Intel Core i3-5015U: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i3-5015U

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i3-5015U sales 31 March 2015 at a recommended price of $275. This is Broadwell 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 2.10 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCBGA1168 processor with a TDP of 15 Watt. It supports DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, LPDDR-1333 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 6.21 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X.

General info

Of Core i3-5015U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Series
Intel Core i3
 
Achitecture codename
Broadwell
 
Release date
31 March 2015
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$275
 

Technical specs

Core i3-5015U's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i3-5015U's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
2
 
Number of threads
4
 
Maximum frequency
2.1 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
128 KB
 
of 896 (Core i9-7940X)
L2 cache
512 KB
 
of 8192 (FX-8350)
L3 cache
3 MB
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Die size
82 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
105 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
1300 Million
 
of 19200 (EPYC 7551P)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-5015U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
FCBGA1168
 
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i3-5015U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
-
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
-
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
+
 
Smart Response
+
 
FDI
+
 
Fast Memory Access
+
 

Security technologies

Core i3-5015U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 
OS Guard
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i3-5015U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-5015U.
Supported memory types
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, LPDDR-1333
 
Maximum memory size
16 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i3-5015U.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 5500 (300 - 850 MHz)
 
Max video memory
16 GB
 
Quick Sync
+
 
Clear Video
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
Graphics max frequency
850 MHz
 
InTru 3D
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-5015U's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
3
 
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 1.4
2560x1600@60Hz
 
Max resolution over DisplayPort
3840x2160@60Hz
 
Max resolution over VGA
N / A
 

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i3-5015U's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
11.2 / 12
 
OpenGL
4.3
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i3-5015U's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
12
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i3-5015U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

6.21

3DMark06 CPU

2866

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

3272

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

6975

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

0.97

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

2.3

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

85

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

214

WinRAR 4.0

2039

x264 encoding pass 1

69

x264 encoding pass 2

13

TrueCrypt AES

1.2

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

1992

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

4183

Passmark

2976

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i3-5015U is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i3-5015U performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i3-5015U from AMD is V-Series V120, which is faster by 1% and higher by 8 positions in our rating.

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