Intel Core i3-7100U vs Core i5-2415M

Price now 424$
Games supported 74%
Intel Core i3-7100U
Intel Core i3-7100U
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  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Intel Core i5-2415M
Intel Core i5-2415M
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  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 774$
Games supported 70%

General info

Comparing Core i3-7100U and Core i5-2415M processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating16621866
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
SeriesIntel Core i3Intel Core i5
Architecture codenameKaby Lake (2016−2019)Sandy Bridge (2011−2013)
Release date30 August 2016 (5 years ago)20 February 2011 (11 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$281$225
Current price$424 (1.5x MSRP)$774 (3.4x MSRP)

Technical specs

Core i3-7100U and Core i5-2415M basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)2 (Dual-core)
Base clock speed2.4 GHz2.3 GHz
Boost clock speed2.4 GHz2.9 GHz
L1 cache128 KB64K (per core)
L2 cache512 KB256K (per core)
L3 cache3 MB3 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm32 nm
Die sizeno data149 mm2
Maximum core temperature100 °C100 °C
Number of transistorsno data624 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Core i3-7100U and Core i5-2415M compatibility with other computer components: 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 configuration11 (Uniprocessor)
SocketFCBGA1356Intel BGA1023
Thermal design power (TDP)15 Watt35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i3-7100U and Core i5-2415M. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2Intel® AVX
FMAno data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Speed Shift+no data
My WiFi++
Turbo Boost Technology-2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX-no data
Idle States++
Thermal Monitoring++
Flex Memory Access++
SIPP-no data
Smart Response+no data
Demand Based Switchingno data-
FDIno data+
Fast Memory Accessno data+

Security technologies

Core i3-7100U and Core i5-2415M technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

Secure Key+no data
MPX+no data
Identity Protection+no data
SGXYes with Intel® MEno data
OS Guard+no data
Anti-Theftno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i3-7100U and Core i5-2415M are enumerated here.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i3-7100U and Core i5-2415M. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4DDR3
Maximum memory size32 GB8.01 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth34.1 GB/s21.3 GB/s
ECC memory support--

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD Graphics 620-
Max video memory32 GB-
Clear Video+-

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-7100U and Core i5-2415M integrated GPUs.


Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i3-7100U and Core i5-2415M integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support+-
Max resolution over HDMI 1.44096x2304@24Hz-
Max resolution over eDP4096x2304@60Hz-
Max resolution over DisplayPort4096x2304@60Hz-
Max resolution over VGAN/A-

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i3-7100U and Core i5-2415M integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.



Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i3-7100U and Core i5-2415M.

PCIe version3.02.0
PCI Express lanes121

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall 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.

i3-7100U 2.70
i5-2415M 2.09
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • wPrime 32
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

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%

i3-7100U 2721
i5-2415M 2104

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i3-7100U 572
i5-2415M 451

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i3-7100U 1308
i5-2415M 1038

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%

i3-7100U 3874
i5-2415M 3666

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%

i3-7100U 8758
i5-2415M 7444

wPrime 32M is a math multi-thread processor test, which calculates square roots of first 32 million integer numbers. Its result is measured in seconds, so that the less is benchmark result, the faster the processor.

Benchmark coverage: 18%

i3-7100U 20.25
i5-2415M 19

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%

i3-7100U 3
i5-2415M 2

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i3-7100U and Core i5-2415M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) no data 1.9 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 2.70 2.09
Novelty 30 August 2016 20 February 2011
Cost $281 $225
Boost clock speed 2400 2900
Base clock speed 0 2300
Chip lithography 14 nm 32 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 15 Watt 35 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

Intel Core i3-7100U
Intel Core i3-7100U

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Competitors of Core i3-7100U by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i3-7100U from AMD is 3015e, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

AMD 3015e 3015e

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i3-7100U:

AMD FX-8800P 102.96
AMD A8-7410 100.74
AMD 3015e 100
Intel Core i3-7100U 100
AMD A6-7310 98.89

Competitors of Core i5-2415M by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-2415M from AMD is 3015Ce, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

AMD 3015Ce 3015Ce

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-2415M:

AMD A10-7400P 100.48
Intel Core i5-2415M 100
AMD A8-5550M 88.04

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