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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 5200U

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Intel Core i5 5200U

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 20.31W 40% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jan, 2015 vs Apr, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 6.02 $/year 40% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 21.9 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 2115C

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Intel Core i3 2115C

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More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Features Key features of the Core i5 5200U  vs i3 2115C 

clock speed

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i5 5200U  vs
i3 2115C 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
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


Core i5 5200U  vs
i3 2115C 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 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

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 5500 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 300 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 900 MHz N/A

power consumption

TDP 15W 25W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 21.9 $/year
Typical power consumption 12.19W 20.31W


Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
Intel Core i5 5200U
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