebook 13 G1 Core m5 Notebook Review - Review
» HP Chromebook 13 G1, Core m5 - External Review

HP Elite x2 1012 G1-L5H11EA (Intel HD Graphics 515, 12.1")
» HP Elite x2 1012 G1-L5H11EA - External Review

Panasonic Toughbook CF-20 (Intel HD Graphics 515, 10.1")
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-20 - External Review

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Q2 (Intel HD Graphics 515, 12.5")
» Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Q2 - External Review

Toshiba Portege Z20T-C2112 (Intel HD Graphics 515, 12.5")
» Toshiba Portege Z20T-C2112 - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core m5

» Intel Core m5 6Y57
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core m5 6Y54
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i3 5005U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 2350M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 2348M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo P9700
   2.8 GHz / 6 MB
- Intel Core i5 3337U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core m5 6Y57
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
+ Intel Core m5 6Y54
   1.1 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ AMD Carrizo A10-8700P
   1.8 GHz / 2048 KB
+ AMD Carrizo Pro A10-8700B
   1.8 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T9600
   2.8 GHz / 6134 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000
   2.8 GHz / 6144 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2015-09- 3)