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Front view of Intel M3-7Y30

Reasons to consider the
Intel M3-7Y30

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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
Newer Jul, 2016 vs Jul, 2013 Release date over 3 years later
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
Front view of Intel Core i3 4100U

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Significantly higher clock speed 1.8 GHz vs 1 GHz 80% higher clock speed
Better turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 10% better turbo clock speed

Features Key features of the M3-7Y30  vs Core i3 4100U 

clock speed

M3-7Y30
1 GHz
Core i3 4100U
1.8 GHz

gpu clock speed

M3-7Y30
300 MHz
Core i3 4100U
200 MHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

M3-7Y30  vs
Core i3 4100U 
Clock speed 1 GHz 1.8 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
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

details

M3-7Y30  vs
Core i3 4100U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 615 Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed 900 MHz 1,000 MHz

power consumption

TDP 4.5W 15W
Annual home energy cost 1.08 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 3.94 $/year 13.14 $/year
Typical power consumption 3.66W 12.19W

bus

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