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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
Series: Core i5 Skylake
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Intel Core i5-6350HQ compare2.3 - 3.2 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6300HQ compare2.3 - 3.2 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6287U compare3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6267U compare2.9 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6360U compare2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i5-6300U2.4 - 3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-6260U compare1.8 - 2.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-6198DU compare2.3 - 2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-6200U compare2.3 - 2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Clock Rate2400 - 3000 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
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
Architecturex86
Starting Price$281 U.S.
Announcement Date09/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 6300U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 301     avg: 307     median: 307 (7%)     max: 311 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 91     avg: 118     median: 122 (45%)     max: 125 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 3.34     avg: 3.4     median: 3.4 (7%)     max: 3.45 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 13274     avg: 13525     median: 13564 (13%)     max: 13751 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 491.395     avg: 510     median: 512.3 (6%)     max: 522.696 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 15.621     avg: 16.1     median: 16.2 (3%)     max: 16.499 s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
4050 Points (22%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 12.517     avg: 12.9     median: 12.8 (3%)     max: 13.434 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 28.16     avg: 29.1     median: 29 (1%)     max: 30.084 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 659.555     avg: 686     median: 665.3 (3%)     max: 753.883 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 3915     avg: 4129     median: 4152.5 (17%)     max: 4403 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 33367     avg: 36773     median: 37104 (24%)     max: 39125 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 3034     avg: 3323     median: 3342 (8%)     max: 3419 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 4411     avg: 4740     median: 4775 (12%)     max: 4870 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1007     avg: 1303     median: 1178 (2%)     max: 2226.1 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 15750     avg: 28031     median: 29991 (48%)     max: 30812 Points
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