Intel Core i5-2537M vs Intel Core i5-2415M vs Intel Core i5-2557M

Intel Core i5-2537M

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The Intel Core i5-2537M is power efficient ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processor for thin and light laptops. The base frequency of 1.4 GHz is relatively low, but due to Turbo Boost 2.0, the CPU may clock up to 2.3 GHz (one core loaded, 2GHz with both cores loaded). However, this is depending on the cooling and power consumption of the laptop. Due to HyperThreading, the i5-2537M is able to handle 4 threads in parallel.

Sandy Bridge is the evolutionary successor of the Arrandale architecture. The most noteable improvements is the improved Turbo 2.0 and the integration of the graphics card into the 32nm CPU core. 

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 clocked at 350 or 900MHz (Turbo Boost). Due to the slower clock rate, compared to other HD Graphics 3000 (usually 650-1100/1300MHz in non LV processors), the performance should be noticeable lower.

The performance of the CPU should be a bit higher than a similar clocked Arrandale Core i5. Therefore, the performance should be similar to a Core i7-680UM / Core i3-330M.

The TDP of 17W (includes the integrated GPU and memory controller) allows the use of the 2537M CPU in small subnotebooks.

Intel Core i5-2415M

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The Intel Core i5-2415M is a fast dual core processor at the time of introduction in Q1 2011. It is based on the Sandy Bridge architecture and offers Hyperthreading to handle 4 threads at once (for a better usage of the pipeline). Compared to the similar Core i5-2410M, the 2415M is manufactured with a smaller package and only for the BGA1023 socket. In difference to the faster Core i7, the i5 offers a smaller last level cache of 3MB. The base clock speed is 2.3 GHz but due to Turbo Boost it can reach 2.6 GHz (2 cores active) and 2.9 GHz (1 core active). Compared to the 2510M, the 2415M does not support AES, VT-d, and Trusted Execution functions.

Sandy Bridge is the evolutionary successor of the Arrandale architecture. The most noteable improvements is the improved Turbo 2.0 and the integration of the graphics card into the 32nm CPU core. 

The i5-2415M offers an integrated graphics card ( Intel HD Graphics 3000) which is clearly faster then the older Intel HD Graphics in the Arrandale CPUs. As the new GPU is included in the CPU, it is also manufactured in 32nm and shares the fast level 3 cache with the CPU cores (using a new ring bus). In the 2415M it is clocked from  650-1200MHz (with Turbo Boost). The faster Sandy Bridge CPUs are clocked up to 1300 MHz (like the i5-2520M).

Furthermore, an improved dual-channel DDR3 memory controller is included on the CPU die that is used by the CPU and GPU part.

Due to the improved architecture and the new Turbo Boost 2.0, the average performance of the Core i5-2415M is higher than a similar clocked Arrandale Core i5. In our benchmarks, the 2415M was able to beat the fast Intel Core i5-560M with 2.7-3.2GHz and is therefore suited for even demanding tasks. Detailed benchmarks can be found below and on the detail page of the similar Core i5-2410M.

The 35W TDP rating includes the integrated GPU and memory controller.

Intel Core i5-2557M

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The Intel Core i5-2557M is power efficient ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processor for thin and light laptops. The base frequency of 1.7 GHz is relatively low, but due to Turbo Boost 2.0, the CPU may clock up to 2.7 GHz (on core loaded, 2.4 GHz with both cores loaded). However, this is depending on the cooling and power consumption of the laptop. Due to HyperThreading, the i5-2557M is able to handle 4 threads in parallel. Compared to the Core i7-2657M, the i5 offers less cache but a higher base clock speed and faster graphics turbo boost.

Sandy Bridge is the evolutionary successor of the Arrandale architecture. The most noteable improvements is the improved Turbo 2.0 and the integration of the graphics card into the 32nm CPU core. 

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 clocked at 350 or 1200MHz (Turbo Boost). Due to the slower clock rate, compared to HD Graphics 3000 in 35W and 45W processors (usually clocked at 650-1100/1300MHz in non LV processors), the performance should be noticeable lower.

