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Front view of Intel Core i5 5200U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 5200U

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Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 14.84 mPixels/s vs 2.05 mPixels/s Around 7.2x better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Much better performance per watt 42.03 pt/W vs 1.41 pt/W Around 30x better performance per watt
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 98.28W 8.1x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per dollar 2.24 pt/$ vs 1.14 pt/$ More than 95% better performance per dollar
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 37.88 $/year 10.5x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Jan, 2015 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 4 years later
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 93.47 $/year 7.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 2100

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 2.8x higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 20% better turbo clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz vs 2.61 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,583 vs 1,414 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 5200U vs i3 2100

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 5200U
14.84 mPixels/s
Core i3 2100
2.05 mPixels/s

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 5200U
3,380,000 MB/s
Core i3 2100
153,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 5200U  vs
i3 2100 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 65W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 37.88 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 93.47 $/year
Performance per watt 42.03 pt/W 1.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 98.28W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 5200U  vs
i3 2100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.61 GHz 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.61 GHz 3.23 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 5500 Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 900 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,768 MB
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