Intel Core i3-1315U (13th Gen) Laptop Processor

The 13th Generation Intel Core i3-1315U is a lower-mid-range laptop processor released in 2023. Although it’s not as fast as the i5-1335U and i7-1355U from the same 13th Gen U family, the more affordable i3-1315U option is great for the daily home and office tasks. In these routine tasks, the difference between the i3 and i5, and i7 isn’t big. They can handle the regular duties with ease. But, the i5, i7 and other more powerful processors, especially those from the higher performance P and H series, are noticeably faster in heavier operations like high-resolution video editing.

The Core i3-1315U also lags behind in terms of graphics processing and therefore gaming performance. It features the Intel UHD integrated graphics, which is weaker than the Intel Iris Xe of the Core i5 and i7. However, both of these graphics processors are entry-level, meaning they are suitable only for light gaming.

The main AMD’s competitor against the Intel Core i3-1315U is the AMD Ryzen 3 7330U.

Intel Core i3-1315U CPU Benchmark

Here’s a benchmark comparison of the Intel Core i3-1315U against other popular laptop processors:

Intel Core i3-1315U Benchmark

Note: The benchmark scores of the listed processors are averages measured across various devices with these processors. The scores and real-world performance of the Intel Core i3-1315U and compared CPUs may vary depending on the notebooks' other components, settings, cooling, and other factors. However, the benchmark results are good indicators of the processors' performance.

Specifications of the Intel Core i3-1315U

Here are the most important specs of the Intel Core i3-1315U:

CPU Family

13th Generation Intel Core "Raptor Lake"

Number of Cores

2 performance cores
4 efficient cores
8 computing threads in total

CPU Clock Speed

Up to 3.3 GHz on efficient cores
Up to 4.5 GHz on performance cores

Cache Size


Memory Support

DDR4 (3200 MT/s max. speed)
DDR5 (5200 MT/s max. speed)
LPDDR4x (4267 MT/s max. speed)
LPDDR5 (5200 MT/s max. speed)

Integrated Graphics

Intel UHD

Power Consumption


Production Technology


Typical Use

Affordable laptops & 2-in-1 PCs
Mainstream laptops & 2-in-1 PCs
Thin-and-light laptops & 2-in-1 PCs

Notable Technologies

Intel HyperThreading (enables two computing threads per physical processor core)
Intel QuickSync Video (speeds up conversion of video files)
Intel TurboBoost (dynamically boosts performance of cores, depending on power and thermal headroom)
Virtualization – allows the processor to run multiple operating systems simultaneously using virtual platforms

Year of Release


Published on May 30, 2023

User Reviews and Q&A on the Intel Core i3-1315U

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  1. Question


    The laptop fan starts on startup. Is it OK?

    • Dan

      On laptop PCs I used, the fan starts on startup at a high spinning speed, but after Windows is booted up the fan speed decreases. I assume this change in speed is due to fan speed optimization in Windows, which isn’t available before Windows boots up.