CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of M3-6Y30 vs 5Y31 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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core M3-6Y30

Reasons to consider the
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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 35.6 vs 29.2 More than 20% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 16.38 mPixels/s vs 12.56 mPixels/s More than 30% better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.02 GHz vs 0.9 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,647.5 vs 4,084 Around 15% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Slightly better geekbench 3 single core score 2,388.5 vs 2,215 Around 10% better geekbench 3 single core score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Oct, 2014 Release date 9 months later
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Much better performance per watt 168.89 pt/W vs 30.69 pt/W More than 5.5x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 2.7 pt/$ vs 0.49 pt/$ More than 5.5x better performance per dollar
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core M3-6Y30 vs M 5Y31

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core M3-6Y30
22.23 mHash/s
Core M 5Y31
16.76 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core M3-6Y30
16.38 mPixels/s
Core M 5Y31
12.56 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core M3-6Y30
1.25 fps
Core M 5Y31
-1 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core M3-6Y30
4,647.5
Core M 5Y31
4,084

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core M3-6Y30
2,388.5
Core M 5Y31
2,215

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core M3-6Y30
3,015 MB/s
Core M 5Y31
2,920,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core M3-6Y30  vs
M 5Y31 
Clock speed 0.9 GHz 0.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual 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 4.5W
Annual home energy cost 1.08 $/year 1.08 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 3.94 $/year 3.94 $/year
Performance per watt 30.69 pt/W 168.89 pt/W
Typical power consumption 3.66W 3.66W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

Core M3-6Y30  vs
M 5Y31 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

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

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 515 Intel® HD Graphics 5300
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 850 MHz 850 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 16,384 MB
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