Intel Core i5-6300HQ vs Intel Core i5-6350HQ vs Intel Core i5-6300U

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.

Intel Core i5-6350HQ

► remove Intel 6350HQ

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 i5-6300U

► remove Intel 6300U

The Intel Core i5-6300U 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 2.4 - 3.0 GHz (2 cores: max. 2.9 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 i5-6300U should perform similar to (or slightly above) 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.

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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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iGPUIntel HD Graphics 530 (350 - 950 MHz)Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 (350 - 900 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 520 (300 - 1000 MHz)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 461     avg: 467     median: 466 (11%)     max: 472 Points
min: 461     avg: 466.8     median: 466 (11%)     max: 472 Points
min: 301     avg: 307     median: 307 (7%)     max: 311 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 118     avg: 130     median: 131 (57%)     max: 136 Points
min: 118     avg: 130.4     median: 131 (57%)     max: 136 Points
min: 91     avg: 118     median: 122 (53%)     max: 125 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.28     avg: 5.3     median: 5.3 (12%)     max: 5.42 Points
min: 5.28     avg: 5.3     median: 5.3 (12%)     max: 5.42 Points
min: 3.34     avg: 3.4     median: 3.4 (8%)     max: 3.45 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.46     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (58%)     max: 1.49 Points
min: 1.46     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (58%)     max: 1.49 Points
min: 1.1     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (55%)     max: 1.42 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4759     avg: 4872     median: 4851 (50%)     max: 5026
min: 4759     avg: 4871.8     median: 4851 (50%)     max: 5026
min: 4573     avg: 4682     median: 4678.5 (48%)     max: 4805
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 16161     avg: 16461     median: 16532.5 (28%)     max: 16616
min: 16161     avg: 16460.5     median: 16532.5 (28%)     max: 16616
min: 7812     avg: 10243     median: 10573 (18%)     max: 10705
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 20584     avg: 20992     median: 21034 (24%)     max: 21359 Points
min: 20584     avg: 20992.3     median: 21034 (24%)     max: 21359 Points
min: 13274     avg: 13525     median: 13564 (16%)     max: 13751 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 6180     avg: 6376     median: 6331 (55%)     max: 6616 Points
min: 6180     avg: 6375.7     median: 6331 (55%)     max: 6616 Points
min: 6028     avg: 6085     median: 6050 (53%)     max: 6250 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 361.097     avg: 380     median: 383.8 (5%)     max: 395.024 s
min: 361.097     avg: 380     median: 383.8 (5%)     max: 395.024 s
min: 491.395     avg: 510     median: 512.3 (6%)     max: 522.696 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 11.517     avg: 12.1     median: 12.2 (2%)     max: 12.595 s
min: 11.517     avg: 12.1     median: 12.2 (2%)     max: 12.595 s
min: 15.621     avg: 16.1     median: 16.2 (3%)     max: 16.499 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 2861     avg: 2877     median: 2877 (30%)     max: 2893
min: 2861     avg: 2877     median: 2877 (30%)     max: 2893
min: 2861     avg: 2877     median: 2877 (30%)     max: 2893
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 31     avg: 31.1     median: 31.1 (19%)     max: 31.29 fps
min: 31     avg: 31.1     median: 31.1 (19%)     max: 31.29 fps
min: 19.98     avg: 20.2     median: 20.2 (12%)     max: 20.38 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 149     avg: 151     median: 151 (52%)     max: 153.03 fps
min: 149     avg: 151     median: 151 (52%)     max: 153.03 fps
min: 107.47     avg: 107     median: 107.5 (37%)     max: 107.49 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.23     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.249 GB/s
min: 0.23     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.249 GB/s
min: 0.175     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.182 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.4     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.418 GB/s
min: 0.4     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.418 GB/s
min: 0.303     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.311 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 2.4     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (0%)     max: 2.5 GB/s
