Intel Xeon E3-1535M v5 vs Intel Xeon E3-1545M v5

Intel Xeon E3-1535M v5

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The Intel Xeon E3-1535M v5 is a high-end quad-core processor for workstation notebooks. It's part of the Skylake Xeon series and has been presented in September 2015. In addition to four CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.9 - 3.8 GHz (4 cores: max. 3.4 GHz, 2 cores: max. 3.6 GHz), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics P530 GPU and a dual-channel DDR4-2133/DDR3L-1600 memory controller. The CPU is manufactured using a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

The most important difference of the Xeon series compared to consumer models like the Core i7-6920HQ is the support for additional management and security features such as ECC memory.

Architecture

Skylake replaces both Haswell and Broadwell and brings the same microarchitecture in every TDP class from 4.5 to 45 W. The extensive improvements of the Skylake design include increased out-of-order buffers, optimized prefetching and branch prediction as well as additional performance gains through Hyper-Threading. Overall, however, performance per clock has been increased by only 5 to 10 percent (compared to Haswell) respectively under 5 percent (compard to Broadwell), which is quite modest for a new architecture ("Tock").

Performance

According to the specified clock rates and the improved architecture, the E3-1535M v5 performs somewhat above the former, slightly higher clocked Core i7-4910MQ (Haswell) and even matches a desktop Core i7-4770K. Even the most demanding applications and excessive multitasking are handled easily.

Graphics

The integrated graphics unit called HD Graphics P530 represents the "GT2" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 24 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 350 - 1050 MHz and offer a performance about 20 percent above the old HD Graphics 4600. 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 HD Graphics P530.

Power Consumption

Specified at a TDP of 45 W (including CPU, GPU and memory controller), the Xeon is best suited for bigger notebooks 15-inches in size and above. Optionally, the TDP can be lowered to 35 watts (cTDP down), reducing both heat dissipation and performance.

Intel Xeon E3-1545M v5

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The Intel Xeon E3-1545M v5 is a fast quad-core processor for workstation notebooks based on the Skylake architecture and was announced in the beginning of 2016. Besides four CPU cores incl. Hyperthreading support, which are clocked at 2.9-3.8 GHz (probable Turbo steps: 4 cores: up to 3.4 GHz, 2 cores: up to 3.6 GHz), the processor also integrates a very fast graphics unit. The Iris Pro Graphics P580 (GT4e) has 72 EUs as well as 128 MB eDRAM cache, which can also be used by the CPU cores.

It is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors. The most important difference to the consumer models like the Core i7-6920HQ is the support of additional administration and security features like support for ECC-RAM. 

Architecture

Intel uses Skylake to replace both Broadwell as well as Haswell and therefore uses one core design for all TDP classes between 4.5-45 Watts. Several improvements of the Skylake architecture include bigger Out-to-Order-Buffer, optimizations for pre-fetching as well as bigger gains by Hyperthreading. However, the changes are small for a "Tock" – a new micro architecture – in general, so the per-MHz performance is only between 5-10 % (compared to Haswell) or less than 5 % higher (compared to Broadwell), respectively.

The Xeon E3-1545M v5 also benefits from the additional eDRAM cache in some cases, which can accelerate memory-heavy applications in particular.

Performance

Thanks to the improved Skylake architecture as well as the additional eDRAM cache, the E3-1545M v5 should even beat the former top model Core i7-4930MX (Haswell) and is therefore one of the fastest notebook processors on the market right now. Even the most demanding applications and excessive multi-tasking are no problem for the high-end CPU.

Graphics

The integrated GPU with the designation Iris Pro Graphics P580 (also known as "GT4e") represents the fastest version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). 72 Execution Units (EUs) run at 350 up to 1050 MHz and allow a performance comparable to a dedicated mainstream chip. The GPU might be able to compete with a GeForce 945M under perfect conditions and it is therefore the fastest iGPU on the market by a pretty big margin. Modern games from 2015/2016 can usually be played smoothly at medium settings. More information about the performance and the features is available on our dedicated page for the Iris Pro Graphics P580.

Power Consumption

According to its TDP of 45 Watts, the chip is primarily designed for bigger notebooks starting with 15-inch screens. The TDP can optionally be reduced to 35 Watts (cTDP down), but this would obviously affect the performance.

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Intel Xeon E3-1575M v5 (compare)3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
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Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 (compare)2800 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
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Intel Xeon E3-1535M v52900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 742     avg: 745.8     median: 745 (17%)     max: 750 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 156     avg: 159.3     median: 159 (73%)     max: 162 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
8.2 Points (19%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.8 Points (91%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5708     avg: 5772.5     median: 5772 (63%)     max: 5837 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 22147     avg: 22321.5     median: 22321 (34%)     max: 22496 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 29375     avg: 29395.5     median: 29395 (39%)     max: 29416 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 7353     avg: 7480.5     median: 7480 (72%)     max: 7608 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 214     avg: 289.1     median: 323 (4%)     max: 329 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7     avg: 9.3     median: 10 (2%)     max: 10 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 3529     avg: 4317.5     median: 4317 (51%)     max: 5106 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
46.4 fps (1%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 171     avg: 172     median: 172 (64%)     max: 173 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (22%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.7 GB/s (22%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3     avg: 4     median: 4 (20%)     max: 4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 7119     avg: 7372.7     median: 7221 (48%)     max: 7778 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.3 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 21     avg: 21.4     median: 21 (1%)     max: 22 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 511     avg: 515.7     median: 517 (2%)     max: 519 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
172530 MIPS (82%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
87000 MFLOPS (67%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.7 points (110%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
27784 Points (39%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 9549     avg: 9874.5     median: 9866 (51%)     max: 10217 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 43567     avg: 47274.8     median: 47882 (31%)     max: 49767 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
43935 Points (52%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 7381     avg: 7775.5     median: 7888 (20%)     max: 7945 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 10335     avg: 10697.8     median: 10802 (33%)     max: 10852 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
11130 Points (90%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
9988 Points (91%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
13822 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
13065 Points (23%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
12521 Points (29%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
13894 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3910 Points (80%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
901 ms (2%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
70.1 ms (1%)

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