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Intel Core i5-5200U

Intel 5200U

The Intel Core i5-5200U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor based on the Broadwell architecture, which has been launched in January 2015. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.2 - 2.7 GHz (2 Cores: 2.5 GHz), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 5500 GPU and a dual-channel DDR3(L)-1600 memory controller. The Core i5 is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Compared to the Core i5-5250U, the i5-5200U features a higher CPU base clock, but integrates a somewhat slower GPU.

Architecture

Broadwell represents the "Tick" in Intel's Tick-Tock model, which means a shrink of its predecessor Haswell. The new 14 nm manufacturing process with three-dimensional FinFET transistors allows not only improvements in energy efficiency, but also a significantly smaller die size fit for more compact packages and devices.

Further advantages result from the revised microarchitecture of Broadwell. Due to its improved branch prediction, bigger buffer sizes (1500 instead of 1000 entries in the L2 TLB) and other tweaks, the performance per clock has been increased by more than 5 percent over its predecessor. There are also some new instruction set extensions designed for cryptographic applications.

Performance

Thanks to its improved architecture, the Core i5-5200U ends up 5 - 15 percent faster than the slightly lower clocked Core i5-4200U and matches the Core i5-4300U (both Haswell). Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications and multitasking.

Graphics

The integrated HD Graphics 5500 offers 24 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 300 - 900 MHz. Similar to the CPU core, the GPU architecture (Intel Gen 8) has been thoroughly revised for improved performance-per-clock. Therefore, the HD Graphics 5500 is able to beat the HD Graphics 4400 (20 EUs) as well as the HD Graphics 5000 (40 EUs), both part of the Haswell generation. Nevertheless, most games as of 2015 will be playable only in low settings.

Broadwell is the first Intel chip to fully support DirectX 11.2 as well as OpenCL 1.3/2.0 and OpenGL 4.3. Video will output natively via DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4a. However, the new HDMI 2.0 standard is not supported.

Power Consumption

The i5-5200U is rated at a TDP of 15 W (7.5 W cTDP Down) including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited even for small ultrabooks 11-inches and greater.

SeriesIntel Core i5
CodenameBroadwell
Clock Rate2200 - 2700 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3072 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Transistor Count1300 Million
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Die Size82 mm2
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketBGA
FeaturesDDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 5500 (300 - 900 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $281 U.S.
Announcement Date01/05/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 5200U

Benchmarks

Octane V2 - Total Score
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
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Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
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3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
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3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
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3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
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3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
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Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
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Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
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Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
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Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
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Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
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TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
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TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
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TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
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X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
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X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
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WinRAR - Result
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wPrime 1.55 - 1024m
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wPrime 1.55 - 32m
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wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
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wPrime 2.0x - 32m
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3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
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3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
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3DMark 06 - CPU -
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Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
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