Intel’s Core i5-6300U is a ULV (ultra-low voltage) processor released during September 2015 but finds its way into notebooks later on. It’s basically an updated version of the Core i5-6200U with marginally better performance and adopting the so-called vPro technology, which in practice is an umbrella marketing term for a collection of features.
The chip is manufactured by 14nm FinFET manufacturing process, it has two cores ticking at a maximum of 3.0 GHz or 2.9 GHz with two active cores while the base frequency is 2.4 GHz. The slightly improved clock rates promise better overall performance than the former Broadwell Core i7-5500U.
The power consumption is 15W like the rest of the ULV CPUs and that includes the dual-channel DDR4-2133/DDR3L-1600 memory controller and the integrated GPU. Speaking of which, it’s Intel HD Graphics 520 featuring 24 EUs (Execution Units) clocked at 300 – 1000 MHz. Moreover, the TDP can be configured by the manufacturer and can reach 7.5W.
Intel Core i5-6300U - technical specifications
|Core / Architecture||Skylake|
|Base CPU frequency||2.4 GHz|
|Number of cores||2|
|Integrated GPU||Intel HD Graphics 520|
|Base GPU frequency||300 MHz|
|L1 cache||128 KB|
|L3 cache||3072 KB|
|Manufacturing process||14 nm|
|Max Memory||32 GB|
|Date of announcement||01 September 2015|
|Instructions type||64 bits|
|Max. CPU frequency||3.0 GHz|
|LL cache||3072 KB|
|Max. GPU frequency||1000 MHz|
|L2 cache||512 KB|
|Max. operating temperature||100 °C|
|Memory Type||DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600|
|Max. speed memory bandwith||34.1 GB/s|
|Supported technologies||Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Intel® vPro Technology Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT) Intel® TSX-NI Intel® 64 Intel® My WiFi Technology Idle States Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology Thermal Monitoring Technologies Intel® Flex Memory Access Intel® Identity Protection Technology Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Intel® Small Business Advantage Intel® Smart Response Technology Intel® AES New Instructions Secure Key Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX) OS Guard Trusted Execution Technology Execute Disable Bit|
Intel Core i5-6300U - benchmark tests
Results are from the Cinebench 11 test (higher the score, the better)
|In laptops with
price of ...
|Intel Core i7-5500U||3.18||-5.36%||Check price|
|Intel Core i5-6300U||3.36||Check price|
|Intel Core i7-6500U||3.61||+7.44%||Check price|
|Intel Core i7-6700HQ||7.49||+122.92%||Check price|
Results are from the NovaBench CPU test (higher the score, the better)
|In laptops with
price of ...
|Intel Core i7-5500U||436||-3.54%||Check price|
|Intel Core i5-6300U||452||Check price|
|Intel Core i7-6500U||480||+6.19%||Check price|
|Intel Core i7-6700HQ||830||+83.63%||Check price|