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Intel Core i5-6200U

Intel 6200U

The Intel Core i5-6200U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core SoC based on the Skylake architecture and has been launched in September 2015. The CPU can be found in ultrabooks as well as normal notebooks. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.3 - 2.8 GHz (2 cores: max. 2.7 GHz), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 520 GPU and a dual-channel DDR4-2133/DDR3L-1600 memory controller. The SoC is manufactured using a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Architecture

Skylake replaces both Haswell and Broadwell and brings the same microarchitecture in every TDP class from 4.5 to 45 W. The extensive improvements of the Skylake design include increased out-of-order buffers, optimized prefetching and branch prediction as well as additional performance gains through Hyper-Threading. Overall, however, performance per clock has been increased by only 5 to 10 percent (compared to Haswell) respectively under 5 percent (compard to Broadwell), which is quite modest for a new architecture ("Tock").

Performance

According to the specified clock rates and the improved architecture, the Core i5-6200U should perform just slightly below the former Core i7-5500U (Broadwell, 15 W). Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications and multitasking.

Graphics

The integrated graphics unit called HD Graphics 520 represents the "GT2" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 24 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 300 - 1000 MHz and offer a performance somewhere in range of a dedicated GeForce 820M. Games of 2015 can thus be played smoothly in low settings. For more information about performance and features, check our page for the HD Graphics 520.

Power Consumption

Specified at a TDP of 15 W (including CPU, GPU and memory controller), the CPU is best suited for small notebooks and ultrabooks (11-inches and above). Optionally, the TDP can be lowered to 7.5 watts (cTDP down), reducing both heat dissipation and performance and allowing even more compact designs.

SeriesIntel Core i5
CodenameSkylake
Clock Rate2300 - 2800 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3072 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Die Size99 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketBGA
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 520 (300 - 1000 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $281 U.S.
Announcement Date09/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 6200U

Benchmarks

Geekbench 4 - Compute OpenCL Score
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Geekbench 4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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Geekbench 4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 3507     avg: 3554 (70%)     median: 3554 (70%)     max: 3601 Points
Octane V2 - Total Score
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min: 8351     avg: 25117.5 (56%)     median: 27621 (62%)     max: 30546 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 70     avg: 111.7 (59%)     median: 115 (61%)     max: 123 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 5144     avg: 5804.2 (22%)     median: 5860 (22%)     max: 6182 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 2228     avg: 2707.5 (58%)     median: 2753 (59%)     max: 3013 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 5801     avg: 5963.8 (20%)     median: 5929.5 (20%)     max: 6195 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
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3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
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3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
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3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
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3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
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Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
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min: 89     avg: 120.8 (3%)     median: 97.3 (2%)     max: 475.3 ms
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
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min: 0.163     avg: 0.2 (10%)     median: 0.2 (10%)     max: 0.184 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
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min: 0.279     avg: 0.3 (18%)     median: 0.3 (18%)     max: 0.314 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
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min: 1.6     avg: 1.7 (18%)     median: 1.7 (18%)     max: 1.9 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
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min: 16     avg: 18.9 (22%)     median: 19 (22%)     max: 19.9 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
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min: 87     avg: 99.6 (47%)     median: 100 (48%)     max: 106.9 fps
WinRAR - Result
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min: 1388     avg: 1866.8 (26%)     median: 2041 (28%)     max: 2188 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
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wPrime 2.0x - 32m
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min: 15.339     avg: 17.9 (4%)     median: 17.8 (4%)     max: 21.16 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
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min: 3055     avg: 3786.4 (29%)     median: 3751 (28%)     max: 4250 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
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min: 8648     avg: 10027.1 (25%)     median: 10215 (26%)     max: 10834 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
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min: 3082     avg: 3706.5 (39%)     median: 3787 (39%)     max: 3859 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 0.94     avg: 1.3 (16%)     median: 1.3 (16%)     max: 1.37 Points