CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5250U 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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 5250U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 5250U

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 3,470,000 MB/s vs 3,020 MB/s More than 1149x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Higher clock speed 1.6 GHz vs 0.9 GHz Around 80% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per watt 61.27 pt/W vs 31.43 pt/W Around 95% better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 2.92 pt/$ vs 0.5 pt/$ More than 5.8x better performance per dollar
Better turbo clock speed 950 MHz vs 850 MHz More than 10% better turbo clock speed
Better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 22.15 mPixels/s vs 16.29 mPixels/s More than 35% better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 41.4 vs 35.6 More than 15% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.66 GHz vs 1.99 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz vs 0.9 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core M3-6Y30

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More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jan, 2015 Release date 6 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 5250U vs M3-6Y30

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 5250U
36.62 mHash/s
Core M3-6Y30
22.37 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 5250U
22.15 mPixels/s
Core M3-6Y30
16.29 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 5250U
1.54 fps
Core M3-6Y30
1.23 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 5250U
3,470,000 MB/s
Core M3-6Y30
3,020 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 5250U  vs
M3-6Y30 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 0.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.2 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 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 61.27 pt/W 31.43 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 5250U  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 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.66 GHz 1.99 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 0.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.66 GHz 1.99 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 6000 Intel® HD Graphics 515
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 950 MHz 850 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 16,384 MB
Intel Core i5 5250U
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