Intel Core m3-7Y32 vs Core i5-2515E

Intel Core m3-7Y32
Intel Core i5-2515E

General info

Comparing Core m3-7Y32 and Core i5-2515E processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core m3
 
Intel Core i5
Achitecture codename
Kaby Lake
 
Sandy Bridge
Release date
21 April 2017
 
on February 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
$281
 
$266

Technical specs

Core m3-7Y32 and Core i5-2515E quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core m3-7Y32 and Core i5-2515E 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 GHz
 
3.1 GHz
Bus support
n/d
 
4 × 5 GT / s
L1 cache
128 KB
 
128 KB
L2 cache
512 KB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
4 MB
 
3 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
n/d
 
149 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
100 °C
Transistor count
n/d
 
624 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core m3-7Y32 and Core i5-2515E 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
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
FCBGA1515
 
FCBGA1023
Power consumption (TDP)
4.5 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core m3-7Y32 and Core i5-2515E. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
Intel® AVX
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
-
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
-
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Speed Shift
+
 
n/d
My WiFi
+
 
n/d
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
n/d
 
+
Fast Memory Access
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

Core m3-7Y32 and Core i5-2515E technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
+
EDB
+
 
n/d
Secure Key
+
 
n/d
MPX
+
 
-
Identity Protection
+
 
+
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
n/d
OS Guard
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core m3-7Y32 and Core i5-2515E are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core m3-7Y32 and Core i5-2515E.
Supported memory types
LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
 
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Maximum memory size
16 GB
 
16.6 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
29.8 GB / s
 
21.3 GB / s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core m3-7Y32 and Core i5-2515E.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 615 (300 - 900 MHz)
 
Max video memory
16 GB
 
n/d
Quick Sync
+
 
+
Clear Video
+
 
n/d
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
900 MHz
 
1.1 GHz
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core m3-7Y32 and Core i5-2515E integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
2
eDP
+
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
DVI
+
 
n/d
SDVO
n/d
 
+
CRT
n/d
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core m3-7Y32 and Core i5-2515E integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
n/d
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over eDP
3840x2160@60Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over DisplayPort
3840x2160@60Hz
 
n/d

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core m3-7Y32 and Core i5-2515E integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
n/d

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core m3-7Y32 and Core i5-2515E.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
10
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core m3-7Y32 and Core i5-2515E. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

m3-7Y32 7.01 +0.3%
i5-2515E 6.99

Passmark

m3-7Y32 3318 +0.2%
i5-2515E 3313

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core m3-7Y32 and Core i5-2515E are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core m3-7Y32

0.3% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (4 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)
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion

Advantages of Intel Core i5-2515E

Cheaper ($266 vs $281)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
FMA4
ECCMemory

So, Core m3-7Y32 or Core i5-2515E?

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