Intel Core i3-5005U

Intel Core i3-5005U Benchmark

Intel Core i3-5005U Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 2 GHz 2 core Intel 5th Generation Core i3 BGA 1168 CPU rating. Is the Core i3-5005U good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

10 %
Average score from 1 sample
High uncertainty

Ranked 1,111th out of 1,335 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
10 % 19 % 8 % 7 %
Average Average Bad Bad

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Cinebench R23
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1,012 450 1,225

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CPU Comparison

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Clock Speed 2 GHz
Cores 2
Threads 4
L1 Cache 128 KiB
L2 Cache 256 KiB
L3 Cache 3 MiB
PCIe Revision 2
PCIe Lanes 12
Socket BGA 1168
Family 5th Generation Core i3
Memory Type DDR3-1333
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 16 GiB
Release Date 2015-02-01
Has Unlocked Multiplier No
TDP 15 W

Intel Core i3-5005U

The Core i3-5005U is a 2 core CPU from Intel released in 2015. This chip has an average overall score at 10% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is an average processor for gaming, with a score of 19%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i3-5005U scores 8% and 7% respectively. Indeed, this is a bad rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i3-5005U has 2 cores and 4 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 2 GHz. This CPU has a locked multiplier, so you are not able to overclock it beyond this frequency.

As for memory, the Core i3-5005U makes use of DDR3-1333 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 16 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled.

In terms of cache, the Core i3-5005U has 128 KiB of level 1 cache, 0 MiB of level 2 cache and 3 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 2. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 12 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i3-5005U CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 15 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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