Intel Core i5-5257U vs Intel Core i5-6360U

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i5-5257U CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-6360U
Intel Core i5-5257U Intel Core i5-6360U

CPU comparison

Intel Core i5-5257U or Intel Core i5-6360U - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i5-5257U has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.10 GHz. Up to 16 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-5257U was released in Q1/2015.

The Intel Core i5-6360U has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.10 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-6360U was released in Q3/2015.
Intel Core i5 (331) Family Intel Core i5 (331)
Intel Core i 5000U (16) CPU group Intel Core i 6000U (20)
5 Generation 6
Broadwell U Architecture Skylake U
Mobile Segment Mobile
Intel Core i5-4258U Predecessor --
-- Successor Intel Core i5-7360U

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-5257U is a 2 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.70 GHz (3.10 GHz). The Intel Core i5-6360U has 2 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.00 GHz (3.10 GHz).

Intel Core i5-5257U Characteristic Intel Core i5-6360U
2 Cores 2
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.70 GHz Frequency 2.00 GHz
3.10 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.10 GHz
3.10 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.00 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Core i5-5257U Characteristic Intel Core i5-6360U
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

Intel Iris Graphics 6100 GPU Intel Iris Graphics 540
0.30 GHz GPU frequency 0.30 GHz
1.05 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.05 GHz
8 GPU Generation 9
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
48 Compute units 48
384 Shader 384
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
16 GB Max. GPU Memory 32 GB
11.2 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel Iris Graphics 6100 GPU Intel Iris Graphics 540
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
Decode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i5-5257U supports a maximum of 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-6360U can connect up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Core i5-5257U Characteristic Intel Core i5-6360U
LPDDR3-1866, DDR3-1600 Memory DDR4-2133
16 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
29.9 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 34.1 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
3.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 3.0
12 PCIe lanes 12
6.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 11.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Core i5-5257U has a TDP of 28 W, that of the Intel Core i5-6360U is 15 W.

Intel Core i5-5257U Characteristic Intel Core i5-6360U
28 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
23 W TDP down --
105 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-5257U has a 3.00 MB cache, while the Intel Core i5-6360U cache has a total of 4.00 MB.

Intel Core i5-5257U Characteristic Intel Core i5-6360U
14 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
BGA 1168 Socket BGA 1356
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q1/2015 Release date Q3/2015
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-5257U (98%)
Intel Core i5-6360U (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-5257U (97%)
Intel Core i5-6360U (99%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-5257U Intel Core i5-5257U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
760 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6360U Intel Core i5-6360U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
753 (99%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-5257U Intel Core i5-5257U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1649 (99%)
Intel Core i5-6360U Intel Core i5-6360U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1669 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i5-5257U Intel Core i5-5257U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
971 (98%)
Intel Core i5-6360U Intel Core i5-6360U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
986 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i5-5257U Intel Core i5-5257U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1964 (95%)
Intel Core i5-6360U Intel Core i5-6360U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
2067 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i5-5257U Intel Core i5-5257U
Intel Iris Graphics 6100 @ 1.05 GHz
806 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6360U Intel Core i5-6360U
Intel Iris Graphics 540 @ 1.05 GHz
806 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i5-5257U Intel Core i5-5257U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
3034 (94%)
Intel Core i5-6360U Intel Core i5-6360U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
3230 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-5257U Intel Core i5-5257U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
126 (96%)
Intel Core i5-6360U Intel Core i5-6360U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
131 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-5257U Intel Core i5-5257U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
327 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6360U Intel Core i5-6360U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
318 (97%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-5257U Intel Core i5-5257U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
277 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6360U Intel Core i5-6360U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-5257U Intel Core i5-5257U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
706 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6360U Intel Core i5-6360U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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