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Intel Core i5-6300U

Intel 6300U

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.

SeriesIntel Core i5
CodenameSkylake
Clock Rate2400 - 3000 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3072 KB
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, vPro, TXT
GPUIntel HD Graphics 520 (300 - 1000 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $281 U.S.
Announcement Date09/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 6300U

Benchmarks

Geekbench 4.1 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 7043     avg: 7043 (46%)     median: 7043 (46%)     max: 7043 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 3652     avg: 3652 (76%)     median: 3652 (76%)     max: 3652 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
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min: 16691     avg: 18417 (11%)     median: 18417 (11%)     max: 20143 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 6614     avg: 6685 (24%)     median: 6685 (24%)     max: 6756 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 3532     avg: 3539.5 (63%)     median: 3539.5 (63%)     max: 3547 Points
Octane V2 - Total Score
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min: 15750     avg: 28030.6 (58%)     median: 29991 (62%)     max: 30812 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 91     avg: 118.3 (61%)     median: 122 (63%)     max: 125 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 301     avg: 307 (14%)     median: 307 (14%)     max: 311 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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min: 1007     avg: 1302.6 (2%)     median: 1178 (2%)     max: 2226.1 ms
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 6093     avg: 6220 (20%)     median: 6184 (20%)     max: 6419 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 2758     avg: 2892.5 (62%)     median: 2863.5 (61%)     max: 3085 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 6719     avg: 6719 (18%)     median: 6719 (18%)     max: 6719 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 3231     avg: 3231 (68%)     median: 3231 (68%)     max: 3231 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
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min: 4411     avg: 4740.1 (21%)     median: 4775 (21%)     max: 4870 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 3034     avg: 3323.4 (8%)     median: 3342 (8%)     max: 3419 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 35400     avg: 38243.3 (55%)     median: 38293 (55%)     max: 41037 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
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min: 21421     avg: 32171.8 (49%)     median: 34941 (53%)     max: 37384 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 33367     avg: 36773 (24%)     median: 37104 (24%)     max: 39125 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
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min: 85.9     avg: 134.5 (3%)     median: 104.5 (3%)     max: 213 ms
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
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min: 0.175     avg: 0.2 (11%)     median: 0.2 (10%)     max: 0.182 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
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min: 0.303     avg: 0.3 (15%)     median: 0.3 (15%)     max: 0.311 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
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min: 1.6     avg: 1.7 (14%)     median: 1.7 (14%)     max: 1.8 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
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min: 19.98     avg: 20.2 (17%)     median: 20.2 (17%)     max: 20.38 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
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min: 107.47     avg: 107.5 (46%)     median: 107.5 (46%)     max: 107.49 fps
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
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min: 491.395     avg: 509.7 (6%)     median: 512.3 (6%)     max: 522.696 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
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min: 15.621     avg: 16.1 (3%)     median: 16.2 (3%)     max: 16.499 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
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min: 3915     avg: 4128.9 (25%)     median: 4152.5 (25%)     max: 4403 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
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min: 10355     avg: 10355 (26%)     median: 10355 (26%)     max: 10355 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
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min: 4050     avg: 4050 (32%)     median: 4050 (32%)     max: 4050 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 1.1     avg: 1.4 (61%)     median: 1.4 (63%)     max: 1.42 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 3.34     avg: 3.4 (14%)     median: 3.4 (14%)     max: 3.45 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
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min: 6028     avg: 6084.6 (67%)     median: 6050 (67%)     max: 6250 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
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min: 13274     avg: 13525.4 (33%)     median: 13564 (33%)     max: 13751 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
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min: 4573     avg: 4682.4 (63%)     median: 4678.5 (63%)     max: 4805 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
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min: 7812     avg: 10243.2 (21%)     median: 10573 (21%)     max: 10705 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
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min: 12.517     avg: 12.9 (3%)     median: 12.8 (3%)     max: 13.434 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
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min: 28.16     avg: 29.1 (1%)     median: 29 (1%)     max: 30.084 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
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min: 659.555     avg: 686 (3%)     median: 665.3 (3%)     max: 753.883 Seconds
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Fujitsu Stylistic R726-R7260M85BBDE (Intel HD Graphics 520, 12.5")
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HP EliteBook 820 G3 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 12.5")
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HP EliteBook 840 G3-X2F52EA (Intel HD Graphics 520, 14")
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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 14")
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Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.3")
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 20FB-005XUS (Intel HD Graphics 520, 14")
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Microsoft Surface Book Core i5 (NVIDIA Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5), 13.5")
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Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core i5, 128GB (Intel HD Graphics 520, 12.3")
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Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core i5, 256GB (Intel HD Graphics 520, 12.3")
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Toshiba Portege Z30-C1310 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.3")
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i5

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

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i7 6500U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i7 5600U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i7 5650U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i5 6360U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i5 4210M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 6300U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
+ Intel Core i5 4288U
   2.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4278U
   2.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 3380M
   2.9 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 3360M
   2.8 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ AMD A-Series (Desktop) A10-7700K
   3.4 GHz / 4096 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2015-09- 2)