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Intel Core i5-6200U

Intel 6200U

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.

SeriesIntel Core i5
CodenameSkylake
Series: Core i5 Skylake
Intel Core i5-6440HQ (compare)2600 - 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 i5-6300U (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 i5-6200U2300 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Clock Rate2300 - 2800 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Die Size99 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketBGA
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 520 (300 - 1000 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$281 U.S.
Announcement Date09/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 6200U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 170     avg: 282.5     median: 289 (13%)     max: 310 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 70     avg: 111.8     median: 115 (58%)     max: 123 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.75     avg: 3.1     median: 3.2 (1%)     max: 3.42 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.94     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (58%)     max: 1.37 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3150     avg: 4319.5     median: 4383 (59%)     max: 4802 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 1810     avg: 9472.6     median: 9871.5 (20%)     max: 10078 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 11770     avg: 12611.9     median: 12624 (31%)     max: 13058 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 5055     avg: 5606.6     median: 5651.5 (46%)     max: 5829 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 497.941     avg: 556.9     median: 559.7 (7%)     max: 649.553 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 15.339     avg: 17.9     median: 17.8 (4%)     max: 21.16 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 1388     avg: 1866.8     median: 2041 (24%)     max: 2188 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 16     avg: 18.9     median: 19 (11%)     max: 19.9 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 87     avg: 99.6     median: 100 (43%)     max: 106.9 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.163     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (10%)     max: 0.184 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.279     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (14%)     max: 0.314 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 1.6     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (14%)     max: 1.9 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3082     avg: 3706.5     median: 3787 (30%)     max: 3859 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 12.453     avg: 13.8     median: 13.7 (3%)     max: 15.424 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 28.243     avg: 31.2     median: 31 (1%)     max: 33.91 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 473.187     avg: 694.8     median: 705 (3%)     max: 752 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 8648     avg: 10027.1     median: 10215 (19%)     max: 10834 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3055     avg: 3783.9     median: 3751 (23%)     max: 4250 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 3457     avg: 32443.2     median: 33585.5 (22%)     max: 37802 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 23977     avg: 32607.8     median: 33113 (48%)     max: 37587 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 26217     avg: 35322.4     median: 36596 (52%)     max: 42260 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2380     avg: 3051.9     median: 3101 (8%)     max: 3338 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3388     avg: 4356.2     median: 4434 (20%)     max: 4737 Points