- Oct 14, 2003
This is a big deal. They are saying at 7W, the scores are at 210. Looking at the chip alone, M3s suck. Core M chips are sucky chips Intel pretended was totally optimized for fanless, but nothing more than binning and marketing so they could sell a lower performance chip for $300.The 7y30 does 105/250 in Cinebench compared to 73/236 for N5000 although the reviews I saw the Core M throttles hard with MT load.
After doing my own Geekbench runs, I wonder whether its worth running that thing at all. It hardly loads the CPU. Cinebench, is a good benchmark though. The only N5000 result seems to be somewhat hobbled by the single channel memory too.Kabylake based m3-7Y30 does much better in Geekbench or Cinebench SC.
But if they can really put a 8114Y chip in a $400 system, neither the less MT performance nor the RAM/storage configuration is a problem. Nowadays you spend that much for a crappy laptop anyway.Only 4GB RAM and 64GB storage