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Intel Core i5-6260U

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.

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 i5-6260U1800 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6198DU (compare)2300 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-6200U (compare)2300 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Clock Rate1800 - 2900 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache4 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketBGA
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel Iris Graphics 540 (300 - 950 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$304 U.S.
Announcement Date09/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 6260U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4481 Points (46%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
19.3 fps (12%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
3883 Points (26%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
11110 Points (16%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
39229 Points (45%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Intel Core i5 6260U processor

HP Envy 15-as000nt (Intel Iris Graphics 540, 15.6")
» HP Envy 15-as000nt - External Review

HP Envy 15-as006ng (Intel Iris Graphics 540, 15.6")
» HP Envy 15-as006ng - External Review

Intel NUC6i5SYH (Intel Iris Graphics 540, 0")
» Intel NUC6i5SYH Mini PC Review - Review

Lenovo Ideapad 710S-13ISK-80SW001EGE (Intel Iris Graphics 540, 13.3")
» Lenovo Ideapad 710S-13ISK-80SW001EGE - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i5

» Intel Core i5 9400H
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 8400H
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 9300H
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 8300H
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 8305G
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 8269U
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 8279U
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 8259U
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 8257U
   1.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 7440HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 8365U
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 8265U
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 7300HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 6440HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 6350HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 6300HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 7287U
   3.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 7360U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 7267U
   3.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 5350H
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 7300U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 6287U
   3.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4340M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 5287U
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 7260U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 6267U
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4210H
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4330M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4200H
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 5257U
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4308U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4310M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 7200U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4400E
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4300M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 6360U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4210M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 6300U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4288U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4278U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3380M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3360M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4200M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3340M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 6260U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3320M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4258U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3230M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 6198DU
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 6200U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 5300U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 5350U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3210M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 2540M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 8210Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 8200Y
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4310U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4360U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 5200U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 5250U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4300U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4350U
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 2520M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 7Y57
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 7Y54
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 2450M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 580M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 2435M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 2430M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 2415M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 2410M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3437U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 560M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4210U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4260U
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3427U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4402E
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4200U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4250U
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 480M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 540M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 460M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3337U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 520M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 450M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3317U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 430M
   2.26 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4300Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4302Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 2557M
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3439Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4202Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4220Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4210Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 2467M
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 3339Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 4200Y
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 2537M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 560UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 470UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 540UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 520UM
   1.06 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i5 430UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i5 4200M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 3340M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i7 2640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i7 5500U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i7 5550U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 6260U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
+ Intel Core i5 3320M
   2.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4258U
   2.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ AMD A-Series (Desktop) AMD A8-6600K
   3.9 GHz / 4096 KB
+ AMD A-Series (Desktop) AMD A10-5800K
   3.8 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i7 840QM
   1.86 GHz / 1024 KB + 8196 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2015-09- 2)