Intel Core i5-2515E: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core i5-2515E
Intel Core i5-2515E
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Year of release 2011
Performance 1.49


Intel started Intel Core i5-2515E sales 1 February 2011 at a recommended price of $266. This is a Sandy Bridge architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2.5 and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel BGA1023 processor with a TDP of 35 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

AMD EPYC 9654 EPYC 9654

General info

Core i5-2515E processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1983
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesIntel Core i5
Architecture codenameSandy Bridge (2011−2013)
Release date1 February 2011 (12 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$266of 305 (Core i7-870)

Technical specs

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)
Base clock speed2.5 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed2.5 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
Bus support4 × 5 GT/s
L1 cache64K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache256K (per core)of 36864 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache3 MB (shared)of 768 (EPYC 7773X)
Chip lithography32 nmof 4 (Ryzen 7 7840HS)
Die size149 mm2
Number of transistors624 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7945HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-


Information on Core i5-2515E 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 configuration1 (Uniprocessor)of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
SocketIntel BGA1023
Thermal design power (TDP)35 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i5-2515E. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+

Security technologies

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


Virtualization technologies

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


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-2515E's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 7 7840HS)
Maximum memory size16 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth21.335 GB/sof 284.357 (EPYC 9654)
ECC memory support+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Core i5-2515E.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD Graphics 3000

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i5-2515E. Overall benchmark performance 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.

i5-2515E 1.49
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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: 67%

i5-2515E 1882

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i5-2515E performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-2515E by AMD is A8-5550M, which is slower by 1% and lower by 11 positions in our rating.

AMD A8-5550M A8 5550M

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-2515E:

AMD 3015Ce 110.07
AMD A10-4600M 102.68
Intel Core i5-2515E 100
AMD A8-5550M 98.66
AMD A8-6410 94.63

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Intel Core i5-2510E Core i5 2510E
AMD A10-4600M A10 4600M
Intel Core i7-620M Core i7 620M
Intel Core i5-4200U Core i5 4200U
Intel Core i3-2330M Core i3 2330M

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core i5-2515E, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core i5-2515E in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 7 configurations based on Core i5-2515E in our database.

AMD Radeon RX 580 Radeon RX 580
14.3% (1/7)
AMD Radeon HD 6850 Radeon HD 6850
14.3% (1/7)
NVIDIA GeForce 920M GeForce 920M
14.3% (1/7)
Intel HD Graphics 3000 HD Graphics 3000
57.1% (4/7)

User rating

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