What's new

The SP4 M3 i5 & i7 Processor specs Rev. 10/10

GreyFox7

Super Moderator
Staff member
I'm going to find graphics performance benchmark interesting seeing that the new Skylake processors with Iris includes 64 MB of eDRAM. That should help tighten the performance gap with dedicated solutions. Kudo's to Microsoft for going this route.
i haven't found much but what I did find didn't tell me anything.
Here's an expectation from notebookcheck related to the i5-6300u
The integrated graphics unit called HD Graphics 520 represents the "GT2" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 24 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 300 - 1000 MHz and offer a performance somewhere in range of a dedicated GeForce 820M. Games of 2015 can thus be played smoothly in low settings. For more information about performance and features, check our page for the HD Graphics 520.
the i7-6650u
The integrated graphics unit called Iris Graphics 540 represents the "GT3e" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 48 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 300 - 1050 MHz and offer (thanks to the fast eDRAM cache) a performance sligthly above a dedicated GeForce 920M. Games of 2015 can thus be played smoothly in low or medium settings. For more information about performance and features, check our page for the Iris Graphics 540.
The core m3-6y30
The integrated graphics unit called HD Graphics 515 represents the "GT2" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 24 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 300 - 850 MHz (limited by available TDP headroom) and offer a performance somewhere in range of the old HD Graphics 4400 (Haswell, 15 W). Only a few games of 2015 can be played smoothly in lowest settings. For more information about performance and features, check our page for the HD Graphics 515.
Anxiously waiting the first usable benchmarks on these SoCs.
 
Anxiously waiting for throttling test. My SP3 i5 gets to 90 degrees @ 100% utilization on 2 cores without using hyperthreading when doing windows update disk cleanup but fortunately it doesn't throttle as shown by Intel power gadget:


Capture.PNG

Capture.PNG
 
  • Like
Reactions: Kif

Kif

Active Member
Anxiously waiting for throttling test. My SP3 i5 gets to 90 degrees @ 100% utilization on 2 cores without using hyperthreading when doing windows update disk cleanup but fortunately it doesn't throttle as shown by Intel power gadget:
That's a big piece of the puzzle. A more powerful processor doesn't get you much if it's throttles itself under heavy loads.
 
Last edited:

Integra

New Member
I have a surface pro i5. The Arc mouse is connecting sporadically, the key board and touch screen sometimes do not talk. I'm trying to reboot it, but you can't swipe down... any suggestions, please?
 
Search tags for this page
i5 6300u vs i7 6650u
i7-6650u
i7-6650u with intel iris graphics surface pro 4
intel i7-6650u
is the surface pro 4 with the m3 processor worth investing in
m3 processor vs i5

m3 processor vs i5 processor

m3 vs i5 processor
m3 vs i7 processor
sp4 i7 specs

Members online

No members online now.
Top