Intel Atom x5-Z8500 vs Intel Core M-5Y10

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Atom x5-Z8500 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core M-5Y10
Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Intel Core M-5Y10

CPU comparison

Intel Atom x5-Z8500 or Intel Core M-5Y10 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Atom x5-Z8500 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.24 GHz. Up to 8 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Atom x5-Z8500 was released in Q2/2015.

The Intel Core M-5Y10 has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.00 GHz. The CPU supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core M-5Y10 was released in Q3/2014.
Intel Atom (108) Family Intel Core M (16)
Intel Atom x3/x5/x7 (9) CPU group Intel Core M 5 (7)
5 Generation 5
Cherry Trail Architecture Broadwell Y
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Atom x5-Z8500 has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Atom x5-Z8500 is 1.44 GHz (2.24 GHz) while the Intel Core M-5Y10 has 2 CPU cores and 4 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core M-5Y10 is at 0.80 GHz (2.00 GHz).

Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Characteristic Intel Core M-5Y10
4 Cores 2
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
1.44 GHz Frequency 0.80 GHz
2.24 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 2.00 GHz
2.24 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 1.60 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Characteristic Intel Core M-5Y10
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Atom x5-Z8500 or Intel Core M-5Y10 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

Intel HD Graphics 400 GPU Intel HD Graphics 5300
0.20 GHz GPU frequency 0.10 GHz
0.60 GHz GPU (Turbo) 0.80 GHz
8 GPU Generation 8
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
12 Compute units 24
96 Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
8 GB Max. GPU Memory 16 GB
12 DirectX Version 11.2

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel HD Graphics 400 GPU Intel HD Graphics 5300
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Atom x5-Z8500 can use up to 8 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 25.6 GB/s. The Intel Core M-5Y10 supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 25.6 GB/s.

Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Characteristic Intel Core M-5Y10
DDR3L-1600 Memory DDR3L-1600
8 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
25.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
2.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 2.0
2 PCIe lanes 12
1.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 6.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Atom x5-Z8500 is 2 W, while the Intel Core M-5Y10 has a TDP of 4.5 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Characteristic Intel Core M-5Y10
2 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 4.5 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Atom x5-Z8500 is manufactured in 14 nm and has 2.00 MB cache. The Intel Core M-5Y10 is manufactured in 14 nm and has a 4.00 MB cache.

Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Characteristic Intel Core M-5Y10
14 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
BGA 138 Socket BGA 1234
VT-x, VT-x EPT Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Operating systems
Q2/2015 Release date Q3/2014
23 $ Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Intel Atom x5-Z8500 (45%)
Intel Core M-5Y10 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Atom x5-Z8500 (75%)
Intel Core M-5Y10 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Intel Atom x5-Z8500
4C 4T @ 2.24 GHz
224 (43%)
Intel Core M-5Y10 Intel Core M-5Y10
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
527 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Intel Atom x5-Z8500
4C 4T @ 2.24 GHz
798 (74%)
Intel Core M-5Y10 Intel Core M-5Y10
2C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
1084 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Intel Atom x5-Z8500
Intel HD Graphics 400 @ 0.60 GHz
126 (41%)
Intel Core M-5Y10 Intel Core M-5Y10
Intel HD Graphics 5300 @ 0.80 GHz
307 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Intel Atom x5-Z8500
4C 4T @ 2.24 GHz
1237 (69%)
Intel Core M-5Y10 Intel Core M-5Y10
2C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
1803 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Intel Atom x5-Z8500
4C 4T @ 2.24 GHz
38 (46%)
Intel Core M-5Y10 Intel Core M-5Y10
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
82 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Intel Atom x5-Z8500
4C 4T @ 2.24 GHz
136 (82%)
Intel Core M-5Y10 Intel Core M-5Y10
2C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
166 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Intel Atom x5-Z8500
4C 4T @ 2.24 GHz
184 (100%)
Intel Core M-5Y10 Intel Core M-5Y10
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Intel Atom x5-Z8500
4C 4T @ 2.24 GHz
546 (100%)
Intel Core M-5Y10 Intel Core M-5Y10
2C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Intel Core M-5Y10
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