Intel Core i3-7100U vs Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y

Intel Core i3-7100U

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The Intel Core i3-7100U is a dual-core processor of the Kaby Lake architecture. It offers two CPU cores clocked at 2.4 GHz (without Turbo Boost) and integrates HyperThreading to work with up to 4 threads at once. The architectural differences are rather small compared to the Skylake generation, therefore the performance per MHz should be very similar. The SoC includes a dual channel DDR4 memory controller and Intel HD Graphics 620 graphics card (clocked at 300 - 1000 MHz). It is manufactured in an improved 14nm FinFET process at Intel. Compare to the old Skylake Core i3-6100U, the i3-7100U offers a 100 MHz improved clock speed.

 Architecture

Intel basically uses the same micro architecture compared to Skylake, so the per-MHz performance does not differ. The manufacturer only reworked the Speed Shift technology for faster dynamic adjustments of voltages and clocks, and the improved 14nm process allows much higher frequencies combined with better efficiency than before.

Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y

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The Intel Pentium 4415Y is a low power entry level processor for small laptops or tablets and based on the Kaby Lake architecture. It was announced in Q2 2017 and offers two processor cores clocked at 1.6 GHz (no Turbo Boost). 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. It is still produced in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors. Compared to the much faster Core m3-7Y30, the Pentium 4415 offers no Turbo Boost, different CPU and GPU clock speeds, a smaller L3 cache and a higher TDP of 6 Watt.

Architecture

Intel basically used the familiar micro architecture from the Skylake generation, so the per-MHz performance is identical. Only the Speed-Shift technology for faster dynamic adjustments of the voltages and clocks was improved, and the matured 14 nm process now also enables much higher frequencies and better efficiency than before. 

Performance

Due to the missing Turbo Boost, the Pentium 4415Y offers a significantly worse single thread performance than the more expensive Core m3-7Y30. This should be noticeable in daily tasks.

Graphics

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 850 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 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 an improved 14 nm process with FinFET transistors, so the power efficiency was once again improved significantly. The TDP is rated at 6 Watt and can be reduced to 4,5 Watt (cTDP down).

Intel Core i3-7100UIntel Pentium Gold 4415Y
Intel Kaby LakeIntel Kaby Lake
Kaby LakeKaby Lake
Series: Kaby Lake Kaby Lake
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Intel Core i3-7100H compare3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U compare2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U compare2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y75 compare1.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
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Intel Core i5-7Y54 compare1.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i3-7100U2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
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Intel Core i7-7700T compare2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
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Intel Core i7-7820HK compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
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Intel Core i5-7500T compare2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U compare3.3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U compare2.4 - 3.8 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U compare2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
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Intel Core i5-7300U compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U compare2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
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Intel Core i3-7167U compare2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U compare2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
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Intel Core i5-7Y54 compare1.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
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» Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y1.6 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 3965Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
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Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/LPDDR3-1866 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, TXT
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 615 (300 - 850 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$281 U.S.$161 U.S.
Intel Kaby Lake i3-7100UIntel Kaby Lake Pentium 4415Y

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 256     avg: 257     median: 256.5 (6%)     max: 260 Points
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164 Points (4%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 86     avg: 94.3     median: 95 (35%)     max: 100 Points
65 Points (24%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
2.9 Points (6%)
1.8 Points (4%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1 Points (33%)
0.8 Points (24%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 3871     avg: 3874     median: 3874 (35%)     max: 3877
2521 (23%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 8718     avg: 8758     median: 8757.5 (15%)     max: 8797
5586 (9%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
7213 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
3264 Points (25%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 635.07     avg: 640     median: 639.8 (8%)     max: 644.6 s
982 s (12%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 20.195     avg: 20.2     median: 20.2 (4%)     max: 20.3 s
31.1 s (6%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
1455 (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
11 fps (5%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
58.3 fps (17%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
1.1 fps (3%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
0.1 GB/s (0%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 14.056     avg: 14.9     median: 14.9 (3%)     max: 15.8 s
16.3 s (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 31.637     avg: 34     median: 34 (1%)     max: 36.3 s
35.9 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 712.173     avg: 765     median: 764.9 (3%)     max: 817.6 s
1240 s (6%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 3121     avg: 3357     median: 3428 (14%)     max: 3595 Points
2319 Points (10%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 19210     avg: 25168     median: 25167.5 (16%)     max: 31125 Points
20028 Points (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
19308 Points (21%)
19576 Points (21%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
21164 Points (22%)
20366 Points (21%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2366     avg: 2620     median: 2729 (7%)     max: 2765 Points
1836 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 3845     avg: 3885     median: 3885 (10%)     max: 3925 Points
2541 Points (6%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
5136 (9%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
2340 (48%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
2947 (46%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
5636 (14%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
3016 (41%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
5895 (9%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
1528 ms (3%)
3077 ms (5%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
341 ms (4%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
24098 Points (38%)
11875 Points (19%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-7100U → 100% n=19

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y → 80% n=19

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