Intel Core i5-6350HQ vs Intel Core i5-6200U

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 i5-6200U

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The Intel Core i5-6200U 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 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 i5-6200U should perform just slightly below 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 i5-6440HQ compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz4 / 46 MB
» Intel Core i5-6350HQ2.3 - 3.2 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6300HQ compare2.3 - 3.2 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6287U compare3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6267U compare2.9 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6360U compare2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6300U compare2.4 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-6260U compare1.8 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6198DU compare2.3 - 2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-6200U2.3 - 2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-6440HQ compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6350HQ2.3 - 3.2 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6300HQ compare2.3 - 3.2 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6287U compare3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6267U compare2.9 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6360U compare2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6300U compare2.4 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-6260U compare1.8 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6198DU compare2.3 - 2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-6200U2.3 - 2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
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iGPUIntel 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
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min: 170     avg: 283     median: 289 (6%)     max: 310 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
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min: 70     avg: 112     median: 115 (42%)     max: 123 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
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min: 1.75     avg: 3.1     median: 3.2 (6%)     max: 3.42 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
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min: 0.94     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (42%)     max: 1.37 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
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min: 3150     avg: 4319     median: 4383 (39%)     max: 4802
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
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Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
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min: 11770     avg: 12612     median: 12624 (12%)     max: 13058 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
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min: 5055     avg: 5607     median: 5651.5 (43%)     max: 5829 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
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min: 497.941     avg: 557     median: 559.7 (7%)     max: 649.553 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
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min: 15.339     avg: 17.9     median: 17.8 (4%)     max: 21.16 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
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min: 1388     avg: 1867     median: 2041 (13%)     max: 2188
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
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min: 16     avg: 18.9     median: 19 (9%)     max: 19.9 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
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min: 87     avg: 99.6     median: 100 (29%)     max: 106.9 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
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min: 0.163     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.184 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
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min: 0.279     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.314 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
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min: 1.6     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (0%)     max: 1.9 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
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min: 3082     avg: 3707     median: 3787 (21%)     max: 3859 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
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min: 12.453     avg: 13.8     median: 13.7 (3%)     max: 15.424 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
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min: 28.243     avg: 31.2     median: 31 (1%)     max: 33.91 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
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min: 473.187     avg: 695     median: 705 (3%)     max: 752 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
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min: 8648     avg: 10027     median: 10215 (12%)     max: 10834 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
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3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
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3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
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min: 23977     avg: 32608     median: 33113 (35%)     max: 37587 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
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min: 26217     avg: 35322     median: 36596 (38%)     max: 42260 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
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min: 2380     avg: 3052     median: 3101 (8%)     max: 3338 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
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min: 3388     avg: 4356     median: 4434 (11%)     max: 4737 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
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1495 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
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min: 5144     avg: 5794     median: 5796.5 (10%)     max: 6182
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
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min: 2228     avg: 2702     median: 2726 (56%)     max: 3013
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
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min: 5801     avg: 5964     median: 5929.5 (9%)     max: 6195
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
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min: 2694     avg: 2810     median: 2782.5 (57%)     max: 2980
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
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min: 3225     avg: 3444     median: 3507 (54%)     max: 3601
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
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1 6200U +
min: 5896     avg: 6393     median: 6502 (16%)     max: 6780
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
4318 (59%)
3285 (45%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
12703 (20%)
6126 (10%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
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min: 1216.2     avg: 1524     median: 1285.2 (2%)     max: 3621.8 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
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min: 89     avg: 126     median: 97.8 (1%)     max: 475.3 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
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min: 8351     avg: 25164     median: 27593 (46%)     max: 30546 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-6350HQ → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-6200U → 62% n=2

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