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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 (compare)2500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-5020U (compare)2200 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-5010U2100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-5015U (compare)2100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-5005U (compare)2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Clock Rate2100 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
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
Starting Price$281 U.S.
Announcement Date01/05/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 5010U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 217     avg: 218.7     median: 219 (10%)     max: 220 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 84     avg: 85.3     median: 85 (44%)     max: 87 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 2.32     avg: 2.4     median: 2.4 (10%)     max: 2.41 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.92     avg: 1     median: 0.9 (43%)     max: 0.97 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 729.8     avg: 745.5     median: 731.5 (9%)     max: 775.192 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 23.1     avg: 23.4     median: 23.2 (5%)     max: 23.89 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2111     avg: 2130.7     median: 2119 (25%)     max: 2162 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 13.5     avg: 13.6     median: 13.6 (8%)     max: 13.75 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 67.7     avg: 71.9     median: 73.9 (32%)     max: 74 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.116     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (7%)     max: 0.133 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.199     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (10%)     max: 0.203 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 1.2     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (11%)     max: 1.3 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2772     avg: 2828.5     median: 2828.5 (22%)     max: 2885 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 18.2     avg: 25.7     median: 18.3 (4%)     max: 40.5 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 40.9     avg: 51     median: 40.9 (2%)     max: 71.3 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 898     avg: 1012.3     median: 903.5 (4%)     max: 1235.5 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 8083     avg: 8137     median: 8137 (15%)     max: 8191 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2741     avg: 2938.3     median: 3002 (18%)     max: 3072 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 29311     avg: 29383     median: 29383 (19%)     max: 29455 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2441     avg: 2470     median: 2470 (6%)     max: 2499 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3495     avg: 3504     median: 3503 (15%)     max: 3514 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 6698     avg: 6745.5     median: 6745.5 (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 (14%)     max: 4843 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 4398     avg: 4417     median: 4417 (14%)     max: 4436 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 4971     avg: 4984     median: 4984 (19%)     max: 4997 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 4540     avg: 4545.5     median: 4545.5 (15%)     max: 4551 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2164     avg: 2165.5     median: 2165.5 (46%)     max: 2167 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 4777     avg: 4794.5     median: 4794.5 (13%)     max: 4812 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2293     avg: 2296.5     median: 2296.5 (48%)     max: 2300 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1727     avg: 2710.1     median: 3171 (5%)     max: 3232.3 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 146.7     avg: 153.5     median: 153.5 (4%)     max: 160.3 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 10182     avg: 13330.3     median: 10221 (21%)     max: 19588 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
24.1 Watt (10%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
17.4 Watt (7%)
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