Intel Core m3-7Y32 vs Core M-5Y31

Intel Core m3-7Y32
Intel Core M-5Y31

General info

Comparing Core m3-7Y32 and Core M-5Y31 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core m3
 
Intel Core M
Achitecture codename
Kaby Lake
 
Broadwell
Release date
21 April 2017
 
1 December 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
$281
 
n/d

Technical specs

Core m3-7Y32 and Core M-5Y31 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core m3-7Y32 and Core M-5Y31 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
4
Maximum frequency
3 GHz
 
2.4 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
128 KB
L2 cache
512 KB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
4 MB
 
4 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
n/d
 
82 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
95 °C
Transistor count
n/d
 
1300 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core m3-7Y32 and Core M-5Y31 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
FCBGA1515
 
FCBGA1234
Power consumption (TDP)
4.5 Watt
 
5 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core m3-7Y32 and Core M-5Y31. 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
+
 
n/d
My WiFi
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
+
 
+
Smart Response
+
 
+
FDI
n/d
 
+
Fast Memory Access
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

Core m3-7Y32 and Core M-5Y31 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
-
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
+
MPX
+
 
-
Identity Protection
+
 
+
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
n/d
OS Guard
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core m3-7Y32 and Core M-5Y31 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core m3-7Y32 and Core M-5Y31.
Supported memory types
LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
 
LPDDR3-1333, LPDDR3-1600
Maximum memory size
16 GB
 
16 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
29.8 GB / s
 
25.6 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core m3-7Y32 and Core M-5Y31.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 615 (300 - 900 MHz)
 
Intel HD Graphics 5300 (300 - 850 MHz)
Max video memory
16 GB
 
16 GB
Quick Sync
+
 
+
Clear Video
+
 
n/d
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
900 MHz
 
850 MHz
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core m3-7Y32 and Core M-5Y31 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
3
eDP
+
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
DVI
+
 
n/d

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core m3-7Y32 and Core M-5Y31 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
n/d
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
2560x1600@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP
3840x2160@60Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over DisplayPort
3840x2160@60Hz
 
2560x1600@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core m3-7Y32 and Core M-5Y31 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
11.2 / 12
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.3

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core m3-7Y32 and Core M-5Y31.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
10
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core m3-7Y32 and Core M-5Y31. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

m3-7Y32 7.01 +17.2%
M-5Y31 5.98

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

m3-7Y32 120 +22.4%
M-5Y31 98

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

m3-7Y32 265 +27.4%
M-5Y31 208

Passmark

m3-7Y32 3318 +17.2%
M-5Y31 2832

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core m3-7Y32 and Core M-5Y31 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core m3-7Y32

17.2% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (21 April 2017 vs 1 December 2014)
Less power hungry (4 vs 5 watts)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion

Advantages of Intel Core M-5Y31

Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)

So, Core m3-7Y32 or Core M-5Y31?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Core m3-7Y32.
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