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Intel Celeron 3215U

Intel 3215U

The Intel Celeron 3215U is an entry-level, ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor based on the Broadwell architecture, which has been launched in June 2015. In addition to two CPU cores clocked at 1.7 GHz (no Turbo or Hyper-Threading), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics GPU and a dual-channel DDR3(L)-1600 memory controller. The CPU is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Compared to the Celeron 3205U, the Celeron 3215U offers 200 MHz more CPU clock as well as a slightly higher GPU frequency.

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 performance of the Celeron 3215U should be somewhat above the slightly higher clocked predecessor Celeron 1037U (1.8 GHz, Ivy Bridge). Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes, but may struggle in more demanding applications.

Graphics

The integrated HD Graphics (Broadwell) offers 12 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 300 - 850 MHz. Similar to the CPU core, the GPU architecture (Intel Gen 8) has been thoroughly revised for improved performance-per-clock. We expect the HD Graphics (Broadwell) to beat the HD Graphics (Haswell) (10 EUs) as well as the HD Graphics 4200 (20 EUs), both part of the Haswell generation. Nevertheless, most games as of 2015 should be playable only in very 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 Celeron 3215U 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 subnotebooks 11-inches and greater.

SeriesIntel Celeron
CodenameBroadwell
Series: Celeron Broadwell
Intel Celeron 3765U (compare)1900 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 3755U (compare)1700 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Celeron 3215U1700 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 3205U (compare)1500 MHz2 / 22 MB
Clock Rate1700 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Transistor Count1300 Million
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Die Size82 mm2
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketBGA
FeaturesAVX, AES-NI, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, Virtualization, Wireless Display, Quick Sync
GPUIntel HD Graphics (Broadwell) (300 - 850 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$107 U.S.
Announcement Date06/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Celeron 3215U

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Celeron

» Intel Celeron 2970M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 1020E
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 3765U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 2950M
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 1020M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 3755U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 3215U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 1005M
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron N3450
   1.1 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 1000M
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 1037U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 2981U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 2980U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron B840
   1.9 GHz / 0 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron B830
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 1017U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 3205U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron B820
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron J1900
   2 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Celeron N2940
   1.83 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Celeron N3160
   1.6 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 2957U
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 2955U
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron N3350
   1.1 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 1007U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron N3150
   1.6 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Celeron N2930
   1.83 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Celeron J1850
   2 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Celeron B815
   1.6 GHz / 0 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron B810
   1.6 GHz / 0 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron N2920
   1.86 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 1047UE
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 887
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron B800
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron J1800
   2.41 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Celeron N2840
   2.16 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Celeron J1750
   2.41 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Celeron N3060
   1.6 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Celeron N2910
   1.6 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Celeron N2830
   2.16 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Celeron N2820
   2.17 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Celeron N3050
   1.6 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Celeron N2815
   1.86 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Celeron N3000
   1.04 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Celeron N2810
   2 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Celeron 2961Y
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 877
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 867
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron B730
   1.8 GHz / 0.3 MB + 1.5 MB
» Intel Celeron 1019Y
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 847
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 807
   1.5 GHz / 0.3 MB + 1.5 MB
» Intel Celeron B720
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB + 1.5 MB
» Intel Celeron N2808
   1.58 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Celeron 927UE
   1.5 GHz / 0.3 MB + 1 MB
» Intel Celeron N2807
   1.58 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Celeron N2806
   1.58 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Celeron B710
   1.6 GHz / 0.3 MB + 1.5 MB
» Intel Celeron 797
   1.4 GHz / 0.3 MB + 1.5 MB
» Intel Celeron N2805
   1.46 GHz / 1 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6600
   2.4 GHz / 4 MB
- AMD A-Series A8-6410
   2 GHz / 2 MB
- AMD A-Series A6-7310
   2 GHz / 2 MB
- AMD A-Series A6-6310
   1.8 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Celeron 3755U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Celeron 3215U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
+ Intel Core i3 330M
   2.13 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i7 680UM
   1.47 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ AMD Phenom II X2 P650
   2.8 GHz / 2048 KB
+ AMD Phenom II X2 N620
   2.8 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Pentium B950
   2.1 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2015-06-22)