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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core M 5Y10

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core M 5Y10

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 31.4 vs 13.8 More than 2.2x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 1,916 vs 890 Around 2.2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,797 vs 2,882 More than 30% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Front view of Intel Atom x5 x5-Z8500

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Intel Atom x5 x5-Z8500

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 1.44 GHz vs 0.8 GHz Around 80% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 2.24 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Higher GPU clock speed 200 MHz vs 100 MHz 2x higher GPU clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.24 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.44 GHz vs 0.8 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jan, 2015 vs Jul, 2014 Release date 6 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core M 5Y10 vs Atom x5 x5-Z8500

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core M 5Y10
2,720,000 MB/s
Atom x5 x5-Z8500
362.8 MB/s

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core M 5Y10  vs
Atom x5 x5-Z8500 
Clock speed 0.8 GHz 1.44 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2 GHz 2.24 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes No

power consumption

Typical power consumption 3.66W N/A

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

Core M 5Y10  vs
Atom x5 x5-Z8500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.9 GHz 2.24 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 0.8 GHz 1.44 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.9 GHz 2.24 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 5300 Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 100 MHz 200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 8,192 MB
Intel Core M 5Y10
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