Intel Core i5-6440HQ vs Intel Core i5-6287U vs Intel Core i5-6260U

Intel Core i5-6440HQ

► remove Intel 6440HQ

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 i5-6287U

► remove Intel 6287U

The Intel Core i5-6287U 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 3.1 - 3.5 GHz (2 cores: max. 3.3 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 i5-6287U should perform similar to the former Core i5-5350H (Broadwell) and is one of the fastest mobile dual-cores as of late 2015.

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 - 1100 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.

Intel Core i5-6260U

► remove Intel 6260U

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.

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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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$250 U.S.$304 U.S.
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Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
355 Points (67%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
849 Points (8%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 501     avg: 510     median: 513 (12%)     max: 519 Points
345 Points (8%)
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298 Points (7%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 128     avg: 143     median: 145 (65%)     max: 149 Points
143 Points (64%)
117 Points (52%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 4.48     avg: 5.5     median: 5.8 (13%)     max: 5.98 Points
3.3 Points (7%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.46     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (62%)     max: 1.69 Points
1.3 Points (52%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4880     avg: 5137     median: 5157 (53%)     max: 5352 Points
4481 Points (46%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 13998     avg: 17211     median: 18238.5 (31%)     max: 18369 Points
9949 Points (17%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 22717     avg: 22819     median: 22818.5 (26%)     max: 22920 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6361     avg: 6679     median: 6679 (62%)     max: 6997 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
min: 327.226     avg: 363     median: 348.4 (4%)     max: 414 seconds
558 seconds (7%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
min: 10.374     avg: 11.5     median: 11.1 (2%)     max: 13 seconds
18 seconds (4%)
WinRAR - Result
2662 KB/s (27%)
2457 KB/s (25%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
9829 MIPS (10%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
3738 MIPS (25%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 34     avg: 34.5     median: 34.5 (21%)     max: 35 fps
19.3 fps (11%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 160     avg: 161     median: 160.5 (55%)     max: 161 fps
105 fps (36%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
3.1 fps (11%)
010Tooltip
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (0%)
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
2.6 GB/s (0%)
1.7 GB/s (0%)
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
1250 Seconds (9%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
0.8 sec (17%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 5600     avg: 5998     median: 5997.5 (40%)     max: 6395 Points
3883 Points (26%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 10.624     avg: 11.1     median: 10.7 (2%)     max: 12 Seconds
13.8 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
min: 24.159     avg: 25.1     median: 24.2 (1%)     max: 27 Seconds
29.2 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
min: 569.759     avg: 594     median: 571.4 (3%)     max: 641 Seconds
660 Seconds (3%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
18627 Points (26%)
11110 Points (16%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 5528     avg: 5926     median: 5773 (26%)     max: 6342 points
5024 points (23%)
4420 points (20%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 46855     avg: 49344     median: 48028 (31%)     max: 52981 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 45447     avg: 49287     median: 49287 (59%)     max: 53127 Points
39252 Points (47%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
49635 Points (57%)
39229 Points (45%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4561     avg: 4725     median: 4717 (12%)     max: 4863 Points
3776 Points (10%)
3208 Points (8%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 6261     avg: 6622     median: 6679 (21%)     max: 6847 Points
5402 Points (17%)
4544 Points (14%)
3DMark - Time Spy CPU 2560x1440
2497 Points (17%)
1988 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
10021 Points (81%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
8235 Points (75%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
6446 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
6033 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
7016 Points (18%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
7833 Points (14%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2897 Points (59%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
8128 Points (13%)
6512 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3030 Points (62%)
3193 Points (65%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4098 Points (65%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
8277 Points (14%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 825     avg: 882     median: 882 (61%)     max: 939 Points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1935     avg: 1989     median: 1988.5 (16%)     max: 2042 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1068     avg: 1071     median: 1071.5 (2%)     max: 1074.9 ms
1163 ms (2%)
1181 ms (2%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
90.8 ms (1%)
85.5 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 31999     avg: 32624     median: 32623.5 (62%)     max: 33248 Points
30382 Points (58%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-6440HQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-6287U → 93%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-6260U → 83%

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