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Intel Core i5-5250U

Intel 5250U

The Intel Core i5-5250U 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 1.6 - 2.7 GHz (2 Cores: 2.5 GHz), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 6000 GPU and a dual-channel LPDDR3-1866/DDR3L-1600 memory controller. The Core i5 is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Compared to the Core i5-5200U, the i5-5250U features a lower CPU base clock, but integrates a somewhat faster GPU.

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, the Core i5-5250U ends up 5 - 15 percent faster than the slightly lower clocked Core i5-4250U and matches the Core i5-4350U (both 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 6000 offers 48 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 300 - 1000 MHz. Similar to the CPU core, the GPU architecture (Intel Gen 8) has been thoroughly revised for improved performance-per-clock. In addition, the GPU benefits from faster memory speeds up to LPDDR3-1866 (Haswell: DDR3-1600). Overall, the HD Graphics 6000 is about 20 - 25 percent faster than the former HD Graphics 5000 (40 EUs), part of the Haswell generation. Nevertheless, demanding games as of 2015 will be playable only in low or medium 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 i5-5250U is rated at a TDP of 15 W (9.5 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 i5
CodenameBroadwell
Clock Rate1600 - 2700 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 Count1900 Million
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Die Size133 mm2
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketBGA
FeaturesLPDDR3-1866/DDR3L-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 6000 (300 - 1000 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $315 U.S.
Announcement Date01/05/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 5250U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 77     avg: 98.3 (44%)     median: 108 (48%)     max: 110 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 259     avg: 260.3 (14%)     median: 261 (14%)     max: 261 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 5137     avg: 5215.5 (17%)     median: 5215.5 (17%)     max: 5294 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 2559     avg: 2637.5 (57%)     median: 2637.5 (57%)     max: 2716 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
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min: 4074     avg: 4152 (19%)     median: 4152 (19%)     max: 4230 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 2846     avg: 2918.5 (7%)     median: 2918.5 (7%)     max: 2991 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 33621     avg: 34468 (22%)     median: 34468 (22%)     max: 35315 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
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min: 6250     avg: 6250 (51%)     median: 6250 (51%)     max: 6250 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
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min: 5781     avg: 5781 (55%)     median: 5781 (55%)     max: 5781 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
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min: 9580     avg: 9580 (32%)     median: 9580 (32%)     max: 9580 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
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min: 4673     avg: 4673 (18%)     median: 4673 (18%)     max: 4673 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
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min: 6769     avg: 6769 (31%)     median: 6769 (31%)     max: 6769 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
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min: 117.2     avg: 117.2 (3%)     median: 117.2 (3%)     max: 117.2 ms
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
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min: 0.121     avg: 0.1 (0%)     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.142 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
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min: 0.239     avg: 0.2 (0%)     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.245 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
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min: 1.5     avg: 1.5 (14%)     median: 1.5 (14%)     max: 1.5 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
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min: 16.46     avg: 16.5 (16%)     median: 16.5 (16%)     max: 16.46 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
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min: 88.46     avg: 88.5 (38%)     median: 88.5 (38%)     max: 88.46 fps
WinRAR - Result
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min: 2385     avg: 2423 (29%)     median: 2423 (29%)     max: 2461 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
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min: 620     avg: 620 (7%)     median: 620 (7%)     max: 620 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
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min: 3408     avg: 3586.5 (22%)     median: 3586.5 (22%)     max: 3765 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
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min: 9513     avg: 9633 (24%)     median: 9633 (24%)     max: 9753 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
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min: 3355     avg: 3393 (32%)     median: 3393 (32%)     max: 3431 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 1.03     avg: 1.2 (53%)     median: 1.2 (52%)     max: 1.28 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 2.72     avg: 2.8 (14%)     median: 2.8 (14%)     max: 2.86 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
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min: 5419     avg: 5470 (60%)     median: 5470 (60%)     max: 5521 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
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min: 11202     avg: 11307 (28%)     median: 11307 (28%)     max: 11412 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
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min: 4065     avg: 4104 (56%)     median: 4104 (56%)     max: 4143 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
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min: 8687     avg: 8721 (22%)     median: 8721 (22%)     max: 8755 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
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min: 14     avg: 15 (3%)     median: 15 (3%)     max: 16 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
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min: 32     avg: 32.5 (1%)     median: 32.5 (1%)     max: 33 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
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min: 711     avg: 722 (3%)     median: 722 (3%)     max: 733 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) -
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min: 42540     avg: 42540 (20%)     median: 42540 (20%)     max: 42540 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) -
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min: 37340     avg: 37340 (29%)     median: 37340 (29%)     max: 37340 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
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min: 7     avg: 7 (90%)     median: 7 (90%)     max: 7 points
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i5

» Intel Core i5 7440HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 6440HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 7300HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 6350HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 6300HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 7287U
   3.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 7360U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 7267U
   3.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 5350H
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 7300U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 6287U
   3.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 4340M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5287U
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 7360U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 6267U
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210H
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4330M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200H
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5257U
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4308U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4310M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4400E
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4300M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 7200U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 6360U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 6300U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4288U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4278U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3380M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3360M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3340M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 6260U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 3320M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4258U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3230M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 6198DU
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 6200U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5300U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5350U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3210M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2540M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4310U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4360U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5200U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5250U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4300U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4350U
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2520M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 7Y54
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 2450M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 580M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2435M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2430M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2415M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2410M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3437U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 560M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4260U
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3427U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4402E
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4250U
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 480M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 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 i5 3337U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 520M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 450M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3317U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 430M
   2.26 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4300Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4302Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2557M
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3439Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4202Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4220Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2467M
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3339Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200Y
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2537M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 560UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 470UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 540UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 520UM
   1.06 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 430UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i5 4310U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 4360U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i7 3537U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Pentium (Desktop) G4500T
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i5 5200U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5250U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
+ Intel Core i7 7Y75
   1.3 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4300U
   1.9 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4350U
   1.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ AMD Bristol Ridge FX-9830P
   3 GHz / 2048 KB
+ AMD Bristol Ridge PRO A12-9830B
   3 GHz / 2048 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-10-10)