Intel Core i5-6260U vs Intel Core i5-6440HQ

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 i5-6440HQ

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The Intel Core i5-6440HQ 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 2.6 - 3.5 GHz (4 cores: max. 3.1 GHz, 2 cores: max. 3.3 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 i5-6440HQ performs roughly on par with the Core i7-6700HQ or Core i7-4720HQ (Haswell). However, the Core i7 benefit from Hyper-Threading (up to 25 - 30 percent performance boost) in extensively parallelized software, whereas the Core i5 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.

Intel Core i5-6260UIntel Core i5-6440HQ
Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
SkylakeSkylake
: Core i5 Skylake
Intel Core i5-6440HQ2600 - 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 i5-6198DU (compare)2300 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-6200U (compare)2300 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-6440HQ2600 - 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 i5-6198DU (compare)2300 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-6200U (compare)2300 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
1800 - 2900 MHz2600 - 3500 MHz
128 KB256 KB
512 KB1 MB
4 MB6 MB
2 / 44 / 4
15 45
14 14
100 °C100 °C
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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, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, vPro, TXT
iGPUIntel Iris Graphics 540 (300 - 950 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 530 (350 - 950 MHz)
$304 U.S.$250 U.S.
Intel Core i5 6260UIntel Core i5 6440HQ
122 mm2

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
298 Points (7%)
min: 501     avg: 510.2     median: 513 (12%)     max: 519 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
117 Points (54%)
min: 128     avg: 142.8     median: 145 (67%)     max: 149 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
3.3 Points (7%)
min: 4     avg: 5.5     median: 5 (11%)     max: 5 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.3 Points (67%)
1.6 Points (79%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4481 Points (49%)
min: 4880     avg: 5136.5     median: 5157 (56%)     max: 5352 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
9949 Points (15%)
min: 13998     avg: 17211     median: 18238 (28%)     max: 18369 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 22717     avg: 22818.5     median: 22818 (30%)     max: 22920 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6361     avg: 6679     median: 6679 (65%)     max: 6997 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
558 seconds (7%)
min: 327     avg: 363.2     median: 348 (4%)     max: 414 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
18 seconds (4%)
min: 10     avg: 11.5     median: 11 (2%)     max: 13 seconds
WinRAR - Result
2457 KB/s (29%)
2662 KB/s (31%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
19.3 fps (0%)
min: 34     avg: 34.5     median: 34 (1%)     max: 35 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
105 fps (39%)
min: 160     avg: 160.5     median: 160 (59%)     max: 161 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (9%)
0.2 GB/s (12%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (9%)
0.4 GB/s (13%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.7 GB/s (9%)
2.6 GB/s (13%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
3883 Points (26%)
min: 5600     avg: 5997.5     median: 5997 (40%)     max: 6395 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
13.8 Seconds (3%)
min: 10     avg: 11.1     median: 10 (2%)     max: 12 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
29.2 Seconds (1%)
min: 24     avg: 25.1     median: 24 (1%)     max: 27 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
660 Seconds (3%)
min: 569     avg: 594.1     median: 571 (3%)     max: 641 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
11110 Points (16%)
18627 Points (26%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
4420 points (23%)
min: 5528     avg: 5926.4     median: 5773 (30%)     max: 6342 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 46855     avg: 49343.8     median: 48028 (31%)     max: 52981 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 45447     avg: 49287     median: 49287 (59%)     max: 53127 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
39229 Points (45%)
49635 Points (57%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
3208 Points (8%)
min: 4561     avg: 4725.4     median: 4717 (12%)     max: 4863 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
4544 Points (14%)
min: 6261     avg: 6622.4     median: 6679 (21%)     max: 6847 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%)
8128 Points (22%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3193 Points (65%)
3030 Points (62%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
7833 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2897 Points (59%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
1181 ms (2%)
min: 1068     avg: 1071.5     median: 1071 (2%)     max: 1074 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
85.5 ms (1%)
90.8 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
30382 Points (58%)
min: 31999     avg: 32623.5     median: 32623 (62%)     max: 33248 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-6260U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-6440HQ → 125%

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