Intel Core i5-6300U Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i5-6300U has 2 cores with 4 threads and is based on the 6. gen of the Intel Core i5 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the BGA 1356 socket and was released in Q3/2015. The Intel Core i5-6300U scores 710 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 1,364 points.
Intel Core i5-6300U

At a glance

Name: Intel Core i5-6300U
Family: Intel Core i5 (331)
CPU group: Intel Core i 6000U (20)
Architecture: Skylake U
Technology: 14 nm
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 6
Predecessor: --
Successor: Intel Core i5-7300U

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-6300U has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-6300U is 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.40 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.00 GHz
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): 2.60 GHz

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Core i5-6300U has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the Intel Core i5-6300U uses the Intel HD Graphics 520, which has 192 texture shaders and 24 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 520
GPU frequency: 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 0.95 GHz
Compute units: 24
Shader: 192
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q3/2015
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 9
Direct X: 12
Technology: 14 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 32 GB
Frame Generation: No

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.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 32 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 34.1 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR3-1866
DDR4-2133
DDR3L-1600
29.9 GB/s
34.1 GB/s
25.6 GB/s
Max. Memory: 32 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 12
PCIe Bandwidth: 11.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 15 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 15 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: 25 W
TDP down: 7.5 W
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-6300U is made in 14 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 3.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: BGA 1356
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 3.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
Release date: Q3/2015
Release price: 281 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i5-6300U have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i5-10500 Intel Core i5-10500
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
49
Intel Core i5-8400T Intel Core i5-8400T
6C 6T @ 3.30 GHz
49
Intel Core i7-4710HQ Intel Core i7-4710HQ
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
49
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
46
Intel Processor N200 Intel Processor N200
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
46
Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ1 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ1
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
45
Intel Core i7-7700HQ Intel Core i7-7700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
44

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Qualcomm Snapdragon 850
8C 8T @ 2.95 GHz
148
Intel Pentium Gold 7505 Intel Pentium Gold 7505
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
142
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
141
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
115
Intel Core i3-8109U Intel Core i3-8109U
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
107
Intel Processor N200 Intel Processor N200
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
92
Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Core i5-5200U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
88

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 i7-4800MQ Intel Core i7-4800MQ
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
789
AMD Athlon Gold 3150C AMD Athlon Gold 3150C
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
779
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
779
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
777
Intel Core i7-4770HQ Intel Core i7-4770HQ
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
767
Intel Core i3-10100Y Intel Core i3-10100Y
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
764
Intel Core i7-2600 Intel Core i7-2600
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
759

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 2 Quad Q9700 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9700
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
1858
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
1858
AMD A10-9700 AMD A10-9700
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1844
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1834
Intel Pentium Silver N6000 Intel Pentium Silver N6000
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1832
Intel Core i5-5287U Intel Core i5-5287U
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1827
Intel Xeon E5450 Intel Xeon E5450
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1781

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.
AMD Athlon Silver 7120U AMD Athlon Silver 7120U
2C 2T @ 3.50 GHz
711
Intel Core i5-6400T Intel Core i5-6400T
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
711
MediaTek Kompanio 900T MediaTek Kompanio 900T
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
711
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
710
MediaTek MT8188J MediaTek MT8188J
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
710
Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
710
Intel Core i5-4590T Intel Core i5-4590T
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
709

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
8C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
1369
Intel Core i5-670 Intel Core i5-670
2C 4T @ 3.46 GHz
1368
Intel Core i5-3210M Intel Core i5-3210M
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1366
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1364
MediaTek Helio P60 MediaTek Helio P60
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
1364
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
4C 4T @ 2.66 GHz
1363
AMD Phenom II X4 960T AMD Phenom II X4 960T
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1362

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 i7-4750HQ Intel Core i7-4750HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
971
MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ MediaTek Dimensity 1000+
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
970
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3
12C 24T @ 3.10 GHz
968
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
967
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
967
Intel Core i5-6400T Intel Core i5-6400T
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
967
MediaTek Dimensity 1100 MediaTek Dimensity 1100
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
966

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.
HiSilicon Kirin 810 HiSilicon Kirin 810
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
2035
AMD EPYC 7351 AMD EPYC 7351
16C 32T @ 2.90 GHz
2022
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
2022
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
2021
Intel Core i7-2920XM Intel Core i7-2920XM
4C 8T @ 2.50 GHz
2020
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
2011
Intel Core i5-2550k Intel Core i5-2550k
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
2010

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 i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
305
AMD Athlon 200GE AMD Athlon 200GE
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
302
Intel Core i5-8210Y Intel Core i5-8210Y
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
302
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
299
Intel Xeon Gold 5120 Intel Xeon Gold 5120
14C 28T @ 3.20 GHz
298
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
298
AMD EPYC 7351 AMD EPYC 7351
16C 32T @ 2.90 GHz
296

