Intel Core m5-6Y54 “Skylake” Mid-Range CPU with Low Power Consumption

The Intel Core m5-6Y54 is a mid-range mobile processor you can find in select thin-and-light and fanless laptops and 2-in-1 PCs.

Great thermal characteristics of the CPU which consumes only 4.5 Watts enable its use in these systems. For comparison, the standard Intel Core U-series parts such as the popular Core i5-6200U, consume 15 Watts.

Intel Core m5-6Y54 “Skylake” Benchmark

Intel Core m5-6Y54 Skylake Processor Benchmark

When it comes to computing performance, the trade-off for achieving low power consumption and heat dissipation isn’t too big for the majority of PC users. Yes, the benchmark results clearly give advantage to the common Core i-series parts, but in the real world use the difference isn’t that huge. That’s because the m5-6Y54, as same as the most of the modern laptop CPUs, can effortlessly handle the daily computing chores, such as web browsing, email communication, video conferencing, work in text and spreadsheet editors, multimedia playback, and similar.

You can check out the video playlist below for performance overview of the Lenovo Miix 700 with the m5-6Y54 paired with 4GB of dual-channel RAM and fast solid state drive storage. The videos also include some gaming tests of the m5-6Y54 and its Intel HD 515 integrated graphics.


For a list of devices with the m5-6Y54, you can visit this page.

Specifications of the Intel Core M5-6Y54

Here's the specs sheet of the Intel Core M5-6Y54:

Processor Name

Intel Core M5-6Y54

CPU Family

Intel Core M "Skylake"

Number of Cores

Dual-core / 2 threads per core

CPU Clock Speed


Cache Size


Memory Support

DDR3 1600MHz
DDR3 1866MHz

Integrated Graphics

Intel HD 515

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 February 21, 2016

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