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

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 i5-6300U

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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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: Core i5 Skylake
» Intel Core i5-6440HQ2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6350HQ (compare)2300 - 3200 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6300HQ (compare)2300 - 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 i5-6300U2400 - 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 i5-6300HQ (compare)2300 - 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 i5-6300U2400 - 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
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122 mm299 mm2
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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, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, vPro, TXT
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 530 (350 - 950 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 520 (300 - 1000 MHz)
$250 U.S.$281 U.S.
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 501     avg: 510     median: 513 (12%)     max: 519 Points
min: 301     avg: 307     median: 307 (7%)     max: 311 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 128     avg: 143     median: 145 (67%)     max: 149 Points
min: 91     avg: 118     median: 122 (56%)     max: 125 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 4.48     avg: 5.5     median: 5.8 (15%)     max: 5.98 Points
min: 3.34     avg: 3.4     median: 3.4 (9%)     max: 3.45 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.46     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (64%)     max: 1.69 Points
min: 1.1     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (57%)     max: 1.42 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4880     avg: 5137     median: 5157 (53%)     max: 5352 Points
min: 4573     avg: 4682     median: 4678.5 (48%)     max: 4805 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 13998     avg: 17211     median: 18238.5 (31%)     max: 18369 Points
min: 7812     avg: 10243     median: 10573 (18%)     max: 10705 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 22717     avg: 22819     median: 22818.5 (30%)     max: 22920 Points
min: 13274     avg: 13525     median: 13564 (18%)     max: 13751 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6361     avg: 6679     median: 6679 (62%)     max: 6997 Points
min: 6028     avg: 6085     median: 6050 (56%)     max: 6250 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 327.226     avg: 363     median: 348.4 (4%)     max: 414 seconds
min: 491.395     avg: 510     median: 512.3 (6%)     max: 522.696 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 10.374     avg: 11.5     median: 11.1 (2%)     max: 13 seconds
min: 15.621     avg: 16.1     median: 16.2 (3%)     max: 16.499 seconds
WinRAR - Result
2662 KB/s (31%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 34     avg: 34.5     median: 34.5 (22%)     max: 35 fps
min: 19.98     avg: 20.2     median: 20.2 (13%)     max: 20.38 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 160     avg: 161     median: 160.5 (57%)     max: 161 fps
min: 107.47     avg: 107     median: 107.5 (38%)     max: 107.49 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (13%)
min: 0.175     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (9%)     max: 0.182 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.303     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.311 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
2.6 GB/s (13%)
min: 1.6     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (9%)     max: 1.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5600     avg: 5998     median: 5997.5 (40%)     max: 6395 Points
4050 Points (27%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10.624     avg: 11.1     median: 10.7 (2%)     max: 12 Seconds
min: 12.517     avg: 12.9     median: 12.8 (3%)     max: 13.434 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 24.159     avg: 25.1     median: 24.2 (1%)     max: 27 Seconds
min: 28.16     avg: 29.1     median: 29 (1%)     max: 30.084 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 569.759     avg: 594     median: 571.4 (3%)     max: 641 Seconds
min: 659.555     avg: 686     median: 665.3 (3%)     max: 753.883 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
18627 Points (26%)
10355 Points (14%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 5528     avg: 5926     median: 5773 (28%)     max: 6342 points
min: 3915     avg: 4129     median: 4152.5 (20%)     max: 4403 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 46855     avg: 49344     median: 48028 (31%)     max: 52981 Points
min: 33367     avg: 36773     median: 37104 (24%)     max: 39125 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 45447     avg: 49287     median: 49287 (59%)     max: 53127 Points
min: 21421     avg: 32172     median: 34941 (42%)     max: 37384 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
49635 Points (57%)
min: 35400     avg: 38243     median: 38293 (44%)     max: 41037 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4561     avg: 4725     median: 4717 (12%)     max: 4863 Points
min: 3034     avg: 3323     median: 3342 (8%)     max: 3419 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 6261     avg: 6622     median: 6679 (23%)     max: 6847 Points
min: 4411     avg: 4740     median: 4775 (16%)     max: 4870 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
7833 Points (14%)
min: 6093     avg: 6220     median: 6184 (11%)     max: 6419 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2897 Points (60%)
min: 2758     avg: 2893     median: 2863.5 (59%)     max: 3085 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
8128 Points (13%)
6719 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3030 Points (62%)
3231 Points (66%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
min: 16691     avg: 18417     median: 18417 (6%)     max: 20143 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 6614     avg: 6685     median: 6685 (19%)     max: 6756 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3532     avg: 3540     median: 3539.5 (56%)     max: 3547 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3652 Points (58%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
7043 Points (12%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1068     avg: 1071     median: 1071.5 (2%)     max: 1074.9 ms
min: 1007     avg: 1303     median: 1178 (2%)     max: 2226.1 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
90.8 ms (1%)
min: 85.9     avg: 134     median: 104.5 (1%)     max: 213 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 31999     avg: 32624     median: 32623.5 (62%)     max: 33248 Points
min: 15750     avg: 28031     median: 29991 (57%)     max: 30812 Points

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Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-6300U → 83%

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