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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.

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 i5-5300U 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.

Graphics

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
CodenameBroadwell
Series: Core i5 Broadwell
Intel Core i5-5350H (compare)3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-5287U (compare)2900 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-5257U (compare)2700 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-5300U2300 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-5350U (compare)1800 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-5200U (compare)2200 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-5250U (compare)1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Clock Rate2300 - 2900 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, 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

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 250     avg: 269.5     median: 270 (13%)     max: 281 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 99     avg: 114.3     median: 117 (60%)     max: 118 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 2.71     avg: 3     median: 3 (13%)     max: 3.08 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.22     avg: 1.3     median: 1.4 (61%)     max: 1.37 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3941     avg: 4390.6     median: 4429 (56%)     max: 4512 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 6324     avg: 8941.3     median: 9312 (19%)     max: 9461 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 11069     avg: 11741.6     median: 11922 (29%)     max: 12052 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 5673     avg: 5879.4     median: 5899 (48%)     max: 5987 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 535.737     avg: 576.7     median: 571.6 (7%)     max: 627.9 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 17.051     avg: 17.9     median: 18.1 (4%)     max: 18.219 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2255     avg: 2375.3     median: 2372.5 (28%)     max: 2501 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 15.53     avg: 16.6     median: 16.6 (10%)     max: 17.51 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 82.56     avg: 87.6     median: 87.9 (38%)     max: 92.11 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.15     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (9%)     max: 0.153 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.24     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (12%)     max: 0.263 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 1.5     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (13%)     max: 1.6 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3404     avg: 3623.2     median: 3665 (29%)     max: 3704 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 13     avg: 13.5     median: 13.5 (3%)     max: 13.828 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 30     avg: 31     median: 30.9 (1%)     max: 32.281 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 679     avg: 699.2     median: 687.4 (3%)     max: 756.589 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 9261     avg: 9700.3     median: 9808 (18%)     max: 10032 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2982     avg: 3473.2     median: 3439 (21%)     max: 3880 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 29376     avg: 34094.2     median: 34144.5 (22%)     max: 38075 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 34108     avg: 35073     median: 35073 (51%)     max: 36038 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 39013     avg: 39368.5     median: 39368.5 (57%)     max: 39724 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2815     avg: 3077.4     median: 3113.5 (8%)     max: 3253 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4046     avg: 4381.7     median: 4413 (20%)     max: 4540 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5214     avg: 5442.8     median: 5406 (17%)     max: 5684 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2607     avg: 2698.2     median: 2647.5 (57%)     max: 2832 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 2370.5     avg: 2417.3     median: 2393.9 (4%)     max: 2585 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 101.2     avg: 106.6     median: 106.3 (3%)     max: 114.3 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 12123     avg: 13382.7     median: 13403 (28%)     max: 14386 Points
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