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Intel Core i5-5300U

Intel 5300U

The Intel Core i5-5300U 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 2.3 - 2.9 GHz (2 Cores: 2.7 GHz), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 5500 GPU and a dual-channel DDR3(L)-1600 memory controller. The Core i5 is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Compared to the Core i5-5350U, the i5-5300U features a higher CPU base clock, but integrates a somewhat slower GPU.


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, the Core i5-5300U ends up 5 - 15 percent faster than the slightly lower clocked Core i5-4300U and beats the Core i7-4510U (both 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) clocked at 300 - 900 MHz. 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 outperform 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 i5-5300U is rated at a TDP of 15 W (7.5 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

Series: Core i5 Broadwell

Intel Core i5-5350H compare3 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-5287U compare2.9 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-5257U compare2.7 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-5300U2.3 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-5350U compare1.8 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-5200U compare2.2 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-5250U compare1.6 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Clock Rate2300 - 2900 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, vPro, 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 i5 5300U


Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 2.71     avg: 3     median: 3 (4%)     max: 3.08 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.22     avg: 1.3     median: 1.4 (4%)     max: 1.37 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 11069     avg: 11742     median: 11922 (9%)     max: 12052 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 5673     avg: 5879     median: 5899 (32%)     max: 5987 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 536     avg: 577     median: 571.5 (7%)     max: 628 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 13     avg: 13.5     median: 13.5 (3%)     max: 13.83 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 679     avg: 699     median: 687 (3%)     max: 757 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2982     avg: 3473     median: 3439 (9%)     max: 3880 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 29376     avg: 34094     median: 34144.5 (22%)     max: 38075 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2815     avg: 3077     median: 3113.5 (8%)     max: 3253 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 4046     avg: 4382     median: 4413 (8%)     max: 4540 Points
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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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