Intel Core m3-7Y30 Lower-Mid-Range Power-Efficient CPU

The Intel Core m3-7Y30 is a power-efficient processor for ultra-portable laptops, tablets, and 2-in-1 PCs. It belongs to the Intel Core M series and consumes 4.5 Watts of power, as opposed to the more widely adopted 15-Watt Intel Core U series. The Core M series, including the Core m3-7Y30, enables fanless computer designs due to their low heat dissipation. The Core M lineup can handle very well the usual computing chores. It ensures smooth web browsing, media playback, work in productivity apps, and even some casual PC gaming.

Intel Core m3-7Y30 Benchmark

Intel Core m3-7Y30 Benchmark

Benchmark results show the m3-7Y30 offers a great performance-per-Watt ratio. For instance, it’s very close performance-wise to the corresponding Intel Core U-series part – the i3-7100U, while consuming much less power. But, it’s worth noting that that the m3 is usually found in pricier laptops. Also, the Intel Core U series feature the HD 620 integrated graphics which is somewhat faster than the HD 615 on the Intel Core M chips.

Specifications of the Intel Core m3-7Y30

Here's the specs sheet of the Intel Core m3-7Y30:

Processor Name

Intel Core M3-7Y30

CPU Family

Intel Core M "Kaby Lake"

Number of Cores

Dual-core / 2 threads per core

CPU Clock Speed

1-2.6 GHz

Cache Size


Memory Support

DDR3 1600MHz
DDR3 1866MHz

Integrated Graphics

Intel HD 615

Power Consumption


Production Technology


Typical Use

Thin-and-Light Laptops & 2-in-1 PCs


Intel HyperThreading
Intel QuickSync
Intel TurboBoost
VT-d Virtualization
VT-x Virtualization

User Benchmark Average CPU Score



Written by on June 29, 2017

User reviews, comments, and Q&A on the Intel Core m3-7Y30

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  1. Marc Jones

    My question is this can it do Video editing?

    • Danijel Z

      Yes it can, but performance can be noticeably worse than on laptops with the more popular current Intel Core U-series counterparts, such as the 7th Gen Intel Core i3-7100U. The i3 is a mainstream CPU, while the m3 is primarily designed for lower power consumption and lower heat in order to better fit in thin-and-light laptops.

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