Review Processors Intel Core i5-3427U, i3-4010U, i3-5010U and i7-5500U

Review Processors Intel Core i5-3427U, i3-4010U, i3-5010U and i7-5500U

The process of changing versions of the testing methods of computer systems and components are inevitable as the crises under capitalism ūüôā Accordingly, shut down the previous version of¬†the traditional outcome of the test¬†, we move on to the next procedure has already been applied on some laptops.¬†And the theme of today’s research will be the processors, in general, to develop in the first place also for laptops, but quickly get beyond the traditional habitat due to the rising popularity of a variety of mini-PCs and other compact systems.¬†Actually, it turned out that in our hands proved both Intel NUC three different generations and one “straight from the tin¬Ľ Gigabyte Brix, which allowed a level playing field to test three “mobile-nettop” platform, with the most modern (namely Broadwell) will be presented today two processors from different ends of the range.

Testing Methodology

All the test results in the first benchmark we were normalized with respect to the results of the reference system, which this year will be the same for laptops and for all other computers that is intended to facilitate the readers hard work of comparison and selection:

Distribution of roles remained the same as in previous tests, although there is already a difference between the two Core i3 has increased to almost 30%. However, this is still not enough to overtake all Core i5 generation before last, but allows them to compete on equal terms. Well, if you also add the ability to increase the frequency (which is still there and of the new Core i5 / i7) Рthe result is able to exceed the expectations :)An updated version of MediaCoder began to actively use the GPU, but this was different SVPMark always so surprising triumph both Broadwell: Core i7-5500U the absolute leader (as expected), but almost caught up with Core i3-5010U i5 third generation, bypassing his immediate predecessor 20%. This, however, correlates with a difference in speed, but at a much higher frequency i5-3427U. The way they are above us and taken as the standard Core i5-3317U, which was slower inexpensive new Core i3.

Something intermediate between the extremes described above.¬†GPU is operated poorly, but sometimes included in the work of the second core, which greatly limits the benefits from Turbo Boost where he is.Skipping processing photos without a single comment (it can only be the same as the first two diagrams), unlikely to go to the previous case.¬†But it is quite understandable – are “playing” only the processor, and the load is inherently single-threaded.¬†Accordingly, all models show performance proportional to the maximum frequency of one core – then Core i3 without Turbo Boost have hard times, and the new Core i7-5500U does not look too convincing as 2.8GHz Core i5-3427U were almost maximum in the family too close to 3 GHz beginner.¬†Well – it happens.

Core i3-5010U unable (for the second time already) to catch up with even a reference Core i5-3317U. In general, the nature is not always possible to cheat Рhow was the performance of processor cores defining, so still in many cases remains. In the other Рit is at least significant.

Archiver is also a concern to the fullest.¬†Clearly visible, however, the performance boost of the new-generation Core i3, compared with the previous one, but only because he was able “for the same money” to increase the clock frequency.¬†Models of the older families even before last generation where the frequency is higher still ahead.¬†And we can only catch up with them in the same way – with the help boost mode.¬†But it is worth it is, of course, more expensive.

Review Processors Intel Core i5-3427U, i3-4010U, i3-5010U and i7-5500U

Still using a previous version of a technique, we observed subsidence performance disk in the case of systems Haswell compared to predecessors, and successors, too.¬†The first are not happy, for obvious reasons, the second allows you to look to the future with optimism ūüôā But on the processors themselves are the only thing that is required is the clock frequency so that the Core i5 and i7 priori have a clear head start over Core i3.

However, the separation of the “old” test input-output components showed that the problem does not occur when Haswell any work with files.¬†More specifically, when we are talking about intensive disk operations, the determining factor is the disk itself – all participants are approximately equal.But if (as above) disk accesses are interspersed other operations, then “hazvelnye¬Ľ PCH and lose everything else.¬†What it is most likely related to energy conservation and other related factors.But, again, in the new platforms has been corrected.

In the end, the system in the Core i3-5010U was approximately equal to the “reference” in the Core i5-3317U, that can be assessed in two ways.¬†On the one hand, the difference in two generations.¬†Yes, and “reference” system was equipped with a slow SSD and less memory and in equal conditions, many of the same Core i5 generation before last, as we see, it is still significantly faster.¬†All true.¬†However, do not forget that we compare something different class processors (i3 and i5) and with different recommended price.¬†So that’s what today’s laptops and mini-PCs junior Core i3 can already compete with older more expensive similar systems is not bad.¬†In any case, the “fourth generation¬Ľ Core to these achievements, as we see, was unable to.But better, of course, goes to those who are willing to shell out money for the Core i7.¬†Even younger ultrabook – in class, these processors remain the fastest.

Gaming applications

For obvious reasons, to the computer systems of this level we restrict the lowest level of quality, not only in “full” resolution, but also with its decrease up to 1366 √ó 768.¬†True Core i7-5500U in the latest version has not been tested, but, in principle, it does not matter – for the qualitative evaluation of the fastest of the test systems we have enough, and one option settings.

The game, though old, but loads the GPU so that all improvements HD Graphics on this background are unimportant minutiae. However, already the fourth-generation Core i3 enough to somehow play a low-resolution, but with the third it was quite to the point.

CPU-evident in all modes, but also improve the graphics core is not be discounted: thanks to them i3-4010U FHD in almost equal i5-3427U, i3-5010U and exceeds said (not cheap) solution even at reduced resolution. A i7-5500U Рsomething that should strive for a: WoT he copes and FHD, and stock performance is enough to quality graphics and slightly increase a level.

Ring race also depend heavily on the processor component, loading graphics much weaker – actually decrease resolution does not increase the frame rate.¬†But although the newer processor – the better because the smaller graphics “interfere” processor.

But in Tomb Raider it is already possible to play even in low resolution and will soon be in high :)In those four games a long time will not be able to play on Ultrabooks, despite the remarkable progress from generation to generation.

In total

But this bright note was the end – two games that has not yet save even decline permission.¬†And that’s all we emphasize on minimal graphics settings, ie,¬†with a picture of the level that way five years (if not more) years ago.¬†In general, ultrabooks and mini-PC for a long time has not yet become gaming solutions.¬†But there is what they play.¬†Somehow ūüôā

As you can see, the performance with each generation of Intel processors grows, so modern Core i3 (even younger Core i3) have are often comparable to the old Core i5.¬†However, this process is strictly controlled, so hope for some sort of “metaphysical free” does not make sense: new i3 can be faster than the old i5, but will always be slower than the new i5 and i7.¬†A Core i5 notebook can easily keep up everywhere cheaper desktop Pentium, because have to pay not only for performance but also for the opportunity to use more stringent conditions (on this part of the price many people still forget why and slowness surprised even expensive mobile processors ).¬†In general, the principle balance of the market is not changed, but each year for the same money you can buy a little more – evolution without revolution in its purest form ūüôā


Review Processors Intel Core i5-3427U, i3-4010U, i3-5010U and i7-5500U updated: May 7, 2015 author: John Malkovich