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

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 i5-6260UIntel Core i5-6198DU
Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
SkylakeSkylake
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Intel Core i5-6440HQ (compare)2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6350HQ (compare)2300 - 3200 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6300HQ (compare)2300 - 3200 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6287U (compare)3100 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6267U (compare)2900 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6360U (compare)2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6300U (compare)2400 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-6260U1800 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6198DU2300 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-6200U (compare)2300 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-6440HQ (compare)2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6350HQ (compare)2300 - 3200 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6300HQ (compare)2300 - 3200 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6287U (compare)3100 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6267U (compare)2900 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6360U (compare)2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6300U (compare)2400 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-6260U1800 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i5-6198DU2300 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-6200U (compare)2300 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
1800 - 2900 MHz2300 - 2800 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
4 MB3 MB
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Dual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel Iris Graphics 540 (300 - 950 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 510 (300 - 1000 MHz)
$304 U.S.
Intel Core i5 6260UIntel Core i5 6198DU
99 mm2

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
298 Points (7%)
290 Points (7%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
117 Points (54%)
117 Points (54%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
3.3 Points (7%)
3.2 Points (7%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.3 Points (67%)
1.3 Points (67%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4481 Points (46%)
4491 Points (46%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
9949 Points (15%)
9954 Points (15%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
558 seconds (7%)
568.8 seconds (7%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
18 seconds (4%)
18 seconds (4%)
WinRAR - Result
2457 KB/s (29%)
2429 KB/s (28%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
19.3 fps (11%)
19.1 fps (11%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
105 fps (37%)
102.3 fps (36%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (9%)
0.2 GB/s (9%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (9%)
0.3 GB/s (10%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.7 GB/s (9%)
1.7 GB/s (9%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
3883 Points (26%)
3769 Points (25%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
13.8 Seconds (3%)
13.6 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
29.2 Seconds (1%)
30.4 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
660 Seconds (3%)
674.6 Seconds (3%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
11110 Points (16%)
10734 Points (15%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
4420 points (23%)
min: 4182     avg: 4222     median: 4222 (22%)     max: 4262 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
34986 Points (22%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
33879 Points (40%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
39229 Points (45%)
35007 Points (41%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
3208 Points (8%)
2984 Points (8%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
4544 Points (14%)
4281 Points (13%)
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 (11%)
6095 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
6033 Points (10%)
6058 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
7016 Points (16%)
6931 Points (16%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
6512 Points (17%)
6472 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3193 Points (65%)
3153 Points (64%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
6205 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3009 Points (62%)
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%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3618 Points (60%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
1181 ms (2%)
1282.7 ms (2%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
85.5 ms (1%)
113.5 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
30382 Points (58%)
27986 Points (53%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-6260U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-6198DU → 99%

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