Intel Core i5-6260U vs Intel Core i5-6198DU vs Intel Core i5-6300HQ

Intel Core i5-6260U

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The Intel Core i5-6260U 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 1.8 - 2.9 GHz (2 cores: max. 2.7 GHz), the chip also integrates an Iris Graphics 540 GPU with 64 MB of dedicated eDRAM memory 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").

Furthermore, the organisation of the eDRAM cache has been modified. Instead of acting like a victim cache, which has to be adressed via the L3/LLC, the eDRAM can now be adressed directly by programms just like the main memory. The size is still 128 MB for the quad-core models (4C + GT4e), while the dual-core chips (2C + GT3e) only offer 64 MB.

Performance

According to the specified clock rates and the improved architecture, the Core i5-6260U should perform similar to the former Core i7-5500U/5550U (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 Iris Graphics 540 represents the "GT3e" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 48 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 300 - 950 MHz and offer (thanks to the fast eDRAM cache) a performance sligthly above a dedicated GeForce 920M. Games of 2015 can thus be played smoothly in low or medium settings. For more information about performance and features, check our page for the Iris Graphics 540.

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 9.5 watts (cTDP down), reducing both heat dissipation and performance and allowing even more compact designs.

Intel Core i5-6198DU

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The Intel Core i5-6198DU 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 510 GPU and a dual-channel DDR4-2133/DDR3L-1600 memory controller. The SoC is manufactured using a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors. Compared to the similar Core i5-6200U, the i5-6198DU offers a slower GPU (HD Graphics 510 versus 520).

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").

CPU Performance

According to the specified clock rates and the improved architecture, the Core i5-6198DU should perform just slightly below the former Core i7-5500U (Broadwell, 15 W) and is similar fast as the Core i5-6200U. 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 510 represents the "GT1" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 12 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 300 - 1000 MHz. The HD 520 in the 6200U for comparison features 24 EUs.

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, 800 MHz clock speed), reducing both heat dissipation and performance and allowing even more compact designs. Furthermore, there is the option to increase the TDP to 25 W (cTDP up, 2.4 GHz).

Intel Core i5-6300HQ

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The Intel Core i5-6300HQ is a quad-core processor based on the Skylake architecture, that has been launched in September 2015. In addition to four CPU cores (no Hyper-Threading support) clocked at 2.3 - 3.2 GHz (4 cores: max. 2.8 GHz, 2 cores: max. 3.0 GHz), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 530 GPU and a dual-channel DDR4-2133/DDR3L-1600 memory controller. The CPU 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 (if supported). 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

With up to 4 threads under load, the Core i5-6300HQ performs roughly on par with the Core i7-4712HQ (Haswell). However, the Core i7 benefit from Hyper-Threading (up to 25 - 30 percent performance boost) in extensively parallelized software, whereas the Core i5 chips don't support this feature.

Nevertheless, even the most demanding applications and excessive multitasking are handled easily.

Graphics

The integrated graphics unit called HD Graphics 530 represents the "GT2" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 24 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 350 - 950 MHz and offer a performance about 20 percent above the old HD Graphics 4600. Games of 2015 can thus be played smoothly in low or medium settings. For more information about performance and features, check our page for the HD Graphics 530.

Power Consumption

Specified at a TDP of 45 W (including CPU, GPU and memory controller), the CPU is best suited for bigger notebooks 15-inches in size and above. Optionally, the TDP can be lowered to 35 watts (cTDP down), reducing both heat dissipation and performance.

