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Front view of Intel Core M5-6Y57

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core M5-6Y57

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 37.5 vs 35.6 More than 5% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Higher turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 25% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 1.1 GHz vs 0.9 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better turbo clock speed 900 MHz vs 850 MHz More than 5% better turbo clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.58 GHz vs 2.02 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,314 vs 1,183 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.1 GHz vs 0.9 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core M3-6Y30

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Significantly better performance per watt 30.69 pt/W vs 26.04 pt/W Around 20% better performance per watt
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,647.5 vs 4,124 Around 15% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better performance per dollar 0.49 pt/$ vs 0.42 pt/$ Around 20% better performance per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core M5-6Y57 vs M3-6Y30

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core M5-6Y57
4,124
Core M3-6Y30
4,647.5

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core M5-6Y57
2,466
Core M3-6Y30
2,388.5

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core M5-6Y57
2,970 MB/s
Core M3-6Y30
3,015 MB/s

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core M5-6Y57  vs
M3-6Y30 
Clock speed 1.1 GHz 0.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes 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 26.04 pt/W 30.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 3.66W 3.66W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 4,000 MT/s 4,000 MT/s

details

Core M5-6Y57  vs
M3-6Y30 
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 2.58 GHz 2.02 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.1 GHz 0.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.58 GHz 2.02 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 515 Intel® HD Graphics 515
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 900 MHz 850 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 16,384 MB
Intel Core M5-6Y57
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