Intel Core i5-6260U vs Intel Core i5-6350HQ vs Intel Core i5-6267U

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 i5-6350HQ

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The Intel Core i5-6350HQ is a fast quad-core processor for notebooks based on the Skylake architecture and was announced in the beginning of 2016. Besides four CPU cores (no Hyperthreading support), which are clocked at 2.3-3.2 GHz (probable Turbo steps: 4 cores: up to 2.8 GHz, 2 cores: up to 3.0 GHz), the processor also integrates the Iris Pro Graphics P580 as well as a dual-channel memory controller (DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133). It is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors. 

Compared to the Core i5-6300HQ, the i5-6350HQ does have a much more powerful GPU, but does not support the instruction set extension TSX-NI in return.

Architecture

Intel uses Skylake to replace both Broadwell as well as Haswell and therefore uses one core design for all TDP classes between 4.5-45 Watts. Several improvements of the Skylake architecture include bigger Out-to-Order-Buffer, optimizations for pre-fetching as well as bigger gains by Hyperthreading. However, the changes are small for a "Tock" – a new micro architecture – in general, so the per-MHz performance is only between 5-10 % (compared to Haswell) or less than 5 % higher (compared to Broadwell), respectively.

The Core i5-6350HQ also benefits from the additional eDRAM cache in some cases, which can accelerate memory-heavy applications in particular.

Performance

Depending on the effect of the eDRAM cache, the i5-6350HQ is roughly on par with the i7-4700HQ (Haswell) when you stress up to four cores. If the software does support more cores, however, the Core i5 will fall behind by up to 25 % due to the lack of Hyperthreading. Still, even the most demanding applications and excessive multi-tasking are no problem for the CPU.

Graphics

The integrated GPU with the designation Iris Pro Graphics P580 (also known as "GT4e") represents the fastest version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). 72 Execution Units (EUs) run at 350 up to 900 MHz in this case and allow a performance comparable to a dedicated mainstream chip. The GPU might be able to compete with a GeForce 945M under perfect conditions and it is therefore the fastest iGPU on the market by a pretty big margin. Modern games from 2015/2016 can usually be played smoothly at medium settings. More information about the performance and the features is available on our dedicated page for the Iris Pro Graphics P580.

Power Consumption

According to its TDP of 45 Watts, the chip is primarily designed for bigger notebooks starting with 15-inch screens. The TDP can optionally be reduced to 35 Watts (cTDP down), but this would obviously affect the performance.

Intel Core i5-6267U

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The Intel Core i5-6267U is a dual-core SoC based on the Skylake architecture and has been launched in September 2015. The CPU can be found in medium-sized ultrabooks as well as normal notebooks. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.9 - 3.3 GHz (2 cores: max. 3.1 GHz), the chip also integrates an Iris Graphics 550 GPU with 64 MB of eDRAM memory as well as 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 i5-6267U should perform similar to the former Core i5-4200H and i5-4310M (Haswell). Even demanding applications and multitasking are handled easily.

Graphics

The integrated graphics unit called Iris Graphics 550 represents the "GT3e" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 48 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 350 - 1050 MHz and offer (thanks to the fast eDRAM cache) a performance similar to a dedicated GeForce 930M. 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 550.

Power Consumption

Specified at a TDP of 28 W (including CPU, GPU and memory controller), the CPU is best suited for medium-sized notebooks (13-inches and above). Optionally, the TDP can be lowered to 23 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%)
min: 314     avg: 328.3     median: 330 (8%)     max: 339 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
117 Points (54%)
min: 123     avg: 130.8     median: 131 (60%)     max: 138 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
3.3 Points (7%)
3.6 Points (8%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.3 Points (67%)
1.5 Points (74%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4481 Points (49%)
min: 4903     avg: 5034.3     median: 4984 (55%)     max: 5216 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
9949 Points (15%)
min: 10595     avg: 10981.3     median: 10902 (17%)     max: 11447 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
13975 Points (18%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
5789 Points (56%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
558 seconds (7%)
486 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
18 seconds (4%)
15.4 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
2457 KB/s (29%)
3047 KB/s (36%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
19.3 fps (0%)
22.2 fps (1%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
105 fps (39%)
min: 116     avg: 118.6     median: 118 (44%)     max: 120 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (9%)
0.2 GB/s (10%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (9%)
0.3 GB/s (11%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.7 GB/s (9%)
1.9 GB/s (10%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
3883 Points (26%)
min: 4406     avg: 4424.5     median: 4424 (30%)     max: 4443 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
13.8 Seconds (3%)
min: 11     avg: 13.5     median: 13 (3%)     max: 15 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
29.2 Seconds (1%)
min: 25     avg: 29.9     median: 29 (1%)     max: 33 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
660 Seconds (3%)
min: 588     avg: 649.1     median: 649 (3%)     max: 709 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
11110 Points (16%)
12540 Points (18%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
4420 points (23%)
min: 4402     avg: 4674     median: 4678 (24%)     max: 4937 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 28254     avg: 34490.3     median: 33934 (22%)     max: 41283 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 30983     avg: 36076     median: 36076 (43%)     max: 41169 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
39229 Points (45%)
min: 38224     avg: 41145.5     median: 41145 (48%)     max: 44067 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
3208 Points (8%)
min: 3051     avg: 3294.8     median: 3262 (8%)     max: 3603 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
4544 Points (14%)
min: 4460     avg: 4820.5     median: 4764 (15%)     max: 5293 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
10021 Points (81%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
8235 Points (75%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
6446 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
6033 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
7016 Points (16%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
6512 Points (17%)
min: 7163     avg: 7386.5     median: 7386 (20%)     max: 7610 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3193 Points (65%)
min: 3461     avg: 3582.5     median: 3582 (73%)     max: 3704 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
6805 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3290 Points (67%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
30507 Points (11%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
7532 Points (25%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3874 Points (65%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
1181 ms (2%)
min: 963     avg: 1336.2     median: 1210 (2%)     max: 1961 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
85.5 ms (1%)
min: 75     avg: 90.6     median: 80 (1%)     max: 126 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
30382 Points (58%)
min: 30059     avg: 31545     median: 31545 (60%)     max: 33031 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-6260U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-6267U → 105%

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