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Intel Core i5-6440HQ2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6350HQ2300 - 3200 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6300HQ2300 - 3200 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6287U3100 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6267U2900 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6360U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6300U2400 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-6260U1800 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6198DU2300 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-6200U2300 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-6440HQ2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6350HQ2300 - 3200 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6300HQ2300 - 3200 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6287U3100 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6267U2900 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6360U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6300U2400 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-6260U1800 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i5-6198DU2300 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-6200U2300 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-6440HQ2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6350HQ2300 - 3200 MHz4 / 46 MB
» Intel Core i5-6300HQ2300 - 3200 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6287U3100 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6267U2900 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6360U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6300U2400 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-6260U1800 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6198DU2300 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-6200U2300 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
298 Points (7%)
290 Points (7%)
min: 461     avg: 466.8     median: 466 (11%)     max: 472 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
117 Points (54%)
117 Points (54%)
min: 118     avg: 130.4     median: 131 (60%)     max: 136 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
3.3 Points (10%)
3.2 Points (10%)
5.3 Points (16%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.3 Points (67%)
1.3 Points (67%)
1.5 Points (74%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4481 Points (49%)
4491 Points (49%)
min: 4759     avg: 4871.8     median: 4851 (53%)     max: 5026 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
9949 Points (20%)
9954 Points (20%)
min: 16161     avg: 16460.5     median: 16532 (33%)     max: 16616 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 20584     avg: 20992.3     median: 21034 (28%)     max: 21359 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6180     avg: 6375.7     median: 6331 (61%)     max: 6616 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
558 seconds (7%)
568.8 seconds (7%)
min: 361     avg: 380     median: 383 (5%)     max: 395 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
18 seconds (4%)
18 seconds (4%)
min: 11     avg: 12.1     median: 12 (2%)     max: 12 seconds
WinRAR - Result
2457 KB/s (29%)
2429 KB/s (29%)
min: 2861     avg: 2877     median: 2877 (34%)     max: 2893 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
19.3 fps (0%)
19.1 fps (0%)
31.2 fps (1%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
105 fps (39%)
102.3 fps (38%)
min: 149     avg: 151     median: 151 (56%)     max: 153 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (17%)
0.2 GB/s (17%)
0.2 GB/s (24%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (9%)
0.3 GB/s (10%)
0.4 GB/s (14%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.7 GB/s (9%)
1.7 GB/s (9%)
2.5 GB/s (13%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
3883 Points (26%)
3769 Points (25%)
min: 5734     avg: 5750     median: 5750 (38%)     max: 5766 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
13.8 Seconds (3%)
13.6 Seconds (3%)
11.7 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
29.2 Seconds (1%)
30.4 Seconds (1%)
26.4 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
660 Seconds (3%)
674.6 Seconds (3%)
min: 596     avg: 615.1     median: 617 (3%)     max: 630 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
11110 Points (16%)
10734 Points (15%)
17420 Points (24%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
4420 points (23%)
min: 4182     avg: 4222     median: 4222 (22%)     max: 4262 points
min: 5921     avg: 6117     median: 6111 (32%)     max: 6301 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
34986 Points (22%)
min: 41829     avg: 45530.8     median: 47053 (30%)     max: 47688 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
33879 Points (40%)
min: 40877     avg: 44425     median: 44784 (53%)     max: 47614 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
39229 Points (45%)
35007 Points (41%)
min: 42695     avg: 44732     median: 44732 (52%)     max: 46769 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
3208 Points (8%)
2984 Points (8%)
min: 2843     avg: 4072     median: 4324 (11%)     max: 4477 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
4544 Points (16%)
4281 Points (15%)
min: 3852     avg: 5724.3     median: 6142 (21%)     max: 6209 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
10021 Points (81%)
10381 Points (84%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
8235 Points (75%)
8197 Points (74%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
6446 Points (18%)
6095 Points (17%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
6033 Points (19%)
6058 Points (19%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
7016 Points (27%)
6931 Points (27%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
6512 Points (17%)
6472 Points (17%)
9974 Points (27%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3193 Points (65%)
3153 Points (64%)
3432 Points (70%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
6205 Points (20%)
min: 9307     avg: 9413.5     median: 9413 (30%)     max: 9520 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3009 Points (62%)
min: 3168     avg: 3234.5     median: 3234 (67%)     max: 3301 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
min: 11526     avg: 17350.5     median: 17350 (6%)     max: 23175 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
6769 Points (22%)
10421 Points (35%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3618 Points (60%)
3933 Points (66%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
1181 ms (2%)
1282.7 ms (2%)
min: 1082     avg: 1124.5     median: 1129 (2%)     max: 1161 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
85.5 ms (1%)
113.5 ms (1%)
min: 80     avg: 84.3     median: 84 (1%)     max: 88 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
30382 Points (58%)
27986 Points (53%)
min: 31710     avg: 32313.3     median: 32436 (62%)     max: 32794 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-6260U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-6198DU → 99%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-6300HQ → 127%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)