Core i3-5015U: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Core i3-5015U provides poor benchmark performance at 1.21% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Summary

Intel started Core i3-5015U sales 1 March 2015 at a recommended price of $275. This is a Broadwell-U architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2.1 and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCBGA1168 processor with a TDP of 15 Watt and a maximum temperature of 105 °C. It supports DDR3 memory.

Primary details

Core i3-5015U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking2248
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesIntel Core i3
Architecture codenameBroadwell-U (2015)
Release date1 March 2015 (9 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$275of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$424 (1.5x MSRP)of 15701 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

Detailed specifications

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)
Threads4
Base clock speed2.1 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed2.1 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache64K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache256K (per core)of 98304 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
L3 cache3 MB (shared)of 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography14 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size82 mm2
Maximum core temperature105 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)105 °C
Number of transistors1,300 millionof 92000 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplierNo

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-5015U compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketFCBGA1168
Power consumption (TDP)15 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i3-5015U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI+
AVX+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX-
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Flex Memory Access+
SIPP-
Smart Response+
FDI+
Fast Memory Access+
StatusDiscontinued

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT-
EDB+
Secure Key+
Identity Protection+
OS Guard+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V+
VT-d+
VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-5015U's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3
Maximum memory size16 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth25.6 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Core i3-5015U.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD Graphics 5500
Max video memory16 GB
Quick Sync Video+
Clear Video+
Clear Video HD+
Graphics max frequency850 MHz
InTru 3D+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-5015U's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported3
eDP+
DisplayPort+
HDMI+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i3-5015U's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over HDMI 1.42560x1600@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort3840x2160@60Hz
Max resolution over VGAN/A

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i3-5015U's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX11.2/12
OpenGL4.3

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version2.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes12of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i3-5015U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i3-5015U 1.21

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

i3-5015U 1869

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

i3-5015U 689

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

i3-5015U 1393

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

i3-5015U 3272

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

i3-5015U 6975

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

i3-5015U 2866

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

i3-5015U 2

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 15%

i3-5015U 214

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 15%

i3-5015U 85

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

i3-5015U 0.97

TrueCrypt AES

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

i3-5015U 1.2

WinRAR 4.0

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

i3-5015U 2039

x264 encoding pass 2

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 13%

i3-5015U 13

x264 encoding pass 1

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 13%

i3-5015U 69

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

Benchmark coverage: 5%

i3-5015U 4183

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

Benchmark coverage: 5%

i3-5015U 1992

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Core i3-5015U's performance relative to its closest rivals among notebook CPUs.


Core i5-2515E 100.83
Core i3-5015U 100
A8-5550M 99.17

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core i3-5015U is A8-5550M, which is slower by 1% and lower by 4 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i3-5015U:

A10-7400P 110.74
A10-4600M 103.31
A10 Pro-7350B 102.48
Core i3-5015U 100
A8-5550M 99.17
A8-5557M 95.87
A10-5745M 95.04

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Recommended GPUs

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These are the fastest graphics cards for Core i3-5015U in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 264 configurations using Core i3-5015U in our database.

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