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Intel Core i3-7130U vs Intel Core i5-7Y54

Intel Core i3-7130U

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The Intel Core i3-7130U is a dual-core processor of the Kaby-Lake architecture. It offers two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 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 adapter (clocked at 300 MHz to 1,000 MHz). It is manufactured on improved 14 nm Intel process with FinFETs.

Performance

The average 7130U in our database only just matches the Core i5-4310U, a dual-core CPU of similar energy efficiency that launched in 2014, in multi-thread performance. While not as horribly slow as most N-class Intel chips, this Core i3 is unlikely to make a power user happy.

Your mileage may vary depending on how competent the cooling solution of your system is, and how high the CPU power limits are.

Power consumption

This Core i3 series chip has a default TDP, also known as the long-term power limit, of 15 W. Laptop makers are allowed to significantly reduce that value (7.5 W being the lower limit) resulting in lower clock speeds and lower performance.

Last but not the least, the i3-7130U is manufactured on one of the old 14 nm Intel processes for subpar, as of early 2023, energy efficiency.

Intel Core i5-7Y54

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The Intel Core i5-7Y54 is a very efficient dual-core SoC for tablets and passively cooled notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in the end of August 2016. The CPU consists of two processor cores clocked at 1.2-3.2 GHz (2-core Turbo not specified yet). 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. 

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

Despite the changed designation, the Core i5-7Y54 is the successor to the Core m5-6Y54 (Skylake Y-series), so the chip does not reach the performance level of other Core i processors due to the lower TDP. Thanks to its high Turbo clock, the 7Y54 can sometimes keep up with the 15 Watt models for short peak load and single-thread scenarios, but the clocks will drop significantly under sustained workloads. The CPU is still suitable for many more demanding applications as well as multitasking. 

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 950 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 typical TDP for the Y-series is specified at 4.5 Watts, and can be adjusted in both directions depending on the usage scenario.

ModelIntel Core i3-7130UIntel Core i5-7Y54
SeriesIntel Kaby LakeIntel Kaby Lake
CodenameKaby Lake-UKaby Lake
Clock2700 MHz1200 - 3200 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache3 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 4
TDP15 Watt4.5 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1356BGA
FeaturesDDR3L-1600/LPDDR3-1866/DDR4-2133 RAM, PCIe 3, 4 GT/s bus, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, SMEP, SMAP, MPX, EIST, TM1, TM2, Hyper-Threading, SST, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SGXDual-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 - 950 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.com
Series: Kaby Lake Kaby Lake
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Intel Core i7-7567U compare3.5 - 4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
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$281 U.S.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
284 Points (2%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
111 Points (33%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
3.1 Points (4%)
min: 2.27     avg: 2.4     median: 2.4 (3%)     max: 2.57 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.3 Points (32%)
min: 1.27     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (32%)     max: 1.41 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
4338 Points (26%)
min: 3830     avg: 4353     median: 4392 (27%)     max: 4838 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
9828 Points (7%)
min: 6854     avg: 7784     median: 7551 (5%)     max: 8946 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 8756     avg: 9646     median: 9681 (7%)     max: 10501 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 5545     avg: 5813     median: 5646 (7%)     max: 6248 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
568 s (7%)
761 s (9%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
18 s (4%)
16.8 s (3%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
747 s (3%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
22 s (12%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2250 Points (4%)
min: 1708     avg: 1881     median: 1881 (3%)     max: 2054 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
19 fps (7%)
13 fps (5%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100.2 fps (23%)
73 fps (17%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (5%)
0.2 GB/s (4%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.7 GB/s (4%)
1.4 GB/s (4%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
3823 Points (8%)
min: 2868     avg: 2905     median: 2904.5 (6%)     max: 2941 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
14.1 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
47.1 s (2%)
min: 26     avg: 27     median: 27 (1%)     max: 28 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
744 s (3%)
min: 669     avg: 681     median: 681 (3%)     max: 693 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 7827     avg: 7866     median: 7866 (7%)     max: 7905 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
3932 Points (11%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 23771     avg: 26824     median: 25440 (21%)     max: 31261 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
25640 Points (21%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
36137 Points (30%)
min: 25981     avg: 32030     median: 33418 (28%)     max: 36691 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
3090 Points (8%)
min: 2118     avg: 2380     median: 2325 (6%)     max: 2665 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
4360 Points (8%)
min: 3088     avg: 3550     median: 3624 (6%)     max: 3864 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
100%
1 i5-7Y54 +
min: 1112     avg: 1233     median: 1232.5 (5%)     max: 1353 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
3497 Points (35%)
3745 Points (37%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
6792 Points (7%)
6921 Points (8%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
3473 Points (47%)
min: 3571     avg: 3652     median: 3652 (50%)     max: 3733 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
6782 Points (17%)
min: 5578     avg: 6103     median: 6102.5 (15%)     max: 6627 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
6047 Points (11%)
min: 5060     avg: 5619     median: 5619 (10%)     max: 6178 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
2829 Points (55%)
min: 2953     avg: 3057     median: 3056.5 (60%)     max: 3160 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
6279 Points (10%)
5293 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
2972 Points (45%)
2953 Points (44%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
8776 Points (71%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
7335 Points (67%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
6043 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
5967 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
6548 Points (17%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
1682 ms (2%)
min: 1132     avg: 1232     median: 1255 (1%)     max: 1309 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
117.7 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
21368 Points (19%)
min: 25796     avg: 27945     median: 27627 (24%)     max: 30411 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-7130U → 100% n=32

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-7Y54 → 92% n=32

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