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Intel Core i5-6440HQ

Intel 6440HQ

The Intel Core i5-6440HQ 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 2.6 - 3.5 GHz (4 cores: max. 3.1 GHz, 2 cores: max. 3.3 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 i5-6440HQ performs roughly on par with the Core i7-6700HQ or Core i7-4720HQ (Haswell). However, the Core i7 benefit from Hyper-Threading (up to 25 - 30 percent performance boost) in extensively parallelized software, whereas the Core i5 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
Clock Rate2600 - 3500 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Level 3 Cache6144 KB
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, vPro, TXT
GPUIntel HD Graphics 530 (350 - 950 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $250 U.S.
Announcement Date09/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 6440HQ

Benchmarks

Octane V2 - Total Score
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min: 31999     avg: 32623.5 (73%)     median: 32623.5 (73%)     max: 33248 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 128     avg: 142.8 (64%)     median: 145 (65%)     max: 149 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 501     avg: 510.2 (27%)     median: 513 (28%)     max: 519 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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min: 1068     avg: 1071.5 (2%)     median: 1071.5 (2%)     max: 1074.9 ms
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 7833     avg: 7833 (25%)     median: 7833 (25%)     max: 7833 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 8128     avg: 8128 (25%)     median: 8128 (25%)     max: 8128 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 3030     avg: 3030 (64%)     median: 3030 (64%)     max: 3030 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
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min: 6261     avg: 6622.4 (31%)     median: 6679 (31%)     max: 6847 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 4561     avg: 4725.4 (12%)     median: 4717 (12%)     max: 4863 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 49635     avg: 49635 (72%)     median: 49635 (72%)     max: 49635 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
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min: 45447     avg: 49287 (74%)     median: 49287 (74%)     max: 53127 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 46855     avg: 49343.8 (32%)     median: 48028 (31%)     max: 52981 Points
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
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min: 0.242     avg: 0.2 (14%)     median: 0.2 (14%)     max: 0.242 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
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min: 0.391     avg: 0.4 (23%)     median: 0.4 (23%)     max: 0.391 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
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min: 2.6     avg: 2.6 (25%)     median: 2.6 (25%)     max: 2.6 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
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min: 34     avg: 34.5 (34%)     median: 34.5 (34%)     max: 35 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
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min: 160     avg: 160.5 (70%)     median: 160.5 (70%)     max: 161 fps
WinRAR - Result
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min: 2662     avg: 2662 (32%)     median: 2662 (32%)     max: 2662 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
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min: 327.226     avg: 363.2 (4%)     median: 348.4 (4%)     max: 414 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
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min: 10.374     avg: 11.5 (2%)     median: 11.1 (2%)     max: 13 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
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min: 5528     avg: 5926.4 (36%)     median: 5773 (35%)     max: 6342 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
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min: 18627     avg: 18627 (47%)     median: 18627 (47%)     max: 18627 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
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min: 5600     avg: 5997.5 (56%)     median: 5997.5 (56%)     max: 6395 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 1.46     avg: 1.6 (72%)     median: 1.6 (72%)     max: 1.69 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 4.48     avg: 5.5 (28%)     median: 5.8 (29%)     max: 5.98 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
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min: 6361     avg: 6679 (74%)     median: 6679 (74%)     max: 6997 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
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min: 22717     avg: 22818.5 (56%)     median: 22818.5 (56%)     max: 22920 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
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min: 4880     avg: 5136.5 (70%)     median: 5157 (70%)     max: 5352 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
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min: 13998     avg: 17211 (43%)     median: 18238.5 (45%)     max: 18369 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
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min: 10.624     avg: 11.1 (2%)     median: 10.7 (2%)     max: 12 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
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min: 24.159     avg: 25.1 (1%)     median: 24.2 (1%)     max: 27 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
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min: 569.759     avg: 594.1 (3%)     median: 571.4 (3%)     max: 641 Seconds
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Reviews for the Intel Core i5 6440HQ processor

Dell Latitude 14 E5470 (Intel HD Graphics 530, 14")
» Dell Latitude 14 E5470 6440HQ Notebook Review - Review
» Dell Latitude 14 E5470 - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad T460p (Intel HD Graphics 530, 14")
» Lenovo ThinkPad T460p Notebook Review - Review
» Lenovo ThinkPad T460p - External Review

Nexoc M731III W670RBQ (NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 17.3")
» Nexoc M731III (Clevo W670RBQ) (i5, 940M) Notebook Review - Review

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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 7360U
   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 3610QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- AMD FX-Series (Desktop) FX-8350
   4 GHz / 8 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 975
   3.33 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 2500K
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6600T
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 6440HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
+ Intel Core i5 7300HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 4460
   3.2 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 3632QM
   2.2 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i5 6350HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i5 6300HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2015-09- 2)