The Intel Core i5-7Y54 is a direct successor to the Core m5-6Y54 (Skylake) SoC offering a slight improvement in terms of performance and power efficiency over the latter. It’s part of the Kaby Lake generation (7th Generation) using the same architecture as we saw in Broadwell and Skylake chips, although, Intel markets the improved architecture by naming it 14nm+.
Aside from the identical features to the last generation that the SoC offers such as HyperThreading, the clock speeds have been increased significantly. While the Core m5-6Y54 was clocked at 1.1 – 2.7 GHz, the newer i5-7Y54 can go from 1.2 to 3.2 GHz.
The SoC also incorporates an Intel HD Graphics 615 (clocked at 300 – 950 MHz) – just like the rest of the KBL-Y chips – and supports LPDDR3-1866 memory. The whole SoC is rated at 4.5W including the memory controller making it suitable for fanless, ultra thin tablets, notebooks and 2-in-1 devices.
Intel Core i5-7Y54 - technical specifications
|Core / Architecture||Kaby Lake|
|Base CPU frequency||1.2 GHz|
|Number of cores||2|
|Integrated GPU||Intel HD Graphics 620|
|Base GPU frequency||300 MHz|
|L1 cache||128 KB|
|L3 cache||4096 KB|
|Manufacturing process||14 nm|
|Max Memory||16 GB|
|Date of announcement||30 August 2016|
|Instructions type||64 bits|
|Max. CPU frequency||3.2 GHz|
|LL cache||4096 KB|
|Max. GPU frequency||950 MHz|
|L2 cache||512 KB|
|Max. operating temperature||100 °C|
|Memory Type||LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600|
|Max. speed memory bandwith||29.8 GB/s|
|Supported technologies||Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT) Intel® 64 Instruction Set 64-bit Instruction Set Extensions SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 Idle States Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology Thermal Monitoring Technologies Intel® Flex Memory Access Intel® Smart Response Technology Intel® My WiFi Technology Intel® AES New Instructions Secure Key Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX) Execute Disable Bit OS Guard|