CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4300U vs M3-6Y30 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 i5 4300U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4300U  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 i5 4300U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4300U

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 40.8 vs 35.6 Around 15% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Significantly higher clock speed 1.9 GHz vs 0.9 GHz More than 2x higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 30% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.29 pt/$ vs 0.49 pt/$ Around 4.8x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 42.92 pt/W vs 30.69 pt/W Around 40% better performance per watt
Much better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 850 MHz Around 30% better turbo clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,580 vs 1,183 Around 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.71 GHz vs 2.02 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,253 vs 4,647.5 Around 15% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz vs 0.9 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core M3-6Y30

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Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 16.38 mPixels/s vs 15.22 mPixels/s Around 10% better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher GPU clock speed 300 MHz vs 200 MHz 50% higher GPU clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 3.66W vs 12.19W 3.3x lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Lower annual home energy cost 1.08 $/year vs 3.61 $/year 3.3x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 3.94 $/year vs 13.14 $/year 3.3x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4300U vs M3-6Y30

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4300U
13.98 mHash/s
Core M3-6Y30
22.23 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 4300U
15.22 mPixels/s
Core M3-6Y30
16.38 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4300U
1.11 fps
Core M3-6Y30
1.25 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core M3-6Y30
4,647.5

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core M3-6Y30
2,388.5

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4300U
3,440,000 MB/s
Core M3-6Y30
3,015 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4300U  vs
M3-6Y30 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 0.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.9 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
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 4.5W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 1.08 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 3.94 $/year
Performance per watt 42.92 pt/W 30.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 3.66W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 FSB
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 4,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 4300U  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 3 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.71 GHz 2.02 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz 0.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.71 GHz 2.02 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD 4400 Intel® HD Graphics 515
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 850 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3L-1333
LPDDR3-1333
LPDDR3-1600
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
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