Intel Core i5-6300HQ represents the Skylake family and it’s considered as a high-performance chip with normal voltage and 45W TDP. The Core i5-6300HQ has four cores ticking at 2.3GHz and can go up to 3.2 GHz for one active core, 3.0GHz for two active cores and 2.8 GHz for four active cores.
Although it’s a part of the Core i5 line, it’s just ~15% slower than Intel Core i7-4702MQ and it’s ~50% faster than Intel Core i5-4300M. This makes Core i5-6300HQ perfect choice for gaming machines, where one would want to spend its budget on offerings with more powerful GPU, but wouldn’t make big compromise in terms of computing performance.
Furthermore, the chip is manufactured using 14nm FinFET process and integrates Intel HD Graphics 530 GT2 GPU with 24 EU (Executable Units) clocked at 350 – 950 MHz. The memory controller supports up to 64GB of DDR3 or DDR4 RAM at 1600 or 2133 MHz respectively. The CPU is suitable for heavy applications and gaming.
Intel Core i5-6300HQ - technical specifications
|Core / Architecture||Skylake|
|Base CPU frequency||2.3 GHz|
|Number of cores||4|
|Integrated GPU||Intel HD Graphics 530|
|Base GPU frequency||350 MHz|
|L1 cache||256 KB|
|L3 cache||6144 KB|
|Manufacturing process||14 nm|
|Max Memory||64 GB|
|Date of announcement||01 July 2015|
|Instructions type||64 bits|
|Max. CPU frequency||3.2 GHz|
|LL cache||6144 KB|
|Max. GPU frequency||950 MHz|
|L2 cache||1024 KB|
|Max. operating temperature||100 °C|
|Memory Type||DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600|
|Max. speed memory bandwith||34.1 GB/s|
|Supported technologies||AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI|