Intel is expanding its line of low-power, high-performance Core M processors. This fall the company launched the first Core M chips based on 5th-gen “Broadwell” architecture. Now Intel is adding 4 new models.
Like their predecessors, the new chips all have 4.5 watt TDPs, but some of the new models offer higher CPU and graphics speeds.
CPU-World has a good overview of what’s new, but here’s a quick run-down of the new processors:
- Core M-5Y10c: This chip has the same CPU speed as the slightly older M-5Y10, but has a 300 MHz graphics clock speed instead of 100 MHz
- Core M-5Y31: This chip is similar to the M-5Y10c, but has faster CPU speeds, with a 900 MHz base frequency and support for turbo speeds up to 2.4 GHz
- Core M-5Y51: This one has a 1.1 GHz clock speed and Turbo speeds up to 2.6 GHz.
- Core M-5Y71: The most powerful model has CPU speeds of 1.2 GHz / 2.9 Ghz and GPU speeds of 300 MHz / 900 MHz. Compare that with the Core M-5Y70 which launched in the third quarter, and which has 1.1 GHz / 2.6 GHz CPU and 100 MHz / 900 MHz GPU speeds.
All of the chips are dual-core processors with support for hyperthreading, and while they have have power consumption similar to what you’d expect from an Intel Atom processor, they offer significantly higher processing power.
Intel plans to expand its 5th-gen Core “Broadwell” lineup in 2015 to include higher-power, higher-performance chips for laptops and desktops. Many of the first systems to feature Core M chips including thin-and-light notebooks, tablets, and 2-in-1 systems where low power consumption allows for long battery life and thin, fanless designs.