Intel Core i5-2415M vs Core 2 Solo SU3500

General info

Comparing Core i5-2415M and Core 2 Solo SU3500 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
Intel Core i5
Intel Core 2 Solo
Architecture codename
Sandy Bridge
Release date
1 September 2011
1 April 2009
Launch price (MSRP)

Technical specs

Core i5-2415M and Core 2 Solo SU3500 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-2415M and Core 2 Solo SU3500 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Base frequency
2.3 GHz
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Maximum frequency
2.9 GHz
1.3 GHz
Bus support
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800 MHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
64 KB
L2 cache
256K (per core)
3 MB
L3 cache
3 MB (shared)
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Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
45 nm
Die size
149 mm2
107 mm2
Maximum core temperature
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100 °C
Transistor count
624 million
410 Million
64 bit support
VID voltage range
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Information on Core i5-2415M and Core 2 Solo SU3500 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 (Uniprocessor)
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Intel BGA1023
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
5.5 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-2415M and Core 2 Solo SU3500. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
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Turbo Boost
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Demand Based Switching
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FSB parity
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Security technologies

Core i5-2415M and Core 2 Solo SU3500 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-2415M and Core 2 Solo SU3500 are enumerated here.

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-2415M and Core 2 Solo SU3500.
Supported memory types
DDR3 Dual-channel
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Maximum memory size
16 GB
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Max memory channels
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Maximum memory bandwidth
19.87 GB/s
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Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-2415M and Core 2 Solo SU3500.
Integrated graphics
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-2415M and Core 2 Solo SU3500. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i5-2415M 2.34 +30%
2 Solo SU3500 1.80

3DMark06 CPU

i5-2415M 2887 +341.4%
2 Solo SU3500 654

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i5-2415M 3666 +149.7%
2 Solo SU3500 1468

wPrime 32

i5-2415M 19 +490.6%
2 Solo SU3500 112.21

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i5-2415M and Core 2 Solo SU3500. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
1.9 Mh/s
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-2415M and Core 2 Solo SU3500 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-2415M

30% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 September 2011 vs 1 April 2009)
Cheaper ($225 vs $262)
Higher maximum frequency (2900 vs 1400 MHz)
Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 45 nm)
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
AES-NI save

Advantages of Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500

Less power hungry (5 vs 35 watts)

So, Core i5-2415M or Core 2 Solo SU3500?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Core i5-2415M.
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