Four new Intel Core M processors coming later this year

A couple of months ago, Intel announced their Core M series mobile processors based on the new 14nm Broadwell architecture. These processors brought a number of new advancements in terms of how small and quiet tablets can get. 11.6-inch 8mm thick, fan less tablets with full x86 platform are made possible with the help of these new Core M processors. A latest report suggests that Intel will be expanding the Core M lineup with the addition of four new processors later this year.

Intel Broadwell-U Line up _1

Intel Core M Specifications

5Y70 5Y51
5Y10a 5Y10
Cores / Threads 2 / 4 2 / 4 2 / 4 2 / 4 2 / 4 2 / 4 2 / 4
Base Frequency / MHz 1200 1100 1100 900 800 800 800
Turbo Frequency / MHz 2900 2600 2600 2400 2000 2000 2000
Processor Graphics HD 5300 HD 5300 HD 5300 HD 5300 HD
HD 5300
IGP Base Frequency / MHz 300 100 300 300 300 100 100
IGP Turbo Frequency / MHz 900 850 900 850 800 800 800
L3 Cache 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB
TDP 4.5 W 4.5 W 4.5 W 4.5 W 4.5 W 4.5 W 4.5 W
1600 MHz 1600 MHz 1600 MHz 1600 MHz 1600 MHz 1600 MHz 1600 MHz
Intel vPro Yes Yes No No No No No
Intel TXT Yes Yes No No No No No
Intel VT-d/VT-x Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel AES-NI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Core M 5Y71 is the new top-end processor with slightly higher CPU and GPU clocks whereas everything else including the TDP stays the same. Its CPU cores now go up to 2.9 GHz whereas its GPU has turbo frequency of 900 MHz as compared to 850 MHz of 5Y70. Next up is the 5Y51, which has same CPU clocks but comes with slightly higher GPU clocks and loses vPro capabilities. Then comes with 5Y31 which is a slightly slower version of the 5Y51 as it comes with lesser CPU and GPU clocks. Then there is the 5Y10c which, as the name suggests, is a slightly improved version of the 5Y10a as it comes with slightly higher GPU clocks.

All in all, the new SKUs bring nothing new. They are only filling up the gaps between the processors that were released earlier. One notable thing is that Intel has now bumped IGP’s base frequency to 300 MHz on all new models, whereas the turbo frequency now goes as high as 900 MHz  on top models.

The Core M processors that were unveiled earlier have already started making their ways to end products like Lenovo Yoga Pro 3. The new processors are expected to be available to OEMs in Q4 2014 which means that end users will probably see them in products in early 2015.

Source: AnandTech

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