CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of M3-6Y30 vs Z530 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 value.

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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 newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs x86 A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Much better performance per watt 30.69 pt/W vs 8.02 pt/W More than 3.8x better performance per watt
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 2,388.5 vs 357.5 Around 6.8x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,647.5 vs 505.5 Around 9.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Apr, 2008 Release date over 7 years later
Better performance per dollar 0.49 pt/$ vs 0.25 pt/$ Around 2x better performance per dollar
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.02 GHz vs 1.65 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of Intel Atom Z530

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Intel Atom Z530

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 458.5 vs 35.6 Around 13x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Higher clock speed 1.6 GHz vs 0.9 GHz Around 80% higher clock speed
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz vs 0.9 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core M3-6Y30 vs Atom Z530

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core M3-6Y30
4,647.5
Atom Z530
505.5

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core M3-6Y30
2,388.5
Atom Z530
357.5

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core M3-6Y30
3,015 MB/s
Atom Z530
25.35 MB/s

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Atom Z530
458.5

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core M3-6Y30  vs
Atom Z530 
Clock speed 0.9 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
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 Yes

power consumption

TDP 4.5W 2W
Annual home energy cost 1.08 $/year 0.48 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 3.94 $/year 1.75 $/year
Performance per watt 30.69 pt/W 8.02 pt/W
Typical power consumption 3.66W 1.63W

details

Core M3-6Y30  vs
Atom Z530 
Architecture x86-64 x86
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.02 GHz 1.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 0.9 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.02 GHz 1.65 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 515 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 300 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 850 MHz N/A

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Intel Core M3-6Y30
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