Intel Core i5-7200U vs Intel Core m3-7Y30

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i5-7200U CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core m3-7Y30
Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core m3-7Y30

CPU comparison

Intel Core i5-7200U or Intel Core m3-7Y30 - 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 Core i5-7200U has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.10 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-7200U was released in Q4/2016.

The Intel Core m3-7Y30 has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.60 GHz. The CPU supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core m3-7Y30 was released in Q3/2016.
Intel Core i5 (331) Family Intel Core M (16)
Intel Core i 7000U (18) CPU group Intel Core M 7 (2)
7 Generation 7
Kaby Lake U Architecture Kaby Lake Y
Mobile Segment Mobile
Intel Core i5-6200U Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-7200U has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-7200U is 2.50 GHz (3.10 GHz) while the Intel Core m3-7Y30 has 2 CPU cores and 4 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core m3-7Y30 is at 1.00 GHz (2.60 GHz).

Intel Core i5-7200U Characteristic Intel Core m3-7Y30
2 Cores 2
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.50 GHz Frequency 1.00 GHz
3.10 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 2.60 GHz
3.10 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.00 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Core i5-7200U Characteristic Intel Core m3-7Y30
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i5-7200U or Intel Core m3-7Y30 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 620 GPU Intel HD Graphics 615
0.30 GHz GPU frequency 0.30 GHz
1.00 GHz GPU (Turbo) 0.90 GHz
9.5 GPU Generation 9.5
14 nm Technology 14nm
3 Max. displays 3
24 Compute units 24
192 Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
32 GB Max. GPU Memory 16 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

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 620 GPU Intel HD Graphics 615
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i5-7200U can use up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 34.1 GB/s. The Intel Core m3-7Y30 supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 29.8 GB/s.

Intel Core i5-7200U Characteristic Intel Core m3-7Y30
DDR4-2133 Memory LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
32 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
34.1 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 29.8 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
3.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
12 PCIe lanes 10
11.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 9.9 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Core i5-7200U is 15 W, while the Intel Core m3-7Y30 has a TDP of 4.5 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Core i5-7200U Characteristic Intel Core m3-7Y30
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 4.5 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up 7 W
-- TDP down 3.75 W
-- Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-7200U is manufactured in 14 nm and has 3.00 MB cache. The Intel Core m3-7Y30 is manufactured in 14 nm and has a 4.00 MB cache.

Intel Core i5-7200U Characteristic Intel Core m3-7Y30
14 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
BGA 1356 Socket BGA 1515
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems
Q4/2016 Release date Q3/2016
281 $ Release price 281 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-7200U (100%)
Intel Core m3-7Y30 (73%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 7 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-7200U (100%)
Intel Core m3-7Y30 (63%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
806 (100%)
Intel Core m3-7Y30 Intel Core m3-7Y30
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
460 (57%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1927 (100%)
Intel Core m3-7Y30 Intel Core m3-7Y30
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
645 (33%)

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 Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
695 (100%)
Intel Core m3-7Y30 Intel Core m3-7Y30
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
675 (97%)

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 Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1510 (100%)
Intel Core m3-7Y30 Intel Core m3-7Y30
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
1387 (92%)

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 Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
986 (100%)
Intel Core m3-7Y30 Intel Core m3-7Y30
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
851 (86%)

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 Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1937 (100%)
Intel Core m3-7Y30 Intel Core m3-7Y30
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
1547 (80%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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 Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
652 (100%)
Intel Core m3-7Y30 Intel Core m3-7Y30
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
270 (41%)

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 Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
Intel HD Graphics 620 @ 1.00 GHz
384 (100%)
Intel Core m3-7Y30 Intel Core m3-7Y30
Intel HD Graphics 615 @ 0.90 GHz
346 (90%)

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 Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
3403 (100%)
Intel Core m3-7Y30 Intel Core m3-7Y30
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
2574 (76%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
287 (100%)
Intel Core m3-7Y30 Intel Core m3-7Y30
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
120 (42%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
865 (100%)
Intel Core m3-7Y30 Intel Core m3-7Y30
2C 4T @ 1.00 GHz
390 (45%)

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 Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
132 (100%)
Intel Core m3-7Y30 Intel Core m3-7Y30
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
107 (81%)

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 Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
334 (100%)
Intel Core m3-7Y30 Intel Core m3-7Y30
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
242 (72%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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 Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
308 (100%)
Intel Core m3-7Y30 Intel Core m3-7Y30
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
34 (100%)
Intel Core m3-7Y30 Intel Core m3-7Y30
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1232.5 (100%)
Intel Core m3-7Y30 Intel Core m3-7Y30
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core m3-7Y30
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