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Intel Core i3-5010U

Intel 5010U

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.

SeriesIntel Core i3
CodenameBroadwell

Series: Core i3 Broadwell

Intel Core i3-5157U compare2.5 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-5020U compare2.2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-5010U « 2.1 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-5015U compare2.1 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-5005U compare2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Clock Rate2100 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Transistor Count1300 Million
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Die Size82 mm2
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketBGA
FeaturesDDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 5500 (300 - 900 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Starting Price$281 U.S.
Announcement Date01/05/2015
Product Link (external)ark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 211     avg: 216.8     median: 218 (1%)     max: 220 Points
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Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 2.32     avg: 2.4     median: 2.4 (3%)     max: 2.41 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.92     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (24%)     max: 0.97 Points
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.116     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.133 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.199     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (3%)     max: 0.203 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2772     avg: 2829     median: 2828.5 (6%)     max: 2885 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 18.2     avg: 25.7     median: 18.3 (4%)     max: 40.5 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 898     avg: 1012     median: 903 (4%)     max: 1236 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 8083     avg: 8137     median: 8137 (7%)     max: 8191 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 29311     avg: 29383     median: 29383 (24%)     max: 29455 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 4540     avg: 4546     median: 4545.5 (8%)     max: 4551 points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 2164     avg: 2166     median: 2165.5 (42%)     max: 2167 points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 4777     avg: 4795     median: 4794.5 (8%)     max: 4812 points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 2293     avg: 2297     median: 2296.5 (34%)     max: 2300 points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
min: 6698     avg: 6746     median: 6745.5 (54%)     max: 6793 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
min: 5336     avg: 5382     median: 5382 (49%)     max: 5428 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
min: 4801     avg: 4822     median: 4822 (9%)     max: 4843 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
min: 4398     avg: 4417     median: 4417 (9%)     max: 4436 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
min: 4971     avg: 4984     median: 4984 (13%)     max: 4997 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1727     avg: 2710     median: 3171 (4%)     max: 3232 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 146.7     avg: 153.5     median: 153.5 (2%)     max: 160.3 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 10182     avg: 13330     median: 10221 (9%)     max: 19588 Points
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