Intel Core i5-6350HQ vs Intel Core i5-6360U

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 i5-6360U

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The Intel Core i5-6360U 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 2.0 - 3.1 GHz (2 cores: max. 2.9 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 i5-6360U should perform similar to the former Broadwell top-model Core i7-5600U/5650U. 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 - 1000 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.

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: Core i5 Skylake
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 i5-6360U2 - 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 i5-6200U compare2.3 - 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 i5-6360U2 - 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 i5-6200U compare2.3 - 2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
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iGPUIntel Iris Pro Graphics 580 (350 - 900 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 540 (300 - 1000 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$306 U.S.$304 U.S.
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 6360U +
309 Points (7%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 6360U +
min: 124     avg: 125     median: 125 (46%)     max: 126 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 6360U +
min: 3.3     avg: 3.4     median: 3.4 (7%)     max: 3.45 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 6360U +
min: 1.36     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (45%)     max: 1.45 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 6360U +
4846 (43%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 6360U +
10525 (18%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 6360U +
526 s (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 6360U +
18.4 s (4%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 6360U +
1923 (12%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 6360U +
20.6 fps (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 6360U +
109 fps (32%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 6360U +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 6360U +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 6360U +
1.8 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 6360U +
4099 Points (23%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 6360U +
12.3 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 6360U +
27.9 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 6360U +
643 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 6360U +
11584 Points (13%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 6360U +
4600 Points (20%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 6360U +
38198 Points (40%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 6360U +
3086 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 6360U +
4617 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 6360U +
min: 8439     avg: 9314     median: 9313.5 (75%)     max: 10188 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 6360U +
min: 7559     avg: 7764     median: 7764 (70%)     max: 7969 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 6360U +
min: 6924     avg: 8271     median: 8270.5 (16%)     max: 9617 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 6360U +
min: 5639     avg: 6010     median: 6010 (12%)     max: 6381 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 6360U +
min: 7269     avg: 7482     median: 7482 (20%)     max: 7695 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 6360U +
min: 6807     avg: 6989     median: 6988.5 (11%)     max: 7170
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 6360U +
min: 3299     avg: 3406     median: 3406 (69%)     max: 3513
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 6360U +
min: 3760     avg: 3768     median: 3768 (58%)     max: 3776
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 6360U +
min: 7202     avg: 7203     median: 7202.5 (18%)     max: 7203
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 6350HQ +
4318 (59%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 6350HQ +
12703 (20%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 6360U +
min: 985     avg: 1089     median: 1088.5 (2%)     max: 1192 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 6360U +
min: 91.2     avg: 111     median: 110.9 (1%)     max: 130.6 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 6360U +
min: 30588     avg: 30912     median: 30912 (52%)     max: 31236 Points

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