Average Bench: 52% (674th of 1265)

Based on 2,399 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306D4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5020U CPU @ 2.20GHz
Poor: 35%Average: 52% Great: 59%
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-5020U averaged 47.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 77.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 60.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-5020U is 24.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-5020U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 159Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 158Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,399 samples)
Min Avg Max
51 Memory 77.6 89.2
35.2 1-Core 60.2 68.8
58.8 2-Core 105 126
52.4% 80.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
96.7 4-Core 156 176
105 8-Core 158 177
21.4% 157 Pts
Min Avg Max
107 64-Core 159 177
10.7% 159 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.2
1-Core 56.4
2-Core 109
56% 85.1 Pts
4-Core 174
8-Core 172
24% 173 Pts
64-Core 173
12% 173 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.6
1-Core 49.5
2-Core 114
54% 83.9 Pts
4-Core 174
8-Core 167
24% 170 Pts
64-Core 167
11% 167 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.3
1-Core 68.5
2-Core 118
59% 91.2 Pts
4-Core 174
8-Core 177
24% 175 Pts
64-Core 177
12% 177 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 64.6
2-Core 120
57% 89.7 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 174
24% 175 Pts
64-Core 177
12% 177 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.6
1-Core 68.7
2-Core 125
58% 91.8 Pts
4-Core 173
8-Core 176
24% 174 Pts
64-Core 174
12% 174 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.4
1-Core 68.8
2-Core 127
58% 92.5 Pts
4-Core 170
8-Core 170
23% 170 Pts
64-Core 172
12% 172 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.3
1-Core 68.9
2-Core 124
54% 88.1 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 176
24% 174 Pts
64-Core 177
12% 177 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,602,844 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i3-5020U Builds (Compare 9,049 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-5020U Processor (3M Cache, 2.20 GHz)
Code NameBroadwell
Launch DateQ1'15
Processor Numberi3-5020U
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE 4.1/4.2 AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$281.00
Clock Speed2.2 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP15 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 5500
Graphics Base Frequency300 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency900 MHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory16 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3L 1333/1600 LPDDR 1333 /1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations4x1 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes12

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes
Smart Response TechYes

Package

Package Size40mm x 24mmx 1.3mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography14nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1168

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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Average

1 month ago.

i3-5020U is okay for light desktop use. My Lenovo Ideapad 100 (manufactured Q3 of 2016) runs on it. Keeping that in mind, this CPU is a bit outdated. It struggles with multiple browser tabs and apps open. If you use this CPU for nothing more for basic desktop then you'll be fine.


Terrible

8 months ago.

VERY SLOW and not very good for all around usage. Would NOT recommend for a new PC


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