Intel Core i3-5005U

Intel 5005U

The Intel Core i3-5005U 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 2.0 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.


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.


Thanks to its improved architecture and the slightly higher clock rate, the Core i3-5005U ends up 5 - 10 percent faster than the Core i3-4025U (1.9 GHz, Haswell). Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications and multitasking.


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 i3-5005U 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.

SeriesIntel Core i3
Series: Core i3 Broadwell
Intel Core i3-5157U (compare)2500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-5020U (compare)2200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-5010U (compare)2100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-5015U (compare)2100 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-5005U2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Clock Rate2000 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB
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
FeaturesDDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 5500 (300 - 850 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$275 U.S.
Announcement Date01/05/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 5005U


Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 206     avg: 208.2     median: 208 (5%)     max: 210 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 81     avg: 82     median: 82 (38%)     max: 83 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
2.3 Points (5%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1 Points (48%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3113     avg: 3131.4     median: 3133 (34%)     max: 3151 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 6837     avg: 6932.4     median: 6927 (11%)     max: 7048 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 6936     avg: 7951     median: 7951 (10%)     max: 8966 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 3134     avg: 3658.5     median: 3658 (35%)     max: 4183 Points
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
961.7 Seconds (4%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2700     avg: 2767.4     median: 2711 (14%)     max: 2906 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 25552     avg: 26630.8     median: 26953 (17%)     max: 27065 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2289     avg: 2338     median: 2347 (6%)     max: 2368 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3250     avg: 3293     median: 3288 (10%)     max: 3346 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 4016     avg: 4061.3     median: 4075 (5%)     max: 4093 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1907     avg: 1915.7     median: 1912 (39%)     max: 1928 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1636     avg: 2535     median: 2582 (4%)     max: 3339 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 136     avg: 174.6     median: 151 (2%)     max: 275 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 9479     avg: 14507.2     median: 14425 (28%)     max: 19700 Points
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