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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 45.6 vs 41.4 More than 10% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Higher clock speed 1.8 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 6,341 vs 5,090 Around 25% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,598 vs 1,446 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jan, 2015 Release date 6 months later
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Much better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 1.54 fps vs -1 fps More than 250% better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Much better performance per watt 61.56 pt/W vs 12.13 pt/W More than 5x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 2.93 pt/$ vs 0.6 pt/$ Around 5x better performance per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 6260U vs 5250U

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6260U
46.64 mHash/s
Core i5 5250U
36.62 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 6260U
30.91 mPixels/s
Core i5 5250U
21.99 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6260U
-1 fps
Core i5 5250U
1.54 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 6260U
2,558.85 MB/s
Core i5 5250U
3,470,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 6260U  vs
5250U 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 15W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 12.13 pt/W 61.56 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 12.19W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 4,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 6260U  vs
5250U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 GHz 2.6 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® Iris™ Graphics 540 Intel® HD Graphics 6000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 950 MHz 950 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1600
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 16,384 MB
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