Intel Core i5-2510E vs Core i5-5200U

Intel Core i5-2510E
Intel Core i5-5200U

General info

Comparing Core i5-2510E and Core i5-5200U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i5
 
Intel Core i5
Achitecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Broadwell
Release date
on February 2011
 
5 January 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
$266
 
$281

Technical specs

Core i5-2510E and Core i5-5200U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-2510E and Core i5-5200U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
4
Maximum frequency
3.1 GHz
 
2.7 GHz
Bus support
4 × 5 GT / s
 
n/d
L1 cache
128 KB
 
128 KB
L2 cache
512 KB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
3 MB
 
3 MB
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
149 mm2
 
82 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
105 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
105 °C
Transistor count
624 million
 
1300 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-2510E and Core i5-5200U 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)
 
1
Socket
FCPGA988
 
FCBGA1168
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-2510E and Core i5-5200U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
+
 
-
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
+
 
+
Smart Response
n/d
 
+
Demand Based Switching
-
 
n/d
FDI
+
 
+
Fast Memory Access
+
 
+

Security technologies

Core i5-2510E and Core i5-5200U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
n/d
EDB
n/d
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
Identity Protection
+
 
+
OS Guard
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-2510E and Core i5-5200U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-2510E and Core i5-5200U.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, LPDDR3-1333, LPDDR3-1600
Maximum memory size
16.6 GB
 
16 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
21.3 GB / s
 
25.6 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-2510E and Core i5-5200U.
Integrated graphics
 
Intel HD Graphics 5500 (300 - 900 MHz)
Max video memory
n/d
 
16 GB
Quick Sync
+
 
+
Clear Video
n/d
 
+
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
900 MHz
InTru 3D
+
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-2510E and Core i5-5200U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
3
eDP
+
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
SDVO
+
 
n/d
CRT
+
 
n/d

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-2510E and Core i5-5200U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
n/d
 
2560X1600@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
n/d
 
3840x2160@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-2510E and Core i5-5200U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
n/d
 
11.2 / 12
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.3

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-2510E and Core i5-5200U.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-2510E and Core i5-5200U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i5-2510E 7.35
i5-5200U 7.38 +0.4%

Passmark

i5-2510E 3483
i5-5200U 3496 +0.4%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i5-2510E and Core i5-5200U. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
15 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-2510E and Core i5-5200U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-2510E

Cheaper ($266 vs $281)
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)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
FMA4

Advantages of Intel Core i5-5200U

0.4% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 35 watts)
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)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the 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-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)

So, Core i5-2510E or Core i5-5200U?

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