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Intel Core i5-6300HQ

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.

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 i5-6300HQ2300 - 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
Clock Rate2300 - 3200 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache6 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Die Size122 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketBGA
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 530 (350 - 950 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$250 U.S.
Announcement Date09/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 6300HQ

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 461     avg: 466.8     median: 466 (22%)     max: 472 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 118     avg: 130.4     median: 131 (67%)     max: 136 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.28     avg: 5.3     median: 5.3 (22%)     max: 5.42 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.46     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (67%)     max: 1.49 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4759     avg: 4871.8     median: 4851 (61%)     max: 5026 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 16161     avg: 16460.5     median: 16532.5 (33%)     max: 16616 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 20584     avg: 20992.3     median: 21034 (52%)     max: 21359 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6180     avg: 6375.7     median: 6331 (51%)     max: 6616 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 361.097     avg: 380     median: 383.8 (5%)     max: 395.024 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 11.517     avg: 12.1     median: 12.2 (2%)     max: 12.595 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2861     avg: 2877     median: 2877 (34%)     max: 2893 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 31     avg: 31.2     median: 31.1 (18%)     max: 31.29 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 149     avg: 151     median: 151 (65%)     max: 153.03 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.23     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (14%)     max: 0.249 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.4     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (19%)     max: 0.418 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 2.4     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (20%)     max: 2.5 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5734     avg: 5750     median: 5750 (45%)     max: 5766 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11.69     avg: 11.7     median: 11.7 (3%)     max: 11.752 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 26.13     avg: 26.4     median: 26.3 (1%)     max: 26.663 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 596.638     avg: 615.1     median: 617.8 (3%)     max: 630.932 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
17420 Points (32%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 5921     avg: 6117     median: 6111 (37%)     max: 6301 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 41829     avg: 45530.8     median: 47053 (30%)     max: 47688 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 40877     avg: 44425     median: 44784 (65%)     max: 47614 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 42695     avg: 44732     median: 44732 (65%)     max: 46769 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2843     avg: 4072     median: 4324 (11%)     max: 4477 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3852     avg: 5724.3     median: 6142 (27%)     max: 6209 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 9307     avg: 9413.5     median: 9413.5 (30%)     max: 9520 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3168     avg: 3234.5     median: 3234.5 (69%)     max: 3301 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
10421 Points (38%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1082     avg: 1124.5     median: 1129.9 (2%)     max: 1161.5 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 80.2     avg: 84.3     median: 84.1 (2%)     max: 88.7 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 31710     avg: 32313.3     median: 32436 (67%)     max: 32794 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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