CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of M3-6Y30 vs 3420M among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

9.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core M3-6Y30 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core M3-6Y30  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core M3-6Y30

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core M3-6Y30

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Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 16.38 mPixels/s vs 2.63 mPixels/s Around 6.2x better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 35.6 vs 30 Around 20% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much better performance per watt 30.69 pt/W vs 3.11 pt/W More than 9.8x better performance per watt
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 2,388.5 vs 973 Around 2.5x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l3 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 3.66W vs 28.44W 7.8x lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,647.5 vs 3,126 Around 50% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Dec, 2011 Release date over 3 years later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 1.08 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 7.8x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 3.94 $/year vs 30.66 $/year 7.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A6 3420M

Reasons to consider the
AMD A6 3420M

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 1.5 GHz vs 0.9 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Higher GPU clock speed 400 MHz vs 300 MHz Around 35% higher GPU clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.62 GHz vs 2.02 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.5 GHz vs 0.9 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core M3-6Y30 vs A6 3420M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core M3-6Y30
22.23 mHash/s
A6 3420M
23.72 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core M3-6Y30
16.38 mPixels/s
A6 3420M
2.63 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core M3-6Y30
1.25 fps
A6 3420M
0.25 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core M3-6Y30
4,647.5
A6 3420M
3,126

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core M3-6Y30
2,388.5
A6 3420M
973

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core M3-6Y30
3,015 MB/s
A6 3420M
76,600 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core M3-6Y30
3,056
A6 3420M
2,020

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core M3-6Y30  vs
A6 3420M 
Clock speed 0.9 GHz 1.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 4.5W 35W
Annual home energy cost 1.08 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 3.94 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 30.69 pt/W 3.11 pt/W
Typical power consumption 3.66W 28.44W

details

Core M3-6Y30  vs
A6 3420M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.02 GHz 2.62 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 0.9 GHz 1.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.02 GHz 2.62 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 515 Radeon™ HD 6520G
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 400 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
Intel Core M3-6Y30
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