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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.

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 i3-5015U 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.

Graphics

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
CodenameBroadwell
Clock Rate2100 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3072 KB
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 - 850 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $275 U.S.
Announcement Date03/31/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 5015U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 85     avg: 85 (38%)     median: 85 (38%)     max: 85 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 214     avg: 214 (12%)     median: 214 (12%)     max: 214 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 4183     avg: 4183 (13%)     median: 4183 (13%)     max: 4183 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 1992     avg: 1992 (43%)     median: 1992 (43%)     max: 1992 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 4436     avg: 4436 (14%)     median: 4436 (14%)     max: 4436 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 2125     avg: 2125 (45%)     median: 2125 (45%)     max: 2125 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 2423     avg: 2423 (6%)     median: 2423 (6%)     max: 2423 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 27272     avg: 27272 (18%)     median: 27272 (18%)     max: 27272 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
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min: 132.7     avg: 132.7 (3%)     median: 132.7 (3%)     max: 132.7 ms
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
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min: 0.117     avg: 0.1 (7%)     median: 0.1 (7%)     max: 0.117 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
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min: 0.201     avg: 0.2 (12%)     median: 0.2 (12%)     max: 0.201 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
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min: 1.2     avg: 1.2 (11%)     median: 1.2 (11%)     max: 1.2 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
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min: 13.4     avg: 13.4 (13%)     median: 13.4 (13%)     max: 13.4 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
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min: 68.9     avg: 68.9 (30%)     median: 68.9 (30%)     max: 68.9 fps
WinRAR - Result
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min: 2039     avg: 2039 (24%)     median: 2039 (24%)     max: 2039 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
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min: 739.49     avg: 739.5 (9%)     median: 739.5 (9%)     max: 739.49 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
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min: 2715     avg: 2715 (17%)     median: 2715 (17%)     max: 2715 points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 0.97     avg: 1 (15%)     median: 1 (15%)     max: 0.97 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 2.34     avg: 2.3 (12%)     median: 2.3 (12%)     max: 2.34 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
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min: 3272     avg: 3272 (44%)     median: 3272 (44%)     max: 3272 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
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min: 6975     avg: 6975 (17%)     median: 6975 (17%)     max: 6975 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
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min: 19.73     avg: 19.7 (4%)     median: 19.7 (4%)     max: 19.73 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
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min: 953.03     avg: 953 (4%)     median: 953 (4%)     max: 953.03 Seconds
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Reviews for the Intel Core i3 5015U processor

Dell Inspiron 17-5758, Core i3 (Intel HD Graphics 5500, 17.3")
» Dell Inspiron 17-5758, Core i3 - External Review

Toshiba Chromebook CB35-C3350 (Intel HD Graphics 5500, 13.3")
» Toshiba Chromebook CB35-C3350 - External Review

Toshiba Satellite E45W-C4200X (Intel HD Graphics 5500, 14")
» Toshiba Satellite E45W-C4200X - External Review

Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 E45W-C4200 (Intel HD Graphics 5500, 14")
» Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 E45W-C4200 - External Review

Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 L40W-C-10Z (Intel HD Graphics 5500, 14")
» Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 Convertible Review - Review

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i3

» Intel Core i3 7100H
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 7167U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 6167U
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 6100H
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 5157U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 6157U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 7100U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 6100U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4110M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4100M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4000M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4100E
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3130M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3120M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 5020U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3110M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 5010U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 5015U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 6006U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2370M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 390M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 5005U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2350M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2348M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 380M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2330M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2328M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4158U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4120U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 370M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4030U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4025U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2312M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2310M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2308M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4100U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3227U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4010U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4005U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3217U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4102E
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4030Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 350M
   2.26 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4020Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4012Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 330M
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4010Y
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3229Y
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2377M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2375M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2367M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2365M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2357M
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 380UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 330UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i5 480M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i7 2649M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i5 540M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 460M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 5010U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 5015U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
+ Intel Core i3 6006U
   2 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 2370M
   2.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 390M
   2.67 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 5005U
   2 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 2350M
   2.3 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2015-04- 2)