CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6300HQ vs 4200M among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4200M 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4200M  based on its power consumption and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 6300HQ

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 57.3 vs 45.2 More than 25% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 17.34 mPixels/s vs 13.99 mPixels/s Around 25% better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 3 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 6,037 vs 4,035 Around 50% better PassMark score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Oct, 2013 Release date over 1 years later
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.2 GHz vs 3.02 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Much better performance per dollar 2.76 pt/$ vs 0.63 pt/$ Around 4.5x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 16.78 pt/W vs 3.47 pt/W More than 4.8x better performance per watt
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 950 MHz More than 20% better turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Better geekbench 3 single core score 2,669 vs 1,957 More than 35% better geekbench 3 single core score
Lower typical power consumption 30.06W vs 36.56W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Higher GPU clock speed 400 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 15% higher GPU clock speed
Lower annual home energy cost 8.91 $/year vs 10.84 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 32.41 $/year vs 39.42 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 6300HQ vs 4200M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6300HQ
23.46 mHash/s
Core i5 4200M
14.56 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 6300HQ
17.34 mPixels/s
Core i5 4200M
13.99 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6300HQ
1.14 fps
Core i5 4200M
0.89 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 6300HQ
145.7 MB/s
Core i5 4200M
3,245,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 6300HQ  vs
4200M 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Quad 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 45W 37W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 8.91 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 32.41 $/year
Performance per watt 3.47 pt/W 16.78 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 30.06W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 6300HQ  vs
4200M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.02 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.2 GHz 3.02 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 400 MHz
Turbo clock speed 950 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 32,000 MB
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Comments

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This Comparison does not seem right the I5-6300HQ is a quad core cpu and newer with better benchmarks.
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