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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
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 i5-6300U2400 - 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 Rate2400 - 3000 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, vPro, TXT
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 6300U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 301     avg: 307     median: 307 (14%)     max: 311 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 91     avg: 118.3     median: 122 (63%)     max: 125 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3.34     avg: 3.4     median: 3.4 (14%)     max: 3.45 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.1     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (63%)     max: 1.42 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4573     avg: 4682.4     median: 4678.5 (59%)     max: 4805 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 7812     avg: 10243.2     median: 10573 (21%)     max: 10705 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 13274     avg: 13525.4     median: 13564 (33%)     max: 13751 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6028     avg: 6084.6     median: 6050 (49%)     max: 6250 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 491.395     avg: 509.7     median: 512.3 (6%)     max: 522.696 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 15.621     avg: 16.1     median: 16.2 (3%)     max: 16.499 seconds
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 19.98     avg: 20.2     median: 20.2 (12%)     max: 20.38 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 107.47     avg: 107.5     median: 107.5 (46%)     max: 107.49 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.175     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (10%)     max: 0.182 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.303     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (15%)     max: 0.311 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 1.6     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (14%)     max: 1.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
4050 Points (32%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 12.517     avg: 12.9     median: 12.8 (3%)     max: 13.434 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 28.16     avg: 29.1     median: 29 (1%)     max: 30.084 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 659.555     avg: 686     median: 665.3 (3%)     max: 753.883 Seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3915     avg: 4128.9     median: 4152.5 (25%)     max: 4403 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 33367     avg: 36773     median: 37104 (24%)     max: 39125 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 21421     avg: 32171.8     median: 34941 (51%)     max: 37384 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 35400     avg: 38243.3     median: 38293 (55%)     max: 41037 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 3034     avg: 3323.4     median: 3342 (8%)     max: 3419 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4411     avg: 4740.1     median: 4775 (21%)     max: 4870 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 6093     avg: 6220     median: 6184 (20%)     max: 6419 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2758     avg: 2892.5     median: 2863.5 (61%)     max: 3085 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
min: 16691     avg: 18417     median: 18417 (11%)     max: 20143 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 6614     avg: 6685     median: 6685 (24%)     max: 6756 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3532     avg: 3539.5     median: 3539.5 (63%)     max: 3547 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1007     avg: 1302.6     median: 1178 (2%)     max: 2226.1 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 85.9     avg: 134.5     median: 104.5 (3%)     max: 213 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 15750     avg: 28030.6     median: 29991 (62%)     max: 30812 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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