Intel Core i3-7020U vs Core m3-7Y30

Intel Core i3-7020U
Intel Core m3-7Y30

General info

Comparing Core i3-7020U and Core m3-7Y30 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i3
 
Intel Core m3
Achitecture codename
Kaby Lake
 
Kaby Lake
Release date
30 August 2016
 
30 August 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
$281
 
$281

Technical specs

Core i3-7020U and Core m3-7Y30 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i3-7020U and Core m3-7Y30 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
4
Maximum frequency
2.3 GHz
 
2.6 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
128 KB
L2 cache
512 KB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
3 MB
 
4 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
100 °C
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-7020U and Core m3-7Y30 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FC-BGA1356, FCBGA1356
 
FCBGA1515
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
4.5 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i3-7020U and Core m3-7Y30. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
-
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Speed Shift
+
 
+
My WiFi
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
-
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
+
 
+
Smart Response
+
 
+

Security technologies

Core i3-7020U and Core m3-7Y30 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
+
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
+
MPX
+
 
+
Identity Protection
+
 
+
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i3-7020U and Core m3-7Y30 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-7020U and Core m3-7Y30.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
 
LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
16 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
34.1 GB / s
 
29.8 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i3-7020U and Core m3-7Y30.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)
 
Intel HD Graphics 615 (300 - 900 MHz)
Max video memory
32 GB
 
16 GB
Quick Sync
+
 
+
Clear Video
+
 
+
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1 GHz
 
900 MHz
InTru 3D
+
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-7020U and Core m3-7Y30 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
3
eDP
+
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
DVI
+
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i3-7020U and Core m3-7Y30 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
3840x2160@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
3840x2160@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i3-7020U and Core m3-7Y30 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
12
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i3-7020U and Core m3-7Y30.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
12
 
10

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i3-7020U and Core m3-7Y30. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i3-7020U 7.35 +0.1%
m3-7Y30 7.34

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i3-7020U 3588
m3-7Y30 4086 +13.9%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i3-7020U 8083
m3-7Y30 8639 +6.9%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

i3-7020U 93
m3-7Y30 105 +12.9%

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

i3-7020U 227
m3-7Y30 250 +10.1%

WinRAR 4.0

i3-7020U 1920 +53%
m3-7Y30 1255

x264 encoding pass 1

i3-7020U 80
m3-7Y30 85 +6.3%

x264 encoding pass 2

i3-7020U 16 +0%
m3-7Y30 16

TrueCrypt AES

i3-7020U 1
m3-7Y30 2 +7.1%

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

i3-7020U 2221
m3-7Y30 2538 +14.3%

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

i3-7020U 4821
m3-7Y30 5006 +3.8%

Passmark

i3-7020U 3525 +0.1%
m3-7Y30 3522

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i3-7020U and Core m3-7Y30 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i3-7020U

0.1% faster in synthetic tests

Advantages of Intel Core m3-7Y30

Less power hungry (4 vs 15 watts)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)

So, Core i3-7020U or Core m3-7Y30?

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