min: 2.4     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (0%)     max: 2.5 GB/s
min: 1.6     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (0%)     max: 1.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5734     avg: 5750     median: 5750 (38%)     max: 5766 Points
min: 5734     avg: 5750     median: 5750 (38%)     max: 5766 Points
4050 Points (27%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11.69     avg: 11.7     median: 11.7 (3%)     max: 11.752 s
min: 11.69     avg: 11.7     median: 11.7 (3%)     max: 11.752 s
min: 12.517     avg: 12.9     median: 12.8 (3%)     max: 13.434 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 26.13     avg: 26.4     median: 26.3 (1%)     max: 26.663 s
min: 26.13     avg: 26.4     median: 26.3 (1%)     max: 26.663 s
min: 28.16     avg: 29.1     median: 29 (1%)     max: 30.084 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 596.638     avg: 615     median: 617.8 (3%)     max: 630.932 s
min: 596.638     avg: 615.1     median: 617.8 (3%)     max: 630.932 s
min: 659.555     avg: 686     median: 665.3 (3%)     max: 753.883 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
17420 Points (24%)
17420 Points (24%)
10355 Points (14%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 5921     avg: 6117     median: 6111 (28%)     max: 6301 Points
min: 5921     avg: 6117     median: 6111 (28%)     max: 6301 Points
min: 3915     avg: 4129     median: 4152.5 (19%)     max: 4403 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 41829     avg: 45531     median: 47053 (30%)     max: 47688 Points
min: 41829     avg: 45530.8     median: 47053 (30%)     max: 47688 Points
min: 33367     avg: 36773     median: 37104 (24%)     max: 39125 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 40877     avg: 44425     median: 44784 (53%)     max: 47614 Points
min: 40877     avg: 44425     median: 44784 (53%)     max: 47614 Points
min: 21421     avg: 32172     median: 34941 (42%)     max: 37384 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 42695     avg: 44732     median: 44732 (52%)     max: 46769 Points
min: 42695     avg: 44732     median: 44732 (52%)     max: 46769 Points
min: 35400     avg: 38243     median: 38293 (44%)     max: 41037 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2843     avg: 4072     median: 4324 (11%)     max: 4477 Points
min: 2843     avg: 4072     median: 4324 (11%)     max: 4477 Points
min: 3034     avg: 3323     median: 3342 (8%)     max: 3419 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 3852     avg: 5724     median: 6142 (19%)     max: 6209 Points
min: 3852     avg: 5724.3     median: 6142 (19%)     max: 6209 Points
min: 4411     avg: 4740     median: 4775 (15%)     max: 4870 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
2700 Points (19%)
2700 Points (19%)
1773 Points (12%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 9307     avg: 9414     median: 9413.5 (17%)     max: 9520
min: 9307     avg: 9413.5     median: 9413.5 (17%)     max: 9520
min: 6093     avg: 6220     median: 6184 (11%)     max: 6419
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 3168     avg: 3235     median: 3234.5 (66%)     max: 3301
min: 3168     avg: 3234.5     median: 3234.5 (66%)     max: 3301
min: 2758     avg: 2893     median: 2863.5 (59%)     max: 3085
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
9974 (16%)
9974 (16%)
6719 (11%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
3432 (70%)
3432 (70%)
3231 (66%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Single-Core
3933 (61%)
3933 (61%)
min: 3532     avg: 3540     median: 3539.5 (55%)     max: 3547
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Multi-Core
10421 (25%)
10421 (25%)
min: 6614     avg: 6685     median: 6685 (16%)     max: 6756
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1082     avg: 1124     median: 1129.9 (2%)     max: 1161.5 ms
min: 1082     avg: 1124.5     median: 1129.9 (2%)     max: 1161.5 ms
min: 1007     avg: 1303     median: 1178 (2%)     max: 2226.1 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 80.2     avg: 84.3     median: 84.1 (1%)     max: 88.7 ms
min: 80.2     avg: 84.3     median: 84.1 (1%)     max: 88.7 ms
min: 85.9     avg: 134     median: 104.5 (1%)     max: 213 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 31710     avg: 32313     median: 32436 (55%)     max: 32794 Points
min: 31710     avg: 32313.3     median: 32436 (55%)     max: 32794 Points
min: 15750     avg: 28031     median: 29991 (50%)     max: 30812 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-6300HQ → 100% n=37

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-6350HQ → 100% n=37

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-6300U → 81% n=37

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