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Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5

Intel E3-1505M v5

The Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 is a high-end quad-core processor for workstation notebooks. It's part of the Skylake Xeon series and has been presented in September 2015. In addition to four CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.8 - 3.7 GHz (4 cores: max. 3.3 GHz, 2 cores: max. 3.5 GHz), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics P530 GPU and a dual-channel DDR4-2133/DDR3L-1600 memory controller. The CPU is manufactured using a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

The most important difference of the Xeon series compared to consumer models like the Core i7-6920HQ is the support for additional management and security features such as ECC memory.

Architecture

Skylake replaces both Haswell and Broadwell and brings the same microarchitecture in every TDP class from 4.5 to 45 W. The extensive improvements of the Skylake design include increased out-of-order buffers, optimized prefetching and branch prediction as well as additional performance gains through Hyper-Threading. Overall, however, performance per clock has been increased by only 5 to 10 percent (compared to Haswell) respectively under 5 percent (compard to Broadwell), which is quite modest for a new architecture ("Tock").

Performance

Thanks to its improved architecture, the E3-1505M v5 performs somewhat better than most Haswell-based predecessors like the Core i7-4900MQ and is just slightly slower than a Core i7-4770K (desktop). Under long-lasting full load, the Skylake chip profits by its advanced 14 nm process, which leads to a higher energy efficiency and reduces throttling.

Even the most demanding applications and excessive multitasking are handled easily.

Graphics

The integrated graphics unit called HD Graphics P530 represents the "GT2" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 24 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 350 - 1050 MHz and offer a performance about 20 percent above the old HD Graphics 4600. Games of 2015 can thus be played smoothly in low or medium settings. For more information about performance and features, check our page for the HD Graphics P530.

Power Consumption

Specified at a TDP of 45 W (including CPU, GPU and memory controller), the Xeon is best suited for bigger notebooks 15-inches in size and above. Optionally, the TDP can be lowered to 35 watts (cTDP down), reducing both heat dissipation and performance.

SeriesIntel Xeon
CodenameSkylake
Series: Xeon Skylake
Intel Xeon E3-1575M v5 compare3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1545M v5 compare2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v5 compare2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 compare2.8 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Xeon E3-1505M v52.8 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Clock Rate2800 - 3700 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache8 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Die Size122 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketBGA
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 ECC Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, vPro, TXT
GPUIntel HD Graphics P530 (350 - 1050 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date09/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 674     avg: 715     median: 724.5 (16%)     max: 732 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 142     avg: 155     median: 157.5 (58%)     max: 158 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 23333     avg: 27195     median: 28057 (27%)     max: 28384 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 221     avg: 272     median: 234.4 (3%)     max: 340.969 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 7.5     avg: 9.2     median: 7.8 (2%)     max: 12.603 s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 40     avg: 43.8     median: 45 (20%)     max: 45 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 143     avg: 161     median: 166 (49%)     max: 169 fps
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6943     avg: 7174     median: 7024 (39%)     max: 7525 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10     avg: 10.1     median: 10 (2%)     max: 10.4 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 22     avg: 22.5     median: 22.5 (1%)     max: 23 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 522.837     avg: 535     median: 528 (2%)     max: 559 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
151350 MIPS (72%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 7433     avg: 9143     median: 9332 (34%)     max: 9945 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 41557     avg: 45808     median: 45947.5 (30%)     max: 49518 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 44907     avg: 46659     median: 46455 (49%)     max: 48917 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 7100     avg: 7511     median: 7571 (19%)     max: 7738 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 10118     avg: 10458     median: 10499.5 (27%)     max: 10577 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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