Intel Core i3-5010U vs Intel Core i3-5015U

Intel Core i3-5010U

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The Intel Core i3-5010U 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 2.1 GHz (no Turbo), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 5500 GPU and a dual-channel DDR3(L)-1600 memory controller. The Core i3 is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

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 and the slightly higher clock rate, the Core i3-5010U ends up 10 - 15 percent faster than the Core i3-4030U (1.9 GHz, 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), however only 23 EUs (clocked at 300 - 900 MHz) are active in this case. 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 i3-5010U is rated at a TDP of 15 W (10 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.

Intel Core i3-5015U

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The Intel Core i3-5015U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor based on the Broadwell architecture, which has been in early 2015. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.1 GHz (no Turbo), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 5500 GPU and a dual-channel DDR3(L)-1600 memory controller. The Core i3 is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Compared to the Core i3-5010U, the Core i3-5015U has a slightly lower GPU clock.

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 and the slightly higher clock rate, the Core i3-5015U ends up 10 - 15 percent faster than the Core i3-4030U (1.9 GHz, 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), however only 23 EUs (clocked at 300 - 850 MHz) are active in this case. 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 i3-5015U is rated at a TDP of 15 W (10 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.

Intel Core i3-5010UIntel Core i3-5015U
Intel Core i3Intel Core i3
BroadwellBroadwell
: Core i3 Broadwell
Intel Core i3-5157U (compare)2500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-5020U (compare)2200 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-5010U2100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-5015U2100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-5005U (compare)2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-5157U (compare)2500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-5020U (compare)2200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-5010U2100 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-5015U2100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-5005U (compare)2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
2100 MHz2100 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
3 MB3 MB
2 / 42 / 4
15 15
1300 1300
14 14
82 mm282 mm2
105 °C105 °C
BGABGA
DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 5500 (300 - 900 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5500 (300 - 850 MHz)
$281 U.S.$275 U.S.
Intel Core i3 5010UIntel Core i3 5015U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 211     avg: 216.8     median: 218 (5%)     max: 220 Points
214 Points (5%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 84     avg: 85.3     median: 85 (39%)     max: 87 Points
85 Points (39%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
2.4 Points (5%)
2.3 Points (5%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1 Points (48%)
1 Points (49%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
3114 Points (34%)
3272 Points (36%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
7222 Points (11%)
6975 Points (11%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
7576 Points (10%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
4196 Points (41%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 729     avg: 745.5     median: 731 (9%)     max: 775 seconds
739.5 seconds (9%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
23.4 seconds (5%)
23.5 seconds (5%)
WinRAR - Result
min: 2111     avg: 2130.7     median: 2119 (25%)     max: 2162 KB/s
2039 KB/s (24%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
6040 MIPS (6%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
2132 MIPS (31%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
13.6 fps (0%)
13.4 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 67     avg: 71.9     median: 73 (27%)     max: 74 fps
68.9 fps (26%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
0 fps (0%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (6%)
0.1 GB/s (6%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (7%)
0.2 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.3 GB/s (6%)
1.2 GB/s (6%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2772     avg: 2828.5     median: 2828 (19%)     max: 2885 Points
2866 Points (19%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 18     avg: 25.7     median: 18 (4%)     max: 40 Seconds
19.7 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 40     avg: 51     median: 40 (2%)     max: 71 Seconds
42.3 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 898     avg: 1012.3     median: 903 (4%)     max: 1235 Seconds
953 Seconds (4%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 8083     avg: 8137     median: 8137 (11%)     max: 8191 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2741     avg: 2938.3     median: 3002 (15%)     max: 3072 points
2715 points (14%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 29311     avg: 29383     median: 29383 (19%)     max: 29455 Points
27272 Points (18%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
28754 Points (34%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2441     avg: 2470     median: 2470 (6%)     max: 2499 Points
2423 Points (6%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3495     avg: 3504     median: 3503 (11%)     max: 3514 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 6698     avg: 6745.5     median: 6745 (54%)     max: 6793 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 5336     avg: 5382     median: 5382 (49%)     max: 5428 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 4801     avg: 4822     median: 4822 (8%)     max: 4843 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 4398     avg: 4417     median: 4417 (8%)     max: 4436 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 4971     avg: 4984     median: 4984 (11%)     max: 4997 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 4540     avg: 4545.5     median: 4545 (6%)     max: 4551 Points
4183 Points (5%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2164     avg: 2165.5     median: 2165 (44%)     max: 2167 Points
1992 Points (41%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 4777     avg: 4794.5     median: 4794 (13%)     max: 4812 Points
4436 Points (12%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2293     avg: 2296.5     median: 2296 (47%)     max: 2300 Points
2125 Points (43%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2613 Points (41%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
5066 Points (9%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1727     avg: 2710.1     median: 3171 (5%)     max: 3232 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 146     avg: 153.5     median: 153 (2%)     max: 160 ms
132.7 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 10182     avg: 13330.3     median: 10221 (20%)     max: 19588 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 5010U +
24.1 Watt (5%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 5010U +
17.4 Watt (3%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-5010U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-5015U → 97%

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