The performance of the CPU should be a bit higher than a similar clocked Arrandale Core i5. In our benchmarks (see below), the similar 2657M ULV processor was as fast as a Core i3-2310M due to the high Turbo Boost frequencies. However, the laptop cooling system has to keep the processor relatively cool for the Turbo Boost to work often.

The TDP of 17W (includes the integrated GPU and memory controller) allows the use of the 2557M CPU in small subnotebooks.

Intel Core i5-2537MIntel Core i5-2415MIntel Core i5-2557M
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: Core i5 Sandy Bridge
Intel Core i5-2540M2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2520M2500 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2450M2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2435M2400 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2430M2400 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2415M2300 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2410M2300 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2557M1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2467M1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-2537M1400 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2540M2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2520M2500 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2450M2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2435M2400 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2430M2400 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-2415M2300 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2410M2300 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2557M1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2467M1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2537M1400 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2540M2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2520M2500 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2450M2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2435M2400 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2430M2400 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2415M2300 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2410M2300 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-2557M1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2467M1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2537M1400 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
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HD Graphics 3000 (350-900MHz), DDR3-1066/1333 Memory Controller (max 8GB), HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHD Graphics 3000 (650-1200MHz), DDR3-1066/1333 Memory Controller (max 8GB), HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationTurbo Boost 2.0, VPro, Hyper-Threading, Virtualization VT-x, Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d), Trusted Execution, AES, Intel 64, Anti-Theft, My WiFi, Idle States, Enhanced SpeedStep, Thermal Monitorin, Execute Disable Bit
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 3000 (350 - 900 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 3000 (650 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 3000 (350 - 1200 MHz)
$250 U.S.$250 U.S.
Intel Core i5 2537MIntel Core i5 2557M

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.41     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (6%)     max: 1.93 Points
2.4 Points (9%)
min: 2.18     avg: 2.2     median: 2.2 (8%)     max: 2.25 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.9 Points (37%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2808     avg: 2814     median: 2814 (31%)     max: 2820 Points
3666 Points (40%)
min: 3382     avg: 3419     median: 3419 (37%)     max: 3456 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 4157     avg: 5329.7     median: 5903 (12%)     max: 5929 Points
7444 Points (15%)
min: 6223     avg: 6533.5     median: 6533.5 (13%)     max: 6844 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 5127     avg: 6200.5     median: 6200.5 (8%)     max: 7274 Points
9156 Points (12%)
min: 8266     avg: 8307.5     median: 8307.5 (11%)     max: 8349 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 3577     avg: 3608.5     median: 3608.5 (35%)     max: 3640 Points
4607 Points (45%)
min: 4201     avg: 4202.5     median: 4202.5 (41%)     max: 4204 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 791.7     avg: 974.9     median: 974.9 (12%)     max: 1158 seconds
632 seconds (7%)
min: 764.61     avg: 768.5     median: 768.5 (9%)     max: 772.419 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 24.8     avg: 24.9     median: 24.9 (5%)     max: 25 seconds
19 seconds (4%)
min: 23.555     avg: 23.7     median: 23.7 (5%)     max: 23.773 seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 1696     avg: 2182.3     median: 2400 (17%)     max: 2451 Points
2887 Points (20%)
min: 2738     avg: 2750     median: 2750 (19%)     max: 2762 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 17     avg: 17.2     median: 17.2 (4%)     max: 17.331 Seconds
13 Seconds (3%)
14 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
39 Seconds (2%)
31 Seconds (1%)
min: 33     avg: 33.5     median: 33.5 (1%)     max: 34 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
993 Seconds (4%)
735 Seconds (3%)
min: 763     avg: 771     median: 771 (3%)     max: 779 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
46300 MIPS (22%)
min: 37300     avg: 38565     median: 38565 (18%)     max: 39830 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
23500 MFLOPS (18%)
9430 MFLOPS (7%)
min: 28460     avg: 28470     median: 28470 (22%)     max: 28480 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 3.4     avg: 5     median: 5.4 (69%)     max: 6.3 points
6.9 points (88%)
6.8 points (87%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
20010 Points (33%)
min: 7260     avg: 7452     median: 7452 (12%)     max: 7644 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
2803 points (15%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-2537M → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-2415M → 112%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-2557M → 107%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)