Notebookcheck Logo

Intel Core i3-5015U

Intel 5015U

The Intel Core i3-5015U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor based on the Broadwell architecture, which has been in early 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.

Compared to the Core i3-5010U, the Core i3-5015U has a slightly lower GPU clock.


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 i3-5015U 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.


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 i3-5015U 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 compare2.5 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-5020U compare2.2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-5010U compare2.1 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-5015U « 2.1 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
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 Date03/31/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 5015U


- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Add one or more devices and compare

In the following list you can select (and also search for) devices that should be added to the comparison. You can select more than one device.

restrict list:

show all (including archived), 2023, 2022
log 28. 20:30:54

#0 no ids found in url (should be separated by "_") +0s ... 0s

#1 not redirecting to Ajax server +0s ... 0s

#2 did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old! Created at Fri, 25 Aug 2023 17:29:24 +0200 +0.001s ... 0.001s

#3 composed specs +0.016s ... 0.017s

#4 did output specs +0s ... 0.017s

#5 getting avg benchmarks for device 6764 +0.002s ... 0.019s

#6 got single benchmarks 6764 +0.009s ... 0.028s

#7 got avg benchmarks for devices +0s ... 0.028s

#8 min, max, avg, median took s +0.376s ... 0.404s

#9 return log +0.025s ... 0.43s

Reviews for the Intel Core i3-5015U processor

Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 Convertible Review

Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 Convertible Review

Retro-Radius. Toshiba sees a market for affordable 14-inch convertibles and positions its new Radius 14 lineup in the gap. We quite liked the flexible device fo...
Intel Core i3-5015U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14.00" | 2 kg

Dell Inspiron 17-5758, Core i3: Intel HD Graphics 5500, 17.30", 3 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron 17-5758, Core i3

Toshiba Chromebook CB35-C3350: Intel HD Graphics 5500, 13.30", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Chromebook CB35-C3350

Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 E45W-C4200: Intel HD Graphics 5500, 14.00", 2 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 E45W-C4200

Toshiba Satellite E45W-C4200X: Intel HD Graphics 5500, 14.00", 2 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite E45W-C4200X

Please share our article, every link counts!

» Mobile CPU Comparison
Comparison of all mobile CPU series

» Mobile Processors - Benchmarklist
Benchmarklist of all known CPUs that are used in laptops (desktop and laptop CPUs)

Other CPUs of the series Core i3

» Intel Core i3-8145U
   2x 2.1 GHz - 3.9 GHz
» Intel Core i3-8121U
   2x 2.2 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6167U
   2x 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6100H
   2x 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5157U
   2x 2.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6157U
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6100U
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4110M
   2x 2.6 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4100M
   2x 2.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4000M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4100E
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3130M
   2x 2.6 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3120M
   2x 2.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5020U
   2x 2.2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3110M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5010U
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5015U
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6006U
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2370M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-390M
   2x 2.67 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5005U
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2350M
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2348M
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-380M
   2x 2.53 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2330M
   2x 2.2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2328M
   2x 2.2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4158U
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4120U
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-370M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4030U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4025U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2312M
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2310M
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2308M
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4100U
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3227U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4010U
   2x 1.7 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4005U
   2x 1.7 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3217U
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4102E
   2x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4030Y
   2x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Core i3-350M
   2x 2.26 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4020Y
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4012Y
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-330M
   2x 2.13 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4010Y
   2x 1.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3229Y
   2x 1.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2377M
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2375M
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2367M
   2x 1.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2365M
   2x 1.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2357M
   2x 1.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-380UM
   2x 1.33 GHz
» Intel Core i3-330UM
   2x 1.2 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Core i5-480M
   2x 2.67 GHz - 2.93 GHz
+ Intel Core i7-2649M
   2x 2.3 GHz - 3.2 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-540M
   2x 2.53 GHz - 3.07 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-460M
   2x 2.53 GHz - 2.8 GHz
+ Intel Core i3-5010U
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5015U
   2x 2.1 GHz
- Intel Core i3-6006U
   2x 2 GHz
- Intel Celeron 5205U
   2x 1.9 GHz
- Intel Core i3-2370M
   2x 2.4 GHz
- Intel Core i3-390M
   2x 2.67 GHz
- Intel Core i3-5005U
   2x 2 GHz
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Benchmarks / Tech > Notebook Processors > Intel Core i3 5015U Notebook Processor
Klaus Hinum (Update: 2015-04- 2)