Intel Core M processor reviewed, results look favorable

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Date: Monday, March 16th, 2015, 08:40
Category: Hardware, News, Processors

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If you’re curious as to the specs and benchmarks of Intel’s new Core M processor, which will be finding its way into the new 12-inch MacBook, the cool cats at AnandTech have gone bananas with a series of tests.

The Core M processor, which runs on 4.5 watts of power, features two cores and hyperthreading. The full test suite covers applications like Cinebench R15, X264 HD encoding and Mozilla Kraken testing. In the end, the Core M processor edged out its competition, defying the stereotype that “Core M equates slow” and that 4.5 watts of power limited the performance you’d get from the CPU.


Still, for short burst loads, the processor apparently runs great and adds credence to Intel’s 14 nanometer manufacturing process.

The full benchmark tests are linked below, so take a gander and if you have any doubts about the iron that’s going to be powering the future MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks, the results are encouraging.

Via AnandTech

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4 Responses to “Intel Core M processor reviewed, results look favorable”

  1. RT @JasonOGrady: Intel Core M processor reviewed, results look favorable http://t.co/2cisIyy581

  2. Please be true, please be true, please be true… http://t.co/1TbEjsO734 #MacBook

  3. @JasonOGrady @rossrubin Depends – any sustained performance (especially graphics) hits the thermal limits.

  4. Intel Core M processor reviewed, results look favorable: http://t.co/3b4b8FsfPD