Intel Core i5-6440HQ vs Intel Core i5-6300HQ

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 i5-6300HQ

► remove Intel 6300HQ

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 i5-6440HQIntel Core i5-6300HQ
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 i5-6300HQ2300 - 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 i5-6260U (compare)1800 - 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 i5-6300HQ2300 - 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 i5-6260U (compare)1800 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6198DU (compare)2300 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-6200U (compare)2300 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
2600 - 3500 MHz2300 - 3200 MHz
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Dual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, vPro, TXTDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 530 (350 - 950 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 530 (350 - 950 MHz)
$250 U.S.$250 U.S.
Intel Core i5 6440HQIntel Core i5 6300HQ

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 501     avg: 510     median: 513 (12%)     max: 519 Points
min: 461     avg: 467     median: 466 (11%)     max: 472 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 128     avg: 143     median: 145 (67%)     max: 149 Points
min: 118     avg: 130     median: 131 (60%)     max: 136 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 4.48     avg: 5.5     median: 5.8 (15%)     max: 5.98 Points
min: 5.28     avg: 5.3     median: 5.3 (14%)     max: 5.42 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.46     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (64%)     max: 1.69 Points
min: 1.46     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (60%)     max: 1.49 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4880     avg: 5137     median: 5157 (53%)     max: 5352 Points
min: 4759     avg: 4872     median: 4851 (50%)     max: 5026 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 13998     avg: 17211     median: 18238.5 (31%)     max: 18369 Points
min: 16161     avg: 16461     median: 16532.5 (28%)     max: 16616 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 22717     avg: 22819     median: 22818.5 (30%)     max: 22920 Points
min: 20584     avg: 20992     median: 21034 (28%)     max: 21359 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6361     avg: 6679     median: 6679 (62%)     max: 6997 Points
min: 6180     avg: 6376     median: 6331 (59%)     max: 6616 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 327.226     avg: 363     median: 348.4 (4%)     max: 414 seconds
min: 361.097     avg: 380     median: 383.8 (5%)     max: 395.024 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 10.374     avg: 11.5     median: 11.1 (2%)     max: 13 seconds
min: 11.517     avg: 12.1     median: 12.2 (2%)     max: 12.595 seconds
WinRAR - Result
2662 KB/s (31%)
min: 2861     avg: 2877     median: 2877 (34%)     max: 2893 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 34     avg: 34.5     median: 34.5 (22%)     max: 35 fps
min: 31     avg: 31.1     median: 31.1 (20%)     max: 31.29 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 160     avg: 161     median: 160.5 (57%)     max: 161 fps
min: 149     avg: 151     median: 151 (54%)     max: 153.03 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (13%)
min: 0.23     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (13%)     max: 0.249 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.4     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.418 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
2.6 GB/s (13%)
min: 2.4     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (13%)     max: 2.5 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5600     avg: 5998     median: 5997.5 (40%)     max: 6395 Points
min: 5734     avg: 5750     median: 5750 (38%)     max: 5766 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10.624     avg: 11.1     median: 10.7 (2%)     max: 12 Seconds
min: 11.69     avg: 11.7     median: 11.7 (3%)     max: 11.752 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 24.159     avg: 25.1     median: 24.2 (1%)     max: 27 Seconds
min: 26.13     avg: 26.4     median: 26.3 (1%)     max: 26.663 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 569.759     avg: 594     median: 571.4 (3%)     max: 641 Seconds
min: 596.638     avg: 615     median: 617.8 (3%)     max: 630.932 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
18627 Points (26%)
17420 Points (24%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 5528     avg: 5926     median: 5773 (28%)     max: 6342 points
min: 5921     avg: 6117     median: 6111 (30%)     max: 6301 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 46855     avg: 49344     median: 48028 (31%)     max: 52981 Points
min: 41829     avg: 45531     median: 47053 (30%)     max: 47688 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 45447     avg: 49287     median: 49287 (59%)     max: 53127 Points
min: 40877     avg: 44425     median: 44784 (53%)     max: 47614 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
49635 Points (57%)
min: 42695     avg: 44732     median: 44732 (52%)     max: 46769 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4561     avg: 4725     median: 4717 (12%)     max: 4863 Points
min: 2843     avg: 4072     median: 4324 (11%)     max: 4477 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 6261     avg: 6622     median: 6679 (23%)     max: 6847 Points
min: 3852     avg: 5724     median: 6142 (21%)     max: 6209 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
7833 Points (14%)
min: 9307     avg: 9414     median: 9413.5 (17%)     max: 9520 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2897 Points (60%)
min: 3168     avg: 3235     median: 3234.5 (67%)     max: 3301 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
8128 Points (13%)
9974 Points (16%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3030 Points (62%)
3432 Points (70%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
10421 Points (29%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3933 Points (62%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1068     avg: 1071     median: 1071.5 (2%)     max: 1074.9 ms
min: 1082     avg: 1124     median: 1129.9 (2%)     max: 1161.5 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
90.8 ms (1%)
min: 80.2     avg: 84.3     median: 84.1 (1%)     max: 88.7 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 31999     avg: 32624     median: 32623.5 (62%)     max: 33248 Points
min: 31710     avg: 32313     median: 32436 (62%)     max: 32794 Points

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Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-6300HQ → 99%

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