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.
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
751
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
751
Intel Core i7-7560U Intel Core i7-7560U
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
744
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
739
Intel Core i7-7500U Intel Core i7-7500U
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
739
Intel Core i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
735
Intel Pentium Silver J5040 Intel Pentium Silver J5040
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
730

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 i3-4130 Intel Core i3-4130
Intel HD Graphics 4400 @ 1.15 GHz
368
Intel Core i3-4330 Intel Core i3-4330
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.15 GHz
368
Intel Core i3-4340 Intel Core i3-4340
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.15 GHz
368
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
Intel HD Graphics 520 @ 0.95 GHz
365
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
ARM Mali-G57 MP3 @ 0.95 GHz
365
MediaTek Dimensity 800 MediaTek Dimensity 800
ARM Mali-G57 MP3 @ 0.95 GHz
365
Intel Core i3-6102E Intel Core i3-6102E
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 0.95 GHz
365

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.
AMD A10-5750M AMD A10-5750M
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
3278
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
3276
Intel Core i3-10110Y Intel Core i3-10110Y
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
3274
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
3271
Intel Core i3-4360T Intel Core i3-4360T
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
3270
Intel Core i7-960 Intel Core i7-960
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
3266
Intel Pentium Gold G5500T Intel Pentium Gold G5500T
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
3260

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
Intel Pentium G4620 Intel Pentium G4620
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
1080.6
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
1156.4
Intel Core i7-7600U Intel Core i7-7600U
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1167.3
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1179.4
Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1232.5
Intel Core i7-7500U Intel Core i7-7500U
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1327.4
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
6C 6T @ 3.30 GHz
1380.8

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
286
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
282
Intel Core i3-3220 Intel Core i3-3220
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
279
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
272
Intel Xeon E5450 Intel Xeon E5450
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
271
Intel Core i3-2120 Intel Core i3-2120
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
268
Intel Core i5-3230M Intel Core i5-3230M
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
254

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
827
AMD A10-6800K AMD A10-6800K
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
813
Intel Core i3-3220 Intel Core i3-3220
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
812
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
811
Intel Core i3-2130 Intel Core i3-2130
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
811
Intel Core i5-4200M Intel Core i5-4200M
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
809
Intel Celeron J4125 Intel Celeron J4125
4C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
807

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 i5-4440 Intel Core i5-4440
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
128
Intel Core i5-4670T Intel Core i5-4670T
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
128
Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
128
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
127
Intel Xeon E3-1270 Intel Xeon E3-1270
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
127
AMD Athlon 200GE AMD Athlon 200GE
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
127
Intel Celeron G3950 Intel Celeron G3950
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
127

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.
AMD Athlon II X4 760K AMD Athlon II X4 760K
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
283
AMD Athlon X4 835 AMD Athlon X4 835
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
283
Intel Core i3-3210 Intel Core i3-3210
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
282
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
281
Intel Celeron J4115 Intel Celeron J4115
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
281
Intel Core i7-6560U Intel Core i7-6560U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
280
AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
280

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

The Intel Core i5-6300U is a sixth generation processor from Intels Core i5 family. This is a model from the mobile segment based on the Skylake U architecture. It is manufactured using a 14-nanometer process, in a monolithic chip design, and the official release price is given by AMD as 281 US dollars. The processor was released in the third quarter of 2015 and has a 3.00 megabyte level 3 cache.

The Intel Core i5-6300U consists of 2 physical cores that support Hyperthreading technology, giving the processor 4 computing threads. The base clock of the cores is 2.40 gigahertz and the maximum turbo clock is 3.00 gigahertz. However, the maximum clock rate is only reached when one of the cores is fully utilized. When both cores are utilized, the maximum clock rate is 2.60 gigahertz.

The Intel HD Graphics 520 is the internal graphics unit in the Intel Core i5-6300U. This graphics unit has 24 execution units with 192 shaders and is manufactured with a structure width of 14 nanometers. The iGPU was used for the first time in the third quarter of 2015 and it comes from the ninth generation of Intels internal graphics units. The base clock frequency of the graphics unit is 350 megahertz and the maximum dynamic clock of the graphics unit is 950 megahertz. With this, the Intel UHD Graphics 520 achieves an FP32 computing power (single precision) of 365 GigaFLOPS.

The graphics unit can use a maximum of 32 gigabytes of the RAM installed in the system. The processor itself has 2 memory channels and supports up to 32 gigabytes of RAM. A bandwidth of up to 34.1 GB/s is achieved and the following memory types are officially supported: DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600. However, the Intel Core i5-6300U does not support working memory with automatic error correction (ECC working memory).



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